Book 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.
A comprehensive presentation of occupational therapy concepts and practice. An occupation-based, client-centered and evidence-based approach to practice is described across a variety of community, education, and medical-based practice arenas.
this text examines group dynamics from a therapeutic and wellness perspective. It reviews descriptions of how Occupational Therapy group leaders apply multiple levels of professional reasoning to maximize the therapeutic value of group interactions. Includes a structure for designing and leading wellness or therapeutic groups in the community as a service learning project for students.
Book explores recent theoretical models that enable occupational therapists to practice and interact with families in a more holistic and occupation-centered manner. This comprehensive and dynamic text offers the latest information on viewing the broader contexts of environment and family in order to meet diverse occupational needs in a range of settings.
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Taking a global look at documentation in occupational therapy, this book examines both the technical, "how-to" aspect of all forms of clinical, school-based, and administrative documentation, and the ethical, legal, and language issues related to documentation. Soap notes as well as other forms of documentation are discussed throughout.
Text takes an evidence-based look at children at various ages and stages in development, comprehensively addressing both conditions and treatment techniques in all settings. Users will discover new author contributions, new research and theories, new techniques, and current trends to keep them in step with the changes in pediatric OT practice.
Challenges occupational therapists to more fully realize the profession's social vision of a more just society where disability, old age, and other marginalizing conditions and experiences are addressed by involving people in helping themselves to (re)gain the capacity and power to construct their own destinies through their participation in daily life.
presents a new conceptual model of practice that differs from contemporary theories in regard to: origin (East Asia), underlying philosophical base (East Asia), being heavily infused with a natural-ecological, holistic world view, and relational structure. The model is based on the metaphor of nature (a river) that stands for the meanings of life.