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Since publication of the first edition in 1996, this book has established itself as an essential text for occupational therapists. It offers an understanding of the law relating to their practice, but is written to be accessible for those who have no prior legal knowledge. The text provides valuable information for occupational therapists employed in health and social services, as well as the law relevant to private practitioners.

The book includes chapters on all the main client groups and presents the relevant specialist law. Students and teachers of occupational therapy will find the chapters on professional registration, education, training and research of particular interest.

The second edition also provides an introduction to the complex organisational and legal developments which impact the work of the occupational therapist, including: the Human Rights Act; the Health and Social Care (Community Health and Standards) Act 2003; the concept of clinical governance and the role of the new Health Professions Council. It is a generous resource for the occupational therapy student, practitioner and service manager.

The legal system explained, professional registration & accountability, professional conduct proceedings, etc.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781405113434
  • Publisher: Wiley, John & Sons, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 11/15/2004
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 440
  • Product dimensions: 0.89 (w) x 9.61 (h) x 6.69 (d)

Meet the Author

Bridgit C. Dimond is a Barrister-at-Law and Emeritus Professor at the University of Glamorgan. A prolific author and lecturer, her long-standing collaboration with occupational therapists informs this book, as well as the many courses she facilitates for the occupational therapy community.

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Table of Contents

Ch. 1 Occupational therapy 1
Ch. 2 The legal system 11
Ch. 3 Registration and the health professions council 20
Ch. 4 Professional conduct proceedings 30
Ch. 5 Education and training 38
Ch. 6 Rights of clients 46
Ch. 7 Consent and information giving 58
Ch. 8 The duty of confidentiality and data protection 67
Ch. 9 Access to records and information 88
Ch. 10 Negligence 97
Ch. 11 Health and safety 117
Ch. 12 Record keeping 143
Ch. 13 Statements, reports and giving evidence in court 152
Ch. 14 Handling complaints 169
Ch. 15 Equipment issues 179
Ch. 16 Transport issues 201
Ch. 17 Statutory organisation of health and social services 209
Ch. 18 Community care and the rights of the disabled 226
Ch. 19 Employment law 248
Ch. 20 Physical disabilities 268
Ch. 21 Mental illness 283
Ch. 22 Learning disabilities 310
Ch. 23 Children 321
Ch. 24 Older people 343
Ch. 25 Teaching and research 360
Ch. 26 Complementary medicine 378
Ch. 27 Independent practice 385
Ch. 28 The future 397
App Schedule 1 of the Human Rights Act 1998 399
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