Occupational Therapy and Older People, Second Edition


This ebook locates older humans as significant consumers of occupational treatment providers. It presents a finished source for college kids and a uncomplicated operating reference for clinicians. The publication encompasses present theories, debates and demanding situations which occupational therapists have to have interaction in in the event that they are to supply pro-active and promotional methods to growing older. particular assurance of physically buildings, features and pathologies leads onto chapters devoted to task, career and participation.

The ethos of the publication is to encourage innovation within the perform of occupational remedy with older humans, selling profitable growing older that involves keep an eye on and empowerment.

This new version has been totally revised and up to date. moreover fresh fabric has been integrated on occupational transitions (retirement, frailty and finish of life); person views; public well-being together with advocacy, enablement and empowerment; humans coming into outdated age with incapacity and psychological medical conditions; visible impairment; assistive expertise using and ageism.

Chapter 1 advent (pages 1–15): Anne McIntyre, Anita Atwal and Jennifer Wenborn
Chapter 2 views of growing old (pages 16–37): Anne McIntyre
Chapter three The Social Context of Older humans (pages 38–58): Frances Reynolds and Kee Hean Lim
Chapter four coverage improvement and Implications for Occupational remedy perform (pages 59–72): Margaret Gallagher
Chapter five medical conditions and lively getting old (pages 73–119): Melanie Manley, Rachel Bentley, Christina Richards, Kirsty Tattersall, Alison Warren, Alice Mackenzie, Anna L. Pratt, Alison Lillywhite, Mary supply, Anne McIntyre, Jacqueline Lawson and Therese Jackson
Chapter 6 The getting old physique – physique services and buildings: half 1 (pages 120–145): Stephen Ashford and Anne McIntyre
Chapter 7 The growing older physique – physique services and constructions: half 2 (pages 146–184): Linda Gnanasekaran
Chapter eight profession and winning getting older – task and Participation (pages 185–223): Anne McIntyre and Lesley Wilson
Chapter nine Environmental affects, items and know-how (pages 224–250): Anita Atwal, Sarah Buchanan, Marcus Sivell?Muller, Anthony Slater and Sue Vernon

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2009). There are many definitions of frailty, but the one most commonly accepted within biomedical studies is that by Fried et al. 1). However, this is increasingly perceived as being a multidimensional construct (Syddall et al. 2010, Roland et al. 2011). Lang et al. ” (p. 540) Lang et al. (2009) suggest that age, gender, lifestyle, and socio-economic background all contribute to frailty, along with co-morbidities, affective, cognitive and sensory impairments. Frailty is not just observed in the oldest-old, with Syddall et al.

Jacques and Hasselkus (2004) discuss that people at the end of life tend to disengage from the everyday occupations and focus more on getting their life in order – financially, legally, ­emotionally and spiritually and interpersonal relationships. Jacques and Hasselkus (2004) and Pollard (2006) advocate that, for occupational justice to prevail, an individual requires help to live meaningfully at the end of life. It is therefore important for people at the end of life to successfully carry out their valued occupations, rather than getting overwhelmed by medical interventions or poor personal care.

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