LEADING AND MANAGING OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY SERVICES AN EVIDENCE-BASED APPROACH

Author: Brent Braveman, Ph.D., OTR/L, FAOTA
Affiliation: University of Illinois, Chicago, IL
Publisher: F.A. Davis Company
Publication Date: 2006
ISBN 10: 0803611927
ISBN 13: 9780803611924
Edition: 1st

Description:

This text is the first designed specifically to follow the outline and accompany the presentation of the Management course, now required for all MOT and Baccalaureate OT programs. Its primary goal is to introduce students to the use of theory, research and evidence in guiding their practice as future occupational therapy managers. As most occupational therapists are becoming familiar with the concepts of evidence-based practice as it relates to clinical interventions, the same process of identifying, evaluating and applying evidence should similarly govern practice as an occupational therapy manager. Avoiding a how-to approach, the author encourages students to think in terms of these concepts.

Table of Contents

Front Matter

  • ABOUT
  • DEDICATION
  • Contributors
  • Preface
  • Acknowledgments

Understanding and Applying the Concepts of Evidence-Based Practice to the Management of Occupational Therapy Services

  • Real-Life Management
  • Key Issues
  • Evidence-Based Practice: Reviewing the Basics
  • Relevance of Evidence-Based Practice Principles to Management of Occupational Therapy Services
  • Types of Evidence Used by Occupational Therapy Managers
  • Process of Finding, Evaluating, and Using Evidence in Occupational Therapy Management
  • Challenges of Using an Evidence-Based Approach
  • Chapter Summary
  • Useful Resources for Applying Evidence-Based Practice to Management of Occupational Therapy Services
  • Resources for Learning More About Evidence-Based Practice
  • Reference List

Understanding Health Care Systems and Practice Contexts

  • Real-Life Management
  • Key Issues
  • Health Care Systems and Occupational Therapy Service Delivery Settings
  • Evidence, Health Systems, and the Occupational Therapy Manager
  • Common Types of Data, Information, and Other Forms of Evidence Used by Occupational Therapy Managers
  • Data, Information, and Other Forms of Evidence on Unmet Needs
  • Data, Information, and Other Forms of Evidence on Personnel
  • Licensure and Certification
  • Trend Data and Future Forecasts
  • Chapter Summary
  • Resources For Learning More About Health Care Systems and Practice Contexts
  • Reference List

Understanding and Working Within Organizations

  • Real-Life Management
  • Key Issues
  • A Brief History of Organizations
  • Organizations as Systems
  • Organizational Environments
  • Types of Organizations
  • Organizational Structure
  • Trends in Organizational Development, Behavior, and Function
  • Chapter Summary
  • Additional Resources for Learning More About Organizations
  • Reference List

Leadership: The Art, Science, and Evidence

  • Real-Life Management
  • Key Issues
  • Management Versus Leadership
  • What Is Leadership?
  • Leadership Theories: An Overview
  • A Few Words About Leadership Theories and Evidence
  • Leadership Theories
  • Gender and Leadership
  • Chapter Summary
  • Resources for Learning More About Leadership
  • Reference List

Roles and Functions of Managers

  • Real-Life Management
  • Key Issues
  • Planning
  • Organizing and Staffing
  • Directing
  • Information Management
  • Chapter Summary
  • Resources for Learning More About the Roles and Functions of Managers
  • Reference List

Roles and Functions of Supervisors

  • Real-Life Management
  • Key Issues
  • Supervision
  • The Roles and Functions of Supervisors
  • Becoming an Effective Supervisor
  • Models of Supervision
  • Occupational Therapy Perspectives on Supervision
  • Theories of Motivation, Employee Satisfaction, and Retention of Employees
  • Performance Appraisal
  • Chapter Summary
  • Resources for Learning More About Supervision
  • Reference List

