Occupational Therapy with Aging Adults

Occupational Therapy with Aging Adults

Promoting Quality of Life through Collaborative Practice

1st Edition - December 1, 2015

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  • Authors: Karen Barney, Margaret Perkinson
  • Hardcover ISBN: 9780323067768
  • eBook ISBN: 9780323290838

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Look no further for the book that provides the information essential for successful practice in the rapidly growing field of gerontological occupational therapy! Occupational Therapy with Aging Adults is a new, comprehensive text edited by OT and gerontological experts Karen Frank Barney and Margaret Perkinson that takes a unique interdisciplinary and collaborative approach in covering every major aspects of geriatric gerontological occupational therapy practice. With 30 chapters written by 70 eminent leaders in gerontology and OT, this book covers the entire continuum of care for the aging population along with special considerations for this rapidly growing demographic. This innovative text also covers topical issues spanning the areas of ethical approaches to treatment; nutrition and oral health concerns; pharmacological issues; low vision interventions; assistive technology supports; and more to ensure readers are well versed in every aspect of this key practice area.

Key Features

  • UNIQUE! Intraprofessional and interprofessional approach to intervention emphasizes working holistically and collaboratively in serving older adults.
  • Case examples help you learn to apply new information to actual patient situations.
  • Questions at the end of each chapter can be used for discussion or other learning applications.
  • Chapter on evidence-based practice discusses how to incorporate evidence into the clinical setting.
  • Chapter on ethics provides a deeper understanding of how to address challenging ethical dilemmas.
  • UNIQUE! Chapter on the wide range of physiological changes among the aging patient population highlights related occupational performance issues.
  • UNIQUE! Chapter on oral health explores the challenges faced by older adults.

Table of Contents

  • Section I: Conceptual Foundations of Gerontological Occupational Therapy
    1. Gerontological OT: Conceptual Frameworks, Historical Contexts, & Practice Principles, Perkinson & Barney
    2. Ethical and Legal Aspects of Occupational Therapy Practice with Older Adults, Needham, Luetkemeyer, Lohman, & Mu
    3. Looming Disease Burden Associated with the Aging Process: Implications for OT Practice, Andresen, Cannell, Akhtar, Barney
    4. Theoretical Models Relevant to Gerontological Occupational Therapy Practice, Hocking & Meltzer
    5. Foundations of Evidence-Based Gerontological Occupational Therapy Practice, Krieger, Tao, & Royeen
    6. Approaches to Screening and Assessment in Gerontological Occupational Therapy, Bear-Lehman, Chippendale, & Albert
    7. Occupational Therapy Intervention Process with Aging Adults, Lysack
    Section II: Age-Related Biological System Changes and Gerontological Occupational Therapy
    8. Musculoskeletal System Changes with Aging: Implications for Occupational Therapy, Hayes, Herning, & Gonzalez-Snyder
    9. Physiological and Neurological System Changes with Aging and Related Occupational Therapy Interventions, Morley, Patel, VanPuymbrook, Schwartz, & Barney
    10. Occupational Therapy Interventions for Older Adults with Low Vision, Newsham-Beckley
    11. Nutrition, Occupational Performance & the Phenomenology of Food in Later Life, Lo, Desai, Moss, & Henderson-Kalb
    12. Oral Health for the Aging Adult, Blanchard, Barker, & Hyde
    13. Pharmacology, Pharmacy, and the Aging Adult: Implications for Occupational Therapy, Behrenholtz Levy & Barney
    Section III: Aging-Related Psychosocial Changes and Gerontological Occupational Therapy
    14. Cognitive Executive Abilities in Aging and Everyday Life, Han, Parker, & McDowd
    15. Cognitive Impairment, Dementia, and Occupational Therapy Interventions, Kempf, Schwarz, Desai,  & Perkinson
    16. Mental Health and Common Psychiatric Disorders Associated with Aging, Stoffel, Lee, Schwartz, & Grossberg
    17. Spirituality and Aging, Ellor & Bowen
    18. Successful Aging, de Medeiros, Jackson, & Perkinson
    Section IV: The Functional Environment of Aging Adults and Gerontological Occupational Therapy
    19. The Physical Environment and Aging, Rowles, Perkinson, & Barney
    20. Driving and Transportation: Dementia as a Model for Evaluation, Decision-Making, and Planning, Carr & Hunt
    21. Assistive Technology: Supports for Aging Adults, Furphy, Lindstom,  & Burdick
    22. Families and Aging: The Lived Experience, Karasch Behr & Tebb
    Section V: Continuum of Care and Gerontological Occupational Therapy
    23. U.S. Health Care System Overview and the Occupational Therapy Services Interface, Meret-Hanke & Barney
    24. The Role of Occupational Therapy in Acute & Sub-Acute Care with Aging Adults, Turek Koch & Flaherty
    25. Long-Term Care: The Role of Occupational Therapists in Transformative Practice, Briller, Paul-Ward, & Whaley
    26. Home: An Evolving Context for Health Care, Gitlin & Piersol
    Section VI: Trends and Innovations in Care for Aging Adults
    27. Intraprofessional & Interprofessional Processes in Gerontological Care, Tumosa, Lach, Barney, & Orr
    28. Occupational Therapists as Change Agents, Brodrick & Barry
    29. Community-Based Models of Practice to Address Late Life Inequities: Examples from the UK, Pollard, Sakellariou, Pollard, & Harrison
    30. The Future of Gerontological Occupational Therapy, Barney & Perkinson

Product details

  • No. of pages: 528
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Mosby 2015
  • Published: December 1, 2015
  • Imprint: Mosby
  • Hardcover ISBN: 9780323067768
  • eBook ISBN: 9780323290838

About the Authors

Karen Barney

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor Emerita; AOTF Development & Scholarship Committees; Founder, Transformative Justice Initiative & OT Transition and Integration Services; Chair, 2004-2013 Department of Occupational Science & Occupational Therapy; Geriatric Education Center Faculty, 1990-2013; Interim Director, Prison Education Program, 2013-2015; Saint Louis University, St. Louis, MO

Margaret Perkinson

Affiliations and Expertise

Past Director, Center on Aging, University of Hawaii

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