Editorial  |   July 2013
P4 Medicine and Pediatric Occupational Therapy
Author Affiliations
  • Andrew C. Persch, MS, OTR/L, is Occupational Therapist and Doctoral Student, PhD Program in Health and Rehabilitation Sciences, School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences, The Ohio State University, 406 Atwell Hall, 453 West 10th Avenue, Columbus, OH 43210; andrew.persch@osumc.edu
  • Brent H. Braveman, PhD, OTR/L, FAOTA, is Director, Rehabilitation Services, M. D. Anderson Cancer Center, University of Texas, Houston
  • Christina A. Metzler is Chief Public Affairs Officer, American Occupational Therapy Association, Bethesda, MD
Article Information
Advocacy / Health and Wellness / Pediatric Evaluation and Intervention / Professional Issues / School-Based Practice / Health Policy Perspectives
Editorial   |   July 2013
P4 Medicine and Pediatric Occupational Therapy
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, July/August 2013, Vol. 67, 383-388. doi:10.5014/ajot.2013.674002
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, July/August 2013, Vol. 67, 383-388. doi:10.5014/ajot.2013.674002
Abstract

Pediatric occupational therapy practitioners face a complex and ever-changing health care environment, creating many challenges and opportunities. P4 medicine is a systems approach to health care that emphasizes proactive wellness over reactive acute care disease management. The four Ps of P4 medicine stand for predictive, personalized, preventive, and participatory, concepts that align well with the practice of pediatric occupational therapy. P4 medicine offers a model for pediatric occupational therapy practitioners to demonstrate the value of occupational therapy services.