Japanese Occupational Therapy Research
Online ISSN : 2434-4419
Print ISSN : 0289-4920
PRACTICAL REPORTS
The usefulness of attending to meaningful occupations in the acute phase of occupational therapy for patients of schizophrenia
Shoichiro Minami
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2019 Volume 38 Issue 1 Pages 103-109

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A case of schizophrenia was admitted to psychiatric acute period ward due to poor understanding of the disease and compliance with taking medication. It was discovered during intervention that ceramics was a meaningful occupation prior to the onset of the illness. Awareness of schizophrenia, compliance with taking medication and recognition of the importance maintaining health improved by continuing ceramics. Thus, focusing on ‘healthy parts' which center on the subject engaging in meaningful occupations is in line with the ‘recovery model' and ‘strength model', making it important in the acute phase of occupational therapy for patients with schizophrenia.

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