This week and next week’s writing assignment will be split into two parts based on Eleanor Clarke Slagle’s lecture which examines the lives of those who have endured extraordinary hardships and their ability to rise above. Slagle’s case study poses the question: Who rises above adversity? Most of the data use in her study comes from personal experiences of those who have been faced with terminal illness, abuse, impoverishment, and incarceration. First I would like to provide a brief background on one of the earliest pioneers of occupational therapy. Eleanor Clarke Slagle was a social worker that directed occupational therapy research for the state of Illinois and organized a therapy program for the state’s mental hospitals.
Occupational therapist helps the patient learn how to identify distorted or unhelpful thinking patterns, recognize and change inaccurate beliefs, relate to others in more positive ways, and change behaviors accordingly by participating in meaningful activities for them. The main goals are to help the patient learn that OCD can lessen over time and give him or her the tools to cope with fear or traumatic memories. OT role is to establish routines and habits, meaningful activities that promote optimal levels of arousal or relaxation, and strategies for managing symptoms to enhance occupational performance. These services can help people build self-esteem and establish supportive relationships with family members, school/work personnel, and friends.
The Big Bend Hospice (BBH) provides end-of-life services in the Big Bend counties in Tallahassee Florida. Services are provided in the home, nursing home, and assisted living facility. Its mission is to provide compassionate care to individuals with life-limiting illness, comfort to their families and emotional support to anyone who has lost a loved one. It aims to provide clients with comfort while managing pain and symptoms as determined by two physicians. The physicians must determine that there is no cure.
The frame of reference that will be utilized is the Occupational Adaptation Model. Created by Schultz and Schkade, The Occupational Adaptation model provides a process of adaptation that proposes occupation both as the means through which adaptation occurs and the end for which functional adaptation is desirable (Jackson & Schkade, 2001). The primary focus of treatment utilizing this model is the patient’s preferred occupational role, involvement in controlling and evaluation the results of the therapy process, and affecting the adaptation outcome in order to lead to relative mastery in occupational functioning (Jackson & Schkade, 2001). Relative mastery is measured by efficiency, effectiveness, and satisfaction (Jackson & Schkade,
Abstract Family therapy has been an important field in therapy for quite a long time, especially since more and more psychological issues seem to appear in families. As a result, parents do not have the right skills and knowledge to mentally support their children and lead them in the right path. This is when a therapists help is needed. This paper gives a basic overview of family therapy, general information, its methods, counseling techniques and current uses. Also, I will bring in my personal interest and discuss the above.
The search of identity is an issue familiar to contemporary society as well as to the society of 1963 when Betty Friedan published her feminist manifesto The Feminine Mystique. The main idea of Friedan 's article, "The Importance of Work," is the question of how individuals can recognize their full capacities and achieve identity. She argues that human identity is meaningful purposeful work, and individuals are not identified as women or men, just human based upon their work. Friedan believes work is what an individual does in his or her life; for example, snowboarding, songwriting, hockey, football etc. Friedan was an author, an activist, and the first president of the National Organization for Women.
Applications of Personal Construct Theory There are certain aspects that Kelly has looked at it in terms of his personal construct theory. He looked at in from the point of view of abnormal development, approach to psychotherapy and the Role Construct Repertory (Rep) Test.
Additionally although it is acknowledged that concepts of sensory integration theory are included in undergraduate Occupational Therapy education, in order to practice and utilise sensory integration therapy, advanced post graduate training is required (Bundy and Murray 2002). For occupational therapist in Ireland, the recommended competency level is to have completed and received accreditation in module 1 and 2/3 of the SI Network UK and Ireland or an equivalent. In contrite the literature pertaining to multi-sensory rooms does not reference a specific training required to use multi-sensory rooms. This is an important finding as it highlights the professional standard implications of individuals not trained in sensory integration therapy completing
There are many conceptual models that can be used by occupational therapist when work with clients. Conceptual models provide the base of why and how occupational therapists work. From the case provided, the therapist might use the Model of Human Occupation (MOHO) when working with Bob. According to Ducan(2006), MOHO is a client centered model which is occupational focused and provide evidence base for practice.
Therapeutic Interventions in Rehabilitation of Patients with Cerebrovascular Accidents and Total Hip Arthroplasty at Phoebe Home Allentown Phoebe Home Allentown (PHA) is one of the facilities of Lehigh Valley Phoebe Ministries group that provides a variety of residential options to meet the needs of senior adults depending on level of disabilities and diverse lifestyle preferences. The cohesive work of the healthcare team at PHA short-term rehabilitation unit provides a wide spectre of rehabilitation services of physical, occupational, and speech therapy. PHA specialize in orthopaedic and neurologic conditions, joint replacement, medical and post surgical rehabilitation, pain management, and speech dysfunctions. Due to the fact