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Occupational Therapy and Vocational Rehabilitation



Occupational Therapy and Vocational Rehabilitation

Joanne Ross

ISBN: 978-1-118-70976-4 May 2013 280 Pages


This book introduces the occupational therapist to the practice of vocational rehabilitation. As rehabilitation specialists, Occupational Therapists work in a range of diverse settings with clients who have a variety of physical, emotional and psychological conditions. Research has proven that there are many positive benefits from working to health and well-being. This book highlights the contribution, which can be made by occupational therapists in assisting disabled, ill or injured workers to access, remain in and return to work.

1 Understanding Vocational Rehabilitation.

2 The Evolution of Vocational Rehabilitation.

3 The Meaning and Value of Work.

4 Theoretical Frameworks in Vocational Rehabilitation.

5 Service Models in Vocational Rehabilitation.

6 Occupational Therapy and the Vocational Rehabilitation Process.

7 Vocational Rehabilitation for Specific Health Conditions and Disabilities.

8 Team Structures in Vocational Rehabilitation.

9 Working within the Law in Industry.

10 Future Directions.




"[The book] will be of interest to those involved in the rehabilitation process. An interesting book." (Primary Health Care, October 2008)