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Rheumatology Practice in Occupational Therapy is a valuable new handbook focusing on the core area of rheumatology. It provides practical guidance to help occupational therapists treat and manage rheumatic disease in both clinical and community settings and emphasizes a contemporary ‘client-centred’ approach as a fundamental requirement of effective and rewarding OT practice. Drawing upon personal, clinical and theoretical perspectives, it equips the reader with an understanding not only of relevant practical skills but of the clinical reasoning required to modify and apply these skills to the needs of individual people.
Table of Contents
Notes on contributors
1 Living with a rheumatic disease: the personal perspective
2 Living with rheumatic diseases: the theoretical perspective
3 Understanding rheumatic diseases: the occupational therapy perspective
4 Managing rheumatic conditions: the policy perspective
5 Occupational therapy assessment and outcome measurement
6 Psychological approaches to understanding and managing rheumatic conditions
7 Approaches to promoting behaviour change
8 Joint protection
9 Pain management
10 Maintaining independence
11 Vocational rehabilitation
12 Rheumatology splinting
13 Maintaining a sense of self