• Mark Kovic Midwestern University Associate Director & Associate Professor



Education, Occupational justice, Occupational therapy, Occupational science.



A critical dialogue of the future of occupational therapy in Brazil through pragmatism and reflection. Critical reflexivity through contextual sustainability and experiential narratives are explored as means to navigate education, practice, policy and communities in order to address the needs of those who receive occupational therapy services.


Um diálogo crítico do futuro da terapia ocupacional no Brasil através do pragmatismo e da reflexão. A reflexividade crítica através da sustentabilidade contextual e a narrativa experiencial são exploradas como meios para navegar na educação, prática, política e comunidades, um fim de atender às necessidades que fornecem serviços de terapia ocupacional.

Palavras-chave : Educação; Justiça ocupacional; Terapia ocupacional; Ciência ocupacional.


Biografia do Autor

Mark Kovic, Midwestern University Associate Director & Associate Professor

Midwestern University

Faculdade de Ciências da Saúde

Departamento de Terapia Ocupacional


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