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CLINICAL DECISION MAKING: CASE STUDIES FOR THE OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY ASSISTANT is a first of its kind text designed to help students, entry-level practitioners and professors work on fostering clinical reasoning skills in the provision of occupational therapy assistant services. The case studies in this book incorporate the most common practice settings across the continuum of care and follow clients as they progress across this continuum. Organized broadly around the current Occupational Therapy Practice Framework of the American Occupational Therapy Association, each case contains examples of how this framework can be applied to a particular client. The case studies in this book are meant to provoke discussion among your students about treatment planning, ethical issues and collaboration with the client, family and other healthcare providers.
- Presents easy, moderate, and difficult cases to challenge any learner.
- Contains case studies that include: a detailed occupational profile; analysis of occupational performance; factors influencing performance skills and patterns; factors influencing contexts; an intervention plan and review; and a discussion of plausible outcomes.
- Includes application questions for each case study that prompt students to think critically about the client scenarios presented.
- Incorporates the most common practice settings, including acute care, skilled nursing facilities, inpatient rehabilitation, home health care, community services, outpatient rehabilitation, federal and state government agencies, and psychiatric care.
- Presents a diverse array of clients from various ethnic, social, cultural, and religious backgrounds who range in age from toddlers to the elderly.
1. Case Study 1 Easy: Nancy.
2. Case Study 2 Moderate: Clarence.
3. Case Study 3 Difficult: Lewis.
4. Case Study 4 Difficult: George.
Part II: SKILLED NURSING FACILITIES.
5. Case Study 5 Easy: Carolina.
6. Case Study 7 Difficult: George.
Part III: INPATIENT REHABILITATION.
8. Case Study 8 Easy: Sandy.
9. Case Study 9 Moderate: Stephanie.
10. Case Study 10 Moderate: David.
11. Case Study 11 Difficult: Issac.
12. Case Study 12 Difficulty: George.
Part IV: HOME HEALTH CARE.
13. Case Study 13 Moderate: Gladys.
14. Case Study 14 Difficult: George.
Part V: COMMUNITY SERVICES.
15. Case Study 15 Easy: Community Center for Elderly Day Program for Fall Prevention Program.
16. Case Study 16 Moderate: Brian.
17. Case Study 17 Moderate: Education of New Teachers for Autism Institute.
Part VI: OUTPATIENT REHABILITATION.
18. Case Study 18 Easy: Wendy.
19. Case Study 19 Easy: Florence.
20. Case Study 20 Moderate: Anupam.
21. Case Study 20 moderate: Brad.
22. Case Study 22 Difficult: George.
23. Case Study 23 Difficult: Larry.
Part VII: STATE GOVERNMENT AGENCIES.
24. Case Study 24 Easy: Tina.
25. Case Study 25 Difficult: Joe.
Part VIII: PSYCHIATRIC CARE.
26. Case Study 26 Moderate: Michiko.
27. Case Study 27 Difficult: Lia.