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Encyclopedia of the Human Brain - Vilanayur S. Ramachandran (Editor-In-Chief)
ISBN: 0122272102
Publication Date: 2002
A single source for information on the human brain covering anatomy, physiology, neuropsychology, clinical neurology, neuropharmacology, evolutionary biology, genetics, and behavioral science.

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Mosby's Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing and Health Professions - Mosby
ISBN: 0323074030
Publication Date: 2012
A one-stop reference to help you make sense of the complex world of health care. It features authoritative definitions, appendixes, a color atlas of the human body, online resources, and illustrations.

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Occupational therapy assessment tools - edited by Ina Elfant Asher
Call Number: Ref. WB 39 O15 2007
ISBN: 1569002363
Publication Date: 2007
Nearly 400 instruments are reviewed in this edition, including many developed by occupational therapists. The assessment profiles will be useful to clinicians and students, who must choose appropriate tools for clinical practice; to educators, who select assessment procedures for the classroom; and to researchers, who will find instruments that are designed for research purposes or will benefit from further investigation.

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Reference Guide to the Occupational Therapy Code of Ethics and Ethics Standards - Slater; Deborah Yarett Slater; American Occupational Therapy Association, Commission on Standards and Ethics Staff (Contribution by)
Call Number: Ref. WB 555 R42 2011
ISBN: 1569003106
Publication Date: 2011
Helps occupational therapy personnel explore and analyze ethical dilemmas and take action when challenges arise. Recognizing the many contexts in which occupational therapy personnel work, the Reference Guide arms occupational therapy students, practitioners, faculty, and researchers with both a foundation of professional values and guidance in the face of complex dilemmas.

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The Reference manual of the official documents of the American Occupational Therapy Association, Inc. - American Occupational Therapy Association
Call Number: Ref. WB 555 A512 2010
ISBN: 1569003033
Publication Date: 2010
Since 1980, the American Occupational Therapy Association has collected its official documents--must-have information for occupational therapy practitioners, educators, and students--into one handy, frequently updated reference work.

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