By Thelma Sumsion PhD OT Reg(Ont) FCAOT

Directed essentially in the direction of future health care pros open air of the U.S., Client-Centered perform in Occupational Therapy is still the single e-book that gives the reader with either the theoretical underpinnings of client-centred perform in addition to suggestions at the useful program of this procedure. For this moment variation, all chapters were up to date and new options included, and a brand new bankruptcy on paediatrics has been extra.

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The debate surrounding this use of terminology is also evident in other disciplines. Naseem et al (2002) surveyed a large number of clinicians to determine their preference and found that ‘patient’ was clearly the preferred term. It is also important to consider this debate from the perspective of the client. Sharma et al (2000) surveyed over 900 mental health service recipients and found that 55% preferred the term ‘patient’, while only 29% preferred ‘client’. This is in contrast to the conclusion reached by Corring and Cook (1999) who concluded that the term ‘client’ was preferred by those in mental health programmes.

World Health Organization, Geneva 37 39 Chapter 4 Implementation issues T. Sumsion CHAPTER CONTENTS Definition of client 39 Power 41 Therapist as educator 44 Client choice 45 Client-centred language 45 Barriers to client-centred practice 46 Conclusion 51 This chapter discusses the issues that add challenge to the implementation of client-centred practice. These issues include the importance of clarifying who is the client, the shift of power from the therapist to the client, the therapist as an educator, client choice and safety, and client-centred language.

These environments are interconnected but are discussed separately to facilitate consideration of their individual importance. There are many complex and interconnected concepts related to the environment that afford opportunities for performance as outlined in the following definition of the environment as the ‘particular physical and social features of the specific context in which one does something that impacts upon what one does, and how it is done’ (Kielhofner 2002, p 99). The environment is receiving increasing attention within occupational therapy literature with the added recognition that it both shapes and is shaped by our clients’ involvement in occupation (Miller Polgar & Landry 2004).

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