Occupational therapists throughout the world have used work activities therapeutically since the earliest origins of the profession. Being able to work has been shown to have a number of positive benefits to health and well-being. As rehabilitation specialists, occupational therapists work in a range of diverse settings with clients who have a variety of physical, emotional and psychological conditions. They are, therefore, well-placed to assist clients to access, remain in, and, return to work. This book explains the role of the occupational therapist in vocational rehabilitation, as well as providing practical knowledge and skills to apply in practice.
Contents: Work and the history of vocational rehabilitation -- Theoretical frameworks in vocational rehabilitation -- The continuum of vocational rehabilitation -- Occupational therapy and the vocational rehabilitation process -- Vocational rehabilitation for specific health conditions and disabilities -- The context of practice.