Occupational Therapy Home Assessments: More than Just a Visit? An Audit of Occupational Therapy Practice in Oncology and Palliative Care
Authors: Hoy, Jane; Twigg, Vivienne; Pearson, Elizabeth
Source: The British Journal of Occupational Therapy, Volume 71, Number 2, February 2008 , pp. 59-63(5)
Publisher: College of Occupational Therapists
Abstract:Occupational therapists at a specialist cancer centre found home assessments to be the most time-consuming intervention. To evaluate the breakdown of time and total time use for this intervention, 15 occupational therapists working in the area of oncology and palliative care participated in an audit. A total of 107 home assessments was audited. The results indicated that the total time for an average home assessment in the audit ranged between 3.31 hours and 5.59 hours. They also highlighted that the time spent in preparation and follow-up was similar to the time spent in travel and the visit itself.
Document Type: Research Article
Publication date: 2008-02-01
The British Journal of Occupational Therapy (BJOT) is the official journal of the College of Occupational Therapists. Its purpose is to publish articles relevant to theory, practice, research, education and management in occupational therapy internationally.
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