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Introduction to Occupational Therapy - Elsevier eBook on VitalSource

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Introduction to Occupational Therapy - Elsevier eBook on VitalSource , 6th Edition

By Jane Clifford O'Brien, PHD, MS.ED.L, OTR/L, FAOTA and Brittany Conners, OTD, OTR/L

Copyright 2024
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Key Features

  • Complete coverage of OT practice provides an overview of practice in a variety of rehabilitation, mental health, and community settings, and across the lifespan.
  • A broad perspective fits the needs of both Occupational Therapy and Occupational Therapy Assistant students.
  • Case studies and activities in each chapter help you apply concepts and develop problem-solving skills.
  • Emphasis on evidence-based practice helps you learn to think logically and use research to create intervention plans.
  • Helpful tables and boxes provide easy access to material for practice, action steps, and outlines of processes.
  • The OT Practice Framework provides a sound basis for decision making, defining occupational therapy areas of concern and the OT process.
  • Chapter objectives, key terms, chapter summaries, and review questions highlight important content in each chapter.

New to this Edition

  • NEW! Additional chapters cover Prioritizing Self Care; Leadership and Advocacy; The Lived Experience of OT Practitioners; and Technology to Support Occupational Engagement.
  • UPDATED! Revised content throughout provides the most current information needed to be an effective practitioner today.
  • NEW! Current content addresses societal trends influencing the profession, including occupational justice, diversity, equity, and inclusion.
  • NEW! Expanded content includes historical influences of Black OTs, OTs of color, LGBTQIA, and multicultural groups, emphasizing action steps to promote, advocate, and enable diversity, equity, and inclusion within the profession.
  • NEW! Perspectives from students, practitioners (therapists and OT assistants), professors, entrepreneurs, and retired practitioners are embedded in chapters.
  • UPDATED! The latest references and examples ensure the content is current and applicable for today’s students.
  • Follows the Occupational Therapy Practice Framework (4th Edition) (OTPF) and the newest Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE) Curriculum standards [2018].
  • Boxes with tips in many chapters apply content in practice related to concepts such as self-care, advocacy, critical thinking, and inclusion.
  • Representation of the diversity of the OT profession is reflected throughout the text in content and photos.

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By Jane Clifford O'Brien, PHD, MS.ED.L, OTR/L, FAOTA, Professor, Occupational Therapy Department, University of New England Portland, Maine, United States and Brittany Conners, OTD, OTR/L

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