Activity: Talk or presentation types › Oral presentation
In Britain, asylum seekers have been the subject of much media and political attention; however, can be misrepresented (Squire, 2009). Research pertaining to asylum seekers in the UK tends to investigate the psychological or physiological health needs. There are calls for an extension to the research into the occupational needs of asylum seekers (Whiteford,2004). Legislation prohibits asylum seekers from gaining paid employment. There is little research nor enough known about the effects of employment restrictions upon the occupational identities of asylum seekers. This qualitative research study used Interpretive Phenomenological Analysis (IPA) as the methodology to examine and interpret how employment restrictions impact the occupational identities of 4 asylum seekers. Local ethical approval was sought through Leeds Metropolitan University for post graduate research.
Royal College of Occupational Therapists Annual Conference