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Occupational Therapy's Domain
Supporting health and participation in life through engagement in occupation.
These are the areas of life an OT can offer assistance with. 6. AACCPP
Areas of Occupation
Context and Environment
Sensory Perceptual Skills
Motor and Praxis Skills
Emotional Regulation Skills
Communication and Social Skills
Objects used and their properties
Sequencing and timing
Required Body Structures
Health and wellness
Quality of life
Types of Interventions
Therapeutic use of self
Samuel Tukes proposed humane/moral treatment for the mentally ill in York, England in response to 'inhumane' treatment of the 'insane
Mary Reilly Quote
"Man, through the use of his hands, as they are energized by mind and will, can influence the state of his own health."
1892 Adolph Meyer proposed
'rhythms' of rest - play - work, and return to humanism
Highlighted the difference between opportunity and prescription
1905 Susan Tracy -
known as the 1st OT - instituted a training course and in 1910 published her text Study in Invalid Occupation
1940's and 1950's with inclusion of activity analysis and rehab models of practice
2001 WHO revises International Classification of Function
2002 AOTA Publishes the 1st edition of the Occupational Therapy Practice Framework: Domain and Process
2008 2nd edition of the OT Frameworks
The way a practitioner sets up there practice to provide best services.
Theory helps to describe, explain and predict behavior and/or relationships between concepts and events
A theory can be classified as a: paradigm, model or frame of reference
'describes a philosophical viewpoint,' is a shared vision and a 'force for unity;' provides a professional identity.
Mosey (OT) proposed that the paradigm contains: philosophy, values, ethical code (ethics), theoretical base, legitimate tools and domain of concern.
The paradigm for OT reflects systems theory which proposes that 'a system is an entity that maintains its existence and functions as a whole through interaction of its parts.'
a paradigm describes a philosophical viewpoint, is a shared vision and force for unity, and provides a professional identity.
According to Mosey - a paradigm contains:\
Domain of concern
attempts to explain the relationship of occupation, person and environment, organizes and categorizes ideas and approaches to thinking about complex problems.
Models do not focus on any specific disability, age group or practice area
Frame of Reference
is a theory of compatible concepts that guides a plan of action for assessment and intervention within a specific OT domain - these usually do focus on specific disabilities, or ages or practice areas.
F'sOR contain: (1) narrowed theoretical base (2) function-dysfunction continua (3) guidelines for evaluation and intervention and (4) research substantiation
Systems function as a whole, so they have properties above and beyond the properties of the parts that comprise them. These are known as emergent properties - they emerge from the system when it is working; they are often unpredictable and are not found in individual parts of the system but in the interaction of those parts.
OT's tools are:
conscious use of self,
and activity analysis and synthesis.
Conscious use of self
(1) planned interaction
(3) heighented sensitivity of how 'i' impact others
(4) use both verbal and non-verbal communication
(1) . relieve fear and/ or anxiety
2. provide reassurance
3. obtain or provide necessary info
4. give advise
5. assist the individual in gaining more appreciation, expression and/or functional use of latent inner resources
"provide a laboratory for living: a microcosm of life, learning and work."
Difference between verbal and activity groups, activity groups: (1) : 1. centrality of activity. 2. immediacy of events, 3. circumscribed focus
Functional group (purposeful action promotes adaptation through engagement in occupation) means:
1. maximum involvment through group centerned action.
2. maximum sence of individual and group ID
3. a flow experiance ( so involved that you loose track of time)
4. spontaneous involvment of members
5. member support and feedback
Activity groups provide:
2. opportunity to express ideas and feelings
3. use of the non human environment
4. method of concretizing behavior ( say exactly what the problem is)
5. tangible means of measuring progress
Instillation of hope
= questions of truth: how do we know things to be true? Must we experience something to beilve its true?
= study of values 1. aesthetics, what is beautiful and desiarble. 2. ethics - code of conduct
Ethics = study of that which is moral, good, or of value in life and actions (Mosey)
The primary goal of ethics is to develop a good character as such ethics is to develop....
Ethics help us to harmonize our interests and roles and avoid abuses of power.
KOHLBERG'S SIX STAGES
Level 1. Preconventional Morality
Stage 1. Obedience and Punishment Orientation.
Stage 2. Individualism and Exchange.
Level II. Conventional Morality
Stage 3. Good Interpersonal Relationships.
Stage 4. Maintaining the Social Order.
Level III. Postconventional Morality
Stage 5. Social Contract and Individual Rights.
Stage 6: Universal Principles.
Gilligan/In a Different Voice - relationships and caring - gender
Self sacrificial caring for others
Morality of non-violence; caring as a universal obligation
Virtues of health care professionals due to 'unique societal role':
Principles used in clinical ethics:
Core Values and Attitudes of OT
Core Values and Attitudes of OT
occur when we face a situation in which the right or correct action is not clear - this may mean there is more than 1 right action.
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