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Occupational Therapy with Aging Adults: Promoting Quality of Life through Collaborative Practice

Occupational Therapy with Aging Adults: Promoting Quality of Life through Collaborative Practice

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Look no further for the book that provides the information essential for successful practice in the rapidly growing field of gerontological occupational therapy! Occupational Therapy with Aging Adults is a new, comprehensive text edited by OT and gerontological experts Karen Frank Barney and Margaret Perkinson that takes a unique interdisciplinary and collaborative approach in covering every major aspects of geriatric gerontological occupational therapy practice. With 30 chapters written by 70 eminent leaders in gerontology and OT, this book covers the entire continuum of care for the aging population along with special considerations for this rapidly growing demographic. This innovative text also covers topical issues spanning the areas of ethical approaches to treatment; nutrition and oral health concerns; pharmacological issues; low vision interventions; assistive technology supports; and more to ensure readers are well versed in every aspect of this key practice area.

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

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780323067768
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
Publication date: 12/23/2015
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 752
Product dimensions: 8.60(w) x 10.90(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

Section I: Conceptual Foundations of Gerontological Occupational Therapy 1. Gerontological OT: Conceptual Frameworks, Historical Contexts, & Practice Principles, Perkinson & Barney 2. Ethical and Legal Aspects of Occupational Therapy Practice with Older Adults, Needham, Luetkemeyer, Lohman, & Mu 3. Looming Disease Burden Associated with the Aging Process: Implications for OT Practice, Andresen, Cannell, Akhtar, Barney 4. Theoretical Models Relevant to Gerontological Occupational Therapy Practice, Hocking & Meltzer 5. Foundations of Evidence-Based Gerontological Occupational Therapy Practice, Krieger, Tao, & Royeen 6. Approaches to Screening and Assessment in Gerontological Occupational Therapy, Bear-Lehman, Chippendale, & Albert 7. Occupational Therapy Intervention Process with Aging Adults, Lysack Section II: Age-Related Biological System Changes and Gerontological Occupational Therapy 8. Musculoskeletal System Changes with Aging: Implications for Occupational Therapy, Hayes, Herning, & Gonzalez-Snyder 9. Physiological and Neurological System Changes with Aging and Related Occupational Therapy Interventions, Morley, Patel, VanPuymbrook, Schwartz, & Barney 10. Occupational Therapy Interventions for Older Adults with Low Vision, Newsham-Beckley 11. Nutrition, Occupational Performance & the Phenomenology of Food in Later Life, Lo, Desai, Moss, & Henderson-Kalb 12. Oral Health for the Aging Adult, Blanchard, Barker, & Hyde 13. Pharmacology, Pharmacy, and the Aging Adult: Implications for Occupational Therapy, Behrenholtz Levy & Barney Section III: Aging-Related Psychosocial Changes and Gerontological Occupational Therapy 14. Cognitive Executive Abilities in Aging and Everyday Life, Han, Parker, & McDowd 15. Cognitive Impairment, Dementia, and Occupational Therapy Interventions, Kempf, Schwarz, Desai,  & Perkinson 16. Mental Health and Common Psychiatric Disorders Associated with Aging, Stoffel, Lee, Schwartz, & Grossberg 17. Spirituality and Aging, Ellor & Bowen 18. Successful Aging, de Medeiros, Jackson, & Perkinson Section IV: The Functional Environment of Aging Adults and Gerontological Occupational Therapy 19. The Physical Environment and Aging, Rowles, Perkinson, & Barney 20. Driving and Transportation: Dementia as a Model for Evaluation, Decision-Making, and Planning, Carr & Hunt 21. Assistive Technology: Supports for Aging Adults, Furphy, Lindstom,  & Burdick 22. Families and Aging: The Lived Experience, Karasch Behr & Tebb Section V: Continuum of Care and Gerontological Occupational Therapy 23. U.S. Health Care System Overview and the Occupational Therapy Services Interface, Meret-Hanke & Barney 24. The Role of Occupational Therapy in Acute & Sub-Acute Care with Aging Adults, Turek Koch & Flaherty 25. Long-Term Care: The Role of Occupational Therapists in Transformative Practice, Briller, Paul-Ward, & Whaley 26. Home: An Evolving Context for Health Care, Gitlin & Piersol Section VI: Trends and Innovations in Care for Aging Adults 27. Intraprofessional & Interprofessional Processes in Gerontological Care, Tumosa, Lach, Barney, & Orr 28. Occupational Therapists as Change Agents, Brodrick & Barry 29. Community-Based Models of Practice to Address Late Life Inequities: Examples from the UK, Pollard, Sakellariou, Pollard, & Harrison 30. The Future of Gerontological Occupational Therapy, Barney & Perkinson

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