Get all the information you need to successfully practice in the rapidly growing field of gerontological occupational therapy! Occupational Therapy with Aging Adults is a brand new text written by OT experts Karen Frank Barney and Margaret Perkinson that takes a unique interdisciplinary and collaborative approach in covering every aspect of geriatric occupational therapy practice. Readers will explore the entire continuum of care for the aging population along with special considerations for this rapidly growing demographic. This innovative text also covers topical issues spanning the areas of ethical approaches to treatment; nutrition and oral health concerns; pharmacological issues; low vision interventions; assistive technology supports; and more to ensure readers are well versed in every aspect of this key practice area.
- UNIQUE! Inter- and intradisciplinary approach to intervention inspires readers to work holistically and collaboratively in the manner in which they serve older adults.
- Case examples help readers learn to apply new information to actual patient situations.
- Chapter on evidence-based practice discusses how to incorporate evidence-based practice into a clinical setting.
- Chapter on ethics gives readers a deeper understanding of how to address challenging ethical dilemmas.
- UNIQUE! Chapter on vision changes among the aging patient population will inform the OT practitioner of issues facing many older adults.
- UNIQUE! Chapter on oral health will educate those practicing OT of challenges faced by older adults.
Table of Contents
Part One: Conceptual Foundations of Gerontological Occupational Therapy
1. Gerontological Occupational Therapy: Conceptual Frameworks, Historical Contexts, and Practice Principles
2. Ethical and Legal Aspects of Occupational Therapy Practice with Older Adults
3. Looming Disease Burden Associated with the Aging Process: Implications for Occupational Therapy Practice
4. Theoretical Models Relevant to Gerontological Occupational Therapy Practice
5. Foundations of Evidence-Based Gerontological Occupational Therapy Practice
6. Approaches to Screening and Assessment in Gerontological Occupational Therapy
7. Occupational Therapy Intervention Process with Aging Adults
Part Two: Age-Related Biological System Changes and Gerontological
8. Musculoskeletal System Changes with Aging: Implications for Occupational Therapy
9. Physiological and Neurological System Changes with Aging and Occupational Therapy Interventions
10. Occupational Therapy for Older Adults with Low Vision
11. Nutrition, Occupational Performance, and the Phenomenology in the Aging Adult
12. Oral Health for Aging Adults
13. Pharmacology, Pharmacy and the Aging Adult: Implications for Occupational Therapy
Part Three: Aging-Related Psychosocial Changes and Gerontological Occupational
14. Cognitive Executive Abilities in Aging and Everyday Life
15. Cognitive Impairment, Dementia and Occupational Therapy Interventions
16. Mental Health and Common Psychiatric Disorders Associated with Aging
17. Spirituality and Aging
18. Successful Aging
Part Four: The Functional Environment of Aging Adults and Gerontological
19. The Physical Environment and Aging
20. Driving and Transportation: Dementia as a Model for Evaluation, Decision-Making, and Planning
21. Assistive Technology: Supports for Aging Adults
22. Families and Aging: The Lived Experience
Part Five: Continuum of Care and Gerontological Occupational Therapy
23. Health Care System Overview: Implications for Occupational Therapy
24. The Role of Occupational Therapy in Acute and Sub-Acute Care with Aging Adults
25. Long Term Care: The Role of Occupational Therapists in Transformative Practice
26. Home: An Evolving Context for Health Care
Part Six: Trends and Innovations in Care for Aging Adults
27. Intradisciplinary and Interdisciplinary Process in Geriatric Care
28. Occupational Therapists as Change Agents
29. Community-Based Models of Practice to Address Late Life Inequities: Examples for the UK
30. The Future of Gerontological Occupational Therapy
By Karen Barney, PhD, OTR/L, FAOTA, Chair, Assistant Professor, Department of Occupational Science & Occupational Therapy, Edward & Margaret Doisy College of Health Sciences, Saint Louis University, St. Louis, MO Chairperson, Assistant Professor and Margaret Perkinson, PhD, Associate Professor, Department of Occupational Science & Occupational Therapy, Edward & Margaret Doisy College of Health Sciences, Saint Louis University, Saint Louis, MO