One scholar that has contributed a substantial amount of research that has impacted the occupational therapy profession and clients within the occupational therapy services is Dr. Tracy Chippendale. Dr. Chippendale is an occupational therapist that received her Masters and PhD at New York University. Dr. Chippendale is currently an assistant professor teaching courses on human development, research, and occupational therapy practice with older adults in the occupational therapy department at New York University. Dr. Chippendale has over seventeen years of experience working with older adults, which has influenced her research that focuses on geriatrics. This research places emphasis on intervention methods that allow elderly individuals to
It has been suggested that this is due to the lack of support and training from managers and that managers should involve staff in changes within practice and that this involvement facilitate co-operation (deegan et al 2004).
Dementia is a mental health disorder commonly addressed with in the geriatric population. Dementia involves a cognitive decline of the brain. This is a disease of a broader spectrum and can be broken down into other subgroups or diseases such as: Alzheimer’s, vascular, frontal-temporal and dementia with Lewy bodies. As dementia gets progressively worse the more challenges the individual faces. Simple daily occupations such as dressing, feeding, even rest and sleep are difficult task to complete. As occupational therapist it is important to address mental health issues and injustices towards occupations. Dementia is a global health concern as it affects the community or social integration as the disease onsets. This cognitive disorder is usually a concern of inpatient skilled nursing facilities in the latter stages. Therapist must address our role in this
This papers purpose is to describe to the reader an Occupational therapy treatment plan and therapy session using the OTPF as its base to describe client’s performance. It is based off a case study of a 26 year old male racecar driver who suffered a traumatic brain injury and is now admitted into the hospitals ICU unit under a coma. The paper begins with a brief overview of the clients Injuries and occupational profile. It continues with goals that the therapist has set for the client and caregivers and concludes with the client’s treatment plan, along with a SOAP note which explains the client’s treatment and gives other healthcare workers information about the therapists goals and progress of the client
Occupational Therapy has played a role in helping those with Mental and physical disabilities in the United States since 1917. Before that time, Occupational Therapy was used solely in mental institutions to help people that were "more normal" and able to function in a social status. These patients enjoyed things like arts and crafts. It seemed that those who engaged in such activities where perceived as "more healthy". These findings lead Drs. to encourage patients to engage is such activity to improve there overall health. (http://quoccupationaltherapy.weebly.com/history-of-occupational-therapy.htmlhistory-of-occupational-therapy.html)
What is occupational therapy? How does one define the profession and validate its worth in the medical field? Since its conception as an established health care profession, occupational therapy’s philosophy has been defined, redefined, and refined. In their writings esteemed Occupational Therapists Mary Reilly and Susan Peloquin offer their own critical and revisionary ideas of occupational therapy’s worth, the basic need it fulfills, and its service to the healthcare profession. Both women ask their peers to refine what is
Growing up, I have been an individual who has pushed myself beyond the minimum requirements in order to succeed. In high school I excelled in both academics and athletics. I graduated in the top 10% of my class and lettered in hockey and tennis my sophomore, junior, and senior year. I worked hard and put in extra time in order to set myself apart from others. Succeeding in both school and athletics made me a responsible, reliable, and an organized individual. These experiences made me a versatile individual and have given me a work ethic that has benefited me with my academics in college and with my work and volunteer experiences.
Purpose: Each biennium and upon initial licensure clinicians are required to take a course related to the Laws and Rules of Practice for Occupational therapy. Through this course clinicians will increase awareness and understanding of the laws and rules that direct licensure as a provider of occupational therapy services.
Jacob is an active is an active 2.10-year-old boy who was evaluated at Anna L. Klein School for occupational therapy services as a part of the comprehensive evaluation to determine his eligibility for Special Education services. He was referred for occupational therapy evaluation due to concerns with his attention, fine motor, and gross motor skills.
Occupational therapy helps to heal a multitude of disabilities; the current high demand for therapists is somewhat due to modern issues, but some have been occurring since the beginning of mankind. Missing a limb is one problem that has occurred for millennium. There is documented evidence that humans have tried to replace a missing appendage since approximately 950 B.C. Throughout time prosthetics have mainly been produced with crude leftover supplies like wood, metal, and leather. More recently, rapid advancements in technology have helped progress the artificial limb from a beam of wood to a robotic arm controlled by the persons own thoughts. To fully understand the accomplishments of today, it is essential to understand the evolution
A unique perspective of Occupational Therapy (OT) is defined as " A profession concerned with promoting health and well-being through Occupation"(Charles, 2010, p.362). The difference between OT and Occupational Health (OH) is that OT is the profession and OH concerns how occupations affect your health. This essay will first discuss the relationship between OH and well-being. Secondly it will describe alternative views of disability models. While some doctors believe in medicine as a treatment, for disability, practitioners of OT believe that social background and environment should be taken into consideration. Thirdly this essay will discuss the underpinning theory of OT relating to ‘MOHO’ and how a social and physical questionnaire can get
Afflicted by left-side Hemiplegia and bound to a wheelchair, my grandmother’s life was not one of ease. By the time I was born she had been living with her barriers for thirty years and had learned to compensate due to her astounding will and surrounding subpar medical practices. As a child I thought nothing of the fact that my grandmother was stricken with paralysis until I witnessed her take a turn for the worse and suffer another hemorrhagic stroke. Her recovery was long and arduous yet, it was a blessing that brought us closer together and nudged me down the path of Occupational Therapy.
Patients in mental health are being neglected from the society because of misconception through out the world. Prior to the first day at concern, the fear of meeting these people was the biggest worries, and had a bias that people with mental illness are disabled. However this filed- work experiences provided that with medication and effective occupational therapy as they needed, patients in this population can be fully functional as patients in other populations. This opportunity changed my perception completely and see big demand in OT services in this
Related knowledge isn’t unique to occupational therapy practice. It serves as a complementary to the field’s paradigm ad conceptual practice models. There are two types of related knowledge and they are foundational knowledge and applied knowledge. Foundation knowledge is general knowledge of basic sciences such as anatomy and physiology as well as sensory integration. These skills are required by all allied health practitioners. For example when occupational therapists are working with a client after an injury, the therapist explains the post-surgical healing processes and prognoses, as well as expected side effects of medication. In these instances related knowledge is being drawn from medical practitioners in general. Applied knowledge is
The therapeutic relationship is the interaction between an occupational therapist and a client. Therapeutic relationship differs from the other type of relationship because the main goal of it is the client benefit. Therapeutic characteristics are numbers of personal qualities that can impact a therapist performance. Those characteristics can enhance the therapy sessions and can also influence the clients’ personality and performance. Some of the therapeutic characteristics allow the therapist to connect with the clients, while others mainly influence the quality of service delivered by the therapist. Below is an overview of my therapeutic characteristics.