An Occupational Therapist’s Role in Health Literacy and Integrated Care


Brittany Ferri, PhD, OTR/L, CPRP (Author) – Occupational Therapist and founder of Simplicity of Health, Integrative Mental Health, Saybrook University, California, USA

Series: New Developments in Medical Research

BISAC: MED061000

An Occupational Therapist’s Role in Health Literacy and Integrated Care gives students a look into one of the most important roles of a therapist: health educator. This book describes the basics of health literacy, its intersection with preventative care, and how it can be incorporated into occupational therapy intervention. With a detailed look at theory bases and frames of reference, An Occupational Therapist’s Role in Health Literacy and Integrated Care aims to create more well-informed and effective rehabilitation providers who promote health for all populations and diagnoses. This book also offers a look at many integrated care approaches that can be used on a macro and micro level to improve the care that patients receive. This is a comprehensive resource for anyone looking to delve deeper into the world of preventive and integrated medicine.

Table of Contents


About the Author

Part I. The Basics of Health and Wellness
Chapter 1. Health and Wellness Foundations
Chapter 2. Health and Wellness Terminology
Chapter 3. Intervention through Prevention
Chapter 4. The Impact of Inadequate Health Literacy

Part II. Theories Supporting Wellness Intervention
Chapter 5. Theory Terminology
Chapter 6. Conceptual Wellness-Based Theories in Occupational Therapy
Chapter 7. Wellness Frameworks and Frames of Reference
Chapter 8. Clinical Wellness Models

Part III. How Occupational Therapists Can Promote Wellness
Chapter 9. Advocacy
Chapter 10. Women’s and Family Health
Chapter 11. Housing
Chapter 12. Traffic and Vehicle Safety
Chapter 13. Violence, Mental Health, and Substance Use
Chapter 14. Patients with Difficult Behaviors
Chapter 15. Caregiving
Chapter 16. Global Public Health Crises

Part IV. Methods for Health Improvement
Chapter 17. Patient Education and Health Literacy
Chapter 18. Integrated Care Approaches
Chapter 19. Team-Based Approaches

Part V. Bringing It All Together
Chapter 20. Clinical Health and Wellness
Chapter 21. Non-Clinical Health and Wellness



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