Emerging professional practice areas: Focus on technology

Marina Ciccarelli, Helen Bourke-Taylor, Claire Morrisby, Ian Cheok, Libby Callaway, Lisa O'Brien, Amy Barrett-Lennard

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This chapter will describe some contemporary examples of occupational therapy practice areas that have emerged to meet a community need and fill a service gap. The chapter will also explain some innovative approaches to use of emergent technologies in service provision from the perspective of occupational therapists in Australia and discuss the importance of remaining innovative and responsive through emerging occupational therapy practice areas in Australia. The chapter also aims to demonstrate the role of research and evidence in the development and evaluation of emerging technologies in occupational therapy practice areas.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationOccupational Therapy in Australia
Subtitle of host publicationProfessional and Practice Issues
EditorsTed Brown, Helen M. Bourke-Taylor, Stephen Isbel, Reinie Cordier, Louise Gustafsson
Place of PublicationLondon UK
PublisherTaylor & Francis
Number of pages19
ISBN (Electronic)9781000356441
ISBN (Print)9780367683573
Publication statusPublished - 19 Apr 2021

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