'describes a philosophical viewpoint,' is a shared vision and a 'force for unity;' provides a professional identity.
Mosey (OT) proposed that the paradigm contains: philosophy, values, ethical code (ethics), theoretical base, legitimate tools and domain of concern.
The paradigm for OT reflects systems theory which proposes that 'a system is an entity that maintains its existence and functions as a whole through interaction of its parts.'
a paradigm describes a philosophical viewpoint, is a shared vision and force for unity, and provides a professional identity.
According to Mosey - a paradigm contains:\
Domain of concern