Allied health professions, Health care, Rehabilitation medicine
For the past decades, occupational therapists have demonstrated a considerable contribution in healthcare organizations. Traditionally, the role of the occupational therapists focused on the assessment and provision of equipments and social care services for the vulnerable and disabled people. In todays society, the Social Care Institute for Excellence (2012, p1) affirms that, occupational therapists are now developing and extending their role in social care settings, for instance in reablement and rehabilitation. This essay seeks to analyse how occupational therapists have added value within social care setting and department of health care.