Occupational deprivation

Don't die of boredom: enabling occupation at the end of life

Progressive, chronic, life-limiting illness may affect a person’s ability to carry out activities that are important to their sense of wellbeing and their daily living. Boredom is individually determined and is often not well understood or acknowledged by healthcare practitioners. The impact of illness on a person’s ability to carry out meaningful activity following terminal diagnosis is explored in this article and the concept of boredom is addressed.

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