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As a healthcare practitioner, you will face a broad range of professional
dilemmas in your everyday practice. From seeking consent to upholding
patient confidentiality, you'll rely on your knowledge of ethics, the law
and professional codes of conduct to guide your actions. Balancing these
three strands can be difficult, but with detailed scenarios and accessible
discussion, this book guides you through the complexities of practice.

Taking a practice-based approach, the text explores the combination of
ethical, legal and professional issues which characterise the field of
healthcare. A range of experienced contributors come together to
■ detailed analysis of confidentiality, accountability, consent, capacity
and justice, all grounded within the daily practice context;
■ authoritative guidance through discussion of legal cases, excerpts
from statutes and extracts from professional guidelines;
■ realistic scenarios drawn from a range of health settings, unravelling
and illustrating the guidelines, statutes and policies which influence
■ advice on balancing the conflicting pressures of the modern healthcare
context, from facing time limitations to challenging the unprofessional
practice of others.

Ethics, Law and Professional Issues puts you at the centre of some of a
practitioner's most difficult decisions. It is therefore an essential resource
for any student of healthcare looking to develop an ethically, legally
and professionally sound approach to practice.

Occupational Therapy and Life Course Development is an invaluable work book for professional practice. It provides a tool to help both students and qualified professionals develop and enhance a framework for their practice that supports all individuals and settings in a holistic and inclusive way.

Much of the book is organised as a work book based around a single case study.  It includes theory related to life span development and managing change, and also exercises for readers to complete in order to apply the theory to practice.

Chapters span such key topics as the client in context; life events; transition and loss; the management of stress; and planful decision making.

The book emphasises how issues of life course development are as relevant to health and social care professionals as they are to their clients.  A number of exercises invite readers to reflect on their own life course, and there chapters both on becoming and belonging as an occupational therapist, and on developing professional practice.

This text provides you with all you need to know about becoming an OT or COTA. It contains the basic information that is then built upon OT education. The process of learning OT theories, techniques, terminology, and concepts is challenging and this book addresses the core understanding of the profession that all students should know as they embark on their OT careers. This book is designed to be a companion to refer to for both OT students and clinicians. It provides essential information not found in textbooks. It addresses OT specific issues in the context of what OT students are learning.

Topics of Discussion

  • Essential OT Concepts for Students
  • Look at the Future of OT
  • Fieldwork Issues
  • Documentation Skills
  • Therapeutic Communication
  • Ethical Dilemmas in OT

Neurorehabilitation in Parkinson's Disease: An Evidence-Based Treatment Model provides a comprehensive theoretical and clinical reference for the treatment of patients with Parkinson's disease.

Marilyn Trail, Elizabeth Protas, and Eugene Lai, along with contributions from internationally recognized experts, bring together the discussion of theoretical approaches with the actual clinical treatment of patients suffering from Parkinson's disease.

Throughout Neurorehabilitation in Parkinson's Disease, clinical case studies and vignettes highlight evidence-based practice and provide practitioners with clinically relevant tools for treatment.

In addition to providing comprehensive treatment models for occupational therapy, physical therapy, and speech-language pathology, this unique text contains chapters devoted to psychosocial issues affecting patients with Parkinson's disease, assistive technology specifically for patients with Parkinson's disease, and home programs for physical therapy, occupational therapy, and speech-language pathology that will be valuable aids for clinicians working with this patient population.

Some topics covered include:
• Review of pathophysiology
• Symptomatology
• Neuroplasticity
• Cognition impairment associated with Parkinson's disease
• Standardized instruments used to measure motor and cognitive function

With cutting edge information, expert contributions, and an evidence-based approach to treatment, Neurorehabilitation in Parkinson's Disease is a necessity for occupational therapists, physical therapists, and speech-language pathologists involved with education, clinical practice, or research.

Service-Learning in Occupational Therapy Education: Philosophy and Practice will explore the use of service-learning as a pedagogical tool for educators to enhance occupational therapy students knowledge and skills in the areas of critical thinking and problem solving, diversity, health promotion, community issues, social justice and citizenship. These areas are representative of core competencies needed by occupational therapy professionals for occupation-based practice in the 21st century. This book will describe philosophical and theoretical principles of service-learning in relationship to occupational therapy philosophical and pedagogical traditions. Effective service-learning educational strategies and experiential applications of occupational therapy in the community will be highlighted through the presentation of case studies of service-learning initiatives in occupational therapy programs across the United States. Examples of how to design, implement and assess service-learning projects and partnerships will be provided along with insights and lessons learned from faculty engaging in service learning. Samples of syllabi, readings, websites, assignments and assessments will be provided to encourage faculty to explore service-learning for course and curricular use."

