Occupation for Occupational Therapists
June 2004, Wiley-Blackwell
The book is aimed at students of occupational therapy and interested clinicians. It is designed to support them to work in a way that is grounded in and focussed on occupation. The chapters follow a common structure, which underpins a stimulating array of content. This extends from an examination of conceptual issues such as creativity and flow to clinical examples of practising in an occupational way. The final section provides a glimpse of new practice frontiers, including working with refugees and population health.
Section A: Exploring the Nature of Occupation Within Occupational Therapy.
Chapter 2. Occupational Diagnosis.
Chapter 3. Spirituality in the Context of Occupation: A Theory to Practice Application.
Chapter 4. Time Use and Disability.
Chapter 5. Occupation and Flow.
Chapter 6. On Watching Paint Dry: An Exploration of Boredom.
Chapter 7. Creativity and Occupation.
Section B: Practising in an Occupational Way.
Chapter 8. Occupational Performance Issues in Pretend Play: Implications for Paediatric Practice.
Chapter 9. Social Inclusion Through Occupational Therapy in Community Mental Health.
Chapter 10. Occupational Reconstruction for People Living with HIV/AIDS.
Chapter 11. Therapeutic Occupation Following Stroke: A Case Study.
Chapter 12. Occupational Science: The Forensic Challenge.
Section C: Future Possibilities.
Chapter 13. Occupational Issues of Refugees.
Chapter 14. Occupational Science, Occupational Therapy and Evidence Based Practice: What the Well Elderly Study has Taught Us.
Chapter 15. Occupation, Population Health and Policy Development
* Reflects an international perspectives
* Includes case studies which detail interventions
* Practice examples cover both physical and mental health and range from children to older people
British Journal of Occupational Therapy, November 2006
'Readers of the book with [an] inquisitive mind will enjoy and benefit a great deal from this book.'
Indian Journal of Occupational Therapy
'Occupation for Occupational Therapists is a worthwhile and useful contribution to the growing literature in this area'
Canadian Journal of Occupational Therapy, October 2007