Using Occupational Therapy Models in Practice - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780723434948, 9780702058776

Using Occupational Therapy Models in Practice

1st Edition

A Fieldguide

Authors: Merrill Turpin Michael Iwama
Print ISBN: 9780723434948
eBook ISBN: 9780702058776
Imprint: Churchill Livingstone
Published Date: 12th November 2010
Page Count: 208


This book is a succinct and practical guide for students and practitioners applying occupational therapy models in the field. It provides an overview of the common models in practice and bridges the gap between theoretical texts on conceptual models and the immediate demands of practice. It describes occupational therapists' use of models within the realities of practice in a variety of contexts and takes the approach that practice models can be used as tools to guide clinical reasoning.

Key Features

  • Provides an in-depth overview of 9 different models which can easily be compared and contrasted
  • Highlights the vital relationship between clinical reasoning and the practical use of models
  • Includes tools such as clinical reasoning memory aids, diagrams and major references
  • Presents models in the context of their culturally and historically situated development
  • Written by internationally renowned occupational therapists who are well experienced in applying models to practice

Table of Contents


Chapter 1: Theory and practice
Chapter 2: Professional reasoning in context
Chapter 3: Occupational performance and adaptation models
Chapter 4: Person-environment-occupation models
Chapter 5: Canadian models of occupational performance and engagement

Chapter 6: model of human occupation

Chapter 7: Kawa model
Chapter 8: Occupational therapy concepts


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About the Author

Merrill Turpin

Affiliations and Expertise

Lecturer, Division of Occupational Therapy, School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences, University of Queensland, Queensland, Australia

Michael Iwama

Affiliations and Expertise

Associate Professor, Department of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy, University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada