Productive Aging
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Dedication
Acknowledgments
About the Authors
IntroductionSection I The New Geriatric Practice
Chapter 1 What Is Productive Aging?
Productive Versus Successful Aging...Beyond Successful Aging...What Is an Occupational Perspective?...Roles or Occupations?...Evidence for Productive Aging...Productive Aging and Occupational Therapy...Productive Aging Study (PAS) Overview...Productive Aging Across the Continuum of Care
Marilyn B. Cole, MS, OTR/L, FAOTA and Karen C. Macdonald, PhD, OTR/L
Chapter 2 Generations and Diversity in Older Adulthood
Contemporary Theories...Traditionalists Versus Baby Boomers...Multicultural Diversity...The Global Aging Boom...New Generations of Occupational Therapy Practitioners...Intergenerational/Multicultural Challenges and Opportunities
Marilyn B. Cole, MS, OTR/L, FAOTA
Chapter 3 Transitions in Older Adulthood
Retirement...Health Status...Relocation...Changes in Social Relationships...Widowhood...Death and End-of-Life Care
Marilyn B. Cole, MS, OTR/L, FAOTA
Chapter 4 Continuums of Care
Models of Service Delivery...Continuum of Community-Based Practice Settings....Traditional Medical Practice Settings
Karen C. Macdonald, PhD, OTR/L and Marilyn B. Cole, MS, OTR/L, FAOTA
Chapter 5 Occupational Therapist's Roles in Productive Aging
Ten OT Steps in Support of Productive Aging...Professionalism...Expanding Needs for OT Services and Evolving Practice Settings
Karen C. Macdonald, PhD, OTR/L and Marilyn B. Cole, MS, OTR/L, FAOTASection II Productive Occupations in Older Adulthood as Defined Through Productive Aging Study (PAS)
Chapters 6 Through 13 Include the Following for Each Topic: Participant Perspectives...Literature Review...Applications to Continuum of Care...Implications for OT PracticeChapter 6 Self-Manager
Marilyn B. Cole, MS, OTR/L, FAOTA
Chapter 7 Home Manager
Karen C. Macdonald, PhD, OTR/L
Chapter 8 Caregiver
Marilyn B. Cole, MS, OTR/L, FAOTA
Chapter 9 Volunteer
Karen C. Macdonald, PhD, OTR/L
Chapter 10 Older Worker
Marilyn B. Cole, MS, OTR/L, FAOTA
Chapter 11 Lifelong Learner
Marilyn B. Cole, MS, OTR/L, FAOTA
Chapter 12 Social Connections: Participation and Strategies
Marilyn B. Cole, MS, OTR/L, FAOTA
Chapter 13 Self-Fulfilling Activities
Karen C. Macdonald, PhD, OTR/L
Chapter 14 A Theory of Conditional Independence
Final Phases of Analysis...Proposal of a Grounded Theory...Conditional Independence....Supported Function...Situational Adaptation...Structured Performance...Intentional Ability
Karen C. Macdonald, PhD, OTR/L
Chapter 15 Future Opportunities for Occupational Therapy in Gerontology
Making Progress...Career Options...Expanding Roles and Settings for OTs...Emerging Areas of Practice...Anticipating Future Roles...Review of Outcomes
Karen C. Macdonald, PhD, OTR/LAppendix I Methodology for the Qualitative Productive Aging Study
Research Design...Data Collection...Data Analysis...Data Synthesis...Final Participant Feedback
Karen C. Macdonald, PhD, OTR/LAppendix II Participant Thumbnail Sketches
Index

Reviews

"This book presents a unique opportunity to understand aging from a health and wellness model versus a more traditional medical model and the role of occupational therapy throughout this process."

- Shannon Martin, OTD, Touro University Nevada, Doody's Book Review Service

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