Competency and the Occupational Therapy Manager

  • Real-Life Management
  • Key Issues
  • Why Do We Need to Worry About Competency?
  • Key Terms, Concepts, and Players
  • Competency, Skill Acquisition, and Theory
  • Assessment of Competencies and Other Functions of the Occupational Therapy Manager
  • Domains of Knowledge, Competency, and Assessment of Competencies
  • Managerial Competencies
  • Specialty and Advanced (Board) Certifications
  • Chapter Summary
  • Resources for Learning More About Assessment of Competencies and Continued Competency
  • Reference List
  • Appendix 7–1: Sample Form for Assessment of Competency
  • Appendix 7–2: Sample Form for Annual Assessment of Competencies
  • Appendix 7–3: Sample Form for Documentation of Assessment of Competencies

Managing Change and Solving Problems

  • Real-Life Management
  • Key Issues
  • Layers of Change
  • Skills for Creating and Managing Changing
  • Resistance to Change
  • Top-Down and Bottom-Up Change
  • Change as a Problem and Problem Solving
  • Chapter Summary
  • Resources for Learning More About Change and Solving Problems
  • Reference List

Developing Evidence-Based Occupational Therapy Programming

  • Real-Life Management
  • Key Issues
  • What Are a Theory, a Paradigm, a Conceptual Practice Model, a Frame of Reference, and Related Knowledge?
  • Program Development Models
  • What Are the Relationships Between Theory and a Program Development Model?
  • Overview of Evidence on Select Related Knowledge Relevant to Program Development
  • Choosing Conceptual Practice Models and Related Knowledge for the Development of Occupational Therapy Programming
  • Chapter Summary
  • Resources for Learning More About Developing Programs
  • Reference List

Turning Theory into Practice: Managerial Strategies

  • Real-Life Management
  • Key Issues
  • Communities of Practice Structures
  • Managing Practice: Roles, Rules, and Tools
  • Policies and Practices
  • Chapter Summary
  • Resources for Learning More About Turning Theory Into Practice
  • Reference List
  • Appendix 10–1: Sample Job Description
  • Appendix 10–2: Documentation and Reporting Matrix

Evaluating and Improving Occupational Therapy Services

  • Real-Life Management
  • Key Issues
  • A Word About Evidence and Continuous Quality Improvement
  • A Short History of Continuous Quality Improvement
  • What Is Quality?
  • The Plan, Do, Check, Act Cycle
  • Chapter Summary
  • Resources For Learning More About Continuous Quality Improvement
  • Reference List

Communicating Effectively in Person and in Writing

  • Real-Life Management
  • Key Issues
  • A Short History of Communication Theory
  • Theories of Communication
  • Pragmatic Strategies for Improving Communication
  • Effective Presentations
  • Effective Written Communication
  • Chapter Summary
  • Resources for Learning More About Communication
  • Reference List

Marketing Occupational Therapy Services

  • Real-Life Management
  • Key Issues
  • Target Populations
  • Components of the Marketing Process
  • Chapter Summary
  • Resources Related to Marketing Health Services
  • Reference List

Responsible Participation in a Profession

  • Real-Life Management
  • Key Issues
  • What Does It Mean to Be a Professional?
  • Occupational Therapy Professional Associations
  • Ethics
  • Chapter Summary
  • Resources Related to Participating in a Profession
  • Reference List

Introducing Others to Evidence-Based Practice

  • Real-Life Management
  • Key Issues
  • Creating an Environment to Support Evidence-Based Practice
  • Fieldwork and Entrée into a Profession
  • Evidence-Based Practice Competencies
  • Teaching and Training Basics
  • Strategies for Teaching Each Step of the Evidence-Based Practice Process
  • Creating the Tools to Support Evidence-Based Practice
  • Chapter Summary
  • Useful Resources for Introducing Others to Evidence-Based Practice
  • Reference List
  • Appendix 15–1: Sample Worksheet for Developing Clinical Questions
  • Appendix 15–2: Sample Article Review Worksheet 1
  • Appendix 15–3: Sample Article Review Worksheet 2
  • Appendix 15–4: Sample Worksheet for Evaluating a Web Site
  • Appendix 15–5: Sample Worksheet for Evaluating a Program Description
  • Appendix 15–6: Sample Critical Appraisal Matrix