Using Occupational Therapy Theory in Practice

Using Occupational Therapy Theory in Practice

Editor(s): Gail Boniface, Alison Seymour

Published Online: 28 MAR 2013 09:56AM EST

Print ISBN: 9781444333176

Online ISBN: 9781118709634

DOI: 10.1002/9781118709634

About this Book

Competence in any profession depends upon an understanding of the theory that underlies it. This concise and practical text for students and practitioners bridges the gap between occupational therapy theory and clinical practice, offering highly practical advice on using theory in practice in a wide range of settings. It considers the nature of professional practice and the need for a sound theoretical basis from which to plan, implement and justify interventions, and investigates the practical use of occupational therapy theory and the issues such use raises in health and social care settings from a European perspective.

Every occupational therapy student worldwide needs to know about the underlying theory of their profession and its application to practice. The book particularly debates the nature of the theory of occupational therapy via the introduction of the concept of models of the profession as an umbrella for practice, all of which is brought to life via case studies incorporating expert advice, reflection exercises and assessment and evaluation forms.

Table of contents

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  1. Part 1: Theory

  2. Part 2: The Use of Theory in Practice: Some Practitioner Narratives

  3. Part 3: Contemporary Discussions on the Use of Theory in Occupational Therapy Practice

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