Using Occupational Therapy Models in Practice
Using Occupational Therapy Models in Practice,
Edition 1 A Fieldguide
By Merrill June Turpin, BOccThy, GradDipCounsel, PhD and Michael K. Iwama, PhD, MSc, BScOT, BSc

Publication Date: 12 Nov 2010

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This book is a succinct and practical guide for students and practitioners applying occupational therapy models in the field. It provides an overview of the common models in practice and bridges the gap between theoretical texts on conceptual models and the immediate demands of practice. It describes occupational therapists' use of models within the realities of practice in a variety of contexts and takes the approach that practice models can be used as tools to guide clinical reasoning.

Key Features

  • Provides an in-depth overview of 9 different models which can easily be compared and contrasted
  • Highlights the vital relationship between clinical reasoning and the practical use of models
  • Includes tools such as clinical reasoning memory aids, diagrams and major references
  • Presents models in the context of their culturally and historically situated development
  • Written by internationally renowned occupational therapists who are well experienced in applying models to practice
About the author
By Merrill June Turpin, BOccThy, GradDipCounsel, PhD, Lecturer, Division of Occupational Therapy, School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences, University of Queensland, Queensland, Australia and Michael K. Iwama, PhD, MSc, BScOT, BSc, Associate Professor, Department of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy, University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada
Table of Contents


Chapter 1: Theory and practice
Chapter 2: Professional reasoning in context
Chapter 3: Occupational performance and adaptation models
Chapter 4: Person-environment-occupation models
Chapter 5: Canadian models of occupational performance and engagement

Chapter 6: model of human occupation

Chapter 7: Kawa model
Chapter 8: Occupational therapy concepts

Book details
ISBN: 9780723434948
Page Count: 196
Illustrations: Illustrated
Retail Price: €34.99
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