Ground yourself in the social issues surrounding occupational therapy practice with Social Occupational Therapy: Theoretical Designs and Practical Outlines. Written by Roseli Esquerdo Lopes and Ana Paula Serrata Malfitano this groundbreaking text offers a global view of the role of occupational therapy and the potential contributions of occupational therapists to their societies — specifically in social services and with populations in situations of social vulnerability. Theoretical and practical chapters examine both occupational therapy and social policies and the text’s emphasis on human rights and social issues reflects the World Federation of Occupational Therapists Minimum Standards for the Education of Occupational Therapists. It’s the unique perspective needed to tackle the social aspects of occupational therapy right along with the medical ones.
- Worldview of social occupational therapy reinforces the importance of the field and underscores the growing practice and theoretical field for global occupational therapy.
- In-depth analysis of social issues is incorporated throughout the text along with a detailed analysis of the potential contributions of occupational therapists to their societies.
- Focus on the social role of occupational therapy highlights the role of occupational therapy as a social profession and prepares readers to respond to social issues.
- Theoretical and practical chapters talk about occupational therapy and social challenges.
- Emphasis on human rights and social issues reflects the World Federation of Occupational Therapists Minimum Standards for the Education of Occupational Therapists.
By Roseli Esquerdo Lopes and Ana Paula Serrata Malfitano