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Any occupational therapy practitioner knows that we often face tough questions surrounding ethics and justice.
We work in imperfect systems, and each day we see how societal systems favor some, while placing others at a disadvantage.
So, how do we process all of this? And, how do we see ourselves as contributing to the greater good?
One framework that has been taught in many OT schools involves “occupational injustice.” But, the article we will review is a critique of this familiar framework. And, instead, it will introduce you to the concept of capabilities theory.
To discuss how these big-picture questions impact how you show up as an OT—including how your work can help address unjust systems—we’ll be talking to Antonia Suszek.
In order to earn credit for this course, you must take the test within the OT Potential Club.
You can find more details on this course here:
Here's the primary research we are discussing:
Hammell, K. R. W., & Beagan, B. (2017). Occupational injustice: A critique: L’injustice occupationnelle : une critique. Canadian Journal of Occupational Therapy, 84(1), 58–68. https://doi.org/10.1177/0008417416638858