Occupational therapy practitioners, students, and educators will find thoughtful case studies that reflect the diversity of clients encountered in practice and incorporate principles of equity, justice, inclusion, and belonging through a model of cultural awareness, humility, and empathy. Guided questions challenge students to develop analytical, pragmatic, inferential, and clinical reasoning skills, equipping them for entry-level practice. New and seasoned practitioners can hone their clinicalreasoning skills as they gain expertise in their current practice setting or prepare to transition to a new one.
• Section I. Acute Care
• Section II. Outpatient Rehabilitation
• Section III. Rehabilitation Unit or Rehabilitation Hospital
• Section IV. Subacute Rehabilitation
• Section V. Skilled Nursing Facility or Long-Term Care
• Section VI. Home and Community Health
• Section VII. Inpatient Behavioral Health Unit or Hospital
• Section VIII. Pediatric Services
• Appendixes: Educator’s guide, tool for matching ACOTE standards and learning outcomes with test questions and activities, and an overview of diversity represented through cases.
Each case study includes a detailed medical and social history that reflects clients’ occupational identities; initial evaluation findings that draw on culturally centered occupational profiles and occupation-centered evaluation of cognitive, mental, and physical function; and thought-provoking questions that address aspects of community reintegration, social determinants of health, and disparities. An educator’s guide supports integration of the text in occupational therapy curriculum.
Comprehensive and contemporary, this new text guides and prepares students and practitioners to enter practice in a diverse and rapidly changing world.