Occupational Therapy in Australia: Professional and Practice Issues (Hardcover)

Occupational Therapy in Australia: Professional and Practice Issues By Ted Brown (Editor), Helen M. Bourke-Taylor (Editor), Stephen Isbel (Editor) Cover Image

Occupational Therapy in Australia: Professional and Practice Issues (Hardcover)

By Ted Brown (Editor), Helen M. Bourke-Taylor (Editor), Stephen Isbel (Editor)

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This ground-breaking text provides a comprehensive guide to the occupational therapy profession in Australia, from the profession's role in the health care system to the broad scope and nature of its practice.

The book is organised into three sections: the Australian context; professional issues and practice issues. Contributions from 80 Australian occupational therapists working in education, research, policy and practice bring together the most relevant and up-to-date information in this essential book. The authors begin the Australian environment section with an overview of the Australian health care system, a history of occupational therapy in Australia and the role of Australian occupational therapy professional associations and regulatory bodies. The values and philosophy of occupational therapy, ethical and legal aspects of practice and the role of occupational therapy in population health and health promotion are considered next. The professional issues covered in the book include using effective communication skills, client-centred practice principles and a strength-based approach when working with individuals, families, groups, communities, organisations and populations. Additional topics, including occupational science, the education of occupational therapists, research in occupational therapy, evidence-based practice clinical reasoning and occupational therapy models of practice, are also covered in the middle section of the book.

Occupational Therapy in Australia: Practice and Process Issues is established as the essential practice reference for students, practitioners and educators in Australia. This second edition has been revised and updated throughout and includes new chapters on communication skills, environmental aspects of occupational therapy practice and decolonising occupational therapy through a strength-based approach to practice.

Ted Brown is Professor and Undergraduate Course Convenor in the Department of Occupational Therapy at the School of Primary & Allied Health Care, Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences, Monash University--Peninsula Campus, Frankston, Victoria, Australia.Helen M. Bourke-Taylor is Associate Professor and Research Honours Course Coordinator in the Department of Occupational Therapy, School of Primary & Allied Health Care, Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences, Monash University--Peninsula Campus, Frankston, Victoria, Australia.Stephen Isbel is Associate Professor & Discipline Lead of Occupational Therapy in the Faculty of Health at the University of Canberra Hospital, Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia.Reinie Cordier is Professor of Child Mental Health, Welfare and Wellbeing in the Department of Social Work, Education and Community Wellbeing, Faculty of Health and Life Sciences, at Northumbria University, Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom.Louise Gustafsson is Professor of Occupational Therapy in the School of Allied Health Sciences and the Hopkins Centre, at Griffith University, Nathan Campus, Queensland, Australia.
Product Details ISBN: 9780367683573
ISBN-10: 0367683571
Publisher: Routledge
Publication Date: April 19th, 2021
Pages: 420
Language: English