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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A related concept, occupational deprivation, is defined as being prevented from doing necessary and meaningful occupations by external restrictions (Whiteford, 2000).
External restrictions cause occupational deprivation (Whiteford, 2010), and Magasi and Hammel (2009) found the participants' decisions to enter the nursing home were forced and influenced by the interaction of disability and health as well as social and economic factors.
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.
Their leisure participation included passive roles (Nelson & Gordon-Larsen, 2006), living life through others (Hocking, 2000), and potentially experiencing occupational deprivation (Wilcock, 2006).
Conversely, occupational deprivation occurs when an individual lacks opportunities, be they self or environmentally imposed, to engage in meaningful activity (Wilcock, 1998).
Such restriction results in occupational deprivation, occupational imbalance and occupational alienation (see Table 2).
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