Therapeutic Reasoning in Occupational Therapy,
Edition 1 How to develop critical thinking for practice
By Jane Clifford O'Brien, PHD, MS.ED.L, OTR/L, FAOTA, Mary Beth Patnaude, DHSc, OTR/L and Teressa Garcia Reidy, MS, OTR/L

Publication Date: 01 Apr 2022

Build the clinical reasoning skills you need to make sound decisions in OT practice! Therapeutic Reasoning in Occupational Therapy: How to Develop Critical Thinking for Practice uses practical learning activities, worksheets, and realistic cases to help you master clinical reasoning and critical thinking concepts. Video clips on the Evolve website demonstrate therapeutic reasoning and show the diverse perspectives of U.S. and international contributors. Written by OT experts Jane Clifford O'Brien, Mary Elizabeth Patnaude, and Teressa Garcia Reidy, this "how-to" workbook makes it easier to apply clinical reasoning in a variety of practice settings.

Key Features

  • Dynamic, interactive approach reinforces your understanding with learning activities in each chapter.
  • Case studies and experiential learning activities flow from simple to complex, and represent occupational therapy across the lifespan.
  • AOTA’s Occupational Therapy Practice Framework, 4th Edition and current OT practice are reflected throughout the book.
  • Practical learning activities and templates are clinically relevant and designed to support reasoning in a variety of practice settings.
  • Video clips on the Evolve website are contributed by practitioners, educators, and students, reinforcing content and showing how therapeutic reasoning applies to real-world cases.
  • Worksheets and/or templates are included in each chapter to enhance learning and for use in practice.
  • Assessments in each chapter measure therapeutic reasoning outcomes.
  • Student and practitioner resources on Evolve include printable PDFs of the in-text worksheets, video clips, additional case examples, templates for assignments, exemplars, and reflective activities.
About the author
By Jane Clifford O'Brien, PHD, MS.ED.L, OTR/L, FAOTA, Professor, Occupational Therapy Department, University of New England Portland, Maine, United States; Mary Beth Patnaude, DHSc, OTR/L, Associate Professor and Chair, Husson University, School of Occupational Therapy and Teressa Garcia Reidy, MS, OTR/L
Table of Contents
  1. Student Success: Therapeutic Reasoning Process
  2. Occupation as the Foundation for Therapeutic Reasoning
  3. Models of Practice and Frames of Reference: Essential Concepts for Therapeutic Reasoning
  4. Therapeutic Use of Self
  5. Using Evidence to Support Therapeutic Reasoning
  6. Assessment: Gathering Information and Making Hypotheses
  7. Teamwork
  8. Applying Knowledge to Develop Therapeutic Reasoning
  9. Creative Intervention Planning
  10. Reflection and Assessment: Measuring Outcomes
Book details
ISBN: 9780323829960
Page Count: 272
Retail Price : £58.99

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