Occupational Therapy and Life Course Development
invaluable work book for professional practice. It provides a tool
to help both students and qualified professionals develop and
enhance a framework for their practice that supports all
individuals and settings in a holistic and inclusive way.
Much of the book is organised as a work book based around a
single case study. It includes theory related to life span
development and managing change, and also exercises for readers to
complete in order to apply the theory to practice.
Chapters span such key topics as the client in context; life
events; transition and loss; the management of stress; and planful
The book emphasises how issues of life course development are as
relevant to health and social care professionals as they are to
their clients. A number of exercises invite readers to
reflect on their own life course, and there chapters both on
becoming and belonging as an occupational therapist, and on
developing professional practice.