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A review of the literature exploring the occupation of contemporary pilgrimage

Courtney, Michelle 2013, A review of the literature exploring the occupation of contemporary pilgrimage, Journal of occupational science, Article in Press, pp. 1-13, doi: 10.1080/14427591.2013.764816.

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Title A review of the literature exploring the occupation of contemporary pilgrimage
Author(s) Courtney, Michelle
Journal name Journal of occupational science
Season Article in Press
Start page 1
End page 13
Total pages 13
Publisher Taylor & Francis
Place of publication Melbourne, Vic.
Publication date 2013-01-29
ISSN 1442-7591
2158-1576
Keyword(s) pilgrimage
sacred
journey
occupation
well-being
scoping review
Summary Contemporary pilgrimage is a multi-dimensional, diverse and evolving occupation, not limited to overtly religious intentions or practices, which has not been explored in the occupational science literature. The purpose of this paper is to present an overview of the scholarly discourse as an important initial step toward understanding the occupation of pilgrimage and its impact on well-being. The discovery process within the literature was strategically refined yielding occupational science's first view of this expanding field of enquiry. This paper introduces the scope of the topic, defines key terms and explores the range of participation in contemporary pilgrimage. International evidence of increased popular interest and participation in pilgrimage is discussed, and the interdisciplinary evidence of the benefits to health and well-being experienced by pilgrims is summarised. This paper argues that occupational science could take a leading role in investigating the relationship between participation in pilgrimage and the experience of well-being for a range of people and populations.
Language eng
DOI 10.1080/14427591.2013.764816
Field of Research 111799 Public Health and Health Services not elsewhere classified
Socio Economic Objective 929999 Health not elsewhere classified
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
Copyright notice ©2013, Taylor & Francis
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30050746

Document type: Journal Article
Collection: School of Health and Social Development
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