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Occupational Therapy for People Experiencing Illness, Injury or Impairment E-Book(previously entitled Occupational Therapy and Physical Dysfunction)
Promoting occupation and participation
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Formerly entitled Occupational Therapy and Physical Dysfunction this seminal textbook builds on the strengths of all previous editions and continues to explore the work of occupational therapists with people who are experiencing illness, injury or impairment. It links theory with day-to-day practice, stimulating reflection on the knowledge, expertise and attitudes that inform practice, and encouraging the development of occupation-focused practice.

The new title, Occupational Therapy for People Experiencing Illness, Injury or Impairment, reflects the knowledge, attitudes and skills that underpin the practice of promoting occupation and participation. It showcases how occupational therapists work with people - not medical conditions and diagnoses - as individuals, groups, communities, and populations.

The new edition now has additional chapters on the assessment and intervention stages of the professional reasoning process to assist development of enabling skills and strategies. It also includes many more practice stories throughout to provide authentic examples to illustrate the application of theory to practice. Learning is further reinforced via access to a new online resource - Evolve Resources - which includes MCQs, reflective questions and three bonus interactive practice stories with accompanying reflective videos. These are all signposted within the textbook.

Now compromising seven sections, which follow the professional reasoning format of the Canadian Practice Process Framework (CPPF), the new edition first tracks the evolution of occupational therapy in the context of health care. It then examines the foundational biomedical and social sciences, in addition to occupational science, before going on to the areas of assessment; writing occupation-focused goals; enabling skills and strategies which include advocacy and lobbying, public health, and community-based rehabilitation. The book ends with a chapter on developing effective reflection skills to enable occupational therapists to critically evaluate their practice, evolve as practitioners, and maintain and develop their professional competencies.


List of Contributors

Foreword (Annie Turner, Marg Foster, Sybil Johnson)


Section 1: Occupation and occupational therapy in context

Chapter 1 - Defining occupational therapy (Clare Wilding)
Chapter 2 - The nature of occupation (Matthew Molineux)
Chapter 3 - Occupational therapy: a disability persepective (John Swain and Sally French)
Chapter 4 - Contesting assumptions in occupational therapy practice (Karen Whalley Hammell)

Section 2: An overview of occupational therapy practice

Chapter 5 - Occupational reasoning (Joan Rogers)
Chapter 6 - Understanding models of practice (Jo Supyk and Jacqui McKenna)
Chapter 7 - Process of assessment and evaluation (Clare Hocking)
Chapter 8 - Writing occupation focussed goals (Julia Bowman and Lise Mogensen)
Chapter 9 - Enabling skills and strategies (Michael Curtin)

Section 3: Essential foundations for occupational therapy

Chapter 10 - Person-centred practice (Thelma Sumsion)
Chapter 11 - Occupation in context (Gail Whiteford)
Chapter 12 - Enabling communication in a person-centred, occupation-focussed context (Sue Baptiste)
Chapter 13 - Analysis of occupations (Gill Chard)
Chapter 14 - Psychosocial support (Jacqui McKenna)
Chapter 15 - Advocating and lobbying (Valmae Rose, Kevin Cocks and Lesley Chenowich)
Chapter 16 - Educational strategies (Tammy Hoffman)
Chapter 17 - Health promotion and occupational therapy (Rachael Dixey)
Chapter 18 - Working with groups (Claire Craig and Linda Finlay)

Section 4: Working with and within communities

Chapter 19 - Community development (Nick Pollard, Dikaios Sakellariou and Frank Kronenberg)
Chapter 20 - Developing partnerships to privilege participation (Roshan Galvann, Peliwe Mdlokolo and Robin Joubert)
Chapter 21 - Working towards inclusive communities (Hanneke van Bruggen)
Chapter 22 - Community based rehabilitation: opportunities for occupational therapists in an evolving strategy ((Kirsty Thompson, Christina Parasyn and Beth Fuller)
Chapter 23 - Entrepreneurial opportunities in the global community (Marilyn Pattison)

Section 5: Working with the individual

Chapter 24 - Enabling engagement in self care occupations (Helen van Huet, Tracey Parnell, Virginia Mitsch and Annette McLeod- Boyle)
Chapter 25 - Leisure (Ben Sellar and Mandy Stanley)
Chapter 26 - Play (Karen Stagnitti)
Chapter 27 - Work rehabilitation (Catherine Cook and Sue Lukersmith)
Chapter 28 - Home modification: occupation as the basis for an effective practice (Catherine Bridge)
Chapter 29 - Towards universal design (Leslie C. Young, Andrew P. Payne and Sharon Joines)
Chapter 30 - Assistive devices for enabling occupations (Helen Pain and Sue Pengelly)
Chapter 31 - Wheelchairs: posture and mobility (Rachael MacDonald)
Chapter 32 - Driver assessment and rehabilitation within the context of community mobility (Marilyn di Stefano and Wendy MacDonald)
Chapter 33 - Orthotics for occupational outcomes (Natasha Lannin and Iona Novak)
Chapter 34 - Biomechanical strategies (Janet Golledge)
Chapter 35 - Skills for addressing sensory impairments (Farieda Adams and Michelle Morcom)
Chapter 36 - Moving and handling strategies (April Brooks and Maggie Bracher)
Chapter 37 - Optimizing motor performance following brain impairment (Annie McClusky, Natasha Lannin and Karl Schurr)
Chapter 38 - Cognitive and perceptual strategies (Carolyn Unsworth)
Chapter 39 - Strategies for sensory processing disorders (Deborah Windley)



ISBN-13: 9780702072734
Publisher: Elsevier
Publication date: February, 2017
Pages: 688

Subcategories: Occupational Therapy