Skills for Practice in Occupational Therapy E-Book

Author: Edward A. S. Duncan

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0702050644

Category: Medical

Page: 376

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This book is the companion volume to Duncan: FOUNDATIONS FOR PRACTICE IN OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY, 5e and provides a comprehensive guide to the practice applications of the theory base. It is designed to be a "basic and beyond" text, of value to students throughout their studies but also a valuable reference text to clinicians. The sections cover the following essential skills for effective occupational therapy practice: clinical skills, management and leadership skills, evidence-based and research skills, and thinking, judgement and decision-making skills. Links theory and evidence-base, and is also practical Each chapter follows same basic structure (same format as Foundations) Each chapter contains practical examples and/or vignettes New addition of highlight boxes in each chapter gives the main points in bullet format for ease of access to students new to the area Well referenced

A Political Practice of Occupational Therapy E-Book

Author: Nick Pollard,Frank Kronenberg

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0702037028

Category: Medical

Page: 264

View: 3863

This challenging and innovative book explores the political aspects of occupational therapy. It looks at how practitioners may develop political awareness in order to aid community development. A Political Practice of Occupational Therapy is about maximizing the potential impact of occupational therapists' engagements and ensuring the profession is working towards the contruction of a civic society. It is supported by twelve chapters of practice examples from the UK, US, Georgia and Australia, as well as a history of the profession as an agency for social change. It asks: How is it possible to introduce the political into a profession that is linked to health and social care? What form could political practice take, and how could the political components of practice be analyzed and evaluated? It includes significant theoretical chapters on gender, class and sexuality, challenges to holism, occupational literacy, and a discussion of political competence. This book will be of particular use for students exploring community and emerging role settings, client centred practice, occupational and social justice and the theoretical base of the profession. From an editorial team that is widely recognized for their challenges to traditional thought and practice in occupational therapy, this book will be of value not just to occupational therapists but also those employed in health profession management and development, and community based rehabilitation.

Tools for Practice in Occupational Therapy

A Structured Approach to Core Skills and Processes

Author: Rosemary Hagedorn

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780443061592

Category: Medical

Page: 326

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This key text has been written to bridge the gap between the books on the theory of occupational therapy and those which look at the occupational therapy management of specific conditions, i.e., it links the theory to practice. It looks at the 4 core processes which form the basis of the unique practice of OT: assessment and evaluation of individual potential and performance, occupational analysis and adaptation, environmental analysis adaptation and therapeutic use of self. It introduces the student to the scope and purpose of each of these processes and gives practical information about theirapplication in relation to working with adults.

Pediatric Occupational Therapy Handbook

A Guide to Diagnoses and Evidence-Based Interventions

Author: Patricia Bowyer,Susan M. Cahill

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0323071007

Category: Medical

Page: 416

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Combining essential assessment guidance with the latest evidence-based intervention strategies, this compact reference helps you quickly locate the information you need to evaluate and manage pediatric disorders. Access diagnosis-specific information on epidemiology, precautions, and more, as well as suggested interventions supported by the latest research, all in a convenient, pocket-sized handbook perfect for the busy clinical setting. Information is presented in a consistent format for easy reference and complies with the OT Practice Framework to help you ensure the most effective therapeutic outcomes. Evidence-based evaluation and intervention content on over 80 common pediatric diagnoses helps you make sound clinical decisions supported by documented research. Intervention strategies are highlighted through the text for fast, easy reference when planning treatment. Convenient A-Z organization and pocket-sized format help you locate diagnosis-specific information quickly in busy practice settings. Case studies illustrate real-life patient scenarios and help hone your clinical reasoning skills.

Occupational Therapy and Mental Health

Author: Jennifer Creek,Lesley Lougher

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0702048763

Category: Medical

Page: 620

View: 6764

This book is a comprehensive textbook for occupational therapy students and occupational therapists working in the field of mental health. It presents different theories and approaches, outlines the occupational therapy process, discusses the context of practice and describes a wide range of techniques used by occupational therapists. These include physical activity, cognitive approaches, group work, creative activities, play and life skills. The book covers all areas of practice in the field, including mental health promotion, acute psychiatry, community work, severe and enduring mental illness, working with older people, child and adolescent mental health, forensic occupational therapy, substance misuse and working with people on the margins of society. The theory chapters are written by occupational therapists who are recognised experts in their fields and the applied chapters are written by practitioners. An innovation in this edition is the inclusion of commentaries by service users on some of the chapters. This fourth edition has been extensively revised and updated. The new structure reflects changes in service delivery and includes sections on: philosophy and theory base the occupational therapy process ensuring quality the context of occupational therapy occupations client groups. Important new areas that are covered include mental health promotion, evidence-based practice, community development and continuing professional development. Addresses the needs of the undergraduate course - covers all the student needs for this subject area in one volume. Links between theory and practice are reinforced throughout Written by a team of experienced OT teachers and practitioners Comprehensive - covers theory, skills and applications as well as management The clear structure with the division of chapters into six distinct sections makes it easy to learn and revise from as well as easy to refer to for quick reference in the clinical situation. Provides key reading and reference lists to encourage and facilitate more in-depth study on any aspect. It is written in a style that is easy to read and understand; yet there is enough depth to take students through to their final year of education. Chapters on the application of occupational therapy are written by practising clinicians, so they are up-to-date and realistic. For qualified occupational therapists, the book includes a review of current theories and approaches to practice, with references so that they can follow up topics of particualr interest. Suitable for BSc and BSc (Hons) occupational therapy courses.

