Occupational therapy supporting people with PIMD to engage meaningfully in activities at home

David Haines, Jonathan Wright, Huguette Comerasamy

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Abstract

Aim: Despite what we know about effective ways of working with people with profound intellectual and multiple disabilities (PIMD), research suggests that many are not well supported teo engage meaningfully in daily activities at home. When, through circumstances beyond people's control they spend time doing very little, an occupational injustice arguably results, and this alienation from their occupational nature has a direct impact on physical and mental wellbeing and quality of life. My research therefore examines the ways occupational therapists support people with PIMD to engage in occupations at home. Method: I am using a qualitative case study methodology to explore, through participant obseration and interview a single case. In this, one occupational therapist is working with five people with PIMD and their support workers to increase engagement in daily activities at home. Results: This research is approaching the end of data colecation and prelimnary findings will be presented regarding the way that the occupational therapist is collaborating with the participants. Conclusion: Through exploring this occupational therapy intervention, it is hoped to better understand how we can support people with PIMD to engage in activities at home in a way that is authentic and meaningful to them.
Original languageEnglish
Pages395-396
Number of pages2
Publication statusPublished - 31 Jul 2014
EventAbstracts of the Fourth International IASSIDD Europe Regional Congress - Vienna, 14-17 July 2014
Duration: 31 Jul 2014 → …

Conference

ConferenceAbstracts of the Fourth International IASSIDD Europe Regional Congress
Period31/07/14 → …

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