Literature | Displaced Persons

This is a selection, for more we suggest you the resource page from OOFRAS.

Journal articles and book chapters:

Berr, K., Marotzki, U., & Schiller, S. (2019). Broadening the understanding of employment and identity of Syrian women living in Germany: A biographical study. Journal of Occupational Science, 26 (2), 294–307.

Blankvoort, N., Arslan, M., Tonoyan, A., Damour, A. Q., & Mpabanzi, L. (2018). A new you: A collaborative exploration of occupational therapy’s role with refugees. World Federation of Occupational Therapists Bulletin, 74 (2), 92–98.

Crawford, E., Turpin, M., Nayar, S., Steel, E., & Durand, J.‑L. (2016). The structural-personal interaction: Occupational deprivation and asylum seekers in Australia. Journal of Occupational Science, 23 (3), 321–338.

Morville, A.‑L., Amris, K., Eklund, M., Danneskiold-Samsøe, B., & Erlandsson, L.‑K. (2015). A longitudinal study of changes in asylum seekers ability regarding activities of daily living during their stay in the asylum center. Journal of Immigrant and Minority Health, 17 (3), 852–859.

Morville, A.‑L., & Erlandsson, L.‑K. (2017). Occupational Deprivation For Asylum Seekers. In D. Sakellariou & N. Pollard (Eds.), Occupational therapy essentials. Occupational Therapies without borders: Integrating justice with practice (pp. 381–389).

Morville, A.‑L., & Jessen-Winge, C. (2019). Creating a bridge: An asylum seeker’s ideas for social inclusion. Journal of Occupational Science, 26 (1), 53–64.

Raanaas, R. K., Aase, S. Ø., & Huot, S. (2019). Finding meaningful occupation in refugees’ resettlement: A study of amateur choir singing in Norway. Journal of Occupational Science, 26 (1), 65–76.

Smith, H. C. (2018). Finding purpose through altruism: The potential of ‘doing for others’ during asylum. Journal of Occupational Science, 25 (1), 87–99.

Steindl, C., Winding, K., & Runge, U. (2008). Occupation and participation in everyday life: Women’s experiences of an Austrian refugee camp. Journal of Occupational Science, 15 (1), 36–42.

Suleman, A., & Whiteford, G. E. (2013). Understanding Occupational Transitions in Forced Migration: The Importance of Life Skills in Early Refugee Resettlement. Journal of Occupational Science, 20 (2), 201–210.

Trimboli, C., & Halliwell, V. (2018). A survey to explore the interventions used by occupational therapists and occupational therapy students with refugees and asylum seekers. World Federation of Occupational Therapists Bulletin, 74 (2), 106–113.

Trimboli, C., Rivas-Quarneti, N., Blankvoort, N., Roosen, I., Simó Algado, S., & Whiteford, G. (2019). The current and future contribution of occupational therapy and occupational science to transforming the situation of forced migrants: Critical perspectives from a think tank. Journal of Occupational Science, 26 (2), 323–328.

Reports/Position Papers/Folders:

Blankvoort, N., Moore, T., Roos, K., & Schiller, S. (2018). Occupational Therapy Europe Interest Group Displaced Persons: Report on Occupational Therapy with Displaced Persons. Occupational Therapy Europe.

Kraxner, M., Außermaier, H., & Costa, U. (2019). Ergotherapie mit und für Menschen mit Fluchterfahrung. Retrived from:

World Federation of Occupational Therapists. (2010). Diversity and Culture: Position Statement.

World Federation of Occupational Therapists. (2014). Human Displacement (revised): Position Statement.

Helpful websites: 

Website OT Europe Interest Group Displaced Persons

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