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South African Journal of Occupational Therapy

On-line version ISSN 2310-3833
Print version ISSN 0038-2337

S. Afr. j. occup. ther. vol.39 n.1 Pretoria May. 2009




Are we the victims of our history?



Robin Joubert

Nat.Dip.OT (Pretoria), BA(UNISA), MOT(UDW), D.ED(UKZN); Head of School of Audiology, Occupational Therapy and Speech Language Pathology - UKZN




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6. Swartz, L. & Gibson, K. The 'old' versus the 'new' in South African community psychology: the quest for appropriate change. In: Seedat, M. Duncan, N. & Lazarus,S, Editors. Community Psychology: Theory, Method and Practice. 2001, Oxford University Press, Cape Town.         [ Links ]

7. Joubert, R.W.E. Indigenous Fruits from Exotic Roots? Revisiting the South African Occupational Therapy Curriculum (2007) Doctoral thesis, University of KwaZulu-Natal (Edgewood Campus Library).         [ Links ]



Robin Joubert



Note: The editor invites comments, in the form of a letter to the editor, on the concept of "ubuntu" and whether it has been successfully integrated into health care services in general and occupational therapy in particular.

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