Quick Reference Dictionary For Occupational Therapy

Quick Reference Dictionary For Occupational Therapy

by Karen Jacobs

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Quick Reference Dictionary For Occupational Therapy by Karen Jacobs

A leading resource for over a decade, Quick Reference Dictionary for Occupational Therapy has provided occupational therapy professionals and students with pertinent information right at their fingertips. Revised and updated into a Fifth Edition, this pocket size resource includes the latest information in the field of occupational therapy.

Within the Fifth Edition of Quick Reference Dictionary for Occupational Therapy, over 3,800 terms are defined (over 250 more than last edition) and 61 appendices are included (including 7 new).

Quick Reference Dictionary for Occupational Therapy, Fifth Edition by Dr. Karen Jacobs and Laela Jacobs is the only comprehensive dictionary available specifically for occupational therapy. The handy dictionary provides a quick reference to words, their definitions, and important resources that are used in daily practice and academic training. Its convenient size makes it easy to use whether you’re in the clinic or at school.

Features of the Fifth Edition:

• Glossary of terms from the American Occupational Therapy Association’s Occupational Therapy Practice Framework 2
• Terms from occupational science
• Glossary of terms from the Canadian Association of Occupational Therapists’ Enabling Occupation II
• Expanded and updated appendices – more user-friendly!

Some New Appendices Include:

• Burn chart—Rule of Nines
• Positive language
• Nutrition basics
• Visual impairment
• Definitions of occupational therapy

Occupational therapy and occupational therapy assistants, clinicians, faculty and students will benefit from the easy-to-use format and updated information that Quick Reference Dictionary for Occupational Therapy, Fifth Edition has to offer. It is a must have for all in occupational therapy.


Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781556424120
Publisher: SLACK, Incorporated
Publication date: 05/06/1999
Edition description: Older Edition
Pages: 326
Product dimensions: 4.25(w) x 6.97(h) x 0.73(d)

About the Author

Karen Jacobs, EdD, OTR/L, CPE, FAOTA, is an occupational therapist and an ergonomist as well as a clinical professor of occupational therapy at Boston University, Sargent College of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences Boston, MA. She is a former president and vice president of the American Occupational Therapy Association, an author of texts on work practice, the founding editor of the interdisciplinary and international journal, WORK: A Journal of Prevention, Assessment & Rehabilitation (IOS Press, The Netherlands), and is widely published. She is internationally recognized as an expert in ergonomics and health care marketing and has presented numerous workshops, keynote addresses, and training programs on these subjects.

Professor Jacobs, who lives in Andover, MA, is married to Matthew Gold and is the mother of three children—Laela, Joshua, and Ariel. She balances work with occupations such as kayaking, gardening, travel, photography, and cross-country skiing.

Laela Jacobs OTR/L, is currently practicing as a Rehab Manager at a sub-acute facility in Wrentham, MA. She received her degree in occupational therapy from Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University, Tallahassee, FL.

Laela, her husband Craig Simon, and their two dogs live in North Attleboro, MA. Her interests include theater, travel, gardening, and most importantly spending time with her family.a

Table of Contents


Dedication Acknowledgments About the Editors Introduction

Dictionary of Terms


List of Appendices
Appendix 1 American Occupational Therapy Association Occupational Therapy Code of Ethics Appendix 2 American Occupational Therapy Association Guidelines to the Occupational Therapy Code of Ethics Appendix 3 American Occupational Therapy Association Core Values and Attitudes of Occupational Therapy Practice Appendix 4 American Occupational Therapy Association‘s Past Presidents Appendix 5 American Occupational Therapy Association Statements Appendix 6 International Classification of Functioning, Disability, and Health Appendix 7 Frames of Reference Used in Occupational Therapy Appendix 8 Rancho Los Amigos Scales of Cognitive Functioning Appendix 9 Definitions of Occupational Therapy Appendix 10 Glossary and Definitions of Terms Used in the Initial Health Assessment/
Refugee Health Assessment Appendix 11 Levels of Assistance Appendix 12 Diseases, Pathologies, and Syndromes Defined Appendix 13 Laboratory Values Appendix 14 Metabolic Equivalent (MET) Values for Activity and Exercise Appendix 15 Guidelines for Blood Pressure Management in Adults and Target Heart Rate Appendix 16 Brunnstrom‘s Stages of Recovery Appendix 17 Classifications of Seizures and Epilepsy Appendix 18 Stages of Alzheimer Disease Appendix 19 Stages of Decubitus Ulcers Appendix 20 Growth and Development in Early Childhood Appendix 21 Splints Appendix 22 Burn Chart—Rule of Nines Appendix 23 Visual Impairment Appendix 24 Nutrition Basics Appendix 25 Adaptive Nutrition Appendix 26 Wheelchair Measurement Procedures Appendix 27 Dermatomes Appendix 28 Cranial Nerves Appendix 29 Bones of the Body Appendix 30 Muscles of the Body Appendix 31 Muscles: Origin/Insertion/
Action—Innervation—Blood Supply Appendix 32 Manual Muscle Testing Appendix 33 Range of Motion Appendix 34 Range of Motion: Illustrations Appendix 35 Reflex/Reaction Appendix 36 Total Hip Precautions Appendix 37 Functional Abilities by Spinal Cord Injury Level Appendix 38 Grasp and Pinch Averages Appendix 39 Grading Edema Appendix 40 Grading for Balance: Graded Posture Movement Ability of Individual Appendix 41 Pharmacology Appendix 42 Acronyms and Abbreviations: General Appendix 43 Acronyms: Evaluations Appendix 44 Acronyms: Organizational Appendix 45 Medical Roots Terminology Appendix 46 Symbols Appendix 47 Metric System Appendix 48 Metric and English Conversion Appendix 49 Statistics: Basic Appendix 50 Weights and Measures Appendix 51 Workstation Checklist Appendix 52 Positive Language Appendix 53 Braille Alphabet Appendix 54 Basic Signs and Tips for Communicating With Individuals With Hearing Impairments Appendix 55 Useful German Phrases Appendix 56 Useful German Words Appendix 57 Useful French Phrases Appendix 58 Useful French Words Appendix 59 Useful Spanish Phrases Appendix 60 Useful Spanish Words Appendix 61 Legislation and Policy Decisions Affecting Rehabilitation

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