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Introduction to Occupational Therapy

A complete overview of the profession and the practice of occupational therapy, Introduction to Occupational Therapy, 4th Edition prepares you for the roles, responsibilities, and relationships of the OT practitioner. This edition incorporates the latest revisions of the Occupational Therapy Practice Framework, which defines the OT process and areas of concern. Discussions also include treatment settings, occupational therapy across the lifespan, and evaluation, intervention, and outcomes within the OT process. Written by OT expert Jane Clifford O'Brien, this edition also keeps you current with emerging topics such as working with culturally diverse patients, evidence-based practice, and new practice areas such as driving and obesity.

Paperback, 232 Pages

Published: October 2011

Imprint: Mosby

ISBN: 978-0-323-08465-9


  • Section 1: Occupational Therapy: The Profession

    1. Introductory Questions

    2. Looking Back: A History of Occupational Therapy

    3. Philosophical Principles and Values in Occupational Therapy

    4. Current Issues and Emerging Practice Areas

    Section 2: Occupational Therapy: The Practitioner

    5. From Student to Practitioner: Educational Preparation and Certification

    6. Professional Organizations

    7. The Occupational Therapy Practitioner: Roles, Responsibilities, and Relationships

    8. Practicing Legally and Ethically

    Section 3: The Practice of Occupational Therapy

    9. Occupational Therapy Practice Framework: Domain and Process

    10. Occupational Therapy Across the Lifespan

    11. Treatment Settings and Areas of Practice

    12. Occupational Therapy Process: Evaluation, Intervention, and Outcomes

    13. Service Management Functions

    14. Models of Practice and Frames of Reference

    15. Intervention Modalities

    16. Therapeutic Relationships

    17. Clinical Reasoning



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