This book provides a link between occupational health and clinical practice. It aims to provide a valuable starting point for health professionals with an interest in occupational medicine as well as those intending to specialize in occupational medicine. It will also serve as a useful guide for all those who are interested in occupational medical practice. These include medical students at various levels, occupational health nurses, general practitioners, or colleagues and professionals in occupational health and safety — in other words, for all who have committed themselves to do the best practice for the health of working people.This third edition of the textbook has been fully revised and includes new materials and chapters. The contents of the book have been streamlined to appear in two sections. The approach of examining occupational health issues and concerns from the standpoint of clinical presentations of the different organ systems is retained. These clinically oriented chapters form Section One. Section Two comprises issues of special interest to occupational health practitioners such as screening and routine medical examinations, assessment of disability for compensation, medical planning and management of industrial disasters, occupational medicine practice and the law, and the prevention of occupational diseases.Several changes have directly resulted from feedback from readers of the previous editions. Among these are the inclusion of new chapters on occupational infections, metabolic disorders, and occupational medicine practice and the law. As before, case studies have been incorporated in the chapters to make clear the relevant issues.
This handbook serves as a guide to the practice of occupational medicine. In 42 concise chapters, it covers the following topics: occupational medical services, occupationally related illnesses, evaluating a potential health hazard, special problems and opportunities in occupational medicine, and environmental medicine. Nine appendices include information regarding educational opportunities in OM, a recommended library, and a brief overview of the hazards of common industrial substances.
Newly updated, Agricultural Medicine: Rural Occupational Health, Safety, and Prevention, Second Editionis a groundbreaking and comprehensive textbook and reference for students and practitioners of public health, and professionals in the field of rural agricultural occupational health and safety. The book introduces specific occupational and environmental health and safety issues faced by agricultural workers and rural residents, and provides a roadmap to establishing sustainable worker and public health support in agricultural communities.Responding to reader demand, Agricultural Medicine, Second Edition now features more case studies, key point summaries, and new international perspective chapters comparing North American health and agricultural practices to those in Europe, the Asia Pacific, and South America.Agricultural health and safety engages a multidisciplinary team of medical professionals, veterinarians, safety professionals, engineers, sociologists, epidemiologists, and psychologists, for whom this book serves as an essential resource.
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Occupational medicine has become of increasing importance as a result of the extensive health and safety legislation in the UK. This self test book offers comprehensive coverage for medical practitioners studying for the Royal College of Physicians associateship (and its equivalents) and general practioners studying for the Diploma ofthe Faculty of Occupational Physicians.Occupational Medicine is becoming increasingly relevant not least as a result of the extensive health and safety legislation, with many entering the speciality at various levels of involvement and from multi-disciplinary backgrounds. MCQs are a valuablemethod of revising and are also an established part of many higher examinations. * This book provides those new to the speciality or intending to sit examinations with an excellent means of testing knowledge and prompting areas for further reading. *It also provides those established in the field with a method of reviewing and refreshing the knowledge of this rapidly expanding area. * There are 250 questions covering all aspects of occupational medicine including epidemiology, statistics, stress, legislation and toxicology. The questions are based upon the AFOM and Diploma in Occupational Medicine, London and the LFOM and MFOM, Dublin examination syllabuses, however all those with an interest in occupational health will find the questions an invaluable revision aid.""
Sponsored by the American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, this updated Third Edition is a comprehensive, practical guide to the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of occupationally related disorders. It provides an excellent overview of technical issues, practical applications, and preventive strategies for illness and injury related to the workplace. Emphasizing prevention, new chapters provide expansive coverage of environmentally induced asthma and allergies. A section of competencies is included for certification preparation within this specialty. A comprehensive index provides reference ease for examination of all aspects of occupational and environmental medicine.
