Concepts in Occupational Therapy: Understanding Southern Perspectives attempts to facilitate contextually relevant interpretation and application of core occupational science and occupational therapy concepts from the vantage point of academics in the Global South. With around 30 authors mostly from India and South Africa, the book offers diverse insights into the socioeconomic, cultural and political factors influencing occupational therapy practice in the southern region. It describes the profession’s development in India and South Africa. It elucidates the core skills, values and attitudes essential for practice, and more importantly, discusses the challenges to and opportunities for the profession in the Global South. It provides an integrated view of occupational therapy and is an essential tool for occupational therapists, educators, students, researchers and occupational scientists.
Sebestina Anita Dsouza is a Professor at Manipal University. Besides her expertise in stroke rehabilitation, elder care and community practice, she is actively involved in pedagogy initiatives to enhance learning for contextually relevant practice.
Roshan Galvaan is an Associate Professor at the University of Cape Town. Her scholarship exploring the context of human occupation has contributed towards re-conceptualizing occupational choice. She has contributed to integrating occupational science into occupational therapy in novel ways.
Elelwani L Ramugondo is an Associate Professor at the University of Cape Town. Her scholarship on intergenerational play has led to the conceptualization of occupational consciousness, which is informed by liberation philosophy.