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Occupational Therapy with Elders - Pageburst E-Book on VitalSource, 3rd Edition

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The only comprehensive book on geriatric occupational therapy designed specifically for the COTA, Occupational Therapy with Elders: Strategies for the COTA, 3rd Edition provides in-depth coverage of each aspect of geriatric practice, from wellness and prevention to death and dying. A discussion of foundational concepts includes aging trends and strategies for elder care, and coverage of emerging areas includes low-vision rehabilitation, mobility issues including driving, and Alzheimer's disease and other forms of dementia. Expert authors René Padilla, Sue Byers-Connon, and Helene Lohman offer an unmatched discussion of diverse populations and the latest on geriatric policies and procedures in this fast-growing area of practice.

New to This Edition

    • Unique! A discussion of elder abuse, battered women, and literacy includes information on how the COTA can address these often-overlooked issues.
    • New information on alternative treatment settings for elders reflects new trends in OT care.
    • Updated information on Medicare, Medicaid, and HIPAA regulations discusses the latest policies and how to incorporate the newest procedures into practice.
    • Significant additions are made to the chapters on public policy, dementia, and oncology.

Key Features

    • Unique! A focus on the occupational therapy assistant highlights the importance of COTAs to the care of elder clients.
    • Case studies illustrate principles and help you apply what you've learned to actual situations.
    • Key terms, chapter objectives, and review questions highlight important content in each chapter.
    • Use of the term "elder" reduces the stereotypical role of dependent patients and helps to dispel myths about aging.
    • A multidisciplinary approach demonstrates how the OT and the COTA can collaborate effectively.
    • Unique! Attention to diverse populations and cultures prepares you to respect and care for clients of different backgrounds.
    • Unique! The companion Evolve website makes review easier with more learning activities, references linked to MEDLINE abstracts, and links to related OT sites.

Author Information

    By Helene Lohman, MA, OTD, OTR/L, Associate Professor, Department of Occupational Therapy, Creighton University, School of Pharmacy and Health Professions, Omaha, NE, USA; Rene Padilla, MS, OTR/L, Creighton University, Omaha, NE; Sue Byers-Connon, BA, COTA/L, ROH, Mt. Hood Community College, Gresham, OR; Sue Byers-Connon, BA, COTA/L, ROH, Mt. Hood Community College, Gresham, OR

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Occupational Therapy with Elders - Pageburst E-Book on VitalSource, 3rd Edition
  • e-Book
  • Imprint: Mosby
  • Copyright: 2012