OT Corner: When It Becomes More Important to State 'Why' You Do Something
[Source: ABC Therapeutics]
If you ask 100 occupational therapists what they do you will get 100 different answers, because the nature of the profession is to help people do the things that are important to them. Every patient has their own priorities, and that makes all the stories different.
Instead of focusing on the ‘what’ I like to focus on the ‘why.’ When I need to be reminded ‘why’ I do what I do I like to drag this story out.
I knew a young family and they were unable to conceive. After spending many thousands of dollars they made some arrangement with a young teenage mom so that they could adopt her baby (just about to be born).
So they go to get the baby and sign all the papers and get on the plane. The baby was only a couple days old. On the way back home the baby goes into cardiac arrest and the new mom (a trained health care professional) gives this new baby rescue breathing and chest compressions. They are admitted directly into the intensive care unit when they get off the plane.
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