Occupational Therapists Analytical Essay

Occupational Therapists
This paper analyzes the working conditions, duties, regulation and qualification of occupational therapists.
# 147621 | 1,741 words | 5 sources | APA | 2011 | KE
Published on May 25, 2011 in Psychology (Social) , Sociology (Social Work) , Sociology (Theory) , Medical and Health (General)

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In this article, the writer discusses that the profession of an occupational therapist is becoming increasingly popular in society. As medical practitioners, occupational therapists are supposed to adhere to certain standards including their qualification to practice, legal issues, cultural and humility competency, ethical issues among standards and regulations. A thorough analysis of the profession of occupational therapy is outlined in this paper.

Legal Issues
Ethical Issues
Health Care Data and Statistics
Cultural Humility and Competency

From the Paper:

"The general Federal laws on the practice of occupational therapy are I regard to certification and licensing. States have laws that slightly differ from one state to another, for example South Carolina's statutes on this practice are found in Title 40 -Of Professions and Occupations Sec 40. In Ontario, the statutes based on this profession are were constituted through the occupational Therapy Act 1991 There are the standard general laws that should be adhered to in practicing occupational therapy, the first standard is professional standing and responsibility and his practice should be in consistent with established principles and concepts of theory and practice. The screening, evaluation and re evaluation are all the responsibilities of the occupational therapist in accordance with the federal and state law among other regulatory and payer requirement and AOTA law. Occupational therapists should ensure that the intervention plan is in accordance with the set requirement such as external accreditation program, state and federal law and within the relevant time frame. The occupational therapist should document and interpret related to the client's ability."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • American Occupational Therapy Association. (2004). Policy 5.3.1: Definition of occupational therapy practice for state regulation. American Journal of Occupational Therapy, 58, 694-695.
  • Wilcock, A. A., & Townsend, E. A. (2009). Occupational Justice. In E. Crepeau, E. Cohn, & B. Schell (Eds.), Willard and Spackman's occupational therapy (11th ed., pp. 192- 215) . Philadelphia: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins.
  • Law, M., Polatajko, H., Baptiste, W., & Towsend, E. (1997). Core concepts of occupational therapy. In E. Towsend (Ed.), Enabling occupation: An occupational therapy perspective (pp. 29-56). Ottawa, ON: Canadian Association of Occupational Therapists.
  • Braveman, B., & Bass-Haugen, J. D. (2009). Social justice and health disparities: An evolving discourse in occupational therapy research and intervention. American Journal of Occupational Therapy, 63, 7-12.
  • Purtillo, R. (2005). Ethical dimensions in the health professions (4th ed.). Philadelphia: Elsevier/Saunders.

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