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Occupational Therapy : Performance, Participation, and Well Being


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ISBN 9781617110504

Christiansen J et al







A comprehensive occupational therapy textbook that introduces students to core knowledge in the profession and the foundations of practice – the occupations, person factors, and environment factors that support performance, participation, and well-being.

The editors are joined by more than 40 international scholars who bring students, faculty, and practitioners the evidence that supports occupational therapy practice. The PEOP Model is featured as an exemplar of a person-environment-occupation model and provides a valuable roadmap for understanding key concepts and developing strong clinical reasoning skills in the occupational therapy process.

  • Examines the theories, models, frameworks, and classifications that support contemporary knowledge of person, environment, and occupational factors.
  • Presents detailed chapters on the occupations of children and youth, adults, older adults, organisations, and populations.
  • Provides extensive coverage of the person factors (psychological, cognition, sensory, motor, physiological, spirituality) and environment factors (culture, social, physical, policy, technology) that support occupational performance.
  • Includes exceptional content on the essentials of professional practice: therapeutic use of self, evidence-based practice, professionalism, lifelong development, ethics, business fundamentals, and critical concepts.
  • Introduces emerging practice areas of self-management, community-based practice, technology, and teaching/learning and opportunities to work with organizations and populations.
  • Incorporates international and global perspectives on core knowledge and occupational therapy practice.
  • Documents assessments, interventions, resources, and evidence in user-friendly tables.
  • Uses simple and complex cases to illustrate key concepts and ideas.

New and Updated Sections in the Fourth Edition:

  • Individual chapters on each person factor and environment factor and occupations across the lifespan.
  • Expanded coverage of approaches for organizations and populations and entry-level professional skills.
  • Consistent framework of tables and language across chapters and sections.
  • Additional teaching materials available at www.efacultylounge.com, including PowerPoint presentations. .
About the author
Charles H. Christiansen, EdD, OTR, FAOTA is Executive Director of The American Occupational Therapy Foundation in Bethesda, Maryland, and Clinical Professor, Division of Rehabilitation Sciences, at the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston, Texas. Dr. Christiansen is also Principal and Founder, StoryCrafting, Inc, LLC, a private consulting firm for life transitions based in Rochester, Minnesota. Dr. Christiansen is a Fellow of the American Occupational Therapy Association and a past Vice President and Treasurer of that organization. He is the founding editor of the scientific journal OTJR: Occupation, Participation and Health.

Carolyn M. Baum, PhD, OTR/L, FAOTA is the Elias Michael Director and Professor of Occupational Therapy, Neurology, and Social Work at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, Missouri. Dr. Baum has twice served as President of the American Occupational Therapy Association and was President of the American Occupational Therapy Certification Board (now NBCOT). She currently serves as the Chair of the American Occupational Therapy Foundation’s Research Commission and serves on the Executive Board of the Foundation. She has served on the National Center for Medical Rehabilitation Research at the National Institutes of Health and the Institute of Medicine’s Committee to Assess Rehabilitation Science and Engineering Needs.

Julie D. Bass, PhD, OTR/L, FAOTA is Professor and past Chair, Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy, at St. Catherine University in St. Paul, Minnesota. She was the Founding Director of the Public Health Program at St. Catherine University. Dr. Bass also serves as the Director of Research and Associate Director of the Institute for the Study of Occupation and Health at the American Occupational Therapy Foundation. Dr. Bass is a Fellow of the American Occupational Therapy Association.

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