Using Occupational Therapy Models in Practice E-Book

A Fieldguide

Author: Merrill June Turpin,Michael K. Iwama

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0702048461

Category: Medical

Page: 208

View: 609

This book is a succinct and practical guide for students and practitioners applying occupational therapy models in the field. It provides an overview of the common models in practice and bridges the gap between theoretical texts on conceptual models and the immediate demands of practice. It describes occupational therapists' use of models within the realities of practice in a variety of contexts and takes the approach that practice models can be used as tools to guide clinical reasoning. Provides an in-depth overview of 9 different models which can easily be compared and contrasted Highlights the vital relationship between clinical reasoning and the practical use of models Includes tools such as clinical reasoning memory aids, diagrams and major references Presents models in the context of their culturally and historically situated development Written by internationally renowned occupational therapists who are well experienced in applying models to practice

Assessment in Occupational Therapy and Physical Therapy

Author: Julia Van Deusen

Publisher: W B Saunders Company

ISBN: N.A

Category: Medical

Page: 535

View: 8638

This unique reference is the first to combine physical therapy and occupational therapy in one comprehensive volume. Each chapter includes a synopsis of the material, background information, pathology, a description of the assessment tools, sample assessment procedures, a summary of pertinent research, a list of references, and a short glossary. Topics discussed range from statistical theory to surgical experiences to the patient's ability to be self-sufficient. This text provides the reader with an excellent conceptual foundation in assessment.

Mosby's Field Guide to Occupational Therapy for Physical Dysfunction - E-Book

Author: Mosby

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 032308754X

Category: Medical

Page: 392

View: 6884

An all-in-one resource covering the basics of point-of-care assessment and intervention, Mosby’s Field Guide to Occupational Therapy for Physical Dysfunction helps you master the skills you need to become competent in occupational therapy (OT) or as an occupational therapy assistant (OTA). It is ideal for use as a clinical companion to Mosby’s bestselling texts, Pedretti’s Occupational Therapy: Practice Skills for Physical Dysfunction and Physical Dysfunction Practice Skills for the Occupational Therapist Assistant. Expert information covers anatomy, assessment tools, screening tools, and more, and is provided in a compact format that’s easy to use on the go. A quick-reference format uses illustrations, charts, and tables to organize key data. Logical, easy-to-find sections are organized and based on the OT Framework covering evaluation, intervention, intervention plan, and service management, making it easy to find essential facts, procedures, and applications. UNIQUE! Expert Advice tips and Pearls provide helpful pediatric and geriatric information that can be applied in the clinical setting. Basic guidelines refer back to leading textbooks, Pedretti’s Occupational Therapy and Physical Dysfunction Practice Skills for the Occupational Therapist Assistant, for more detailed information. Coverage of all patient populations includes adult, pediatric, mental health, and neurological conditions. Convenient index makes it easy to locate tools you need to evaluate or treat a specific region or area. Pocket size and lay-flat binding provide convenience and portability for easy reference.

Rheumatology E-Book

Evidence-Based Practice for Physiotherapists and Occupational Therapists

Author: Krysia Dziedzic,Alison Hammond

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0702050652

Category: Medical

Page: 376

View: 4020

Rheumatology is an indispensable resource for physiotherapists, occupational therapists and other health professionals, offering practical approaches to the treatment and management of rheumatic musculoskeletal conditions. The text focuses on applying evidence-based understanding of these conditions to clinical context. The specific disease chapters cover: incidence and prevalence of the condition; clinical presentation and diagnosis; red flags; clinical assessment; important first treatments, early intermediate and long term management; prognosis and long term outcomes. Supporting case histories of increasing complexity and study activities illustrate the clinical relevance of the treatment and management approaches. • Multidisciplinary team approach • Practical solutions to management of conditions supported by the latest research • Case histories of increasing complexity consolidate understanding and develop clinical reasoning • Highlighted boxes throughout contain study tasks and key messages

