Community Practice in Occupational Therapy: A Guide to Serving the Community is an essential community practice resource for occupational therapy. This book integrates the history of health care and principles of management, marketing, and economics to provide guidelines for community practice. This informative guide provides readers with the tools to develop a marketing plan, search for funding of practice, and plans for the implementation and evaluation of a community program. Features include learning objectives, chapter summaries, case studies and PowerPoints.
- An essential community practice resource for occupational therapy
- Integrates the history of health care and principles of management, marketing, and economics to provide guidelines for community practice
- Provides readers with the tools for developing a marketing plan, search for funding of practice, and plans for the implementation and evaluation of a community program.
- PowerPoints available for Instructor Resource
Table of Contents
Section I Exploring Historical and Economic Relevance of Community Practice
Chapter 1 The Beginning of Community-Based Occupational Therapy
Chapter 2 Principles to Guide Community Practice
Section II Exploring Developed Practice in the Community: Opportunities for Practice
Chapter 3 Community Practice with Children and Adolescents
Chapter 4 Community Practice with Adults
Chapter 5 Aging in the Community
Chapter 6 Community Mental Health Practice
Section III Developing and Implementing Your Own Ideas for Community Practice
Chapter 7 Preplanning for Community Practice Development
Chapter 8 Developing Your Practice
Chapter 9 Financing Your Practice
Chapter 10 Marketing Your Program
Chapter 11 Linking Evaluation with Planning Financing, and Marketing Your Service
Section IV Examples of Three Community Programs Developed by Occupational Therapists
Chapter 12 Katrina Kids Program Development and Evaluation
Chapter 13 Occupational Therapy Services for People Who Are Homeless and in Hospice Care
Chapter 14 Life Skills Programming for Pregnant and Parenting Adolescent Girls
About the Author(s)
Susan K. Meyers - EdD, MBA, OTR, FAOTA, RESOURCE Foundation, Inc.
Susan K. Meyers has participated as a provider of community rehabilitation and mental health services in the United States and internationally. During the past twenty years in academia, her interests in community practice, economics of health care, program evaluation and management led to creation of opportunities for students to develop and implement occupational therapy services in community. She continues to teach and engage in international clinical experiences with health care providers and students.