Reasoning underpinning assessments for people experiencing medical conditions and conditions requiring surgery.

Deidre Morgan, Celia Marston, Jenni Bourke

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Abstract

Professional reasoning in acute general medical and surgical settings is influenced by a number of factors. Assessment needs to take into consideration the complexity of people's multiple comorbidities, the fast-paced nature of admission and a focus on occupational performance factors that influence decisions about discharge destination. Although the occupational therapist seeks to adopt an occupational and person-centred focus to assessment, this can be challenging to achieve in a biomedical setting. Decision making that requires consideration of ethical and other complex issues in a person's care is best done within the context of interdisciplinary and senior occupational therapy support. Assessments in these settings need to be conducted in a timely manner to ensure best possible outcomes.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationOccupational Therapy for People Experiencing Illness, Injury or Impairment
Subtitle of host publicationPromoting Occupation and Participation
EditorsMichael Curtin, Mary Egan, Jo Adams
PublisherElsevier
Chapter21
Pages293-305
Number of pages13
Edition7th
ISBN (Print)9780702054464
Publication statusPublished - 2017

Keywords

  • Societal and practice contexts
  • working in a biomedical context
  • deconditioning and functional decline
  • Person-centered approach to assessment
  • Joint interdisciplinary assessments
  • occupational assessment
  • unplanned readmissions
  • acute settings
  • discharge planning

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    Morgan, D., Marston, C., & Bourke, J. (2017). Reasoning underpinning assessments for people experiencing medical conditions and conditions requiring surgery. In M. Curtin, M. Egan, & J. Adams (Eds.), Occupational Therapy for People Experiencing Illness, Injury or Impairment: Promoting Occupation and Participation (7th ed., pp. 293-305). Elsevier.