Benefits of an Interdisciplinary Approach: A Case of CollaborationPhysical & Occupational Therapy in Geriatrics (2001)
AbstractInterdisciplinary collaboration between physical and occupational therapists is an important aspect of geriatric treatment, in part due to time and reimbursement constraints. A geriatric client is used to discuss methods of effective collaboration. The client, who was five years post cerebral aneurysm, presented with problems, including deconditioning, decreased self-care skills, and maladaptive psychosocial behaviors that limited her participation in activities. The case was also complicated by complex family dynamics. The therapists addressed the issues through co-treatment, family and client education, and the use of a cognitive treatment technique. Benefits of collaboration included time efficiency, decreased duplication of services, and increased functional outcomes.
- team work,
- physical therapy occupational therapy collaboration,
- physical therapy occupational therapy cooperation
Citation InformationDana Howell and Kimberly K. Cleary. "Benefits of an Interdisciplinary Approach: A Case of Collaboration" Physical & Occupational Therapy in Geriatrics Vol. 20 Iss. 1 (2001)
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