Occupational Analysis and Group Process

Author: Jane Clifford O'Brien,Jean W. Solomon

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 032329149X

Category: Medical

Page: 240

View: 2390

Get the best instruction on occupational analysis, group process, and therapeutic media - all from one book! Using a matter-of-fact style to share their experiences, successes, and failures, expert authors Jane Clifford O’Brien and Jean W. Solomon provide you with effective therapeutic media; sample activity analyses useful in current health care contexts; practical guidance in play, leisure, and social participation areas of occupation; strategies for effective group management and processes; and overviews of theories supporting best practice. Comprehensive content covers the material taught in group process and occupational analysis courses thoroughly and completely for the OTA. Logically organized content that’s written in a matter-of-fact style helps you better understand and retain information. Clinical pearls emphasize the practical application of the information. Therapeutic Media are tried-and-true methods pulled from the author’s extensive experience.

Essentials of Assistive Technologies - E-Book

Author: Albert M. Cook,Janice Miller Polgar

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0323291023

Category: Medical

Page: 360

View: 5470

Master the assistive strategies you need to make confident clinical decisions and help improve the quality of life for people with disabilities with this new essentials text. Based on the Human Activity Assistive Technology (HAAT) model developed by Dr. Cook, the book provides the most important coverage of the devices, services, and practices that comprise assistive technology and focuses on the relationship between the human user and the assisted activity within specific contexts. Case studies, illustrations of assistive devices, review questions, and well-developed learning objectives help you focus on the most important areas of assistive technology application. UNIQUE! OTA focus provides you with the specific information occupational therapy assistants need to know to implement and utilize assistive technologies. Comprehensive coverage includes all areas of assistive technologies. The AT industry A historical perspective on the industry Relevant legislation Issues of professional practice Service delivery in assistive technologies General purpose assistive technologies Specific areas of application for assistive technologies And more Content derived from market leader gives you similar chapters and organization to the Principles text, but has more of a focus on the practical skills and knowledge needed for the implementation of AT.

Conditions in Occupational Therapy

Effect on Occupational Performance

Author: Ben Atchison,Diane K. Dirette

Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins

ISBN: 9780781754873

Category: Medical

Page: 385

View: 3288

This Third Edition focuses on chronic health problems and their impact on an individual's physical, cognitive, psychological, and social capabilities. Readers learn how the patient's age, life tasks, and living environment affect occupational therapy needs, and how to determine what occupational therapy services to provide. Chapters present the etiology, symptoms, prognosis, and progression of conditions frequently encountered in practice. Case studies at the end of every chapter help students apply the content to real-life clinical situations. This edition includes new chapters on anxiety disorders and cardiopulmonary disorders. The expanded art program includes more photos, drawings, charts, and graphs.

Meaningful Motion

Biomechanics for Occupational Therapists

Author: Sandi Jennifer Spaulding

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0443074399

Category: Medical

Page: 187

View: 3613

Meaningful Motion covers biomechanical and motor control principles and provides examples that address combining the principles of kinesiology with clinical occupational therapy practice. The text also has case studies and laboratory exercises specifically designed for occupational therapy students. The focus is on the concepts of kinesiology and excludes some of the mathematics that is used by biomechanists. Written by a kinesiologist who is also an occupational therapist, the text is tailored to the needs of the undergraduate and the practicing occupational therapist. Principles of kinesiology are combined with clinical practice. Includes case studies and laboratory exercises that have been specifically designed for occupational therapists. Focuses on concepts used in day-to-day practice. Discusses environments in which therapists work, including balance training, ergonomics, and leisure

Client-centred Practice in Occupational Therapy

A Guide to Implementation

Author: Thelma Sumsion

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 044310171X

Category: Medical

Page: 181

View: 9942

This title is directed primarily towards health care professionals outside of the United States. For this second edition, all chapters have been updated and new concepts incorporated. It also contains a new chapter on paediatrics. The book continues to be the only onle that provides the reader with both the theoretical underpinnings of client-centred practice as well as guidance on the practical application of this approach.

Hand Function in the Child

Foundations for Remediation

Author: Anne Henderson,Charlane Pehoski

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0323031862

Category: Medical

Page: 480

View: 704

This comprehensive resource and clinical guide for students and practicing pediatric therapists features current information on the neurological foundations of hand skills, the development of hand skills, and intervention with children who have problems related to hand skills. Covers foundation and development of hand skills, therapeutic intervention, and special problems and approaches. Is readable, concise, and well-organized with a consistent format throughout. Integrates recent research findings and current thinking throughout the text. Emphasizes neuroscience and the hand's sensory function and haptic perception. Applies neuroscience and development frames of reference throughout. Implications for practice included in each chapter. Presents concepts in the foundation/development chapters that are linked with the intervention chapters. Seven new chapters reflect current practice in the field and cover cognition & motor skills, handedness, fine-motor program for preschoolers, handwriting evaluation, splinting the upper extremity of the child, pediatric hand therapy, and efficacy of interventions. Extensively revised content throughout includes new research and theories, new techniques, current trends, and new information sources. 9 new contributors offer authoritative guidance in the field. Over 200 new illustrations demonstrate important concepts with new clinical photographs and line drawings. Over 50 new tables and boxes highlight important information. An updated and expanded glossary defines key terms.

