Mission and Philosophy
We are proud to support the mission of the UNC School of Medicine, and grateful to serve the people of North Carolina.
Our philosophy emphasizes the complex and holistic nature of human experience as a fundamental way to understand occupation. Occupation is the way in which people and their environments interact. Meaning, values, and emotional experience are also part of occupation and come from the ways in which the activity creates new relationships or sustains existing ones. In addition, occupations may become “patterned;” that is, become habits, routines, or rituals that are part of everyday life. These patterns of occupation are often linked to personal, cultural, social, and other contextual aspects of one’s life.