Now the fifth edition of this trusted text is authored bytwo outstanding occupational therapy experts and 48 contributors who include educators, clinicians, and leaders in their profession. Organised according to the occupational therapy process so that the content is understandable and the progression is logical.
Occupational Therapy Skills for Physical Dysfunction 5th Edition gives a comprehensive, in-depth overview of occupational therapy history and theory, the occupational therapy process, evaluation and intervention in the occupational performance areas, the performance components, interventions, and treatment applications. There is also a focus on occupation-based practice in the context of working with physical disabilities.
Focus on occupation-based practice makes directions for procedures clear to the new student or the practitioner.16 different physical disabilities chapters provide valuable medical information as well as information on how OT is applied to specific physical dysfunctions.
Review questions or exercises at the end of chapters assist in mastering content, developing clinical reasoning skills, achieving learning objectives, and preparing for evaluation of learning.2-colour format makes the book more interesting and eye catching.
Sample case studies give the reader a chance to see real world examples.New chapter on Treatment Contextsdescribes the various contexts in which OT may be practised.
New chapters on A Model of Evidence Based Practice for Occupational Therapy and Occupational Therapy for Prevention of Injury and Physical Dysfunction address an important new emphasis in the profession.New chapter on Infection Control and Safety in the Treatment Environment addresses a topic not commonly found in many OT books.
New chapter on Functional Motion Assessment supports the top-down approach to assessment.New chapters on Pain Management, "Oncology, Special Needs of the Older Adult and HIV infection and AIDS present new data not previously covered in this text.
A new appendix providescase studies and a treatment plan outline for students to use for practice and assignments.Key terms and learning objectives give the reader an idea of what he or she should gain from studying this chapter.
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