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Occupational Therapy for People Experiencing Illness, Injury or Impairment E-Book (previously entitled Occupational Therapy and Physical Dysfunction)

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ISBN: 9780702072734

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Occupational Therapy for People Experiencing Illness, Injury or Impairment E-Book (previously entitled Occupational Therapy and Physical Dysfunction) , 7th Edition

Occupational Therapy for People Experiencing Illness, Injury or Impairment E-Book (previously entitled Occupational Therapy and Physical Dysfunction)

Edited by Michael Curtin, PhD, Mary Egan, PhD, MSc, BSc and Jo Adams, PhD, MSc, DipCOT

Copyright 2017
$84.99, Online Product, Reference

A title in the Occupational Therapy Essentials Series.




The sixth edition of this classic book remains a key text for occupational therapists, supporting their practice in working with people with physical impairments, stimulating reflection on the knowledge, skills and attitudes which inform practice, and encouraging the development of occupation-focused practice. Within this book, the editors have addressed the call by leaders within the profession to ensure that an occupational perspective shapes the skills and strategies used within occupational therapy practice. Rather than focusing on discrete diagnostic categories the book presents a range of strategies that, with the use of professional reasoning, can be transferred across practice settings.

The new editors have radically updated the book, in response to the numerous internal and external influences on the profession, illustrating how an occupational perspective underpins occupational therapy practice. A global outlook is intrinsic to this edition of the book, as demonstrated by the large number of contributors recruited from across the world.


"Overall, the book provides a breadth of information onoccupational therapy practice and would serue as a good foundationaltext for students."

"Many chapters contain clear visuals in the form of figures and tables to enhance understanding of concepts and information presented. They also contain practice scenarios to demonstrate the application of theory to practice. This book is suitable for all levels of undergraduate students, postgraduate students, occupational therapy practitioners and those involved in the teaching of occupational therapy practice."The Irish Journal of Occupational Therapy Summer 2010,

Key Features

  • Links theory with day-to-day practice, stimulating reflection
  • Includes occupational, biomedical and social sciences that underpin occupational therapy practice
  • Focus on working with groups, communities and populations in addition to working with individuals reflecting the evolving and expanding scope of practice
  • Use of person-centred or inclusive and strengths-based language
  • Three bonus interactive practice stories online at Evolve Resources and signposted at the end of Sections 3-7 in the textbook

New to this Edition

  • New title echoes the contemporary strength-based and occupation-focused nature of occupational therapy practice which involves working with people and not medical conditions and diagnoses
  • Content and structure reviewed and shaped by an international panel of students/new graduates
  • 22 additional chapters
  • 100 expert international contributors
  • Evolve Resources – evolve.elsevier.com/Curtin/OT – contains:
    • 3 bonus interactive practice stories with reflective videos
    • 360 MCQs
    • 200 reflective questions
    • 250 downloadable images
  • Critical discussion of the ICF in the context of promoting occupation and participation
  • Pedagogical features: summaries, key points, and multiple choice and short answer reflective questions

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Author Information

Edited by Michael Curtin, PhD, Course Coordinator, Occupational Therapy, Charles Sturt University, Australia; Mary Egan, PhD, MSc, BSc, Full Professor, Research Office, School of Rehabilitation Sciences, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada and Jo Adams, PhD, MSc, DipCOT, Senior Lecturer, Professional Lead for Occupational Therapy, School of Health Sciences, University of Southampton, Southampton, UK

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