Fully updated and revised, this 2nd edition considers older people as major clients of occupational therapy services. It inspires innovation in the practice of occupational therapy with older people, encompasses current theories and challenges, and provides detailed coverage of bodily structures, functions and pathologies. Topics new to this edition include: retirement, frailty and dying; user perspectives; public health including advocacy, enablement and empowerment; people entering old age with disability; older people in prisons; homelessness; immigration and ethnic minoritie.
Perspectives of ageing / Anne McIntyre -- The social context of older people / Frances Reynolds and Kee Hean Lim -- Policy development and implications for occupational therapy practice / Margaret Gallagher -- Health conditions and active ageing / Melanie Manley [and others] -- The ageing body : body functions and structures : part 1 / Stephen Ashford and Anne McIntyre -- The ageing body : body functions and structures : part 2 / Linda Gnanasekaran -- Occupation and successful ageing : activity and participation / Anne McIntyre -- Environmental impacts, products and technology / Anita Atwal [and others]
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