Clinical Reasoning in Occupational Therapy
Occupational therapists work with a wide variety of patients with a multitude of conditions in a range of clinical practice environments. They must be able to work with the varied clinical presentations they encounter and take the most appropriate action for individual patients whilst responding to current practice demands.
This book defines clinical reasoning as a process in which the therapist structures meaning, goals and health management strategies based on clinical data, client choices and professional judgement and knowledge. It informs clinicians and undergraduate students about the latest research and thinking on the topic, and examines clinical reasoning as an important aspect of occupational therapy practice and an obligatory component of professional training and assessment.
Written by an internationally renowned group of clinicians, educators and academics, this is a valuable resource for students and practitioners which covers the theory and practice of all key topics within clinical reasoning.