Its easy to forget the significance of independence and how different our lives would be without it. I had the opportunity to meet a young woman, who was in the middle of the hardest time of her life. She had just had all four of her extremities amputated as the result of sepsis, due to rejected pregnancy complications. After spending three helpless months pinned to a hospital bed, she was brought to the semi-acute hospital I was shadowing, where I saw her every day for four weeks. Her initial physical impairments, stoping her from lifting what remained of her arms of the bed, was just scratching the surface of what she was dealing with. She was suffering immensely mentally as well. Over the last three months her independence had been striped from her, and she was completely dependent on the aid of the hospital staff and her therapists. The therapists working with this patient showed the highest level of professionalism through communication and accountability. Beyond the unique therapy that would be required to address her impairments, the communication I observed is what I found truly remarkable. In such a short period of time the therapists were able to create an intense bond with her, allowing them to better aid her physical impairments while aiding her emotionally as well. They never allowed her to lose hope, and never let her lose sight of the mental fortitude that was essential for her wellbeing. These therapists were all demonstrating a quality that they had never
“Hello, Can I help You?” is a touching story. It did not only motivate me more to become an Occupational Therapist but it made me look forward to the future where I can help people feel better, happier, and more fulfilled of their lives. I have always been fascinated by the works of Occupational Therapists. Seeing them in the milieu where I work helps me stay on track and have more sense of direction in life. Meeting patients at work just like Jacqueline Goldberg opens multiple opportunities for me to learn and get a better and deeper understanding of people with disability. In Jacquline’s story, I learned that the Occupational Therapy treatment process is not just a typical in-and-out treatment routine. The story opened my eyes to a different level of patient-healthcare provider relationship and how that relationship can completely change someone’s
As a young child, I did not fully grasp why my uncle was confined to a wheelchair. Many years later, my parents informed me that he had an arteriovenous malformation removed from his pons that left him ataxic. With a two-year-old daughter and a son on the way, my uncle was told he might never walk again. When individuals are confronted with a physical or emotional challenge such as this, they may look to others for support in finding inner strength and self-fulfillment in their life. As a future occupational therapist, I look forward to helping individuals finding this inner strength to attain competence and independence in the occupations of life.
did not fare as well as I expected on my portfolio. I enjoyed this class immensely too, including my professor, Dr. Susan DeLuke. I learned a great deal during the course as well as after the course from Dr. DeLuke, with the multiple homework assignments, and papers, and achieved very good grades under her guidance. However, applying it to the portfolio was challenging. It was a great deal to absorb, retain and get accurate in a short amount of time and I have a tendency to let tasks likes these overwhelm me. I know I could have performed better on my portfolio now. I went from an A in this class to a C+ because of my final portfolio. I thought I did well on it, and I did not. It was very disappointing results for both the student and Professor
This semester in English 1302 my perspective on writing has immensely changed. In the previous semester I struggled and nearly passed by a hair because I did not clearly understand the objectives that were given. In this semester, my mistakes had to be fixed. Although it was a process, I finally got around to clearly understanding what the objectives were for English 1302 and how to apply them to my papers for this course.
For two weeks, I monitored my unhealthy habit of the over-consumption of sugar every day. Previous to making changes in my behavior, I consumed a sugary treat on average once daily. Upon taking on the challenge to change my behavior, I had to make a few adjustments to my daily routines which influenced my behavior. My first small goal was to eat only one sweet treat per week for a month. I did not meet this goal; however, my behavior has improved and I have eaten less sweets than normal.
The individual that I am analyzing is myself , Hawa Conteh. I am a 22 years old female , who is from Gambia originally but has lived in the U.S. for majority of her life since 5 years old. I am the third child out of seven. Currently , I am a senior in psychology , hoping to graduate the summer of 2018. In addition, to be the first one to graduate from college in her immediate family.
I have lived in Unit 3879 for the past six months. For six months (possibly more because I have reason to believe the respondents followed me from my former residence in Maryland), the occupants (or their guests) of Unit 3893 and Unit 3881 are purposely being a private nuisance to me. They have been illegally monitoring and following me obsessively and in an intimidating manner. The respondents have also been shocking me with some form of technology, in a way that I deem tortious, offensive and demeaning.
