DISCUSSION 1 WEEK 1 POST 3 1
Discussion1 Week 1 Post 3 Response
Responseto post by Derek
Client-centerednessof Setting A is indeed an important reason for its preference amongvarious OTAs and OTCs, although that is not the only reason.Therefore, I agree with the post of Derek because Setting A uses aclient-based approach whereby clients are allowed to participate inthe occupational therapy by performing required activities and givingtheir opinions and suggestions based on their needs, interests andfeelings. According to Barbara A Boyt Schell (2014), aclient-centered approach focuses on the goals of the client, group,individual, organization or community during occupational therapy. Insetting A, the goals of clients are taken into consideration byallowing their participation and identifying their goals in order todevelop interventions that meet specific goals of each client. AsDerek says, setting A enables occupational therapists to achieve thegoal of improving the mental and physical health of patients as wellas wellbeing of patients rather than just focusing on theirpaychecks.
SettingA allows patients to identify the activities that they want to focuson so that they can achieve their goals. By allowing patients to dothis, occupational therapists demonstrate some sense of freedom,fairness and justice which play an important role in improving thepatients’ self-esteem, self-worth, and self-confidence (Barbara ABoyt Schell, 2014). It is often important to support the values ofclients in an occupational therapy in order to give them a sense ofbelonging and independence to perform various activities in theirdaily lives effectively. In this regard, setting A serves the bestpurpose to promote client-centered intervention for the benefit ofthe clients rather than the benefit of therapists or the facility.
BarbaraA Boyt Schell, G. G. (2014). Willard & Spackman`s OccupationalTherapy. In W. W. Barbara Hooper, Thephilosophy of Occupational Therapy, A Framework for Practice(pp. 342-50). Baltimore: Lippincott.