Using Occupational Therapy Models in Practice, 1st Edition

A Fieldguide
Authors :
Merrill June Turpin & Michael K. Iwama
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 ...view more
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.
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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

Author Information
By Merrill June Turpin, PhD Grad Dip Counsel B Occ Thy, Senior Lecturer of Occupational Therapy School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences The University of Queensland and Michael K. Iwama, PhD, MSc, BSc, BScOT, OT(C), Associate Professor, Graduate Department of Rehabilitation,Sciences, and Department of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy, Faculty of Medicine,University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada