Skills for Practice in Occupational Therapy
Skills for Practice in Occupational Therapy,
Edition 1
By Edward A. S. Duncan, PhD, BSc(Hons), Dip CBT

Publication Date: 08 Sept 2008

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Description
This book is the companion volume to Duncan: Foundations for Practice in Occupational Therapy 5e and provides a comprehensive guide to the practice applications of the theory base. It is designed to be a 'basic and beyond' text, of value to students throughout their studies but also a valuable reference text to clinicians. The sections cover the following essential skills for effective occupational therapy practice: clinical skills, management and leadership skills, evidence-based and research skills, and thinking, judgement and decision-making skills.

Key Features

  • Links theory and evidence-base, and is also practical
  • Each chapter follows same basic structure (same format as Foundations)
  • Each chapter contains practical examples and/or vignettes
  • New addition of highlight boxes in each chapter gives the main points in bullet format for ease of access to students new to the area
  • Well referenced
About the author
By Edward A. S. Duncan, PhD, BSc(Hons), Dip CBT, Associate Professor in Applied Health Research, Nursing Midwifery and Allied Health Professions Research Unit, The University of Stirling, Scotland, UK; Honorary Advanced Clinical Practitioner, NHS Forth Valley, Scotland, UK Postdoctoral Research Fellow
Table of Contents
List of contributors. Foreword. Preface. Acknowledgements. Chapter 1 - Introduction. Section 1: Thinking, judgement and decision skills for practice. Chapter 2 - Using theory in practice. Chapter 3 - Judgement and decision making in practice. Chapter 4 - Involvement and shared decision making in practice. Chapter 5 - Reflective practice: doing, being and becoming a reflective practitioner. Section 2: Professional skills for practice. Chapter 6 - Assessment skills for practice. Chapter 7 - Activity analysis. Chapter 8 - Goal setting in occupational therapy: a client-centered perspective. Chapter 9 - Therapeutic use of self: a model of the international relationship. Chapter 10 - Problem solving. Chapter 11 - Educational skills for practice. Chapter 12 - Group skills for practice in occupational therapy. Chapter 13 - Record and report writing. Section 3: Evidence-based and research skills for practice. Chapter 14 - Finding and appraising the evidence. Chapter 15 - Knowledge exchange. Chapter 16 - Clinical effectiveness skills in practice. Chapter 17 - Developing research in practice. Chapter 18 - Presentation and publication skills. Section 4: Leadership, supervision and management skills for practice. Chapter 19 - Management of self. Chapter 20 - Leadership skills. Chapter 21 - Practice education: skills for students and educators. Chapter 22 - Clinical supervision skills. Index.
Book details
ISBN: 9780080450421
Page Count: 368
Illustrations: Illustrated
Retail Price: £36.99