Abstract

Date Presented 03/26/20

This scoping review aimed to examine how the term self-care has been used in prominent OT literature (1922 through 2018). Results demonstrate that of 1,254 included articles, 54.9% use the term self-care ambiguously. In provided examples, authors primarily apply the term to basic activities of daily living, compared to broader definitions from the wellness literature. Findings serve as a call for the profession to redefine self-care to promote population health and well-being.

Primary Author and Speaker: Isabelle Laposha

Additional Authors and Speakers: Stacy Smallfield

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