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An occupational perspective of health second edition encourages occupational therapists and practitioners of public health to extend current thinking and practice to embrace the occupation for. An occupational perspective of health provides a comprehensive examination of the notion of occupation and the role of occupation based initiatives for improving the health of populations it is essential reading for practitioners and students of health sciences occupational science occupational therapy and other professionals who have an interest in researching and or working in public health. An occupational perspective of health third edition by drs ann wilcock and clare hocking in line with directives from the world health organization who encourages practitioners of public health occupational therapy and others to extend current thinking and practice and embrace a holistic view of how occupation and health interact. To improve interdisciplinary understanding an occupational perspective of health third edition explains the concepts of attaining maintaining or reclaiming population health through occupation. Health and ill health disease and illness are covered from a largely historical point of view and some of the links with occupation outlined section 2 deals with aspects of occupation the definitions of occupation in this text range far wider than those familiar to occupational physicians which normally comprise mostly paid employment