Neuropsychology offers a broad introduction to neuropsychology, functional neuroanatomy, neuropathology, clinical assessment, and the behavioural sequelae associated with neurological disturbance. It provides understanding of the common neurological disorders and enables informed choices in care. Important insight into differential diagnosis is given, as well as help to extend and support the health care role through an introduction to basic bed-side assessment techniques and their interpretation. It provides knowledge to assist health professionals in empowering patients in their recovery or rehabilitation and is an essential workplace manual.

  • Specifically targets nurses using their vocabulary and works from their perspective
  • Seeks to bridge the theory-practice gap and gives detailed clinical applications
  • Contains enough information to allow the reader to transfer skills learnt into the workplace, culminating in the possibility of carrying out simple bedside screen
  • Provides possible assessment and treatment approaches
  • A 'one-stop' working resource book for this field
  • Covers a potentially complex subject in a logical and clinically relevant format

Occupational Therapy and Stroke guides newly qualified occupational therapists (and those new to the field of stroke management) through the complexities of treating people following stroke. It encourages and assists therapists to use their skills in problem solving, building on techniques taught and observed as an undergraduate.

Written and edited by practising occupational therapists, the book acknowledges the variety of techniques that may be used in stroke management and the scope of the occupational therapist's role. Chapters span such key topics as early intervention and the theoretical underpinnings of stroke care, as well as the management of motor, sensory, cognitive and perceptual deficits. They are written in a user-friendly style and presented in a form that enables the therapist to review the subject prior to assessment and treatment planning. Complex problems are grouped together for greater clarity.

This second edition has been fully revised and updated in line with the WHO ICF model, National Clinical Guidelines and Occupational Therapy standards. It is produced on behalf of the College of Occupational Therapists Specialist Section - Neurological Practice.

An Occupational Perspective of Health by Dr. Ann Wilcock has been a valuable resource in occupational therapy for more than eight years. Now available in an updated and much-anticipated Second Edition, this unique text will continue to address health from an occupational perspective, concentrating particularly on how occupation is integral to the experience of health or illness within populations.

An Occupational Perspective of Health, Second Edition encourages occupational therapists and practitioners of public health to extend current thinking and practice to embrace the occupation for health needs of all people directly in line with directives from the World Health Organization (WHO). Based on extensive studies of human history, epidemiology, social and material development, and occupation, this text addresses the necessity for the global promotion of health and well-being through what people do on a daily basis, the meaning they experience from doing it, and whether or not they are able to aim toward maximizing their potential.

This Second Edition embraces the physical, social, mental, environmental, and spiritual health outcomes that lead to or result from occupation and presents four approaches that require urgent attention, namely occupation-focused ecologically sustainable community development; justice; prevention of physical, mental, and social illness; and promotion of positive health and well-being.

Addressed in this Second Edition:
* A conceptualization of health from a holistic occupational perspective of the past, present, and future.
* The role of occupation-doing, being, and becoming--in human life, health, and survival.
* Occupation as a positive or negative influence on well-being.
* Historic rational and "Romantic” foundations of the use of occupation in health care.
* The potential contribution of occupational therapy to current WHO public/population health objectives.
* The potential contribution of other public health practitioners to improving health through occupation-based research and intervention.
* Possible action-research approaches at population levels.

Practitioners and students of health sciences, occupational therapy, and other professionals working in public health will benefit from and relate to this admired and essential text.

The most comprehensive, pragmatic guide for administration of 21st century institutional, private, and community occupational therapy programs, this book answers all the questions you need answered as a professional supervisor/manager. Administration Manual for Occupational Therapy Programs is the premiere primer on staying ahead of practice details, from getting started and marketing to reimbursement and outcomes research.

A comprehensive book dealing with the ethical challenges confronting occupational health professionals, particularly focusing on the ethical issues inherent in the practical problems that they encounter in their everyday work. Provides all the practical tools required for the ethical analysis of challenging and complex cases, and situations that require well-reflected professional decisions. Includes case studies that will help provide information and guidance that can also be used in vocational and postgraduate training programs. Occupational health physicians, nurses, hygienists, psychologists, and managers of occupational health practices will find this book valuable reading.