Summary: "Prepare your OT students to become OT thinkers. Thoroughly revised and updated, the 4th Edition of this groundbreaking text traces the historical development of the foundations of modern occupational therapy theory; examines its status today; and looks to its future. Dr. Kielhofner compares and contrasts eight well-known models, using diagrams to illustrate their practical applications and to highlight their similarities and differences. Well organized chapters ...show more are supported by extensive references." Provides a conceptual foundation by examining the historical development, current status, and the future of the knowledge that supports the practice of occupational therapy. Offers the most comprehensive coverage of theories in the field to provide a broad overview of occupational therapy. Presents a framework for understanding what kind of knowledge is needed to support practice and critically examines existing knowledge. Provides a structure for thinking about and analyzing knowledge in order to compare different approaches. Includes summary tables for each model. Highlights profession-wide concepts such as dynamic systems, narrative, and occupational form. Chronicles the contributions made to occupational therapy's knowledge development throughout the world. ...show lessEdition/Copyright: 4TH 10
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