Transforming Practice Through Clinical Education, Professional Supervision, and Mentoring

Author: Miranda Rose,Dawn Best

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0443074542

Category: Medical

Page: 369

View: 4143

Looking at the role of clinical educators, professional supervisors and mentors in influencing the quality and evolution of professional practice, this text draws on contributions from a wide range of sources in order to address some of the key issues in the field.

Occupational Therapy

Performance, Participation, and Well-Being

Author: Charles H. Christiansen,Julie D. Bass,Carolyn M. Baum

Publisher: Slack

ISBN: 9781617110504

Category: Medical

Page: 688

View: 4955

Occupational Therapy: Performance, Participation, and Well-Being, Fourth Edition, is a comprehensive occupational therapy text that introduces students to core knowledge in the profession and the foundations of practice--the occupations, person factors, and environment factors that support performance, participation, and well-being. Editors, Drs. Charles H. Christiansen, Carolyn M. Baum, and Julie D. Bass, are joined by more than 40 international scholars who bring students, faculty, and practitioners the evidence that supports occupational therapy practice. The PEOP Model 4th Edition is featured as an exemplar of a person-environment-occupation model and provides a valuable roadmap for understanding key concepts and developing strong clinical reasoning skills in the occupational therapy process. Features: Examines the theories, models, frameworks, and classifications that support contemporary knowledge of person, environment, and occupational factors. Presents detailed chapters on the occupations of children and youth, adults, older adults, organizations, and populations Provides extensive coverage of the person factors (psychological, cognition, sensory, motor, physiological, spirituality) and environment factors (culture, social, physical, policy, technology) that support occupational performance Includes exceptional content on the essentials of professional practice - therapeutic use of self, evidence-based practice, professionalism, lifelong development, ethics, business fundamentals, and critical concepts Builds clear links with the AOTA's Occupational Therapy Practice Framework, Third Edition; International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health, and accreditation standards for entry-level occupational therapy programs. Introduces emerging practice areas of self-management, community-based practice, technology, and teaching/learning and opportunities to work with organizations and populations Incorporates international and global perspectives on core knowledge and occupational therapy practice. Documents assessments, interventions, resources, and evidence in user-friendly tables Uses simple and complex cases to illustrate key concepts and ideas. New and Updated Sections in the Fourth Edition: Individual chapters on each person factor and environmental factor and occupations across the lifespan Expanded coverage of approaches for organizations and populations and entry-level professional skills Consistent framework of tables and language across chapters and sections. Additional teaching materials in the www.efacultylounge.com including PowerPoint presentations

Creek's Occupational Therapy and Mental Health E-Book

Author: Wendy Bryant,Jon Fieldhouse,Katrina Bannigan

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0702049506

Category: Medical

Page: 552

View: 6515

Now in its fifth edition, this seminal textbook for occupational therapy students and practitioners has retained the comprehensive detail of previous editions with significant updates, including the recovery approach informed by a social perspective. Emerging settings for practice are explored and many more service users have been involved as authors, writing commentaries on 14 chapters. All chapters are revised and there are also new chapters, such as mental health and wellbeing, professional accountability, intersectionality, green care and working with marginalized populations. Chapter 11 is written by two people who have received occupational therapy, examining different perspectives on the experience of using services. This edition is divided into clear sections, exploring theory and practice issues in detail. The first section covers the historical, theoretical and philosophical basis for occupational therapy in the promotion of mental health and wellbeing. The second section examines the occupational therapy process, followed by a third section on ensuring quality in contemporary practice. The fourth section offers insights into issues arising from the changing contexts for occupational therapy including an analysis of the implications for occupational therapy education. The fifth section has eight chapters on specific occupations that can be applied across the varied settings which are covered in the sixth and final section. Occupational Therapy and Mental Health is essential reading for students and practitioners across all areas of health and/or social care, in statutory, private or third (voluntary) sectors, and in institutional and community-based settings. Presents different theories and approaches Outlines the occupational therapy process Discusses the implications of a wide range of practice contexts Describes a broad range of techniques used by occupational therapists Provides many different perspectives through service user commentaries Coverage of trust as part of professional accountability, leadership, green care, ethical practice using a principled approach Additional and extended service user commentaries An editorial team selected and mentored by the retired editors, Jennifer Creek and Lesley Lougher