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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.

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New to This Edition

    • NEW! The latest revisions to the Occupational Therapy Practice Framework are incorporated throughout the book, keeping you current with today's OT theories and practice.
    • NEW cultural content prepares you to meet the needs of diverse clients.
    • NEW discussions of the Centennial Vision provide a "big picture" view of occupational therapy and its changes as the profession reaches the age of 100.

Key Features

    • Coverage of different OT practice areas (e.g., adult, geriatric, pediatric, and mental health) prepares you for the variety of clients you will encounter in clinical practice.
    • An emphasis on evidence-based practice helps you think logically and use the literature to form a basis for diagnoses and treatment plans.
    • Case studies and activities in each chapter promote problem-solving skills and demonstrate concepts.
    • The OT Practice Framework and reimbursement mechanisms are addressed in terms of the occupational therapy process, providing a sound basis for decision making.
    • A broad perspective on OT practice fits the needs of both occupational therapy and occupational therapy assistant students.
    • Chapter objectives, key terms, chapter summaries, and review questions highlight important content in each chapter.
    • A companion Evolve website includes video clips, review questions with answers, crossword puzzles, and additional case studies.

Published Reviews

    "This book has numerous strengths: insightful testimonies written by either an occupational therapist or an occupational therapy assistant about their experiences of occupational therapy, clear learning objectives that outline the main points covered in each chapter, excellent range of case studies and photographs, succinct summaries, appropriate learning activities and review questions at the end of each chapter. Each chapter contains a wealth of materials which is well written and supported with references."
    The Indian Journal of Occupational Therapy : Vol. XLI : No. 1 (January 2009 - April 2009)

Author Information

    By Jane Clifford O'Brien, PhD, OTR/L, Associate Professor, Occupational Therapy Department, Westbrook College of Health Professions, University of New England, Portland, ME, Susan M. Hussey, MS, OT/L, Professor and Coordinator Sacramento City College, Science and Allied Health Division, Sacramento, California, Barbara Sabonis-Chafee, MS, OTR/L, Editor Emeritus

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Introduction to Occupational Therapy, 4th Edition
  • Paperback
  • 232 Pages
  • Trim Size: 8 1/2 X 10 7/8 in
  • Imprint: Mosby
  • ISBN: 978-0-323-08465-9
  • Copyright: 2012