Marie-Louise Blount, AM, OT, FAOTA
Paula Kramer, PhD, OTR, FAOTA
With Wesley Blount, SHRM–CP
Engaging clients in occupation and activities to promote health and well-being is a fundamental principle of occupational therapy. The fifth edition of The Texture of Life clearly defines the importance of occupation through the lens of the Occupational Therapy Practice Framework and describes the relationship between occupations and their related activities. An ideal foundational textbook for occupational therapy students and practitioners, The Texture of Life gives an in-depth exploration of occupation in the context of theoretical perspectives; history; activity analysis and synthesis; professional reasoning; self-care, leisure, work, and careof others; independence; and spirituality.
This new edition emphasizes culture and society, the increased importance of work with groups and communities, and changes in practice since the COVID-19 pandemic. A new chapter on occupational therapy history connects contemporary, occupation-based practice to the profession’s historical roots. Exercises and case examples challenge students and experienced practitioners alike to think critically about occupation and transfer new knowledge into actual practice.
Deeply theoretical but also broadly practical, this comprehensive new edition gives occupational therapy students, educators, and practitioners a solid understanding of occupation and occupation-based practice.
Chapter 1. Occupation and Occupational Therapy
Chapter 2. Developing Occupational Therapy Over Time: A Historical Perspective
Chapter 3. Occupation and Activity Analysis
Chapter 4. The Occupational Profile
Chapter 5. Activity Synthesis as a Means to Structure Occupation
Chapter 6. Professional Reasoning and Reflective Practice
Chapter 7. Enhancing and Facilitating Occupational Performance
Chapter 8. Groups, Populations, and Communities in the Context of Occupation
Chapter 9. Occupations and Contexts
Chapter 10. Occupations Across the Lifespan
Chapter 11. Independence in Occupations
Chapter 12. Self-Care Occupations
Chapter 13. Leisure Occupations
Chapter 14. Work Occupations
Chapter 15. Care of Others in the Context of Occupation
Chapter 16. Spirituality and Occupation
Chapter 17. Meaningful Occupation: Critical Literature