Management in Occupational Therapy by Z. B. Maslin (auth.)

By Z. B. Maslin (auth.)

My goal in scripting this ebook used to be to supply a advisor to administration for pupil occupational therapists and practitioners within the box. it's not meant to supply a solution to each achieveable administration scenario. The association and supply of future health and social providers is being subjected to relentless scrutiny and alter. not often has one thought been applied sooner than one other one is brought. In view of this, the thrust of this booklet is to spotlight key issues to be addressed while taking a look at the supply of occupational remedy companies. accordingly, the publication begins from the perspective of 1 who's within the early phases of an occupational remedy profession via to the location of getting to control the employees in an occupational remedy departmentl carrier. Following this plan, the publication has been geared up into elements. half One covers concerns that an occupational therapist has to confront at once in any task scenario. during this scenario, she's going to want to know wh at is anticipated of her. except understanding in regards to the a number of tasks, it is important to appreciate the context during which those tasks are to be performed. consequently, there are chapters that debate specialist tasks, self-management, stan­ dards of perform, and the constitution of the 2 greatest employers of occupational therapists - the NHS and native authority social prone departments.

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This law upholds the overall responsibility and authority of medical doctors over the patient's treatment. In some cases, direct access to a patient's doctor is considered sufficient in order for occupational therapy to be given. The latter practice is prevalent in hospital wards where admissions and discharges are rapid or too numerous for individual referrals to be manageable. e. there is a working agreement that occupational therapists can screen patients for occupational therapy without the consultant doctor's written medical referral.

3. 4. 5. Record and examine how time is spent. Diaries or specially designed forms may be used for this purpose. Determine whether all jobs are necessary. Prioritize jobs. Set a schedule or timetable of activities to facilitate the performance of tasks. Examine factors that affect the performance of tasks, and explore ways of controlling as many of these factors as possible. Finally, a problem-solving approach to situations is recommended. This involves using a systematic method to define the problem before embarking on any solutions concerning the effective use of time and of oneself as an occupational therapist.

However, wh at is selfmanagement? Self-management is the ability to set goals and priorities in order to perform planned actions. Occupational therapists at all levels need to develop strategies to handle the demands of their job. The undertaking of any job entails the management of time, resources and workload. The term resource is applied to items like equipment, materials, space and personnel. Workload refers to the range of duties wh ich an employee is expected to accomplish. Duties may be client-related, such as interviewing and assessing individuals, or service-related, for example, planning an occupational therapy programme for a service.

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