Supporting Occupational Therapy in low & middle income countries
Supporting Occupational Therapyin low & middle income countries

Cultural and Social Resources

Books and journals about cultural issues and competency and other social issues.

1.  Disability, Liberation and Development.

Book: Cultural and social context.


Coleridge, P., 1993. Disability, liberation and development. Oxford: Oxfam (UK and Ireland). 0-85598-195-4

2. The Use of Appropriate Paper Based Technology (APT) in Zimbabwe.

Journal article:  Using paper technology; teaching OTs and technicians


Kelly, L., 1994. The use of appropriate paper-based technology (APT) in Zimbabwe. Occupational Therapy News, September 1994. pp. 8-9

3. What Occupational Therapists Can Learn from Traditional Healers.

Journal article: As per title.


Kelly,L., 1995. What occupational therapists can learn from traditional healers. British journal of occupational therapy, 58(3), pp. 111-114.

4. Chinese Culture and Occupational Therapy.

Journal article:  As per title.


Jang, Y., 1995. Chinese culture and occupational therapy. British Journal of occupational therapy, 58(3), PP.103-106.

5. Triumph of the Challenged.

Book: Short stories about people in Bangladesh with disabilities.


Waldie, E., 2002. Triumph of the challenged: Conversations with especially able people. Ilminster: Purple Field Press. 0-9542797-0-0

6. What is Cultural Competency?


Journal article:. Cultural competency.


Brundle, C., 2007. What is cultural competency?, OT News, 2007 July, p.28

7. A Family-Centred Approach to OT in Tanzania.

Journal article.:  Addressing financial constraints, paper technology.


Kingsley, F., 2007. A family-centred approach to OT in Tanzania. OT News, 2007 December, p. 33.

8, Breaking Down Cultural Barriers.


Journal article:  Cultural competency.


Barker, M., 2008. Breaking down cultural barriers. OT News, 2008 January, p. 37.


9. Embracing Opportunities: Stepping Out of the Box


Journal article. Cultural competency.


Barker, M., 2008. Breaking down cultural barriers. OT News, 2008 January, p. 37.

10. The Cultural Competency Debate.


Journal article:  Practice in different cultural context.


Atkinson, C., 2008. The cultural competency debate. OT News, 2008 June, p. 44.

11, Working Within a Different Culture


Journal article:  Cultural competency.


Williams, L., 2008. Working within a different culture. OT News, April 2008, p.29.


Future meetings:


20 January 2024

20 April 2024

20 July 2024


OTs, students, and others interested in occupational therapy in low and middle income countries are very welcome to participate in these rich, varied and thought-provoking conferences that provide exciting opportunities for networking, meaningful discussion and certified CPD activity. Contact to register.

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