Medicine, occupational therapy, laboratory science, disease management, health
Medicine, health, fiction, science
Christine took several writing courses in college focused on literature, philosophy, and history in preparation for graduate school. Her graduation project included a research paper on the relationship between nutrition and thyroid disease as well as preparing a presentation detailing the steps of blood clotting coagulation stages.
Christine spent two and half years in graduate school where every class focused on writing where she substantiated relationships between therapeutic methods to positive or negative patient outcomes with extensive commentary and scholarly evidence. Her master's thesis involved analyzing 20+ academic journal articles in identifying the prominent methods for positive outcomes in pediatric patients.
This is an activity analysis where Christine analyzed the movements of a task a client/patient performed. Christine then identified methods of modifying the task to accommodate for the client's limitations.
For this task, Christine saw a patient in her mental health clinic and provided notes on skilled observation. These were summarized objectively, then her assessment was included relating the observations to relevant concepts in the field of occupational therapy to assist in treatment planning.
The following excerpt is from a research paper outlining implications for occupational therapists based on the findings of analyzing and synthesizing scholarly articles on cognitive behavioral therapy.