An Occupational Therapist's Guide to Sleep and Sleep Problems
Release Date:21 Feb 2015

An Occupational Therapist's Guide to Sleep and Sleep Problems

Foreword by Michael Iwama; Edited by Andrew Green and Cary Brown
Jessica Kingsley Publishers

The first book written specifically on clinical applications of sleep and sleep disorder theory for occupational therapists, this book bridges the research to practice gap. Contributors share their expertise, exploring topics such as the relationship between mental health and sleep; how sleep is affected by age, or by specific conditions such as dementia or autism; and how occupational therapists can use their skills and training to improve sleep quality in patients who are suffering from pain, or trauma.

This timely book is essential reading for occupational therapists and students of occupational therapy, covering all of the aspects of sleep and sleep disorders that they will find useful for practice.

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Like a good night's sleep for the many who need it, this extraordinary book is long overdue, and will be an important addition to any occupational therapist's library. It is comprehensive and well researched, highlighting a vitally important area for contemporary practice. – Dr Charles Christiansen, Occupational Therapy Scholar, Author and Academic
This new book, addressing sleep from an occupational perspective, is a welcome addition to the literature. Written in an accessible style, it presents a broad picture of current knowledge in the field, providing a wealth of useful information for the occupational therapy practitioner. – Jennifer Creek, freelance occupational therapist, and author of The Core Concepts of Occupational Therapy
I am delighted to see a book specifically about sleep and the role occupational therapists can play in assisting the person to manage the impact of sleep disorder. The range of conditions and perspectives discussed in the book gives depth and breadth to the wide-ranging aspects of sleep and sleep problems and the influence this can have on people's daily lives across the lifespan. I see the book as a useful resource for all occupational therapists from novice to expert. – Professor Diane Cox, Chair of the Editorial Board of the British Journal of Occupational Therapy, Professor of Occupational Therapy, University of Cumbria, UK

Andrew Green trained in occupational therapy in York and is now a specialist occupational therapist in North Bristol NHS Trust's sleep disorders service at the Rosa Burden Centre. He has higher degrees from the University of Exeter and the University of Southampton. Since 1999 he has been involved in group and individual cognitive behavioural management of insomnia and has become increasingly involved in the behavioural management of other sleep disorders. He is co-editor of Sleep: Multi-Professional Perspectives, also published by JKP. He lives in Bristol, UK.

Cary Brown practiced as an occupational therapist and department manager in Canada and Saudi Arabia and has held academic appointments in Canada and the UK. She completed her PhD at the University of Liverpool and is currently an associate professor in the Occupational Therapy program at the University of Alberta. These diverse experiences underpin her research program of knowledge transfer, sleep deficiency and pain across the lifespan. Cary publishes and presents regularly at national and international conferences on these topics. Her work in knowledge translation strategies received the Canadian Pain Society - Pain Awareness Award 2010. She lives in Edmonton, Canada.

Foreword. Michael Iwama, Professor and Chair of the Georgia School of Occupational Therapy, Georgia Regents University at Augusta, USA. Preface. 1. Introduction. Andrew Green, The Burden Neuropsychiatry Centre, Bristol, UK and Cary Brown, Associate Professor, University of Alberta, Canada. 2. Sleep and Occupation. Andrew Green. 3. The Reason of Sleep: Sleep Science. Andrew Green and Sue Wilson, Centre for Neuropsychopharmacology, Imperial College London, UK. 4. Time for Bed: Historical and Cultural Factors, and Time Use. Andrew Green and Claire Durant, University of Bristol and Imperial College London, UK. 5. The Effects of Sleep and Sleep Loss on Performance. Andrew Green and Chris Alford, Associate Professor in Applied Psychology, University of the West of England, Bristol, UK. 6. The Effects of Daytime Activity on Sleep. Andrew Green. 7. Sleep Disorders. Andrew Green and Dietmar Hank, Consultant Psychiatrist, Bristol, UK. 8. Assessment and Non-pharmacological Management of Insufficient and Excessive Sleep. Andrew Green and Jane Hicks, Avon and Wiltshire Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust, Bristol, UK. 9. Children's Sleep. Jillian Smith Windsor, Wascana Rehabilitation Centre, Saskatchewan, Canada, Jillian Franklin, Renfrew Educational Services, Alberta, Canada and Cary Brown. 10. Older Adult's Sleep. Julie Boswell, Occupational Therapy in Private Practice, British Columbia, Canada, Jennifer Thai, Sturgeon Community Hospital, Alberta, Canada and Cary Brown. 11. Sleep Problems in People with Learning Disabilities. Eva Nakopoulou, Megan Wale, Occupational Therapist, Oxford, UK and Emma Woos, Occupational Therapist in Community Paediatrics, Coventry, UK. 12. Sleep and Trauma-exposed Workers. Nicole Stubbs, University of Alberta, Canada, Anna Aishford, Occupational Therapist, Alberta, Canada and Cary Brown. 13. Mental Health, Well-being and Sleep. Diana Hurley and Katie MacQueen, Central and North West London NHS Foundation Trust, UK. 14. Sleep Problems in Dementia. Katie MacQueen, Julie Boswell and Jennifer Thai. 15. Sleep Disturbance in Neurological Conditions. Eva Nakopoulou and Katherine Gaylarde, Whittington Health NHS Trust, London, UK. 16. The Relationship Between Sleep and Pain. Cary Brown and Andrew Green. 17. Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Occupational Therapy, and Sleep. Fiona Wright, Chronic Fatigue Service, North Bristol NHS Trust, Bristol, UK. 18. A Place to Sleep: Environmental Factors. Andrew Green and Eva Nakopoulou, Community Occupational Therapist, Bristol, UK. 19. Waking Up: Concluding Comments. Andrew Green and Cary Brown. Glossary. The Contributors. Subject Index. Author Index.
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