Developing Clinical Competence: A Workbook For The Ota by Marie MorrealeDeveloping Clinical Competence: A Workbook For The Ota by Marie Morreale

Developing Clinical Competence: A Workbook For The Ota

byMarie MorrealeEditorMarie Morreale

Paperback | October 15, 2014

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Developing Clinical Competence: A Workbook for the OTAhelps occupational therapy assistant (OTA) students and novice practitioners develop the “practical problem-solving and “real-life skills essential for fieldwork and clinical practice. This user-friendly text helps the reader apply occupational therapy concepts and improve the clinical reasoning skills needed for academic coursework and successful transition to fieldwork and entry-level clinical practice.

The methods, learning activities, and worksheets presented inDeveloping Clinical Competencestem from Marie J. Morreale's more than 15 years of experience teaching OTA students. Worksheets and learning activities address areas such as professionalism, ethical behavior, clinical decision making, effective communication, roles and responsibilities, selecting and implementing interventions, safety, assessing client function, documentation, group process, and more. The worksheets, learning activities, and suggested worksheet answers are written in an easy-to-read format and include a variety of methods such as multiple choice, matching, and true/false questions; case studies; vignettes; fill in the blanks; and experiential activities.

Although the chapters and exercises are presented in a logical progression, each chapter is fully independent of the others - readers can skip around and complete individual chapters or particular exercises in the order most conducive to individual learning needs. Appropriate for a variety of practice areas,Developing Clinical Competencecan serve as a companion text for multiple classes throughout an OTA curriculum or as a useful study aid when preparing for fieldwork or the national certification exam.

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Features and benefits:
• Helps develop the practical problem-solving and common-sense skills essential for fieldwork and clinical practice
• Contains user-friendly worksheets, learning activities, and suggested worksheet answers with competencies broken down into smaller units and explained step-by-step to allow for easy independent study
• Provides thoroughly explained “answers to the worksheet exercises at the end of each chapter with references
• Presents scenarios that represent situations commonly encountered in clinical practice
• Includes many helpful hints and clinical tips to teach readers what to do and how to react appropriately as health professionals

OTA students, faculty, and new practitioners will benefit from the opportunity to take the information presented inDeveloping Clinical Competence: A Workbook for the OTAand apply important concepts and techniques, problem solve situations step-by-step, prioritize interventions, improve clinical reasoning, demonstrate professional behaviors, and communicate more effectively.
Marie J. Morreale, OTR/L, CHT has more than 15 years of experience teaching occupational therapy assistant (OTA) students at Rockland Community College, State University of New York in Suffern. As an adjunct faculty member in the OTA program, Marie currently teaches Professional Issues and Documentation and Geriatric Principles. Over t...
Title:Developing Clinical Competence: A Workbook For The OtaFormat:PaperbackDimensions:288 pages, 11 × 8.5 × 0.75 inPublished:October 15, 2014Publisher:Slack IncorporatedLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:161711815X

ISBN - 13:9781617118159

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Table of Contents

About the Author

Chapter 1 Communicating Effectively

Chapter 2 Demonstrating Professionalism

Chapter 3 Understanding Professional Roles and Responsibilities

Chapter 4 Implementing Preparatory Interventions

Chapter 5 Incorporating Activities and Occupations

Chapter 6 Developing Knowledge and Skills for Different Practice Settings

Chapter 7 Assessing and Documenting Client Function

Chapter 8 Incorporating Fundamentals of Care