Occupational Therapy with Aging Adults,
Edition 2 Promoting Quality of Life through Collaborative Practice
Edited by Karen Frank Barney, PhD, MS, OTR/L, FAOTA and Margaret Perkinson, PhD, FGSA, FAGHE, FSfAA

Publication Date: 25 Sep 2024
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Get all the information you need to work holistically, creatively, and collaboratively when providing services for older adults with Karen Frank Barney, Margaret A. Perkinson, and Debbie Laliberte Rudman’s Occupational Therapy with Aging Adults, 2nd Edition. Emphasizing evidence-based, occupation-based practice and a collaborative, interdisciplinary approach, this text walks students and practitioners through the full range of gerontological occupational therapy practice, inclusive of working with individual clients to working at systems and societal levels. Over 80 leaders in their respective topical areas contributed to the book’s 33 chapters, including the conceptual foundations and principles of gerontological occupational therapy, bio-psychosocial age-related changes, environmental forces shaping occupational participation for older adults, the continuum of health care as well as implications for communities, and the attributes, ethical responsibilities, and roles involved in gerontological occupational therapy. This edition also covers topical OT issues that are crucially important to an aging population — such as diversity and inclusion, disability and aging, sexuality, technology, telehealth and virtual environments, intergenerational connections, updates on dementia research and caring for someone with dementia, occupational justice and aging, age inclusive communities, and an expanded section on hearing — to ensure your students are well versed in every aspect of this key practice area.

Key Features

  • UNIQUE! Intraprofessional and interprofessional approach to intervention emphasizes working holistically and collaboratively in serving older adults.
  • UNIQUE! Chapter on the wide range of physiological, musculoskeletal, and neurological changes among the aging patient population highlights related occupational performance issues.
  • Case examples help you learn to apply new information to actual client and community situations.
  • Chapter on evidence-based practice discusses how to incorporate evidence into clinical or community settings.
  • Questions at the end of each chapter can be used for discussion or other learning applications.
  • UNIQUE! Chapters on nutrition, food insecurity, and oral health explore related challenges faced by older adults.
  • Chapter on ethics provides a deeper understanding of how to address challenging ethical dilemmas.

New Features

  • NEW! Chapters address the key topics of Aging Disgracefully: Perspectives on Disability Experience and Activism from Disability Studies and Anthropology; Humanities and the Arts in Later Life; The Role of Occupational Therapy in Primary Care; and Creating Age-Inclusive Communities.
  • NEW! eBook version is included with print purchase that allows access to all the text, figures, and references, with the ability to search, customize content, make notes and highlights, and have content read aloud.
  • NEW and UPDATED! Content explores diversity and inclusion, sexuality and aging, technology, telehealth and virtual environments, recent research on driving in later life, occupation and social transformation, intergenerational connections, caring for someone with dementia, occupational justice and aging, hearing, and arts and humanities.
  • Updated references ensure content is current and applicable to today’s practice.
About the author
Edited by Karen Frank Barney, PhD, MS, OTR/L, FAOTA, Professor Emerita; AOTF Development & Scholarship Committees; Founder, Transformative Justice Initiative & OT Transition and Integration Services; Chair, 2004-2013 Department of Occupational Science & Occupational Therapy; Geriatric Education Center Faculty, 1990-2013; Interim Director, Prison Education Program, 2013-2015; Saint Louis University, St. Louis, MO and Margaret Perkinson, PhD, FGSA, FAGHE, FSfAA, Past Director, Center on Aging, University of Hawaii
Table of Contents
Section I: Conceptual Foundations of Gerontological Occupational Therapy
1. Introduction: Gerontological Occupational Therapy
2. Ethical and Legal Aspects of Occupational Therapy Practice with Older Adults
3. Epidemiological Factors Associated with the Aging Process: Implications for OT
4. Social Theories of Aging Relevant to Occupational Therapy
5. Foundations of Evidence-Based Gerontological Occupational Therapy Practice
6. Approaches to Screening and Assessment in Gerontological Occupational Therapy
7. Occupational Therapy Intervention Process with Aging Adults
Section II: Age-Related Biological System Changes and Gerontological Occupational Therapy
8. Musculoskeletal System Changes with Aging: Implications for Occupational Therapy
9. Physiological and Neurological System Changes with Aging and Related Occupational Therapy Interventions
10. Occupational Therapy Interventions for Older Adults with Low Vision and/or Hearing Impairment
11. Aging Disgracefully: Perspectives on Disability Experience and Activism from Disability Studies and Anthropology
12. Nutrition, Food Insecurity, and Occupational Performance
13. Oral Health for Aging Adults
14. Pharmacology, Pharmacy, and the Aging Adult: Implications for Occupational Therapy
Section III: Age-Related Psychosocial Changes and Gerontological Occupational Therapy
15. Neurology and Cognition in Aging and Everyday Life
16. Cognitive Impairment, Dementia, and Occupational Therapy Intervention
17. Aging Adults and Mental Health: Engaging in Meaningful Occupations
18. Spirituality, Resilience, and Aging
19. Diverse Understandings of ‘Successful’ Aging
Section IV: The Functional Environment of Aging Adults and Gerontological Occupational Therapy
20. The Physical Environment and Aging
21. Driving and Transportation: Aging Drivers
22. Assistive Technology: Supports for Aging Adults
23. Families, Friends, and Aging
24. Humanities and the Arts in Later Life
Section V: Continuum of Care and Gerontological Occupational Therapy
25. Health Care Systems and Services Overview
26. The Role of Occupational Therapy in Primary Care
27. The Role of Occupational Therapy in Acute and Subacute Care with Aging Adults
28. Residential and Skilled Care
29. Home: An Evolving Context for Health Care
SECTION VI: Trends and Innovations in Care for Aging Adults
30. Intraprofessional and Interprofessional Processes in Gerontological Care
31. Occupational therapists, Social Change, and Social Transformation Through Occupation
32. Building Age-Inclusive Communities
33. The Future of Gerontological Occupational Therapy
Book details
ISBN: 9780323877985
Page Count: 560
Retail Price : £53.99

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