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dc.contributor.authorRegino, Angela
dc.date.accessioned2020-04-17T14:00:32Z
dc.date.available2020-04-17T14:00:32Z
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10222/78600
dc.description.abstractBackground. Canada has an ageing population. The importance of identifying innovative and effective ways to promote and maintain health in older adults is of upmost concern, including utilizing an individual’s strengths and resilience through the lifespan. One of occupational therapy’s core assumptions is that meaningful engagement in valued occupations influences well-being. Purpose. This thesis aims to identify the relationship between occupational well-being and resilient ageing in older women with mental illness. Methods. Using a narrative approach, semi-structured interviews were conducted with 4 women who demonstrated traits of resilience in order to hear and learn from their stories of resilience, meaningful occupation and well-being. Findings. Five themes emerged from the data. These themes are doing and connecting, learning from adversity, self growth, personality traits and spirituality. Implications. Occupational therapists are well posed to promote resilient ageing through occupational well-being, however further research is recommended to further explore this relationship.en_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.subjectoccupational well-beingen_US
dc.subjectresilient ageingen_US
dc.subjectolder womenen_US
dc.subjectmental illnessen_US
dc.titleOccupational well-being and resilient ageing in older women with mental illnessen_US
dc.date.defence2020-04-06
dc.contributor.departmentSchool of Occupational Therapyen_US
dc.contributor.degreeMaster of Scienceen_US
dc.contributor.external-examinerLori Weeksen_US
dc.contributor.graduate-coordinatorGrace Warneren_US
dc.contributor.thesis-readerGrace Warneren_US
dc.contributor.thesis-readerHeidi Laukneren_US
dc.contributor.thesis-supervisorGrace Warneren_US
dc.contributor.ethics-approvalReceiveden_US
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dc.contributor.copyright-releaseNoen_US
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