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. The history of occupational therapy goes way back in the 18th and the 19th with the approach of the moral treatment to treat patient. The main goal of the moral treatment was to change the individual faulty habit by focusing on the environmental aspect of the hospital (Kielhofner 2009). By the end of the 1800’s …show more content…
Kielhofner (2009) states “In the late 1940’s and the 1950s, occupational therapy came under pressure from medicine to establish a new theoretical rationale for its practice. Critiques arose from both Medicine and physicians regarding the concepts used in occupational therapy. Based on those comments, occupational realized the immediate need for a new paradigm. As Kielhofner mentioned “Occupational therapist came to believe it would bring occupational therapist recognition as an efficacious medical service and increase its scientific respectabilities …show more content…
From 1917 to 2017 make 100 years of occupation treatment. The Centennial Vision of the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA) previously known as National Society for the Promotion of Occupational Therapy defined as followed "We envision that occupational therapy is a powerful, widely recognized, science-driven, and evidence-based profession with a globally connected and diverse workforce meeting society's occupational needs." (AOTA website, 2017). The Centennial Vision was created by taking feedback from both members and non-members of the association based on strategies that will continue to value the treatment of the occupational and promote better leader for the 21st century. The goal of the Centennial Vision is to promote the occupational therapy profession with better strategies. It is very incredible to learn about the history of the occupational therapy. The history of occupational therapy emphasizes the need for change. As Jacobs stated in her farewell " Occupational therapy in the 21st century will require all of us as an Association and as individual practitioners and students to learn to negotiate the reality of change. It is very important for students to have the mindset that can adept to change quickly and also learn to seek for the potential knowledge as Mary and Bob did in the cheese story (Jacobs 2002). This assignment gave me a better understand of the
Though occupation usually refers to a job, a person’s occupation is initially determined by what their everyday life consists of. When a person becomes incapable of performing the tasks that they are expected to do in their everyday life due to developmental delays, physical injury, or psychological problems they are often referred to an occupational therapist. Occupational therapists, or OTs, usually have occupational therapy assistants, often called OTAs. The OT gives the OTA a set of objectives to help the patient achieve. Since people go through numerous occupations during the course of their lives, OT’s and OTA’s prov...
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Occupational therapy was based off of psychology; we evolved from treating mentally ill patients with isolation as an efficient treatment plan. We must never forget we are known to be “the art and science of helping people do the day-to-day activities that are important and meaningful to their health and well being through engagement in valued occupations” (Crepeau, Cohn, & Schell, 2008). To other professional disciplines this article explains the difference between each of us, yet can also express our relation to one another. The basic goal of all therapeutic disciplines is to better our clients life, through physical, speech or occupational therapy. Every discipline targets different goals, may it be body mechanics, reducing a stutter or buttoning a shirt, at the end of the day our clients well being may it be through science, art or both is all that matters. To the occupational therapy field this article means progress for what we do. Reading this article today in the year 2015 did not seem like old information to me, it is still relevant, I am proud that our field is not only evolving with contemporary time but it is also maintaining its
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.
My inspiration to study Occupational Therapy stemmed from my participation in a residential summer school at Teesside University. This course enabled me to gain an insight into the theoretical and practical applications of an occupational therapist in a range of work based scenarios. I particularly enjoyed discovering how to apply knowledge and understanding of occupational therapy to real world situations in a contemporary practice. I also enjoyed deepening my knowledge of the challenges patients face and how occupational therapy can improve a patient’s mind-set to improve their outcomes. I also considered the importance of the setting and environment of patients to enhance the wellbeing of those who are facing physical, mental and social challenges in their everyday lives. Attending this course has furthered my practical and theoretical
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.
As a result of my experience, it is my main goal in life is to help others the same way the team of therapists have helped me. In order to impact the lives of these patients through the career as an OT, I will need to further my education by earning a master’s degree in occupational therapy. Therefore, admission into the Master of Occupational Therapy (MOT) program at Texas Tech University Health Science Center (TTUHSC) will allow me to reach my
...e-based knowledge to inform the therapy practice. It also assists with furthering the therapist’s knowledge of humans as occupational beings as well as the relationship between occupation and health.(Yexer ,1993) introduced occupational science as a fundamental science supporting occupational therapy, with an aim to refocus the provision of therapy back to occupation. Hence, occupational science provides the therapists with support, justifies the meaning and uniqueness of the profession and distinguishes occupational therapy from other professions. In addition (Wilcock, 2001), also emphasises that occupational science might be another way to avoid the possible failure of the occupational therapy as a practice. With a strong research background, occupational therapists could make a contribution to medical science, which may challenge it from a different standpoint.
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.
My immediate goals after obtaining an Occupational Therapy degree include gaining clinical expertise through a practice of my choice and motivating as many people as I can to achieve their goals. I plan to participate in evidence-based research in order to improve patient outcomes while spreading this knowledge through community education and prevention programs. After establishing myself in the field and gaining the necessary resources, I intend to collaborate with a team of like-minded