Essay about The Model Of Human Occupation

1109 Words Nov 19th, 2016 5 Pages
The Model of Human Occupation is a model used to further understand the person as they relate to their environment. The three major aspects of this model are person, environment, and occupational performance. Each aspect has individual components. The interaction of person, environment, and occupational performance is called occupational behavior. To demonstrate the use of this model, I will analyze an occupation I find meaningful.
Line dancing is one of my favorite things to do when out with friends. I recently started a workout program called Country Heat that incorporates line dancing and exercising. It has become a part of my daily routine, and something I truly enjoy to do. I am able to participate in this activity by using a workout DVD, and working out in my living room. I use one of four DVDs depending on the workout specified for that day. For each dance, there is a trainer and a group of back up dancers. The format of the workout is to complete two moves at a time until I have completed the full 30-minute work out.
The first aspect of the Model of Human Occupation (MOHO) is the person. The person is then broken down into volition, habituation, performance capacity, and experience. Volition the motivation we have to do things (Forsyth & Kielhofner, 2003). My motivation to participate in my line-dancing workout comes from my values of health and wellbeing. I have also enjoyed line dancing in the past so my workout is enjoyable. I had a choice of which work out plan…

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