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the lack of economic and emotional supports generally accepted as basic essentials of human experience. These include income and housing, and parental care (or an adequate substitute) for children. This recognizes that care, shelter and security are human needs (see also HUMANISTIC PSYCHOLOGY, MASLOW) the possession of which leads to a fuller, more comfortable life experience and allows a more complete development of the individual's potential. See also CYCLE OF DEPRIVATION, POVERTY, RELATIVE DEPRIVATION.
Collins Dictionary of Sociology, 3rd ed. © HarperCollins Publishers 2000
The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.



sensory insufficiency or inadequate load on the system of analysors observed in man when isolated or when the functioning of the main sense organs is impaired. Astronauts, speleologists, and others experience the phenomenon of deprivation. The depth of the psychological, autonomic, and somatic changes in deprivation is determined chiefly by its intensity and duration, as well as by individual personality traits. If work capacity and mental health are to be retained under conditions of deprivation, it is very important that the work be organized efficiently and that specific steps be taken to increase the reliability of the auditory, visual, interoceptive, and other information.


Banshchikov, V. M., and G. V. Stoliarov. “Sensornaia izoliatsiia.” Zhurnal nevropatologii ipsikhiatrii im. S. S. Korsakova, 1966, no. 9, pp. 1428–40.
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This is essentially a form of occupational injustice and occupational deprivation. Occupational therapists are well placed to advocate for action that supports healthy community environments and promotes equal access to full engagement in meaningful occupations and healthy activities.
This study used a phenomenological research design and the authors suggested there is a role for occupational therapists in promoting occupational enrichment for groups of children facing occupational deprivation (Bazyk & Bazyk, 2009).
Nursing homes provide activities for the residents living there; however, if these are not meaningful to the residents, occupational deprivation occurs.
Student 3 stated, "It [storytelling and story making] is a great way to be client-centered and a good motivator and trust builder." The students were asked at posttesting to determine if occupational storytelling lead them to feel that their resident was experiencing occupational deprivation. Six of the students agreed that his or her resident was experiencing occupational injustices, one student was neutral, and one student disagreed.
It is grounded in experiences of working in residential care settings for older people and given urgency by recent discussion of occupational deprivation (Townsend & Wilcock, 2004).
The inability to access desired occupations in the community as a result of low literacy and the limited accessibility of community resources and infrastructures supporting literacy may lead to occupational deprivation. Occupational deprivation is a form of occupational injustice in which external circumstances, such as social, environmental, political, and geographical factors, preclude engagement in occupations (Durocher, Gibson, & Rappolt, 2013).

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