Legal Aspects of Occupational Therapy

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John Wiley & Sons, Apr 15, 2008 - Medical - 440 pages
Since publication of the first 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 second edition also provides an introduction to the complex organisational and legal developments which impact the work of the occupational therapist, including: the Human Rights Act; the Health and Social Care (Community Health and Standards) Act 2003; the concept of clinical governance and the role of the new Health Professions Council. It is a generous resource for the occupational therapy student, practitioner and service manager.

 

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Contents

Chapter 1 Occupational Therapy
1
Chapter 2 The Legal System
11
Chapter 3 Registration and the Health Professions Council
20
Chapter 4 Professional Conduct Proceedings
30
Chapter 5 Education and Training
38
Chapter 6 Rights of Clients
46
Chapter 7 Consent and Information Giving
58
Chapter 8 The Duty of Confidentiality and Data Protection
67
Chapter 19 Employment Law
248
Chapter 20 Physical Disabilities
268
Chapter 21 Mental Illness
283
Chapter 22 Learning Disabilities
310
Chapter 23 Children
321
Chapter 24 Older People
343
Chapter 25 Teaching and Research
360
Chapter 26 Complementary Medicine
378

Chapter 9 Access to Records and Information
88
Chapter 10 Negligence
97
Chapter 11 Health and Safety
117
Chapter 12 Record Keeping
143
Chapter 13 Statements Reports and Giving Evidence in Court
152
Chapter 14 Handling Complaints
169
Chapter 15 Equipment Issues
179
Chapter 16 Transport Issues
201
Chapter 17 Statutory Organisation of Health and Social Services
209
Chapter 18 Community Care and the Rights of the Disabled
226
Chapter 27 Independent Practice
385
Chapter 28 The Future
397
Schedule 1 of the Human Rights Act 1998
399
Glossary
404
Further Reading
409
Table of Cases
413
Table of Statues
417
Index
429
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About the author (2008)

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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