2nd Edition

Case Studies Through the Health Care Continuum A Workbook for the Occupational Therapy Student

By Nancy Lowenstein, Patricia Halloran Copyright 2015

    The extensively updated Second Edition of Case Studies Through the Health Care Continuum: A Workbook for the Occupational Therapy Student is a versatile resource that focuses on assisting students through the use of case studies. Through these 34 cases, students learn about the many possible choices in the clinical decision-making process, and how these different choices can lead to many equally successful outcomes.

    Case Studies Through the Health Care Continuum, Second Edition by Nancy Lowenstein and Patricia Halloran encompasses new and revised case studies across the health care continuum, from early intervention to older adults. These cases involve situations that students might encounter during their interventions and require them to think about issues that might occur to disrupt their original intervention plan.

    Inside Case Studies Through the Health Care Continuum, Second Edition, new questions on theory and evidence will allow students to think of theory-driven and evidence-based practice concepts, as well as search the literature to support their interventions. Care was also taken to avoid using a specific frame of reference or theoretical model to enable instructors to use various frames of reference and theories with different cases.

    New to the Second Edition:

    • Each case allows the student to consider the client’s occupations, performance patterns, performance skills, client factors, contexts, and environments
    • Case studies are now formatted around an Occupational Profile and an Analysis of Occupation, adhering to the AOTA’s Occupational Therapy Practice Framework language
    • Pediatric case studies
    • Increased number of community case studies
    • Case study on primary care, an emerging practice area in occupational therapy
    • Case studies involving complex conditions, not just one condition

    Case Studies Through the Health Care Continuum: A Workbook for the Occupational Therapy Student, Second Edition is a valuable learning tool for any occupational therapy or occupational therapy assistant student as it provides a way to put theories and clinical reasoning into practice through the use of case studies.

    Dedication Acknowledgments About the Authors Contributing Authors Preface Introduction Section I Acute Care Hospital Chapter 1 Adam: Myocardial Infarction Chapter 2 Craig: Spinal Cord Injury, C-5 Chapter 3 Paul: Total Knee Replacement Section II Transitional Care Unit Chapter 4 Kim: Coronary Artery Bypass Graft and Congestive Heart Failure Chapter 5 Lyle: Right Total Knee Replacement Chapter 6 Mary: Left Total Hip Replacement, Osteoarthritis Section III Rehabilitation Hospital Chapter 7 Annette: Mechanical Ventilation and Tracheostomy Kathryn Prizio, MS, OTR/L Chapter 8 Frank: Right Cerebrovascular Accident, Left Hemiplegia, Left Neglect Kathryn Prizio, MS, OTR/L Chapter 9 Geri: Status Post Pneumonia Kathryn Prizio, MS, OTR/L Chapter 10 Harris: Spinal Cord Injury—T3 Incomplete Chapter 11 Ingrid: Traumatic Brain Injury (Rancho Los Amigos Level V) Section IV Skilled Nursing Facility Chapter 12 Larry: Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease Kimberly Witkowski, MS, OTR/L Chapter 13 Paula: Parkinson’s Disease Chapter 14 Quinn: Dementia Section V Outpatient Rehabilitation Chapter 15 Ursula: Right Carpal Tunnel Repair, Left Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Chapter 16 Xavier: Bilateral Elbow Tendonitis Chapter 17 Yolanda: Left Fractured Humerus Section VI Home Care Chapter 18 Alice: Multiple Sclerosis Chapter 19 Barb: Left Cerebrovascular Accident, Right Hemiparesis, and Expressive Aphasia Chapter 20 Dmitri: Right Distal Radial and Ulnar Fracture Section VII Inpatient Mental Health Chapter 21 Elizabeth: Major Depressive Disorder With Suicide Attempt Chapter 22 Fred: Schizophrenia, Paranoid With Acute Psychosis Chapter 23 George: Bipolar Disorder Chapter 24 Harold: Polysubstance Abuse Section VIII Community Chapter 25 Gina: Major Depressive Disorder and Alcohol Abuse Susan Gelfman, MS, OTR/L Chapter 26 Irene: Posttraumatic Stress Disorder Chapter 27 Leo: Schizoaffective Disorder Chapter 28 Henry: Primary Care Health and Wellness Intervention Section IX Early Intervention Chapter 29 Joey: Early Intervention—Delayed Developmental Milestones Debra G. Sharp, Med Chapter 30 Brynn: Preschool—Delayed Developmental Milestones Debra G. Sharp, Med Section X School Chapter 31 Maggie: Leukomalacia Cathie Marqusee, MS, OTR/L Chapter 32 Jane: Transition From Preschool to Kindergarten Iris G. Leigh, CAGS, OTR/L Section XI Specialty Chapter 33 Gloria: Burns —Superficial, Partial, and Full-Thickness Chapter 34 Violet: Right Flexor Tendon Laceration, Depression Financial Disclosures Index


    Patricia Halloran, MBA, OTR/L, Center for Technical Education, Quincy, MA.

    Nancy A. Lowenstein, MS, OTR, BCN, Boston University, Boston, MA.

    “This is an invaluable revision of the 2000 edition that provides necessary updates to reflect the development of the Occupational Therapy Practice Framework, evidence-based practice, and recent changes in practice such as primary care. The sheer number of case scenarios makes this book different from all of the rest.”

    - Ashley Fecht, OTD, OTR/L, Touro University Nevada, Doody’s Book Review Service