International Handbook Of Occupational Therapy Interventions.

International Handbook Of Occupational Therapy Interventions

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ISBN details

  • ISBN 10: 0387754237
  • ISBN 13: 9780387754239


Resources for rehabilitation specialists tend to follow a straight line: injury-disability-limitation-intervention. The International Handbook of Occupational Therapy Interventions breaks with this tradition, organized by type of intervention based on recommendations in the International Classification of Functioning and organized regarding to the occupational therapists expert roles as manager for adaptation, teacher for learning occupations, enabler for recovery and promotor of health and wellness. This innovative, user-friendly system identifies candidates for particular interventions in terms of the range of syndromes and illnesses they are applicable to, encouraging critical thinking, problem solving, and best evidenced practice. The book's wide spectrum of interventions coupled with its international perspective creates a unique source of evidence based strategies for improving patients' adaptation, functioning, relearning, recovery, and the prevention of ill health.

The Handbook:

Describes interventions in such areas as environmental accessibility, ergonomics, pain management, sensory functional training, electric prostheses, music therapy, psychoeducation, and cognitive teaching.

Features interventions suited to all areas of daily life: self maintenance, home, work, and leisure

Clarifies the occupational therapist's role in multidisciplinary care.

Includes material on accident/illness prevention and health promotion strategies.

Supplies reference lists of studies regarding the clinical efficacy of interventions.

Demonstrates the use of a common technical language for the field.

Other Details

  • Publisher: Springer
  • Language: Eng
  • Edition: 1
  • Dimensions: 6.10 (w) x 9.50 (h) x 1.60 (d)
  • Pages: 554
  • Date Published: 2009
  • Authors: Söderback, Ingrid.