It can be given to anyone who wants to learn about occupational therapy in the psychosocial aspect. When I am working in the field and someone wants to learn more about what I do and what my career includes, I can give them this article to get a basic understanding of what I do. After a person reads this article, I can highlight some of the main points in the article to give them a better understanding of what is occupational therapy is in the psychosocial aspect. It is important for me to keep this article on hand because if someone wants to look up what I do and they do not know where to begin, I can give them this article to read to get a basic understanding of what I do and they can get an idea of what to research. This article is not only for clients and client’s friends and family, but it can be used for occupational therapists and occupational therapy assistances. This article can be used as a refresher for a therapist if they are having a hard time remembering something about this
I find occupational therapy to pique my drive to teach people valuable life skills as well as learn from those people and their experiences. Being an occupational therapist would allow me to have one-on-one interactions with patients and establish meaningful relationships over the course of time. It would also give me the dutiful privilege and responsibility of instilling confidence in others and helping them realize their full potential in self-suffiency. All of my personal experiences, challenges, educational backgrounds, and professional interactions have guided me toward pursuing my goals of gaining experience working in all populations, enabling patients to thrive in their daily lifestyle, and spread public awareness of what OT has
Occupational therapy has a multifaceted nature providing endless opportunities to serve a wide range of people within many environments, which is just one of the reasons I love this occupation. My long term goals enlist the desire to maximize my knowledge and abilities to care and supplement the lives of anyone that may cross my path in this career. I have seen occupational therapy positively impact the lives of people around me, and I strive to be a bigger role on the team helping make that happen.
Occupational therapy is also known as the dynamic and developing healthcare profession that deals with people in ways of regaining their skills required for the every days of life. For a very long time I have always had the desire to achieve my dreams in becoming an occupational therapist. I am very well equipped with creativity, flexibility and the ability to aid people in solving their every day’s life challenges they get involved in. Occupational therapy is quite involving and needs good strategies and skills for one to be successful in the program.
I believe individuals live the highest quality of life by being as independent and functional as possible. When one loses their physical ability to participate in the activities of everyday life due to an injury or illness, it can also have an adverse effect on their mental health and well-being. Occupational Therapy is essential for people to improve and regain the skills needed to live life to the fullest. I want to pursue Occupational Therapy as a career because it is a rewarding profession that works with individuals to improve independence and live a better life given their circumstances. My immense passion to help people and the skills I have gained throughout my educational, professional, and healthcare experiences will allow me
Change is something that human have to face often, yet it is still very hard for us to adapt to it. We can, in turn, agree that change is not easy (Jacobs 2002). Occupational therapy has been thought a lot of changes which give rise to new treatment methods, new approaches and a better to communicate with the patients. Below is an analysis of the changes that have been made in the occupational therapy field and their outcomes.
Occupational therapy made its first appearance in a modern-day setting during the 18th century; however, occupational therapy dates back to 100 BC. The United States medical system adopted occupational therapy in the 19th century. In 1910, occupational therapy became a realized profession. Then, the main focus was working with individuals to get them to a fully functional state. Around 1930, standards of practice were developed for occupational therapists (OT’s). The career continues to evolve and change as new illnesses and disabilities arise. Even with all the changes, the main focus remains intact: helping people.
As the famous Robin Williams character, Patch Adams, once said, “You treat a disease: you win, you lose. You treat a person; I guarantee you win-no matter what the outcome.” When I see this quote, I automatically connect it with an Occupation Therapist. Occupational Therapists strive to help patients with physical and mental disabilities perform everyday therapeutic tasks. They work with all ages under many different circumstances. Occupational Therapists can work in a variety of populations whether it is in a pediatric facility dealing with children or in a nursing home working with the elderly.
This article provided current insight into the role OT’s play in health and wellness. The article states that although OT’s can play a key role in prevention and wellness, we are currently missing opportunities in these venues because of internal and external barriers. The article defined internal barriers as the lack of dialogue within our profession about preparation for engagement in health and wellness programs. The article also defined external barriers in four areas including problems, payment, partnerships, and policy. The article also discussed AOTA’s new stance on the role of OT in health and wellness. The article refers to the Occupational Therapy Practice Framework: Domain and Process which promotes OT’s contribution to promoting
Lauren Tannahill, an occupation therapist at Intelligent Therapy Staffing, says “For OT [occupational therapy] in general, the hard part is having non-compliant clients who do not follow through with your suggestions and do not progress well, or just unpleasant clients who do not make your time with them easy. Also, sometimes patients pass away which is always tough. OT is not always easy!” Tannahill believes that to be an occupational therapist one must be strong willed and prepared for all of the challenges that come along with the job. As one prepares for a future in the field of occupational therapy, one must consider the educational requirements, the work environment, the duties and responsibilities, and the wages, benefits and job outlook