DescriptionRole Emerging Occupational Therapy: Maximising Occupation Focused Practice is written for an audience of occupational therapy practitioners, educators and students.
This text offers an exploration of emerging innovative directions for the profession of occupational therapy with a focus upon the theory and application of role emerging placements.
The book affords the reader an opportunity to explore how occupation focused practice can be applied to a wide variety of settings and circumstances in order to improve the health and well-being of a diverse range of people. Chapters cover relevant theory as well as offering practical guidance with examples drawn from the experiences of university educators, occupational therapists, setting/service providers and students.
The book describes, explores and discusses both the potential and ramifications of role emerging practice on the occupational therapy profession and offers a vision for the future of the profession that reflects current occupational, social and health needs.
Notes on contributors.
Part I: Background to OT, and philosophy of OT and emergence/re-emergence of occupation focussed practice.
1 Emerging occupational therapy practice: Building on the foundations and seizing the opportunities (Matthew Molineux & Sue Baptiste).
2 Models of role emerging placements (Mary Edwards & Miranda Thew).
Part II: Current examples of emerging practice for occupational therapists.
3 Successful role emerging placements: It is all in the preparation (Yvonne Thomas & Sylvia Rodger0.
4 The student experience of a role emerging placement (Philippa Gregory, Lydia Quelch & Elisha Watanabe).
5 Promoting well-being in a large organisation: Challenges and opportunities (Miranda Thew).
6 An occupational perspective of a disability-focused employment service (Sally Hall).
7 Promoting occupational therapy in a community health centre (Barry Trentham & Lynn Cockburn).
8 Occupational therapy: Can it make a difference in community cardiac failure? (Emma Brown & Barbara Gurney).
9 Community development (Deborah Windley).
Part III: Part Three Future of the profession.
10 Using policy and government drivers to create role emerging opportunities (Lori Letts & Julie Richardson).
11 The way forward? (Sue Baptiste & Matthew Molineux).
“This book can be considered a valuable resource to an area that has so little focused information published, as this topic usually appears as a paragraph in generic occupational therapy books … Importantly, this book highlights the function of role emerging placements in shaping the future of occupational therapy practice. (British Journal of Occupational Therapy, 1 June 2012)