Foundations for Practice in Occupational Therapy,
Edition 6
By Edward A. S. Duncan, PhD, BSc(Hons), Dip CBT

Publication Date: 04 Jun 2020

Now in its sixth edition, the internationally acclaimed Foundations for Practice in Occupational Therapy continues to provide a practical reference tool which is both an indispensable guide to undergraduates and a practical reference tool for clinicians in the application of models and theories to practice. Underlining the importance and clinical relevance of theory to practice, the text provides an excellent introduction to the theoretical basis of occupational therapy. Contributions are given by both academics and expert clinicians.

All chapters have been revised and updated, new ones have been written and some pre-existing chapters have new authors. A refined structure uses highlight boxes to indicate the key themes and issues of each chapter and useful reflective questions to help the reader review the issues raised in the chapter.

Key Features

  • Discusses evidence-based practices and established theories but also includes contemporary developments
  • Range of expert contributors provide an international perspective of practice
  • Case studies highlighting the application of theory to practice
  • Details of the latest developments and debates in the field

New Features

  • Chapters on the various conceptual models
  • Highlight boxes throughout indicating key themes/issues
  • Reflective questions at the end of each chapter
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 and Honorary Advanced Clinical Practitioner, NHS Forth Valley, Scotland, UK Postdoctoral Research Fellow
Table of Contents

Section 1 Introduction to the philosophy, principles and practice of occupational therapy
1 Introduction
Edward A.S. Duncan

2 Theoretical foundations of occupational therapy: external influences
Edward A.S. Duncan

3 Theoretical foundations of occupational therapy: internal influences
Edward A.S. Duncan

4 Skills and processes in occupational therapy
Edward A.S. Duncan

5 An introduction to conceptual models of practice and frames of reference
Edward A.S. Duncan

Section 2 Conceptual models of practice
6 The Model of Human Occupation: embracing the complexity of occupation by integrating theory into practice and practice into theory
Kirsty Forsyth

7 CMOP-E: A tool to support occupation-centred practice
Helene Polatjko & Jane Davis

8 The Person–Environment–Occupational Performance (PEOP) Model
Carolyn M. Baum, Julie Bass & Charles Christiansen

9 The Occupational Therapy Intervention Process Model (OTIPM) 
Lou Ann Griswold

10 The Kawa (River) Model
Kee Hean Lim & Michael K. Iwama

Section 3 Frames of reference
11 The client-centred frame of reference
Davina M. Parker & Catherine Sutherland

12 The cognitive behavioural frame of reference
Edward A.S. Duncan

13 The biomechanical frame of reference
Ian R. McMillan

14 Application of theoretical approaches to movement and cognitive perceptual dysfunction within occupation-focused practice
Leisle Ezekiel & Sally Feaver

Section 4 Evolving areas of knowledge
15 The evolving theory of clinical reasoning
Carolyn A. Unsworth

16 Occupational science: genesis, evolution and future contribution
Matthew Molineux & Gail E. Whiteford


Book details
ISBN: 9780702054471
Page Count: 256
Illustrations : Approx. 30 illustrations
Retail Price : £39.99
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