Art therapy has been defined as the therapeutic use of art making, with a professional therapist, by people who experience illness, trauma, or challenges in living, and by people who seek personal development (Nighesh 812). Art therapy is a nonverbal process, ¨Art therapy is based on the idea that the creative process of art making is healing and life enhancing and is a form of nonverbal¨ (Avramova 52). During art therapy, the client focuses on the process of making the art and not the beauty of it. Art therapy can encourage people to understand and show their emotions with a creative process. Expanding coping skills, diminishing stress, forming an identity and regaining control of emotions and thoughts can be great reasons to cooperate in art therapy.
A pleasurable aspect volunteering at the United Hebrew Nursing and Rehabilitation facility was the opportunity to see the patients actively involved in meaningful therapeutic activities. In keeping the same schedule for several weeks it allowed me to briefly follow certain clients rehabilitation regimes. It enabled me to gain an understanding of the role of an Occupational Therapist in a skilled nursing facility (SNF) and rehabilitation setting. Therefore, I found it interesting seeing the strategies implemented in the sessions, such as, home hazard assessment and interventions before the patient is discharged. For instance, placing items on the floor and asking a high functioning patient how/if they could pick up the items if home alone.
Art therapy allows the individual to play a vital role in recovery as well as track their progress. Additionally, this form of treatment helps to build a more aware and healthy relationship with the individual’s body. One way art therapy helps with this is through a technique called Body image tracing. Body image tracing is “when a patient compares the outline of how they perceive their body to the actual outline of their body,” (Art Therapy). Through body image
Knowing that home health actually has evidence that supports its effectiveness for clients makes it open up your eyes to just how really special the setting of home health is in treating patients. I observed several people with strokes and they all enjoy the idea of home therapy because of the comfort they have within their
Despite of the numerous positive results that shows that there is hope for cancer patients to recover through the latest medical interventions and through the natural or alternative medicine. When doctors inform the patients their case is already in an advance stage, the reaction is naturally human. This is where palliative care must get into the picture. These includes: • Provides relief from pain and other distressing
Neb Jockey Respiratory Therapist (real) 3. Yearning Respiratory Therapist (dreamers of the idea) What kind of respiratory therapist are you? Are you one of those RTs who become what they are now by choice or those individuals who become what they are now because their department has molded them that way? COMMENT to let us know! There are people who just can’t get through a week without getting some massages and then there are some who don’t want it even if they need one.
A study was conducted by Chiesa, A. & Serretti, A. (2009) to investigate the benefits of MBSR meditation on the stress levels of healthy individuals. It was seen that MBSR does help in reducing the stress levels. MBSR also reduced trait anxiety and ruminative thinking and increased self compassion and empathy.
As Green explores the experiences of the cancer patients himself, readers are able to enter the reality of this story with honesty, humor and purpose. Being alive and in love give a new meaning specially to a person who faces difficult challenges such as cancer. As stated by John Green, “What’s the point of being alive if you don’t at least try to do something remarkable.” Positivity is what
Clinical counseling helps people as they navigate through emotional or mental health. I believe this is a good way, or an integral part at least, of helping to deal. Here we look deeper than the surface hurt and can unroot the original pain and deal with it in a therapeutic environment. Support groups are great as well. What these bring to the table are others that can relate.
Thank you Steward for your input and question. Multidisciplinary rounds offer a chance for the various care providers to bring in their input in patient care decisions be it during actual rounds or in post-care evaluation meetings such as after a resuscitation or death of a patient and I am glad the round are done in my unit. The team is able to gather input from the participants, discuss the various action plan and finally adopts the best plan. The rounds also create a learning opportunity and affirmation or review of practice. I used the word bottleneck to mean challenges or obstacles encountered.
Questions adapted from Hodge (2004a), Pargament and Krumrei (2009), Plante (2009), and Shafranske (2005). One group would be the control, with no therapies of outright spiritual or religious content. They would be interviewed with MI for one hour twice a week, eliciting from each participant the core or basic need that they perceive as the most important to address in therapy. It could be related to flashbacks, suicidal ideation, family relationship issues, guilt of not doing enough on the battlefield, and so forth. The therapist or researcher would help the subject to work through the concerned area by using “mindfulness” (adaptations of meditation on positive aspects of life to be cultivated).
In addition to being an excellent residency candidate, Ashraf demonstrates excellent communication and interpersonal skills. One of the first things I noticed while working with Ashraf was how comfortable he made the patients and their families feel. This is attributed to his outstanding bedside manners and his ability to approach the patient in a cohesive way. In one instance, we had a patient who was diagnosed with lung cancer and I gave him the task of breaking the news to her while I observed. He communicated the information effectively and compassionately in a way that put the patient at