Occupational Therapy in Australia: Professional and Practice Issues

Author(s): Ted Brown

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This ground-breaking text provides a comprehensive guide to occupational therapy in Australia, from its role in the healthcare system to the scope and nature of its practice. The authors begin with an overview of the history of occupational therapy in Australia, the ethical and legal aspects of its practice and its role in population health and health promotion. The values and philosophy of occupational therapy are considered next, together with the roles and responsibilities of practitioners and specific practice features, including client-centred practice, evidence-based practice, research in occupational therapy and clinical reasoning. Key issues, including occupational analysis, the development of occupations across the lifespan, occupational therapy assessment, Indigenous issues, practice in rural and remote areas and advocacy, leadership and entrepreneurship, are also examined in detail...The first text specifically written for Australian entry-to-practice students by Australian authors, this book is destined to become an essential reference for both students and professionals in the field...'
Truly a valuable resource for all Australian occupational therapy students and practitioners.'..Professor Jenny Ziviani, Children's Allied Health Research, The University of Queensland..'This is a text that will have many editions and document the evolution of the profession for decades to come.'..Professor Carolyn M. Baum, School of Medicine, Washington University in St. Louis..


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Dr Ted Brown is Associate Professor and Undergraduate Course Convener, Department of Occupational Therapy, Monash University...Dr Helen Bourke-Taylor is Associate Professor, Department of Occupational Therapy, Monash University...Dr Stephen Isbel is Associate Professor and Course Convener, Occupational Therapy, University of Canberra...Dr Reinie Cordier, is Associate Professor and Principal Research Fellow, School of Occupational Therapy and Social Work, Curtin University...

Contributing authors..List of figures and tables..Foreword by Professor Jenny Ziviani..Foreword by Professor Carolyn M. Baum..PART 1: The Australian Context..1. An introduction to occupational therapy in an Australian context..2. An overview of the Australian health care system..3. History of Australian occupational therapy..4. The role of occupational therapy professional associations and regulatory bodies in Australia..5. The scope of practice of occupational therapists in Australia: Roles, responsibilities and relationships..6. Values and philosophy of occupational therapy..7. Ethical and legal responsibilities of occupational therapy practice..8. Occupational therapy in population health and health promotion..PART 2: Professional Issues..9. Working with clients: Client-centred practice..10. Occupational science in Australia..11. The education of occupational therapists in Australia: Academic and practice education..12. Evidence-based practice in occupational therapy..13. Research in occupational therapy..14. Clinical reasoning in occupational therapy practice..15. Occupational therapy practice models and frames of reference..PART 3: Practice Issues..16. The occupational therapy practice process..17. Core business: Activity, task and occupational analysis..18. Occupational performance and core occupations: Self-care, productivity, leisure, play, education, sleep and social participation..19. The development of occupations across the lifespan..20. Occupational therapy practice contexts..21. Emerging professional practice areas..22. Occupational therapy assessment..23. The role of occupational therapy in primary health care in Australia..24. Occupational therapy practice in regional, rural and remote Australia..25. Indigenous health: Occupational therapy's role..26. Population-centred occupational therapy practice and project management in Australian settings..27. Advocacy, promotion, leadership and entrepreneurship in the occupational therapy profession in Australia..28. Looking forward: Occupational therapy in Australia's future..Index..

General Fields

  • : 9781925266634
  • : Allen & Unwin
  • : Allen & Unwin
  • : January 2017
  • : 230mm X 176mm
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : English
  • : 400
  • : Ted Brown
  • : Paperback
  • : 1702