When I came out to my mom I was feeling anxious and scared. She took it badly and scheduled an appointment for us to see a therapist to try and fix me . My family is catholic and believes who I am is a sin. I was misunderstood and judged for my actions and embracing who I was. I was still trying to process in a way to find happiness through all this. I wanted to express myself through fashion,hairstyle,sexual orientation. My community that identify myself with is the lgbt group. What connects me to this community is their diversity of sexual orientation,race/ethnicty, age. I believe that the community I am apart of encourages my individuality because I can count on support from this community with guidance. It has helped me to accept myself and to build confidence also to have a relationship with friends,family. For an example, My high school I went to encouraged me to be openly and diverse with the gay community. I developed friendships with people who supported and accepted me for who I am. Another example, I become closer with my cousin who was also gay. She helped me advice of how to communicate with my parents, to not be ashamed of the way I expressed myself, to stand up for myself.
I am now approaching the conclusion of my college career and starting to adjust to work life. This is a period of self-reflection and an attempt to put everything I learned into perspective. During this period of my life, I have been constantly thinking and contemplating my future. I feel very anxious yet nervous during this time while I am adjusting to this new stage of my life. When I was in High school my life was very structured, because I could be very dependent on peoples help and I obviously still lived with my family. When I went to college, I had to break away from that feeling of dependency and start the adjusting to adulthood. In college there was more responsibility and I started to become more independent. This was a crucial step in my life but choosing a career is going to be an even bigger step. It is a bigger step because; I have to start structuring my career goals and family goal for the future. At this moment all I can think about is my career, and how I can I keep improving myself for work life.
I am about ten years old in elementary school. The foundations that will dictate the rest of our educational career are embedded here. We’re all beginning to become self aware, realising we are separate entities from the others around us, although we haven’t quite understood what that means. We have also begun to wonder what our private parts are meant for and why they come in two different sets. We’re told about these “changes” that we’ll undergo in the next years, how our bodies will change and how we’ll come to resemble our mothers and fathers. In a class of 30 you can pick out four of the girls whose bodies have already begun to morph into something entirely different. I’m not among them, but I wonder about what I’ll turn into when my body starts changing. I am thin and tall with very long hair, but I don’t feel very pretty and I’ve convinced myself that I am not human because if I was then I would like the other girls in my class. The adults around me tell me I’ll grow into myself which isn’t a concept ten-year-old me can fathom and so the adults probably just feel sorry for little ugly me.
For someone currently studying at the Sauder School of Business, I am amazed that I got into this school. I have never taken a business course in my life (asides from learning a little about marketing during my yearbook course and from watching television), and my high school curriculum was centered on the sciences. All I knew was accounting since both my parents are accountants; I was also aware of how prospective accountants needed to obtain their Certified Public Accountant (CPA) certification and the existence of the “Big 4” accounting firms. Thus, I was fairly narrow-minded and just hoped to get my bachelor’s degree with a specialization in accounting.
By the time you turn 18 and move to college, you think you know yourself pretty well. Taking the StrengthsFinder Quiz presented me confirmation of some things I saw in myself before and brought an aspect out that I hadn’t recognized before. The five themes I was said to exemplify most are belief, relator, harmony, empathy, and connectedness. Having belief represents being driven by my beliefs and rarely stray from them as they serve as my purpose in life. Relator means I appreciate having very close relationships with a small group of. Harmony stands for my dislike of conflict. Having empathy means I am aware of other people’s emotional state and try to relate to them. Lastly, connectedness states that I believe everything happens for a reason. According to this quiz, these are my five strongest traits and the people I love most seem to agree with me in our reactions to them.
Academic: I am not sure in what manner I am mercy shower in regards to my current academic situation; however, I would like to be able to aide my fellow classmates as much as possible. Since, the classes I take are online I do not get to know my fellow classmates in the way I would if we were in a classroom setting. So, instead I try to pray for my online classmates, especially when I feel like an assignment may be stressful for everyone.
Fortunately, I’ve understood for a long time that I’ve had a good logical understanding of complex problems and I have a good time in managing relationships and resolving conflicts. Something I learned from taking this test is that my “visual-spatial” intelligence is fairly high which I never really noticed I was good at. Logistics has always been part of what makes me as a person for a long time as well as being able to successfully communicate. This test reassures me about my strengths as a person and that solving complex problems and handling relationships with people are important aspects that I need to review when considering a lifelong career that I want to pursue.
My son, Ricky is now six years old and he has undergone many milestones and changes to be who he is today. All throughout Ricky’s life I have worked on his intelligence, morals, and social skills so he can become a valuable member of society. In regards to Ricky’s intelligence, I have worked on his ability to read and his sleep habits which correlate with his intelligence. In regards to Ricky’s morals, I have stressed the value of honesty and treating others kindly. Lastly, Ricky is practicing sociodramatic play and participating in recreational activities to gain social skills.