Meral Huri

Hacettepe UniversityTurkey

After graduation from the School of Physical Therapy in 2000, she received her MS and PhD degrees in Occupational Therapy from Hacettepe University, Turkey. Her research focuses on occupational science and the impact of occupational therapy on practitioners, children, and individuals with cancer. She is the author of 17 journal articles and 4 book chapters in occupational therapy and rehabilitation. She was awarded for her two studies in rehabilitation of patients with prostate cancer and interdisciplinary team approach in community health care. Dr. Huri is currently engaged in developing occupational therapy in Turkey and research collaboration with colleagues from all over the world.

2books edited

2chapters authored

Latest work with IntechOpen by Meral Huri

Occupational therapy is a health care specialty with a deep focus on client-centered and holistic rehabilitation to improve the individual's occupational performance, quality of life and well-being through participation in meaningful and purposeful activities. This new book presents the importance of the therapeutic and creative use of activity in different populations, which is one of the core components of occupational therapy. Rehabilitation, rehabilitation delivery and outcomes are affected by recent changes in the meaning of health and social values. This resulted in an increasing necessity for therapeutic therapy, as well as creative use of activity in occupational therapy. This book focuses on recent advances in occupational therapy and reviews current practical guidelines. It introduces updated knowledge and skills for children, adults and the communities, including physical, mental, social, sensory, behavioral, environmental and community-based interventions to prevent, promote and improve activity use. The book will be relevant to occupational therapists, speech and language therapists, physical therapists, psychiatrists, psychologists, social workers and all the members of interdisciplinary rehabilitation team care workers.

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