Occupational Therapy Application Essay

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Occupational Therapy is a health care profession in which we facilitate maximal independence and quality of life throughout the lifespan. As an Occupational Therapy Assistant Student, I want to be able to make the difference in the individual life to reach the patients goals and helping them back to be independent as possible. “The mission of the University of Charleston is to educate each and every student to their life of productive work, enlightened living and the community involvement.” (The University of Charleston, 2017). Liberal Learning Outcomes helps the student to be able to communicate effectively and engage in creativity in our professional and personal life (The University of Charleston, 2017). As an Occupational Therapy Assistant …show more content…

Being able to work as an Occupational Therapy assistant will be life changing and helping regain the patient’s ability to do things independently is so rewarding. The core value of each and every individual is to be able to contribute and getting involved into the society and the welfare of people. It is really important to be creative and productive and finding new ways to help the patients to engage in their daily activities. In this modern society, every student should grow up enlightened, enjoying our potential and our ability to achieve anything we desire for. We should have the commitment to fulfill our duties towards the people and the community. We should always guide and support our patients to help them learn gain new knowledge and to learn to live their life independently. We work with people of different religion, diversity and culture and we should have knowledge about it and we are committed to generate new knowledge for the welfare of people and society. Being an Occupational Therapy Assistant …show more content…

As we work in the society, we are automatically associated with the well-being of the society and the people. I need to take responsibilities and have knowledge about what is going on with my patients and help them to be actively involved in their daily activities. Being able to communicate effectively with the people is the biggest key aspects of our daily life. I have to use the communication skills through reading and writing in my career which helps me to build trusting relationships with my patients. It will help me to understand the effects of the therapeutic process for the benefits of the patients. For example, I have a monthly subscription of OT practice magazine which includes current research, studies and findings related to disease, diagnosis and treatment intervention. It also gives you many tips on how to effectively communicate with the patient to generate positive rapport and work towards positive

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