DISCUSSION RESPONSE 1
Case Study A
Indeed, anoccupational has the obligation to provide care that aligns with thepatient’s best interests. In this regard, it is critical to abideby professional guidelines established within the facility (Kirsch,2009). Family members must be involved in the treatment plan of Mr.Strongin. An OTR should also ensure that the client is informed aboutall evaluations and interventions involved in the patient’s care(Kirsch, 2009). The most important part of the answer concerns how anoccupational therapist can minimize potential drawbacks of hisactions. This is because it would enable all stakeholders tocollaborate in the patient’s care. I would implement this in mygeriatric OT practice by educating the client on the benefits oftherapy.
Case Study B
Peter and Marlynare faced with issues concerning the latter’s impending death.Inevitably, family members and friends will be devastated with suchnews. Hence, the couple faces the challenge of ensuring a smoothtransition from life to death (Bye, Llewellyn, & Christi, 2009).In particular, they must delegate responsibilities and make funeralarrangements. An occupational therapist must provide supporttechniques for families and caregivers, make palliative preparations,and coordinate care services. The most important part of the answerinvolves the intervention strategies that could be used to help thepatient. This section is critical since it outlines the time framethat would ensure the client’s well-being. Subsequently, I willimplement various coping strategies to improve endurance andstrength, conserve energy, and deal with diseases (Bye, Llewellyn, &Christi, 2009).
Case Study D
The OTR mustunderstand the client’s perception of purposeful occupations. Inmost instances, patients who change their routines lose their senseof self-esteem and engagement (Plautz & Camp, 2009). Hence, anoccupational therapist can assist Mrs. Johnson to maintain her levelof independence. The most important aspect of the answer concernsthe relevance of leisure activities. This is because such informationguides an occupational therapist when providing services to theclient. I would implement this in my geriatric OT practice byformulating a visual schedule to help the patient in rememberingdaily routines.
Bye, R. A., Llewellyn, G. M., & Christi, K. E. (2009). The End ofLife. In Functional performance in older adults. (3rded., pp. 633-55). Philadelphia, Pa.: F.A. Davis Co.
Kirsch R.K, (2009). Ethical Decision Making Application of aProblem-Solving Model. Topics in Geriatric Rehabilitation, 25(4),282-91. Wolters Kluwer Health/ Lippincott Williams & Wilkins.
Plautz, R.E. & Camp, C.J., (2009). Long-term care. In FunctionalPerformance in Older Adults (3rd ed., pp. 544-68).Philadelphia: F.A. Davis Company.