This award-winning dictionary is a must for therapists! It provides clear, useful definitions for thousands of terms that therapists in today's health care environment must understand to be effective members of the health care team. This is not just another medical dictionary.
Definitions of diagnoses include not only the cause of the disease and common limitations, but also implications for therapeutic intervention. Terms such as bed and support surface, which get one or two lines in a medical dictionary, if they are defined at all, contain detailed information that helps therapists understand how they need to modify their therapy to provide the most effective treatment.
Practitioners in occupational therapy, physical therapy, recreational therapy, speech-language pathology, chemical dependency counseling, art therapy, music therapy, social work, psychology, child life, aquatics, and education will find definitions that cross the boundaries of their respective fields and provide common understanding of terms. The dictionary improves understanding between disciplines and improves the quality of care for the patients, clients, and residents that are served.
Also included in this book:
Legislation that affects health care, including Medicare, Medicaid, and the Americans with Disabilities Act
* Units of measure
* Medical abbreviations
* Charting symbols
* Greek alphabet
* Comparisons of growth and development theories
This is a revised edition of Idyll Arbor's Glossary for Therapists with 1/3 more information on therapy concerns.