The purpose of this exploratory study was to determine the nature of Australian occupational therapy practice and the factors that make that practice successful in short stay, acute care hospitals.
The study used a qualitative methodology in the form of focus group discussions.
The primary finding of the study is the reconceptualization of the occupational therapy role, which has occurred as a result of the economic constraints imposed on the health care system that have necessitated shorter bed stays for patients.
This role is characterized by an assess/discharge plan cycle rather than the more long-term, rehabilitation approach of assess/treat/discharge.
This information is useful for practitioners, department managers, hospital administrators, and occupational therapy educators.
Mots-clés Pascal : Traitement, Homme, Réadaptation physique, Réhabilitation, Economie santé, Centre hospitalier universitaire, Durée, Hospitalisation, Australie, Pratique professionnelle, Océanie
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Treatment, Human, Physical rehabilitation, Rehabilitation, Health economy, Teaching hospital, Duration, Hospitalization, Australia, Professional practice, Oceania
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