Health Policy Perspectives
Receiving Recognition: A Case for Occupational Therapy Practitioners as Mental and Behavioral Health Providers
Coordination among states to identify barriers to and opportunities for occupational therapy practitioners’ recognition as QMHPs and QBHPs is essential to address the projected shortage of mental health service providers.
Occupational Therapist Treatment of Patients in the Neurological Critical Care Unit: Utilization and Patient Characteristics
Findings indicate that patients with a lower level of consciousness had later onset of occupational therapy, suggesting an opportunity for NCCU occupational therapists to collaborate with physicians in the modification of sedation protocols.
Examining Care Partner Problems Using the International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health
Using the ICF to understand care partners’ problems after a sudden-onset condition may provide crucial insight needed to develop effective self-management interventions for care partners in the future.
Structured occupational reflection can enhance the recovery of adults living with SMI in inpatient psychiatry units.
Loneliness and Activity Engagement Among Rural Homebound Older Adults With and Without Self-Reported Depression
Occupational therapy practitioners serving rural homebound older adults should consider providing interventions to address loneliness and facilitate activity engagement.
Because sleep issues have a considerable impact on family life, occupational therapy support is important young adults with ASD and their families.
Columns: Brief Report
Occupational therapy has a role in facilitating college students' return to occupational performance during concussion recovery.
A toileting intervention using an automated bidet is feasible and acceptable for caregivers of older adults and can reduce the amount of physical assistance required from caregivers.
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Unpaid Caregiving and Aging in Place in the United States: Advancing the Value of Occupational Therapy
The authors articulate the distinct value of occupational therapy in supporting state and federal policy focused on caregiving and aging in place.
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Occupational Therapy Interventions to Support Feeding and Toileting in Children From Birth to Age 5 Years
The author describes evidence-based evaluation and intervention strategies for a child receiving early intervention services for ADL performance.