An introduction to occupational therapy in an Australian context

Helen Bourke-Taylor*, Ted Brown, Stephen Isbel, Reinie Cordier, Louise Gustafsson

*Corresponding author for this work

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Upon completion of this chapter, the reader will be able to describe the structure of this book and the intended purpose and audience, explain the rationale behind an Australian specific occupational therapy textbook, and provide an overview of the relevant Australian population trends related to occupational therapy, according to recent statistical and governmental data.

The chapter will present contemporary workforce trends in occupational therapy and discuss the occupational therapy profession and how this textbook is situated within the Australian context of an evolving, evidence-based responsive profession.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationOccupational Therapy in Australia
Subtitle of host publicationProfessional and Practice Issues
EditorsTed Brown, Helen M. Bourke-Taylor, Stephen Isbel, Reinie Cordier, Louise Gustafsson
Place of PublicationLondon
PublisherTaylor & Francis
Number of pages11
ISBN (Electronic)9781000356441, 9781003150732
ISBN (Print)9780367683573, 9781760877446
Publication statusPublished - 19 Apr 2021

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