Irish Journal of Occupational Therapy: Volume 45 Issue 1 , Open Access


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Major trends in the use of occupation as therapy in Ireland 1863-1963

Judith Pettigrew, Katie Robinson, Brid Dunne, Jennifer O' Mahoney

Major gaps exist in the documented history of occupational therapy in Ireland. The purpose of this paper is to contribute to filling these gaps by providing an overview of three…


Expectations of choice: an exploration of how social context informs gendered occupation

Gareth James Brennan, MaryBeth Gallagher

Occupational choice describes the process that leads to occupational engagement as a result of intrinsic and extrinsic influences. There has been a considerable amount of research…


The effect of an equine assisted therapy (EAT) programme on children’s occupational performance – a pilot study

Kim Heffernan

Equine-assisted therapy (EAT) uses the horse and its environment to achieve therapeutic goals as designed by an allied health professional (Taylor, 2010). The benefits of these…


Apprehension and interest: Therapist and student views of the role emerging placement model in the Republic of Ireland

Esther Linnane, Alison Warren

Role-emerging placements have been used internationally within occupational therapy education but are relatively new to Ireland. At times, there has been a debate in the…


Mental health occupational therapy and supported employment

Tawanda Machingura, Chris Lloyd

The individual placement and support (IPS) model is an evidence-based approach to employment support for people with severe mental illness that functions by co-locating an…