Occupational Therapy with Elders - E-Book: Strategies for the Occupational Therapy Assistant, Edition 3

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The only comprehensive book on geriatric occupational therapy designed specifically for the COTA, Occupational Therapy with Elders: Strategies for the COTA, 3rd Edition provides in-depth coverage of each aspect of geriatric practice, from wellness and prevention to death and dying. A discussion of foundational concepts includes aging trends and strategies for elder care, and coverage of emerging areas includes low-vision rehabilitation, mobility issues including driving, and Alzheimer's disease and other forms of dementia. Expert authors René Padilla, Sue Byers-Connon, and Helene Lohman offer an unmatched discussion of diverse populations and the latest on geriatric policies and procedures in this fast-growing area of practice.
  • Unique! A focus on the occupational therapy assistant highlights the importance of COTAs to the care of elder clients.
  • Case studies illustrate principles and help you apply what you've learned to actual situations.
  • Key terms, chapter objectives, and review questions highlight important content in each chapter.
  • Use of the term "elder" reduces the stereotypical role of dependent patients and helps to dispel myths about aging.
  • A multidisciplinary approach demonstrates how the OT and the COTA can collaborate effectively.
  • Unique! Attention to diverse populations and cultures prepares you to respect and care for clients of different backgrounds.
  • Unique! The companion Evolve website makes review easier with more learning activities, references linked to MEDLINE abstracts, and links to related OT sites.
  • Unique! A discussion of elder abuse, battered women, and literacy includes information on how the COTA can address these often-overlooked issues.
  • New information on alternative treatment settings for elders reflects new trends in OT care.
  • Updated information on Medicare, Medicaid, and HIPAA regulations discusses the latest policies and how to incorporate the newest procedures into practice.
  • Significant additions are made to the chapters on public policy, dementia, and oncology.
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Elsevier Health Sciences
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Published on
Mar 15, 1920
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Pages
368
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ISBN
9780323072267
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Language
English
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Genres
Medical / Allied Health Services / Occupational Therapy
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Student Resources on Evolve

Video clipsLearning activitiesAdditional case studiesReview questions and answersSelf-quiz questions and answersFabrication procedures from the textForms from the textGrading sheets from the text

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A client-centered approach allows you to include the client when making decisions about planning and treatment, using the terminology set forth by the 2008 Occupational Therapy Practice Framework.

Evidence-based content includes clinical trials and outcome studies, especially those relating to intervention.

Key terms, chapter outlines, and chapter objectives introduce the essential information in each chapter.

Reading guide questions and summaries in each chapter make it easier to measure your comprehension of the material.

Information on prevention is incorporated throughout the book, especially in the Habits on Health and Wellness chapter.

Cultural diversity/sensitivity information helps you learn about the beliefs and customs of other cultures so you can provide appropriate care.

An Evolve companion website reinforces learning with resources such as review questions, forms for practice, crossword puzzles, and other learning activities.

New content on the latest advances in OT assessment and intervention includes prosthetics and assistive technologies, and updated assessment and interventions of TBI (traumatic brain injury) problems related to cognitive and visual perception.
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