Be prepared for the latest NBCOT exam!Rely on the guide that has helped thousands of students pass their exams with exactly the practice they need. The 4th Edition mirrors the latest NBCOT exam blueprint and the question formats—multiple-choice and simulation at the difficulty level and in the decision-making style of the actual exam. More than 1,000 questions in five practice exams help you identify your strengths and weaknesses while you improve your test-taking performance.Access more online.Redeem the Plus Code inside new, printed texts to access a wealth of DavisPlus resources. You’ll find your Davis Digital Version, your complete text online, nine clinical simulation tests, and three practice exams, each featuring a clinical simulation followed by 170 multiple-choice questions as well as prompt and response-type questions covering evaluation, treatment, intervention, and professional practice—800 questions in all."The key to passing the test is not only knowledge, but practicing taking multiple-choice questions, and these questions most closely match the ones on the exam. I think that this is the best exam review guide on the market."—Paula Kramer, PhD, OTR/L, FAOTA, University of the Sciences in Philadelphia"The greatest strength of these review questions is that there are so many questions rich in diverse material and that the questions are so similar to the questions on the actual exam. Additionally, the explanations help in correcting the reader if he/she is thinking on the wrong track. As a former student, I would have felt far more comfortable taking the test after having finished reviewing all these questions." —Amy Perez, OTR/L, Graduate from Xavier University
Focusing on children from infancy to adolescence, Occupational Therapy for Children and Adolescents, 7th Edition provides comprehensive, full-color coverage of pediatric conditions and treatment techniques in all settings. Its emphasis on evidence-based practice includes updated references, research notes, and explanations of the evidentiary basis for specific interventions. And coverage of new research and theories, new techniques, and current trends, with additional case studies, keeps you in step with the latest advances in pediatric OT practice. Written by educators Jane Case-Smith and Jane Clifford O’Brien, this text is the Number One book in pediatric OT!Case studies help you apply concepts to actual situations you may encounter in practice.Research Notes boxes and evidence-based summary tables help you interpret evidence and strengthen your clinical decision-making skills.Learning resources on Evolve include video clips, review activities, and additional case studies.Learning objectives indicate what you will be learning in each chapter and serve as checkpoints in studying for examinations.A glossary makes it easy to look up key terms.NEW video clips and case studies on the Evolve website demonstrate important concepts and rehabilitation techniques.NEW Autism Spectrum Disorder chapter contains important information for OTs not addressed in other texts.NEW Neuromotor: Cerebral Palsy chapter addresses the most prevalent cause of motor dysfunction in children.NEW Adolescent Development chapter helps you manage the special needs of teenagers and young adults.NEW contemporary design includes full-color photos and illustrations.UPDATED content and references ensure you have access to the comprehensive, research-based information that will guide you in making optimal decisions in practice.
In occupational therapy practice, well designed groups represent social and cultural contexts for occupational performance in everyday life. Group Dynamics in Occupational Therapy: The Theoretical Basis and Practice Application of Group Intervention, the best-selling text for over 25 years by Marilyn B. Cole, has been updated to a Fifth Edition, offering strategies and learning tools to place clients in effective groups for enhanced therapeutic interventions. Updated to meet the AOTA’s Occupational Therapy Practice Framework, Third Edition, this Fifth Edition provides guidelines for occupational therapy group design and leadership and guides application of theory-based groups. The theory section clarifies how occupation based models and frames of reference change the way occupational therapy groups are organized and how theory impacts the selection of group activities, goals, and outcomes. Recent examples and evidence are added in this Fifth Edition to reflect the design and use of groups for evaluation and intervention within the newly evolving paradigm of occupational therapy. The third section focuses on the design of group protocols and outlines a series of group experiences for students. These are intended to provide both personal and professional growth, as well as a format for practice in group leadership, self-reflection, cultural competence, and community service learning. A new chapter focusing on the recovery model and trauma-informed care suggests ways for occupational therapists to design group interventions within these broadly defined approaches. Cole’s 7-step format for occupational therapy group leadership provides a concrete, user-friendly learning experience for students to design and lead theory based groups. The settings for which students can design group interventions has been updated to include current and emerging practice settings. Instructors in educational settings can visit www.efacultylounge.com for additional material to be used for teaching in the classroom. With a client-centered theoretical approach, Group Dynamics in Occupational Therapy: The Theoretical Basis and Practice Application of Group Intervention, Fifth Edition continues a 25-year tradition of education for occupational therapy and occupational therapy assistant students and clinicians.