Chapter 3. The Occupational Therapy Process

  1. Dr Judi Edmans Therapists Specialist
  1. Melissa Mew1 and
  2. Janet Ivey2

Published Online: 13 MAY 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9781444323801.ch3

Occupational Therapy and Stroke, Second Edition

Occupational Therapy and Stroke, Second Edition

How to Cite

Mew, M. and Ivey, J. (2010) The Occupational Therapy Process, in Occupational Therapy and Stroke, Second Edition (ed J. Edmans), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444323801.ch3

Editor Information

  1. University of Nottingham, Nottingham, UK

Author Information

  1. 1

    Bournemouth University, Bournemouth, UK

  2. 2

    Llwynypia Hospital, RCT, Mid-Glamorgan, South Wales, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 13 MAY 2010
  2. Published Print: 25 JUN 2010

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405192668

Online ISBN: 9781444323801



  • occupational therapy process;
  • occupational therapists and occupational therapy process - from referral to discharge;
  • goal setting, collaborative process - between therapist, patient and family;
  • occupational therapy effectiveness evaluation - ‘an ethical and professional imperative’;
  • procedural reasoning in stroke care settings - a science and an art;
  • acute stroke units (hyperacute care);
  • subacute inpatient rehabilitation - for young strokes in considering family roles;
  • occupational therapists in early supported discharge (ESD) and care teams;
  • occupational therapy in primary, secondary and tertiary health promotion - high on agenda;
  • HPC, standards of proficiency for occupational therapists - safe, effective practice of health professions


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • The occupational therapy process

  • Procedural reasoning in different stroke care settings

  • Professional duties

  • Self-evaluation questions