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Occupational Therapy for People Experiencing Illness, Injury or Impairment


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Contributors List

Section 1: Introduction

Chapter 1 - Evolution of occupational therapy within the health care context (Michael Curtin, Jo Adams and Mary Egan)

Section 2: Underpinning sciences

Chapter 2 - Occupational science (Debbie Laliberte Rudman, Rebecca Aldrich)

Chapter 3 - Biomedical sciences (Lesley Collier, Richard Collier)

Chapter 4 - Social sciences (Judith Pettigrew, Katie Robinson)

Section 3: Professional reasoning

Chapter 5 - Client-centredness (Jacquie Ripat)

Chapter 6 - Communication in occupational Therapy practice (Sue Baptiste)

Chapter 7 - Professional reasoning in occupational therapy practice (Carolyn Anne Unsworth)

Chapter 8 - Canadian practice process framework (Noemi Cantin, Martine Brousseau)

Chapter 9 - Occupational therapy practice models (Merrill Turpin)

Chapter 10 - Occupational performance model (Australia): a description of constructs, structure and propositions (Chris Chapparo, Judy L. Ranka, Melissa Therese Nott)

Chapter 11 - The Canadian model of occupational performance and engagement (cmop-e) (Jane A. Davis)

Section 4: Assessment

Chapter 12 - Process of assessment (Clare Hocking, Karen Whalley Hammell)

Chapter 13 - Canadian occupational performance measure (Heather Colquhoun, Anne W. Hunt and Janet F. Murchison)

Chapter 14 - Task, activity and occupational analysis (Cynthia Perlman, Melanie Bergthorson)

Chapter 15 - Dynamic performance analysis (Rose Martini, Dorothy Kessler)

Chapter 16 - Analysis of occupational performance: motor, process and social interaction skills (Gill Chard, Sue Mesa)

Chapter 17 - Perceive, recall, plan and perform (prpp) system of task analysis and intervention (Chris Chapparo, Judy L. Ranka and Melissa Therese Nott)

Chapter 18 - Assessing the environment (Gunilla Carlsson, Agneta Malmgren Ange)

Chapter 19 - Reasoning underpinning assessments for people experiencing neurological conditions (Mary Egan, Lise Zakutney)

Chapter 20 - Reasoning underpinning assessments for people experiencing musculoskeletal conditions (Tanja A. Stamm, Stefanie Haider, Simone Luschin and Agnes Sturma)

Chapter 21 - Reasoning underpinning assessments for people experiencing medical conditions and conditions requiring surgery (Deidre Morgan, Celia Marston and Jenni Bourke)

Section 5: Goals

Chapter 22 - Writing occupation-focused goals (Julia Bowman, Lise Mogensen and Natasha A. Lannin)

Section 6: Enabling skills and strategies

Chapter 23 - Overview of enabling skills and strategies (Michael Curtin)

Chapter 24 - Advocacy and lobbying (Valmae Rose, Kevin Cocks and Lesley Chenoweth)

Chapter 25 - Education (Tammy Hoffmann, Sally Eames)

Chapter 26 - Public health (Rachael Dixey)

Chapter 27 - Community development (Marie Grandisson, Anick Sauvageau)

Chapter 28 - Community-based rehabilitation (Kirsty Thompson, Christina L. Parasyn, Briana Wilson and Beth Sprunt)

Chapter 29 - Coaching (Wendy Pentland, Amy Heinz, Jeanette Isaacs-Young and Jen Gash)

Chapter 30 - Psychosocial support (Jacqueline Mckenna)

Chapter 31 - Working with groups (Claire Craig)

Chapter 32 - Enabling sexuality (Narelle Higson)

Chapter 33 - Personal care (Helen Van Huet, Tracey Elizabeth Parnell and Virginia Mitsch)

Chapter 34 - Leisure (Ruth Squire, Lucia Ramsey and Carolyn Dunford)

Chapter 35 - Work (Yeliz Prior, Alison Hammond)

Chapter 36 - Biomechanical strategies (Hanif Farhan Mohd Rasdi)

Chapter 37 - Hand therapy (Kathy Whalley, Sarah Bradley and Jo Adams)

Chapter 38 - Orthotics

(Natasha A. Lannin, Iona Novak and Michelle Jackman)

Chapter 39 - Working with people living with vision impairment (Alexandra Lonsdale, Carlia Rix and Kirsty Stewart)

Chapter 40 - Optimising motor performance and sensation after brain impairment

(Annie Mccluskey, Natasha A. Lannin, Karl Schurr and Simone Dorsch)

Chapter 41 - Cognitive and perceptual strategies (Carolyn Anne Unsworth)

Chapter 42 - Cognitive orientation to daily occupational performance

(Helene J. Polatajko, Sara E. Mcewen, Deirdre R. Dawson and Elizabeth R. Skidmore)

Chapter 43 - Assistive technology (Natasha A. Layton)

Chapter 44 - Universal design (Sharon Joines, Andrew Payne)

Chapter 45 - Home modification (Catherine E. Bridge, Phillippa Carnemolla)

Chapter 46 - Mobility (Kristy M. Robson)

Chapter 47 - Wheeled mobility and seating systems (Rachael Leigh Mcdonald)

Chapter 48 - Driving and community mobility (Marilyn Di Stefano)

Chapter 49 - Moving and handling (Tess Whitehead)

Section 7: Reflecting on practice

Chapter 50 - Reflecting on practice (Genevieve P. Epin)


Reflecting on practice - excerpts from bonus practice stories

Mrs Tremblay: A practice story of a person experiencing rehabilitation following a

stroke - reflecting on practice (Dorothy Kessler, Katrine Sauve-Shenk, Valerie Metcalfe)

Karin: A practice story of a person experiencing rheumatoid arthritis - reflecting on practice (Mathilda Bjork, Ingrid Thyberg)

Angela: A practice story of a person experiencing palliative care - reflecting on practice (Deidre Morgan, Celia Marston)


"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,

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