Special Issue on Occupational Therapy’s Response to the COVID-19 Pandemic: Guest Editorial
Responding to COVID-19: Resilience in Occupational Therapy
This supplement highlights occupational therapy practitioners’ contribution to the care of clients during the COVID-19 pandemic and the importance of occupational therapy interventions in addressing the physical, cognitive, psychological, and social needs of clients, their families, and care providers.
Special Issue: Case Reports
Occupational Therapy During COVID-19–Related Critical Illness: A Case Report
This case report describes a prototypical COVID-19 disease course and discusses key aspects of clinical reasoning for practitioners working with this novel population.
Inpatient Occupational Therapy Management for a Pediatric Patient With COVID-19 and Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome in Children: A Case Report
This case report highlights the distinct value of occupational therapy services in the treatment of a pediatric patient with coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19) and multisystem inflammatory syndrome in an acute care setting.
Community-Based Primary Care Management for an Older Adult With COVID-19: A Case Report
This case report describes community-dwelling older adults with mild COVID-19 who received occupational therapist services in collaboration with a primary care practice.
Occupational Therapy for Functional Impairments Resulting From COVID-19 Infection: A Case Report
Postacute care occupational therapy plays a key role in functional recovery for a client with acute hypoxemic respiratory failure resulting from COVID-19 infection.
Occupational Therapy Management of a Moderate COVID-19 Disease Process in a Skilled Nursing Facility: A Case Report
This case report highlights the disease and rehabilitation course of an older adult man who received all of his medical and rehabilitative treatment while residing in a skilled nursing facility.
Occupational Therapy for the Long Haul of Post-COVID Syndrome: A Case Report
Occupational therapy evaluation and treatment approaches, plan of care, and associated outcomes are described for a client experiencing long-haul COVID symptoms in the outpatient setting.
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A Framework for Addressing Clients’ Functional Cognitive Deficits After COVID-19
The authors provide a framework for occupational therapy practitioners to use when addressing the needs of clients after COVID-19.
Occupational Therapy in Postacute Care for Survivors of COVID-19: Research Gaps We Need to Fill
The existing research on rehabilitation related to COVID-19 suggests an opportunity for occupational therapy researchers to fill important gaps regarding the quality of studies and the need for activity and participation assessments and outcomes for COVID-19 survivors.