Legal Aspects of Occupational Therapy

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John Wiley & Sons, Aug 2, 2011 - Medical - 680 pages
Since publication of the original edition in 1996, this book has established itself as an essential text for occupational therapists. It offers an understanding of the law relating to their practice, but is written to be accessible for those who have no prior legal knowledge. The text provides valuable information for occupational therapists employed in health and social services, as well as the law relevant to private practitioners.

The book includes chapters on all the main client groups and presents the relevant specialist law. Students and teachers of occupational therapy will find the chapters on professional registration, education, training and research of particular interest.

The third edition has been substantially revised to cover significant changes in legislation since the previous version. There is also a brand new chapter on the subject of death and dying. Legal Aspects of Occupational Therapy remains a key resource for the occupational therapy student, practitioner and service manager.

 

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Contents

Community Care and the Rights of the Disabled
References
Situation
Parttime workers
References
Situation
Learning Disabilities
Care of Babies Children and young Persons

Defences
Conclusions
The Duty of Confidentiality and Data Protection
Access to Records and Information
Negligence
Situations involving
References
The Occupiers Liability Act 1957 The Occupiers Liability Act 1984
References
Destruction of records
Statements Reports and Giving Evidence in Court
Conclusion
Conclusions
Situation
Devices
References
Statutory Organisation of Health and Social Services
The Future
2007
Conclusions
Older People
Stroke services
Risk taking
Interagency cooperation
Death and the Dying
Coming off a ventilator
Registration of death and the role of the coroner
References
Consulting of carers
Complementary Medicine
Independent Practice
Professional issues
Implications for OTs References
NHS Constitution
Sections 16 of the Health Act 2009 and section 11
Copyright

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About the author (2011)

Bridgit C. Dimond is a Barrister-at-Law and Emeritus Professor at the University of Glamorgan. A prolific author and lecturer, her long-standing collaboration with occupational therapists informs this book, as well as the many courses she facilitates for the occupational therapy community.

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