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Occupational Therapy and Older People
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This book locates older people as major clients of occupational therapy services. It provides a comprehensive resource for students and a basic working reference for clinicians. The book 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 onto chapters dedicated to activity, occupation and participation. 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. This new edition has been fully revised and updated. In addition brand new material has been included on occupational transitions (retirement, frailty and end of life); user perspectives; public health including advocacy, enablement and empowerment; people entering old age with disability and mental health conditions; visual impairment; assistive technology driving and ageism.
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Table of Contents

List of contributors vi 1 Introduction 1 Anne McIntyre and Anita Atwal 2 Perspectives of ageing 16 Anne McIntyre 3 The social context of older people 38 Frances Reynolds and Kee Hean Lim 4 Policy development and implications for occupational therapy practice 59 Margaret Gallagher 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 Therese 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 Linda Gnanasekaran 8 Occupation and successful ageing ? Activity and participation 185 Anne McIntyre 9 Environmental impacts, products and technology 224 Anita Atwal, Sarah Buchanan, Marcus Sivell-Muller, Anthony Slater and Sue Vernon Index

About the Author

Anita Atwal PhD, MSc, DipCOT, FHEA Anita is a senior lecturer in occupational therapy at BrunelUniversity. Prior to her academic career Anita s practiceexperience was in acute medicine, older people and neurology. Anitahas continued her particular interest in older adults in the acutecare setting into her academic career and has published over 30articles in international and national peer-reviewed journals.Anita is the director for Professional Practice Research at BrunelUniversity, which aims to support and empower students, academics,clinicians and service users to promote high standards in clinicalpractice. She also leads a master s level module onevidence-based practice for occupational therapists. Anne McIntyre, PhD, MSc, PGCertTLHE, DipCOT Anne is currently programme lead for the MSc (pre-registration)Occupational Therapy course at Brunel University, where she hasbeen an OT lecturer since 1997. She teaches occupational therapyand physiotherapy students at undergraduate and postgraduate level.Anne has worked in acute health care, neurological rehabilitation,with children with motor disorders and in community rehabilitationwith older people. Anne has also continued her particular interestin older people into her academic career. She leads amaster s level module on occupational therapy and activeageing. She is a member of the Brunel Institute for AgeingStudies.

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This book is a useful resource that we would recommend topractitioners. (British Jnl Occupat Therapy, 1October 2013)

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