Before my first year of studying occupational therapy commenced, my knowledge of the field of study was limited. Through continuous exposure to different sources of knowledge and experience, my understanding has increased exponentially and I’ve experienced great growth and change. Though the learning experiences have been plentiful, there were two significant events that developed my understanding of the importance of occupation in OT. The first experience took place at Weskoppies Psychiatric Hospital on an independent visit. The second was a visit to Elma Park Nursery School, organised and conducted by Wits.
This was an opportunity I said yes to as I was eager to learn more about how it was to coach this group. One of the reasons I was so eager to work with people with a disability was because I had little to no knowledge and wanted to learn. I wanted to learn what the motivational factors to do exercise was for this group, how I as a coach can help and what the best ways to get them to take part was. Rescent research (Youngdeok, Jaehoon, Fuller and Minsoo, 2015; Martin and Whalen, 2014; Mirsafian, 2016) suggests that coaches and coaching for people with disabilities have been lacking and it is important for sports organisations to educate coaches for this specifically as there is a need of coaching and systematic interventions in the development of disability physical activity. District sports run a great number of schemes for different groups of disabled people around the Hampshire area and are actively working to develop and widen the opportunities for this group to take part in physical
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 To identify my strengths and weaknesses, I took a total of six self-assessment tests; which consisted of
She has demonstrated her knowledge of nursing by receiving her education and working with others in healthcare. I look forward to being like her one day and pursue my dreams, just like Angie did. Motivation is key throughout this whole process. I have always wanted to be a nurse since day one. Seeing my father battle sickness for almost fourteen years confirmed my decision.
I have selected four weekly journals to include as they best reflect my successes and struggles to grow as a clinical leader this year. The first journal documents my completion of a leadership style assessment, in order to identify my current leadership style, I felt that this was important, as I need to know what/how/ or if I am currently demonstrating leadership qualities in my clinical practice in order to grow. The second journal is a reflection on the class content of emotional intelligence and how it is a necessary leadership skill and can help improve my weaknesses in the area of “encouraging the heart”. The third journal is a reflection on my frustrations and issues in attempting to identify examples of leadership with in my clinical practice. Finally, the fourth journal documents the results of my week 8 clinical leadership survey and the ways my views on clinical leadership have transformed over the past 6
I thought I knew what career path I wanted for my future, with that in mind, I sought a degree in Fitness and Human Performance to continue with a career in Occupational Therapy. In this career choice, the way I got to help patients was through therapy. While taking classes, I realized Occupational Therapy is not what I truly was passionate about. I decided to take my mother’s advice and choose what I truly love to do, which is to help people all around and I believe the nursing program would be the best fit. I am currently completing my certified nurse program to proceed with a job as a patient care technician.
Second paragraph: About my college major Many people have chosen different career majors in the medical field, I chose Medical Assistant because like I said I enjoy helping others. Before choosing this career, I found information about it, from what classes are required for this career, the steps to take to become a Medical Assistant,and many more questions that I had. The first question I had asked myself was, What is a Medical Assistant? A Medical Assistant is an allied health professional that supports the work of physicians and other health professionals, usually in a clinic setting. They are four easy steps to do to become a Medical Assistant.
Furthermore, they help people with disabilities how they can make ordinary tasks and sometimes they make changes in their environment to make things easier to them. Occupational therapy has noticeable improvement in the last century, and we can improve it more if we do further studies, also provide the right place to them for work. In addition, people must be more aware about our role and about our major especially in Saudi Arabia many people do not know anything about occupational therapy and how its
Even though paramedics don’t really safe lives they do a lot for many people and I want the chance to help people out. My interest for wanting to be in the medical field also caught my attention because my mom always pushed the idea of me becoming a doctor or a nurse so that made me research and want to learn more about how to be in the medical field.
A few weeks later, similar injuries impacted my body, so I immediately decided to go to physical therapy in order to get me back on my feet - literally. All in all, I was fascinated with the work physical therapists did: From treating injuries, to rehabilitation, and to providing individuals with the confidence to continue with their passions. As a result of this experience, I proceeded to taking a class within my school, known as Regional Occupational Program, that dealt with healthcare professions. Little did I know that I would discover a philanthropic side to me that would lead me to want to pursue a career in the healthcare
It is crazy thinking about all the resources we have now to help people return from injuries. We have come such a long way in helping people with technology over the years. I learned that ultrasound can help warm muscles up in spots that are hard to warm up. Since I will be taking kinesiology next semester and I am really looking forward to it. I asked Nicole what some of the content will be like in the class.
However, I want to do more I want to be able to follow the process from beginning to end and do the evaluations. I want to be able to do the testing and the measuring. I have set out on this journey of health care because I want to help people go from post-operative to back to fully functioning with realistic goals in place. I want to be able to walk the journey with the patients and let them know that they are not on it alone. Through Physical Therapy I feel that patients get more than just rehabilitation of an injury or surgery but they get a change in mindset from injured to functioning independently again as they did before.
My short term goal for this week and the week coming forward is to continue to use my time wisely to study for the last few test that we will have. I have progressed a lot this month with getting my grade up. In the beginning of the month I can honestly say I did not use my time like I should have. I did not fully read the chapters I was given, and my grade showed. The second quiz my grade went up a little more, and during that time I did take the time to read some, but not all chapters.
I became interested in physical therapy very recently, last week exactly. I became interested in physical therapy when I was researching it in class for a lame project my annoying teacher made me do.Although my dad and all but one of his brothers are in the medical field, I didn’t really know too many details about working in the medical field. I always thought it was just too much school and didn’t give enough down time.However, after researching it I became more interested because it is a very intermediate job in the medical field. Provided it is not as intense as a surgeon, however it is still fairly challenging.Nevertheless, I feel comfortable choosing physical therapy because I have plenty of people with experience in the medical field