Occupation and Practice in Context is a new book written for students and professionals struggling to understand and address the multiple contextual influences that affect their everyday work. Based on complexity theory, which describes the inter-connectedness of human systems, this book examines the contextual forces that shape interactions with clients and consumers, whatever the setting or environment. The use throughout the book of detailed case studies, chapter objectives, key point summaries and further reading suggestions ensures that Occupation and Practice in Context will be an important guide for student and practitioners alike, helping to clarify the complex contextual issues factors influencing practice.
Table of Contents
Foreword Elizabeth Townsend Introduction Whiteford/Wright St Clair About the contributors Section 1: The Professional Context of Practice Chapter 1: Complexity theory: Understanding occupation and practice in context Whiteford, Klomp & Wright St Clair Chapter 2: The moral context of practice and professional relationships Wright St Clair & Seedhouse (VW) Chapter 3: Knowledge, power & evidence: Critical issues in evidence based practice Whiteford (GW) Chapter 4: Theoretical contexts Chapparo & Ranka (VW) Chapter 5: Professional education in context Hocking & Ness (VW) Chapter 6: Professionalism and accountability: Accreditation examined Allen, Oke, McKinstry & Courtney (GW) Chapter 7: World connected: The international context of professional practice Sinclair (VW) Section 2: The organizational context of practice Chapter 8: From graduate to practitioner: Rethinking organizational support and professional development McKinstry Chapter 9: Challenges of case management Allen (GW) Chapter 10: Constructions of allied health: Making considered choices Cusick & Lanin (GW) Chapter 11: Cultural power in organisations: The dynamics of interprofessional teams Jones (VW) Section 3: The sociocultural context of practice Chapter 12: Gender, occupation and paricipation Wicks & Whiteford (GW) Chapter 13: The family as a unit in postmodern society: Considerations for practice Stagnitti (GW) Chapter 14: Practice in an indigenous context Ratima & Ratima (VW) Chapter 15: Occupation as a cross-cultural construct Iwama (GW) Chapter 16: Sustainable practice in resource poor environments Jensen & Thomas (GW) Section 4: The political and economic context of practice Chapter 17: Economy as context: Evaluating occupation focused services Wright St Clair & Brown Chapter 18: Understanding work in contemporary society O'Halloran & Innes (VW) Chapter 19: Leisure as commodity Neumayer & Wilding (GW) Chapter 20: The legislative and policy context of practice Barbara & Whiteford Chapter 21: Globalisation and the enabling state Whiteford (GW)