OTED-60900 Occupational Therapy in Aging 2

This course is one in a series designed to enhance students’ clinical reasoning through the integration and application of knowledge, theory, and evidence to meet the needs of older adults in society. Emphasis will placed on dementia care and supporting clients dealing with loss. Students also focus on problem identification, prioritization, ethical decision making, and documentation with a focus on older adult clients and their caregivers. Problem-based class discussions, increasingly complex cases with physical, psychological, cognitive, and contextual factors, as well as reflective writing assignments are the methods by which students gain a deeper understanding of how occupational therapists practice in rehabilitation. The students’ adoption of effective and efficient personal performance patterns and habits of mind will be emphasized.