Occupational Therapy Emerging Areas Occupational therapy is one of the applied medical science majors which involved with enhance health and well-being through occupation. “Occupations refer to the everyday activities that people do as individuals, in families and with communities to occupy time and bring meaning and purpose to life. Occupations include things people need to, want to and are expected to do” (1). Occupational therapist usually help patients who have physical, neurological, or cognitive disabilities. Occupational therapy has evolved over years to become a major career in healthcare.
The practice is found from interprofessional education, which is the skills learned before they go into practice. Interprofessinal practice and education relate to one another and there it is called Interprofessional practice, education (IPPE) which is the skills that were learnt into practice. It is defined as everyday practices that health care workers use so they can provide efficient care towards the patient, thus in turn the outcomes would be patient satisfaction which has a big role in health care facilities. Patient satisfaction is reached by teamwork which health care workers work with one another to achieve maximal patient care. Interprofessional practice education is used my many workers, even though it has barriers such as language barriers that conflicts with the patient and the health care provider.
According to Wood, it is essential that the frames are used on a daily basis during evaluations and interventions. Throughout the setting, Wood ORT/L reported using the behavioral frame of reference and the neurological frames of reference. The neurological frames of reference is based on the concept of brain plasticity and because Wood works with many clients who suffer with brain injuries, his interventions are geared towards improving brain activity. The behavioral frame of reference is another frame that he uses often with all of his clients because it is critical that practitioners treat clients with respect, but also important that positive behaviors are rewarded. Closing
A therapist plays a passive but very important role in order to make the therapy work. The therapist needs to see that the therapy goes in the correct direction and that the client can achieve the goals easily, effectively and in a way that gives the client maximum benefit. While active listening is one of the most vital practices in a client-centered therapy, there are many roles and suggestions for client-centered therapists that they should keep in mind to facilitate successful therapy sessions. Following are some definite roles that a therapist must carry out:- • Genuine empathy – This refers to the therapist’s ability to see and understand issues and situations from the client’s perspective. When the therapist is able to show an empathetic understanding of what the client is experiencing, it helps the client have a better inner understanding as well.
Leadership within the healthcare field is necessary to increase skills, organization, understanding, and control within the workplace (Huber, 2014). The leadership role tends to fall into the hands of one who is trustworthy, knowledgeable, motivating, committed, and adequately communicates to the team (Huber, 2014). With each leader comes strengths and weakness, hence, the reason why self-assessment and reflection on leadership skills are necessary. Over the course of this essay I will perform a variety of self-assessment and reflection tests in order to identify my strengths and weaknesses as a current and future nurse leader. Results
The professional status of the therapist should be in respect of the patient’s case and the therapist should be transparent following the ethical code in terms of maintaining confidentiality. In addition, in both interventions the therapist should have in mind the building of rapport with the patient in order to achieve engagement and compliance with the treatment plan. Both interventions are underlying by the client’s motivation. This means that in both interventions clients should have strong motivation to change and comply with the hard work that is needed in order the client makes this change. The promotion and maintenance of
Activity analysis is used to figure out the demands of an activity and the capabilities needed in order to be able to participate in that activity. Before an occupational therapist decides to have a patient engage in an activity or occupation, the therapist must try to do the activity themselves first in order to know the type of performance skills and client factors needed to perform it successfully. Also, the activity must be broken down in increments and analyzed extensively to make sure that is doable and that it will be therapeutic for that particular client depending on their needs and how meaningful it may be for the client. For example, if a client is unable to support their body weight due to postural impairments, it would be inappropriate to engage them in an activity without assistance whereby they will have to be up supporting their
Such interventions are specifically implemented in the context of a professional counseling relationship and includes appraisal; sometimes guidance and consulting is to facilitate the normal growth and development, such as educational and career development aspect. The professional counselor utilizes the more advanced skills and asks clients to take active steps for reaching their goals. The counselors ask their clients to evaluate their progress on goals by reflecting verbal. The Consultation process is the application of scientific principles and procedures in counseling.
During sessions, the client and Speech-Language Pathologist work together to remediate the speech problem. The Speech-Language Pathologist provides techniques for the client to use during therapy and at home so the client can help fulfill the Speech-language Pathologist goal. It is important to have this skill, especially client-pathologist relationship, to be able to communicate efficiently so the client knows and understand what is expected of them. Strong interpersonal skills are not only important for client-pathologist relationship but for colleagues and other professions. Being the fact Speech-Language Pathologist interacts with other professions daily, the Speech-Language Pathologist has to have good interpersonal skills to relay information
I learned that nurses need to be familiar with patient’s rehabilitation by knowing therapies that are indispensable and beneficial for their recoveries; and that active involvement in the prevention of deteriorations and complications in physical health and function is important for the patient (p. 22). 3. The article changed the way I think and understand that knowledge is power hence educating patients on best practice to get them back to health or functioning normally is of the essence. 4. In my future practice, I will frequently update self of therapies and pay more attention to details that the patient identifies as essential for recovery to better help them regain their well-being and ability to perform their daily activities.
They help people who have functional problems. PTs work as part of a health care team, they oversee the work of physical therapist assistants and aides. They also consult with surgeons and other health care officials. Education requirements. Physical Therapists have to have a graduate degree from an accredited physical therapist program.
“Ow! My knee! I think I need to go see a physical therapist.” This is an example of one of the many reasons people go to see a certified physical therapist. “Physical Therapists, sometimes called PTs, help injured or ill people improve their movement and manage their pain” (Bureau 1).
As an occupational therapist I would like to help individuals who are differently abled gain quality of life and independence by improving upon both mental and physical challenges to function as a whole person, as this is what I understand the role of the occupational therapist from both personal and observational experience to be. I believe this is accomplished through providing encouragement and support, educating each client and their loved
Occupational Therapists work with people struggling with disabling emotional, mental, physical, or developmental issues and work to enhance the daily living skills of a patient’s life. Occupational Therapists must also be patient, compassionate, and people-oriented (BLS, 2015). As mentioned above, my workplace has drastically enhanced my communication skills, that will certainly help me be a better OT. While I shadowed an OT about a week ago, she was
Throughout this trip we call life many different professions find themselves walking along side these individuals to enhance their journey. One of the professions to take their place on the road is Occupational Therapy. Occupational Therapists have the unique role of incorporating the clients skills and occupational performance into a intervention that is both purposeful and meaningful in order to achieve a specific outcome that increases an individual’s participation in activities of daily living. Occupational Therapists