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Occupational Therapy - Reference Sources

The reference collection is an excellent place to begin your research if you want to find:

  • a summary of a topic
  • background information on a topic
  • a list of recommended resources
  • factual information

When you find a reference book:

  • Scan the table of contents to see how it is organized.
  • Note its publication date to determine currency of the information.
  • Use the index to locate your topic within the book.

Scroll down for a list of some key resources in the field of Occupational Therapy. These titles are located in the reference section.  You can click on this link to perform a search in SAILS using the topic Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, Thermotherapy, Manipulation Therapeutics, and Orthopedics.

Reference guide to the occupational therapy ethics standards
This guide was written to assist all occupational therapy personnel as they confront ethical issues throughout their careers due to the complexity of society and the systems in which we work. The content includes a broad variety of educational tools, including new advisory opinions and articles that address current ethical trends. Readers will no doubt be challenged to rethink some of the situations encountered in the past, perhaps because of increased awareness of the ethical issues that are not always initially apparent.--From the Foreword
REF RM 735.4 R43 2008

The reference manual of the official documents of the American Occupational Therapy Association, Inc
Official documents of the leading American occupational therapy association are presented in sections on incorporation and bylaws, accreditation, concept papers, education, ethics, guidelines, specialized knowledge and skills papers, position papers, role papers, and standards.
REF RM 735 R28 2010

Stedman's orthopaedic & rehab words : includes chiropractic, occupational therapy, physical therapy, podiatric, & sports medicine 
This volume contains over 100,000 up-to-date words and phrases relevant to orthopaedics, rehabilitation, podiatry, chiropractic, physical therapy, occupational therapy, and sports medicine.
REF RD 723 S74 2003

Quick reference dictionary for occupational therapy
This pocket reference for occupational therapy professionals and students defines about 3,800 terms (250 more than the last edition), and contains 61 reference appendices, including seven new ones, for a total of about 325 pages of appendices. Appendices offer codes of ethics, statements, and glossaries from the American Occupational Therapy Association, international classifications and scales, lab values, stages of various disorders, acronyms and symbols, checklists, useful phrases in French, German, and Spanish, and background information on various body systems.
REF RM 735 J345 2009