Examining the Person-Environment-Occupation Model (PEO Model) in a physical acute health care setting
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Maclean, F., Carin-Levy, G. & Hunter, H. (n.d.) Examining the Person-Environment-Occupation Model (PEO Model) in a physical acute health care setting [Abstract].
Examining the Person-Environment-Occupation Model (PEO Model) in a physical acute health care setting. With radical changes in practice environments, demand for new skill sets (Baptiste 2005), and the global changing economic landscape, Wilding and Whiteford (2008) highlight the need and value for occupational therapists working within physical acute health care settings to feel empowered through their use of language and representation of occupational therapy. Therefore, the diversity of the PEO Model as a potential underpinning occupation-focussed model of practice for this setting is examined. A convenience sample of occupational therapists (n=7), utilising a generic qualitative design, examined some of the strengths and limitations of the use of language within this model, and the extent to which the model 'mirrors' their practice. Findings suggest the PEO Model diversifies effectively with the practice realities of this setting, and aspects of the model connect occupational therapists' values and beliefs to an acute health care setting.