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Work Practice

International Perspectives

The text provides readers with an extensive introduction to the field of work practice in occupational therapy through examination of the many factors which shape current therapeutic interventions.

* international interdisciplinary contributing authors
* cross-cultural comparison of practice;
* strong application to occupational therapy practice;

Bringing together a number of both prominent and new authors and practitioners for a comprehensive discussion of the occupational performance area of work, its international perspective offers an opportunity for readers to join in the endeavour to find shared meanings in the practice of occupational therapy across five countries.

The social, historical and legislative features of our environment provide context for subsequent descriptions of intervention programs used in current practice to help clients address neuromusculoskeletal, cognitive or psychosocial performance deficits. Because professional practice must be attuned to transition and change, the text provides information on topical methods of assessment and outcome measurement, and concludes with a review of issues likely to have a future impact on practice.

Paperback, 320 Pages

Published: September 1997

Imprint: Butterworth Heinemann

ISBN: 978-0-7506-2260-8


  • The nature of work and work patterns; An historical perspective of work practice services; Current models and trends in work practice service delivery; Environment; Legislation; Work Assessments; Work programs to enhance psychosocial performance components; Work programmes to enhance cognitive performance components; Work programs to enhance motor and neuromuscularskeletal performance components; Outcome measures; Marketing strategies; Future Considerations. Appendices: Team members; Resources of equipment.


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