It was inspiring to see how appreciative the patient was in the thoughtfulness and creativity of the therapist in choosing an activity that she enjoyed. I also saw several patients who were uncooperative and slightly combative in their sessions, which is expected in a geriatric center. I think it is important for a prospective Occupational Therapist to realize the challenges that may accompany a healthcare practitioner duties and see how problematic situations are handled. I saw the therapists take into account the emotional state of the client by patiently asking questions as to how they can assist them with their dilemma. It was a valuable example of how an Occupational Therapist treats the whole person, including their psychological, emotional and even social needs.
Shivonne checked on all three patients listed in email to close loop. Shivonne contributes to weekly updates and education to staff. Shivonne is reliable, meets deadlines and if needed make sure staff member meet deadlines as well by covering their workload. As indicated previously Shivonne’s compassionate nature allows her to demonstrate honesty, loyalty, sincerity and fairness
This week was a very good presentation. It was very relatable and helped me get a better picture of what applying to coop will be like. It was cool to hear David`s perspective because he is a nursing major. Before going to this lecture I had wished that I had been spring/summer coop. However, David brought up a good point saying that most colleges will be office for summer break looking for interships at that time.
Gloria mentions that the calm, relaxing tone of Carl Rogers’ voice was reassuring to her and as the sessions starts, Gloria appears to relax become more comfortable. Gloria tends to smile while speaking, but her other facial expressions contradictorily indicates sadness and inner conflict. The therapist and Gloria appear to get along well, although it appears that Gloria would prefer more involved and input from the
Touch is effective in providing comfort (Stevens,1975). I was delighted that she started to accept and be kind to communicate with me. It evidenced that showing a willingness to attentively listen without judgment help approach to the patient and keep healthcare plan on the schedule. After handling such circumstances, I perceived that stress from time constraint may be a limit to nurse-patient
My fourth grade teacher, Mrs. Mackey made a positive effect on my life. She was a very impactful teacher who even today I speak to often. She went above and beyond to ensure that her students were achieving in her classroom. Mrs. Mackey had a relationship with every student in her class and kept up with us through our middle school and high school years. We had such a relationship that she wrote a recommendation letter for me when I was applying for scholarships.
I believe this stems from me being an empathetic person and genuinely wanting to help others in any way I can, especially the people who are looked past including those with a disability or mental illness. Therefore, I came to husson in the five year occupational therapy masters program with my bachelors in health care studies. The first two years I loved my classes as they were very diverse and went into
This intervention is one way to establish a bond with an patient who may be presenting as agitated or anxious because it creates a relationship of mutual respect, which leads to the lack of need for aggression (Price &Baker, 2012, p. 314). To foster this technique, I used a variety of different therapeutic approaches, such as facilitating expression and shared problem solving. By allowing the patient to divulge how she was feeling about this sudden change in her life, she was able to communicate openly which allows for the expression of anger and frustration (Price & Baker, 2012, p. 315). This patient talked openly about every feeling that she had occurring due to the news of needing the colostomy, even her most private emotions which showed our growth in rapport with her, as we made her comfortable during this visit. Furthermore, I used the intervention of shared problem solving by recognizing the patient’s anxiety upon first appearance of her and asking what was happening that was causing her to feel that way in this moment.
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
Serving in this capacity she has exhibited great drive, developing and administering a bevy of initiatives such as the SMARTS faculty/ staff mentoring program, Project Finish Line, and Early Alert Intervention. Her efforts have yielded positive results such as a nearly 90% fall-to-spring mentee persistence rate with the SMARTS program and the reclamation and graduation of several students via Project Finish Line. Cynthia Calhoun’s presence is a fixture at the Student Welcome Center which assists thousands of students as they are attempting to navigate through the uncertainties of a new term. On a personal note I have found Cynthia to be very cordial and compassionate. She has always had an open door policy, welcoming my company and has been an overflowing well of information.