The practice of occupational therapy must continue to be studied, improved through empirical research, and the process of this evolution itself investigated. The efficacy of many occupational therapy interventions must be supported in literature and applied to practice. The lived experience of occupation--in health or in illness--needs to be investigated and documented, so that the effects of intervention on actual clients can be better understood. The evidence needs of practitioners must be studies from the perspective of the occupational therapists themselves.
Prerequisites: OT 635.