The Occupational Therapist in Medico-Legal Work. South African Experiences and Opinions

Hester van Biljon


The Medico-Legal field of practice in South Africa stands on the brink of change as new legislation impacts on occupational therapists practice. This article looks at the current realities and experiences of South African Occupational Therapist’s working in the Medico Legal Field. The opinions of relevant role players are shared. The aim being for the profession as a whole, to profit from the pasts’ triumphs and disasters and to encourage the meeting of challenges and ethical questions raised, as we move into a new legislative era.

Full Text:



  • There are currently no refbacks.

ISSN 0038-2337 (print), ISSN 2310-3833 (online)

CC license
This Open Access journal is distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons License [CC-BY-NC-ND 4.0]. Under this license, authors agree to make articles available to users, without permission or fees, for any lawful, non- commercial purpose. Users may read, copy, or re-use published content as long as the author and original place of publication are properly cited.