This text offers an exploration of emerging innovative directions for the profession of occupational therapy with a focus upon the theory and application of role emerging placements.
The book affords the reader an opportunity to explore how occupation focused practice can be applied to a wide variety of settings and circumstances in order to improve the health and well–being of a diverse range of people. Chapters cover relevant theory as well as offering practical guidance with examples drawn from the experiences of university educators, occupational therapists, setting/service providers and students.
The book describes, explores and discusses both the potential and ramifications of role emerging practice on the occupational therapy profession and offers a vision for the future of the profession that reflects current occupational, social and health needs.
Notes on contributors.
Part I: Background to OT, and philosophy of OT and emergence/re–emergence of occupation focussed practice.
1 Emerging occupational therapy practice: Building on the foundations and seizing the opportunities (Matthew Molineux & Sue Baptiste).
2 Models of role emerging placements (Mary Edwards & Miranda Thew).
Part II: Current examples of emerging practice for occupational therapists.
3 Successful role emerging placements: It is all in the preparation (Yvonne Thomas & Sylvia Rodger0.
4 The student experience of a role emerging placement (Philippa Gregory, Lydia Quelch & Elisha Watanabe).
5 Promoting well–being in a large organisation: Challenges and opportunities (Miranda Thew).
6 An occupational perspective of a disability–focused employment service (Sally Hall).
7 Promoting occupational therapy in a community health centre (Barry Trentham & Lynn Cockburn).
8 Occupational therapy: Can it make a difference in community cardiac failure? (Emma Brown & Barbara Gurney).
9 Community development (Deborah Windley).
Part III: Part Three Future of the profession.
10 Using policy and government drivers to create role emerging opportunities (Lori Letts & Julie Richardson).
11 The way forward? (Sue Baptiste & Matthew Molineux).
This book can be considered a valuable resource to an area that has so little focused information published, as this topic usually appears as a paragraph in generic occupational therapy books Importantly, this book highlights the function of role emerging placements in shaping the future of occupational therapy practice. (British Journal of Occupational Therapy, 1 June 2012)