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Why leisure occupations are a necessary, meaningful and therapeutic use of free time for individuals with complex neurological disabilities

Why leisure occupations are a necessary, meaningful and therapeutic use of free time for individuals with complex neurological disabilities
Why leisure occupations are a necessary, meaningful and therapeutic use of free time for individuals with complex neurological disabilities
This literature review seeks to bridge occupational science, positive psychology, and therapeutic recreation literature in order to highlight how vital a sense of identity and meaningfulness is to well-being and Quality of Life. This article describes the facets of leisure occupations, which make them truly meaningful to enrich the leisure experiences of profoundly disabled people in order to assist them to achieve a meaningful, satisfying and balanced leisure lifestyle, which is unique to the individual. The occupations should include elements of choice and curiosity, opportunities for achievement and creativity and prevent boredom. Opportunities for relationships and self-identity contribute to a sense of humanity and a sense of belonging.
Fenech, Anne
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Fenech, Anne
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Fenech, Anne (2008) Why leisure occupations are a necessary, meaningful and therapeutic use of free time for individuals with complex neurological disabilities. Public Journal of Occupational Therapy.

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This literature review seeks to bridge occupational science, positive psychology, and therapeutic recreation literature in order to highlight how vital a sense of identity and meaningfulness is to well-being and Quality of Life. This article describes the facets of leisure occupations, which make them truly meaningful to enrich the leisure experiences of profoundly disabled people in order to assist them to achieve a meaningful, satisfying and balanced leisure lifestyle, which is unique to the individual. The occupations should include elements of choice and curiosity, opportunities for achievement and creativity and prevent boredom. Opportunities for relationships and self-identity contribute to a sense of humanity and a sense of belonging.

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Published date: 1 May 2008

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Local EPrints ID: 72598
URI: https://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/72598
PURE UUID: 34a44b3e-90db-4c35-b33d-4cbb43d917d7
ORCID for Anne Fenech: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0002-5187-2912

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Date deposited: 18 Feb 2010
Last modified: 06 Jun 2018 12:35

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