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Legal aspects of occupational therapy

Author: Bridgit Dimond
Publisher: Oxford ; Cambridge, MA : Blackwell Science, 1997.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This practical text covers the legal aspects which arise in occupational therapy. Written for those who have no legal knowledge, the book sets out the basic principles of law which apply to practical  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Legislation
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Bridgit Dimond
ISBN: 0632040742 9780632040742
OCLC Number: 34912568
Description: xii, 379 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Foreword; Preface; List of abbreviations; Introduction; The legal system; Section A Professional Issues:;Registration and the role of the statutory bodies; Professional conduct proceedings; Education; Section B Client Centred Care:; Rights of clients; Consent and information giving; Confidentiality; Access to records; Section C Accountability in the Civil and Criminal Courts:; Negligence; Health and safety; Record keeping; Giving evidence in court; Handling complaints; Equipment issues; Transport issues; Section D Management Areas:; Employment and the statutory organisation of the NHS; Community care; Private practice; Section E Specialist Client Groups:; Care of those with physical disabilities; Care of the mentally ill; Care of those with learning disabilities; Care of children; Care of the elderly; Section F Specialist Areas:; Teaching and research; Complementary medicine; Conclusion; Appendices; Glossary; Further reading; Addresses; Table of cases; Table of statutes; Index
Responsibility: Bridgit C. Dimond.

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