Fully updated and revised, this second edition considers older people as major clients of occupational therapy services. The ethos of the book is to inspire innovation in the practice of occupational therapy with older people, promoting successful ageing that entails control and empowerment. It encompasses current theories, debates and challenges which occupational therapists need to engage in if they are to provide pro–active and promotional approaches to ageing.
Detailed coverage of bodily structures, functions and pathologies leads on to chapters dedicated to activity, occupation and participation. In addition, brand new material has been included on occupational transitions such as retirement, frailty and dying; user perspectives; public health including advocacy, enablement and empowerment; people entering old age with disability; older people in prisons; homelessness; immigration and ethnic minorities; and ageism.
- Provides a comprehensive resource for students and a basic working reference for clinicians
- Includes case studies, narratives and user perspectives
- Adopts the framework of the WHO International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health.
- Specialist contributions reveal the diversity of occupational performance considerations in older age.
List of contributors vi
1 Introduction 1
Anne McIntyre and Anita Atwal
2 Perspectives of ageing 16
3 The social context of older people 38
Frances Reynolds and Kee Hean Lim
4 Policy development and implications for occupational therapy practice 59
5 Health conditions and active ageing 73
Melanie Manley, Rachel Bentley, Christina Richards, Kirsty Tattersall, Alison Warren, Alice Mackenzie, Anna L. Pratt, Alison Lillywhite, Mary Grant, Anne McIntyre, Jacqueline Lawson and Thérèse Jackson
6 The ageing body – body functions and structures: Part 1 120
Stephen Ashford and Anne McIntyre
7 The ageing body – body functions and structures: Part 2 146
8 Occupation and successful ageing – Activity and participation 185
9 Environmental impacts, products and technology 224
Anita Atwal, Sarah Buchanan, Marcus Sivell–Muller, Anthony Slater and Sue Vernon