Occupational Therapy Reseach Paper

Decora Hines

Description of the career

Is the use of treatments to develop, recover, or maintain the daily living and work skills of people with a physical, mental, or develop a mental condition. Also to help to achieve independence in all areas of life.

People in this career

-Job outlook:  approximately 33% more people will be employed in this field.  So far 104,500 are employed in this field.
- "PT" and  "OT" are similar, they both help people regain normal functions.
-Most jobs are found mainly in a hospital or any kind of care facility, because people are often getting surgeries and they can be there to help.

Common Injury: Broken Hip

Caused by: the paitient feel down the stairsDescription of Injury: the bruising, swelling, and deformity. She also explained her pain and the dysfunction.My role: I ensured her that it was okay and showed her how to do their daily tasks in the comfort of their own home.

Nature of this Job

In this field no two days are the same. It is also not hard finding a job to fill because it is in demand . It can also be part time. A hazards for being an OT would be if you are working with an mentally ill paitient they may act "different" from what you may be a custom to.

Reflection.

I would be interested in making this my career.

I would be interesested, it is very close to being a PT in my eyes . One is more demanding than the other in the near future. If I could think of one reason it would be my lack of seriousness as far as dealing with a mentally ill person because I may not respond the way they want me to. My original career of choice was a Physical Therapist. i want to becom a Physical Therapist becauase I like meeting new people, helping them and teaching others.  I find the body to be very beautiful and to watch something so complex change overtime before my eyes would be a wonderful sight.

Sources

1.) "The Job Outlook for Occupational Therapy." Jobs. 11 Sept. 2013 <http://www.aota.org/en/Education-Careers/Considering-OT-Career/JobOutlook.aspx>.


2.)"Summary." U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. 11 Sept. 2013 <http://www.bls.gov/ooh/healthcare/occupational-therapists.htm>.

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