Occupational Therapy in Australia: Professional and Practice Issues

Ted Brown, Helen Bourke-Taylor, Stephen ISBEL, Reinie Cordier

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The authors begin with an overview of the history of occupational therapy in Australia, the ethical and legal aspects of its practice and its role in population health and health promotion. The values and philosophy of occupational therapy are considered next, together with the roles and responsibilities of practitioners and specific practice features, including client-centred practice, evidence-based practice, research in occupational therapy and clinical reasoning. Key issues, including occupational analysis, the development of occupations across the lifespan, occupational therapy assessment, Indigenous issues, practice in rural and remote areas and advocacy, leadership and entrepreneurship, are also examined in detail.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationCrows Nest, NSW, Australia
PublisherAllen & Unwin
Number of pages400
ISBN (Print)9781925266634
Publication statusPublished - 2017


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