occupational deprivation


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occupational deprivation

Prolonged restriction from participation in necessary or meaningful activities due to circumstances outside the individual's control. Geographic isolation, incarceration, disability, or social exclusion may contribute to such circumstances.
See also: deprivation
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Evidence from an occupational perspective can help frame the issue of child poverty as an occupational injustice or may provide evidence for the premise that children in these circumstances experience occupational deprivation.
Fisher and Hotchkiss (2008) discussed that living in a disempowering environment can cause occupational deprivation and learned helplessness.
Their leisure participation included passive roles (Nelson & Gordon-Larsen, 2006), living life through others (Hocking, 2000), and potentially experiencing occupational deprivation (Wilcock, 2006).
Informed by research pointing to occupational deprivation amongst older people in residential care, and the resultant depression and psychomotor retardation (Mozely, 2001), Grace O'Sullivan, occupational therapist in an aged care facility, took action.
Conversely, occupational deprivation occurs when an individual lacks opportunities, be they self or environmentally imposed, to engage in meaningful activity (Wilcock, 1998).
They described serious concerns regarding the prevailing climate of occupational deprivation in care situations and identified several barriers to achieving positive health and well being for people in residential care.
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