Often, patients can gain the life skills needed for independent living, as opposed to residing in a group home. Socially, successful treatment provides more opportunities for patients to develop meaningful friendships and pursue romantic interests down the road. Leisure activities and taking up hobbies are also possible for patients that have gained self-awareness and interests in such pursuits. Occupational therapists may teach clients about financial management, including the ability to create a budget. These skills allow patients to pursue other interests where saving over a period of time for a desired object is required.
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
PEOP began its development in 1985 as a guide to occupational therapy intervention by Charles Christiansen and Carolyn M. Baum, so MOHO was early began development then PEOP Model. B. Basic Assumptions As we all knew that occupational therapy provide a practical and relevant interventions that let people improve their quality of the daily life. The MOHO model is more focus on the each people’s intrinsic properties and external environment linked into a dynamic system or consider people input, output and throughput.
The theoretical format Person-Environment-Occupation (PEO), focuses on the individual, the environment, and the occupation. With the PEO format, we see the physical, social and cultural elements of where occupational therapy takes place (Scaffa, 2010, p.35). The PEO ties in person-environment interaction, person-occupation interaction, and the person-environment-occupation interaction (Scaffa, 2010, p. 36). The PEO is similar to that of the OT framework because the OT framework as well describes environment as having physical and social components. It mentions the social aspect of the environment that includes relationships and expectations with other individuals.
It deals with the vision regarding operational assignments, institutional assignments, and the professional development models. Operational assignments usability is outlined by Army Doctrine Publication 7-0 (2012), "Operational assignments build on the fundamental skills, knowledge, and behaviors developed in institutional training. Operational assignments mature this baseline knowledge into a mission capability at the individual, crew, unit, staff, and leader level" (pg.1). These assignments are very diverse and cover a wide spectrum of duties and responsibilities that go with each chosen Military Occupational Specialty (MOS). One primary commonality shared by all these duty positions and assignments is the standardization of unit level Noncommissioned Officer Professional Development or NCOPD.
and intrigued by the mind-body connection as well as the importance of human activity and occupation in maintaining mental and physical well-being. At the same time, my desire to work directly with people and be able to make a positive and lasting change to their lives by empowering them and helping discover their strengths and confidence in themselves to achieve their goals, led me to a realization that a career in occupational therapy would be a perfect fit for me. To me occupational therapy is a dynamic, rewarding, challenging, and inspiring field where I can fully realize my skills and knowledge. Having always been a firm believer in the patient-centric approach, I am passionate about providing excellent service to patients by improving their performance, preventing illness and disability and promoting adaptation to life
Occupational Therapy is a profession primarily centred around client-therapist interactions. The main objective of an occupational therapist (OT) is to empower and assist their clients in their return to everyday life and activities. Occupational therapists work with their clients for extended periods of time in order to ensure that they are able to participate in their normal daily routines with some degree of ease. OT's achieve this goal through building trust and rapport with their clients by representing themselves with the highest degree of professional identity and following the codes of conduct, to which ensures safety to all involved in the achievement of this goal. As occupational therapists work closely with a number of different
Young @ Heart Sean Youmans Keiser University Dr. Robin Katz Foundations of Occupational Therapy OTH3000 10/24/2015 Young @ Heart Introduction In 1980, the model of human occupation, MOHO, was introduced by three practitioners, Kielhofner, Burke, and Heard. MOHO is a collaborative effort among a large international group of people, but Dr. Kielhofner is the primary person credited for developing MOHO.
I have always had the intense desire to care and look after people from a very young age. I firmly believe that everyone deserves the best quality of life possible and this is what had drawn me to occupational therapy as a career path in the first place. It is so easy to take for granted all the everyday tasks we can do and we seldom consider the effect of not being able to complete them. As an occupational therapist I would be able to make a positive impact on someone’s life and make it possible for them to enjoy their life. I want the opportunity to provide support to people, help them gain independence and watch them grow more confident in their own ability.
Ralph Emerson once said, “The purpose of life is not to be happy. It is to be useful … to be compassionate, to have it make some difference that you have lived and lived well.” I chose the profession of occupational therapy to embrace this rationale of life; to encourage others to help themselves and discover the resilience and strength they have to successfully re-integrate with their community. At Hunter College I majored in psychology and I wanted to continue to apply this knowledge through a health care career. Occupational Therapy effectively concentrates on the psychological, emotional, and physical well-being of the patient, while facilitating those individuals with illnesses or injuries to re-learn everyday tasks.
Nelson was determined to define occupation clearly so that progression could be made in the field of occupational therapy (Nelson, 1988: 633). In the following essay I will outline the model that Nelson designed to clearly illustrate occupation. I will then describe an occupation that I take part in and apply Nelson’s ideas to my occupation to prove that it is an occupation. Nelson describes occupation as “the relationship between two things: occupational form and occupational performance” (Nelson, 1988: 633). Occupational form is the external environment or situation in which the occupation is performed in.
1.Describe, in your own words, how occupational therapy helps people. Occupational therapy allows a patient to work towards the goal of being able to perform basic everyday functional tasks. Therapy will differ for each patient, providing purposeful tasks that will allow the most growth for the specific individual needs. Being able to be an independent individual that can perform functional tasks is something that most people strive for, and if something happened that altered this way of life, it can be very stressful and even feel dehumanizing to the patient. Striving for independence and working with the therapists is something that will positively affect the patient's quality of life.
Howat, personal communication, March 22, 2018). Occupational therapist’s main roles include encouraging clients to develop new skills, helping them find improved ways of completing activities, manipulating the individual’s residence or workspace to meet their needs, or through providing therapy devices and equipment (About Occupational Therapy, 2018). When prescribing therapy devices, the occupational therapist must ensure the client knows how to best use it to ensure the client gets a full solution, not just a product (About Occupational Therapy, 2018). A further responsibility of occupation therapists is to consider the individual values of the client, an example of this is making a physically harmful activity less so because of the emotional benefits of the activity (K. Howat, personal communication, March 22,
Butler: The main benefit of the physical therapy field is the work environment. In this field an individual has flexible hours, casual dress code, and a positive atmosphere that will make an individual want to come to work. The career field of physical therapy is a profession of hard work through schooling and years of dedication but is rewarding when an individual’s patients make full recoveries. Me: Is it hard to advance in a career in physical therapy?