Focusing on occupational therapy practices in palliative care for Chinese older adults in Singapore, this study aims to understand how occupational therapists perceive the occupations of terminally ill individuals and their caregivers. The findings revealed five themes: the relevance of independence, the significance of family involvement, the importance of contributing to others’ lives, understanding client respect, and a unique approach to engagement. How can occupational therapists tailor their practices to better suit the needs of clients and families in a family-centric society? How important is facilitating interdependence, engaging in meaningful activities, and focusing on the ‘being’ aspect of occupation? Find out.
This article was compiled in our latest “The Wonderful World of Allied Health Newsletter”. Don’t miss out on the news on rehab therapy, preventative healthcare, and our team. Get the newsletter in your inbox from this sign-up link: