with which to begin the exploration of the subject of occupational therapy and vocational rehabilitation
Occupational therapists throughout the world have used work activities therapeutically since the earliest origins of the profession. Being able to work has been shown to have a number of positive benefits to health and well–being. As rehabilitation specialists, occupational therapists work in a range of diverse settings with clients who have a variety of physical, emotional and psychological conditions. They are therefore well–placed to assist clients to access, remain in and return to work.
Occupational Therapy and Vocational Rehabilitation explains the role of the occupational therapist in vocational rehabilitation, as well as providing practical knowledge and skills to apply in practice. The book covers the following topics:
- Work and the History of Vocational Rehabilitation
- Theoretical Frameworks in Vocational Rehabilitation
- The Continuum of Vocational Rehabilitation
- Occupational therapy and the vocational rehabilitation process
- Vocational rehabilitation for specific health conditions and disabilities
- The Context of Practice
Occupational Therapy and Vocational Rehabilitation will be a valuable resource for occupational therapy students and novice practitioners. Aspects will also be of interest to other vocational rehabilitation practitioners, such as physiotherapists and nurses.
1 Understanding Vocational Rehabilitation.
2 The Evolution of Vocational Rehabilitation.
3 The Meaning and Value of Work.
4 Theoretical Frameworks in Vocational Rehabilitation.
5 Service Models in Vocational Rehabilitation.
6 Occupational Therapy and the Vocational Rehabilitation Process.
7 Vocational Rehabilitation for Specific Health Conditions and Disabilities.
8 Team Structures in Vocational Rehabilitation.
9 Working within the Law in Industry.
10 Future Directions.