The role of occupational therapists in the rehabilitation team

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Baker, Anne M. and Carolyn A.Unsworth,. (2015). The role of occupational therapists in the rehabilitation team. In In Söderback, Ingrid (Ed.). International handbook of occupational therapy interventions pp. 661-667 Springer. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-08141-0_46
AuthorsBaker, Anne M. and Carolyn A.Unsworth,
EditorsSöderback, Ingrid
Abstract

The purpose of this chapter is to define the scope and role of the occupational therapist (occupational therapy) within a rehabilitation team. This chapter defines the different types of teams that exist, and presents information across all types. Frequently cited advantages and barriers to teamwork are also discussed. To provide context for the reader, the concepts that are discussed within this chapter are applied to teams working with clients who have experienced a stroke. The principles that are used by occupational therapists working on stroke teams are also applicable to many other clinical populations. Finally, the evidence base for teamwork is discussed, with respect to published studies.

Keywordsmulti-disciplinary team; inter-disciplinary team; trans-disciplinary team; teamwork
Page range661-667
Year2015
Book titleInternational handbook of occupational therapy interventions
PublisherSpringer
Place of publicationCham, Switzerland
Heidelberg, Germany
New York, NY
Dordrecht, The Netherlands
London, United Kingdom
ISBN9783319081403
9783319081410
9783319330822
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-08141-0_46
Scopus EID2-s2.0-84944754950
Research GroupSchool of Allied Health
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Online25 Nov 2014
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