Starting out in practice can be difficult and confusing. This guide for newly qualified occupational therapists provides an authoritative overview of what to expect in your role and work settings, and is full of practical guidance on how to make a good start to a successful practice.
With chapters by experienced practitioners in the field, it offers insights into work in paediatrics, mental health, learning disability and the acute hospital setting. Vital information is also included on difficult aspects of practice such as legislation and data protection. It signposts sources for support and resources for furthering techniques in individual areas of work. Most importantly, the book offers tips for managing a busy workload, while building the positive relationships and resilience needed for a successful career in the occupational therapy.
About the Editors:
Ruth Parker is an Occupational Therapy Practice Supervisor in the Children with Disabilities Team of Lincolnshire County Council, and a PhD candidate at the University of Salford.
Julia Badger is an Occupational Therapist working in the Lincolnshire Integrated Community Equipment Store, providing support to OT's and other equipment prescribers in the county through guidance, information and training.