Clinical and Professional Reasoning in Occupational Therapy / Edition 1

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Overview

This comprehensive textbook lets readers develop the strong theoretical and practical foundation needed for effective decision-making in occupational therapy. Emphasis on both clinical and professional reasoning gives readers the skills needed to make informed decisions as practitioners, managers, and educators. This textbook offers easy-to-follow explanations of current theories of clinical and professional reasoning, demonstrating their relevance to occupational therapy work.

"Thinking about Thinking" quotes offer thought-provoking perspectives on reasoning. Case examples and learning activities demonstrate how reasoning is applied in various clinical and professional scenarios. Each chapter includes learning objectives and a key word list. Photographs, figures, and tables support reader understanding.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780781759144
  • Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
  • Publication date: 10/1/2007
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 462
  • Sales rank: 798,165
  • Product dimensions: 7.00 (w) x 9.90 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Table of Contents

Foreword

About the Authors

Preface

Contributors

Reviewers

Acknowledgements

UNIT I:THE NATURE OF CLINICAL AND PROFESSIONAL REASONING

Chapter 1:Professional Reasoning as the Basis of Practice

Chapter 2:Therapists' Assumptions as a Dimension of Clinical Reasoning

Chapter 3: Information Processing Theory and Professional Reasoning

Chapter 4: Embodiment: Reasoning with the Whole Body

Unit II:ASPECTS OF PROFESSIONAL REASONING

Chapter 5:Scientific Reasoning

Chapter 6:Narrative Reasoning

Chapter 7:Pragmatic Reasoning

Chapter 8:Ethical Reasoning

Chapter 9:Interactive and Conditional Reasoning: A Process of Synthesis

UNIT III:TEACHING PROFESSIONAL REASONING

Chapter 10:Epistemology: Knowing How You Know

Chapter 11:Teaching for Expert Practice

Chapter 12:Communities of Practice: A Curricular Model That Promotes Professional Reasoning

Chapter 13:Curricular Approaches to Professional Reasoning for Evidence-Based Practice

Chapter 14: Facilitating Clinical Reasoning in Fieldwork: The Relational Context of the Supervisor and Student

UNIT IV:PROFESSIONAL REASONING RESEARCH

Chapter 15: Review of Methodologies for Researching Clinical Reasoning

Chapter 16:Theory and Practice: New Directions for Research in Professional Reasoning

Appendix

Glossary

Index

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