Occupational Therapy in Action: A Library of Occupational Therapy Case Studies
helps students develop the clinical reasoning skills they need to provide meaningful,
client-centered interventions across the continuum of care and as an integral
part of an interprofessional team.
This much-needed book provides a decision-making framework, the Case Development Protocol, to help students integrate treatment concepts and apply theory and sound clinical judgement to dozens of OT cases representing clients of all ages in a range of clinical setting. Scores and qualitative information from the book’s unique Clinical Skills Self-Assessment Survey helps instructors and students gauge where further training is required and provides guidance on cases from the book that will provide the maximum skill development for each student.
- Almost 40 case studies give students practice in clinical reasoning and intervention planning across the continuum of care.
- Four interprofessional case studies get students involved in working through cases that require a multi-professional care team, such as doctor nurse, occupational therapist, physical therapist, social worker, dietician, vision specialist, etc.
- Step-by-step instructions in Chapter 2 walk readers through the process of working through a new case.
- A convenient, condensed set of instructions available online and in the Appendix reinforces the key steps of the process.
- An Occupational Therapy Practice Framework worksheet helps students address all pertinent areas as they develop the cases.
- Thoughts as you begin at the end of each case study encourage students to explore their own starting point before beginning case development.