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Clinical Reasoning in Occupational Therapy


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List of Contributors vii Foreword ix Preface xi Acknowledgements xv 1 Problem Solving in Occupational Therapy 1 Linda Robertson and Sian Griffiths 2 Abductive Reasoning and Case Formulation in Complex Cases 15 Bronwyn Thompson 3 Ethical Reasoning: Internal and External Morality for Occupational Therapists 31 Mary Butler 4 Occupational Therapists, Care and Managerialism 45 Ruth Fitzgerald 5 Context and How It Influences Our Professional Thinking 63 Susan Ryan and Carol Hills 6 The Novice Therapist 77 Linda Robertson 7 Artistry and Expertise 93 Margo Paterson, Joy Higgs and Catherine Donnelly 8 Kai Whakaora Ngangahau - M?ori Occupational Therapists' Collective Reasoning 107 Jo-Anne Gilsenan, Jane Hopkirk and Isla Emery-Whittington 9 Reasoning That Is Difficult to Articulate 129 Linda Robertson Index 137

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Dr Linda Robertson is Principal Lecturer in the OccupationalTherapy Department at Otago Polytechnic University in NewZealand.


"An interesting aspect reflected upon by the author is thedifference in the clinical reasoning of occupational therapistswhen treating those from their culture and when practicing in asetting that is ethnically or linguistically different from theirown. The geographical context of New Zealand, used in theexample, is an ethnically diverse country where health care isprovided within a mixed public/private system. Cross-cultural factors are addressed in the chapter discussing therapyservices for Maori clients in New Zeland... Many differentaspects of clinical reasoning are covered in this book that wouldinterest an advanced student." (Canadian Journal ofOccupational Therapy Article, 1 August 2013)

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