Occupational Therapy and Older People

Occupational Therapy and Older People

by Anne McIntyre, Anita Atwal
     
 

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This timely book locates older people as major clients of occupational therapy services. It provides a comprehensive resource for students and a basic working reference for clinicians. The book encompasses current theories, debates and challenges which occupational therapists need to engage in if they are to provide pro-active and promotional approaches to ageing.

Overview

This timely book locates older people as major clients of occupational therapy services. It provides a comprehensive resource for students and a basic working reference for clinicians. The book encompasses current theories, debates and challenges which occupational therapists need to engage in if they are to provide pro-active and promotional approaches to ageing. Detailed coverage of bodily structures, functions and pathologies leads onto chapters dedicated to activity, occupation and participation.

The ethos of the book is to inspire innovation in the practice of occupational therapy with older people, promoting successful ageing that entails control and empowerment.

Features:


  • Contains many practical elements, including case studies, and narratives from practice.

  • Promotes active ageing.

  • Adopts the framework of the World Health Organisation’s International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health (2001)

  • Specialist contributions reveal the diversity of occupational performance considerations in older age.

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
"A valuable resource for students … .An interesting insight into the challenges of working with older people." (OTI, May 2007)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781118709825
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
05/30/2013
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
248
File size:
1 MB

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From the Publisher
"A valuable resource for students … .An interesting insight into the challenges of working with older people." (OTI, May 2007)

Meet the Author

Anne McIntyre and Anita Atwal are lecturers in occupational therapy at Brunel University, London, UK. Both have worked with older people prior to pursuing academic careers, and sustain a major interest with this client group through their clinical research activities. Particular interests include discharge planning, acute care, occupation and participation in care homes, falls prevention and management and community rehabilitation. They have enlisted expert contributing authors to join them in portraying the array of opportunities for occupational therapy with older people.

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