Introduction to Occupational Therapy / Edition 3

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Introduction to Occupational Therapy provides an overview of the profession and the practice of occupational therapy. This new edition offers updated information on adult, geriatric, pediatric, and mental health practice, as well as information on emerging practice areas and models of practice and frames of reference. New review questions are included in each chapter along with additional case studies and student activities added throughout the text.

• Updated information on roles and responsibilities of OTs and OTAs.
• Updated and additional information on professional organizations, particularly international organizations and the American Occupational Therapy Foundation.
• Updated information on occupational therapy settings, including community-based practice.
• Updated information on the OT process as it relates to the OT practice framework and reimbursement mechanisms.
• Updated information on frames of reference used in OT practice.

• 4 new chapters:

• Chapter 4: Current Issues and Future Considerations
• Chapter 6: The Occupational Therapy Practitioner: Roles, Responsibilities, and Relationships
• Chapter 10: Occupational Therapy Across the Lifespan
• Chapter 14: Models of Practice and Frames of Reference

• 2 new appendices:

• Appendix C: Key Information from the Occupational Therapy Practice Framework
• Appendix D: Resources (The new chapters and appendices provides new information on emerging practice areas; explains the different functions of the OT, the OTA, and the OT aide and how they work together; includes information on interacting with clients in all the various stages of the lifespan; provides resources and key information for the student for further research)

• Updated OT Code of Ethics and OT Standards of Practice included in appendices A and B
• Updated information on:

• Graduate-level entry, recertification, and continuing competency
• Roles and responsibilities of OTs and OTAs
• Professional organizations, particularly International organizations and the American Occupational Therapy Foundation
• Occupational therapy settings, including community-based practice
• OT process as it relates to the OT Practice Framework and reimbursement mechanisms
• Frames of reference used in OT practice

• Review questions added to each chapter providing the student with the necessary tools to test recall of basic facts and reinforce comprehension of material
• More case studies and student activities promotes problem-solving and demonstrates concepts
• Two-color throughout highlighting pedagogy and key information
• Evolve website enhances value of text to students and course instructors

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Editorial Reviews

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"This book has numerous strengths: insightful testimonies written by either an occupational therapist or an occupational therapy assistant about their experiences of occupational therapy, clear learning objectives that outline the main points covered in each chapter, excellent range of case studies and photographs, succinct summaries, appropriate learning activities and review questions at the end of each chapter. Each chapter contains a wealth of materials which is well written and supported with references." The Indian Journal of Occupational Therapy : Vol. XLI : No. 1 (January 2009 - April 2009)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780323033695
  • Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
  • Publication date: 4/3/2007
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 320
  • Product dimensions: 7.40 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Table of Contents

SECTION I: Occupational Therapy: The Profession

1. Introductory Questions

2. Looking Back: A History of Occupational Therapy

3. Philosophical Principles and Values in Occupational Therapy

4. Current Issues and Future Considerations

SECTION II: Occupational Therapy: The Practitioner

5. From Student to Practitioner: Educational Preparation and Certification

6. The Occupational Therapy Practitioner: Roles, Responsibilities, and Relationships

7. Practicing Legally and Ethically

8. Professional Organizations

SECTION III: The Practice of Occupational Therapy

9. Occupational Therapy Practice Framework: Domain and Process

10. Occupational Therapy Across the Lifespan

11. Treatment Settings and Models of Healthcare

12. Occupational Therapy Process: Evaluation, Intervention, and Outcomes

13. Service Management Functions

14. Models of Practice and Frames of Reference

15. Intervention Modalities

16. The Therapeutic Relationship

17. Clinical Reasoning


Appendix A. Occupational Therapy Code of Ethics (2005)

Appendix B. Standards of Practice for Occupational Therapy

Appendix C. Key Information from the Occupational Therapy Practice Framework

Appendix D. Resources

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