Discussion 1 Response

Discussion 1 Response


Discussion1 Response

Responseto Sean’s Post

Iagree with Sean who chooses setting ‘A’ because it enhancescollaboration among therapists and participation of patients andother important people. More than one visit to the patient’s homeis also encouraged in setting A but setting B provides only onemeeting. I agree with this view because I have worked in anoccupational therapy environment where patients are visitedfrequently, and it worked effectively. Patients were happy andwilling to collaborate and participate in various activities whichenabled them to improve and recover from various conditions thatcould prevent them from doing normal activities. According to AOTA(2009), occupational therapists and occupational therapy assistantsshould collaborate to enhance competency, reasoning, judgment andperformance that improve service delivery. It also allows them tocooperate in the implementation of specific assessments,interventions and techniques used to improve the wellbeing andphysical and mental health of patients.

Ialso agree that setting A is more effective because it involveseffective leadership and mentorship approach. The author of this postargues that he has experienced people being terminated for notachieving expected productivity levels. This shows that the leadersset goals for the therapists. However, I would add that these leadersshould act as mentors and support other therapists rather than justsetting goals and piling pressure on employees to improveproductivity (Jelleyet al, 2010).As required in setting A, Jelleyet al (2010)suggest that leadership and mentorship skills enables occupationaltherapists to collaborate and engage patients in occupational therapyactivities in order to achieve higher productivity in terms ofimproved wellbeing and physical health of patients.


AOTA(2009). Guidelines for Supervision, Roles, and Responsibilitiesduring the Delivery of Occupational Therapy Services. AmericanJournal of Occupational Therapy,63, 797-803.

Jelley,W., Larocque, N., &amp Patterson, S. (2010). Intradisciplinaryclinical education for physiotherapists and physiotherapistassistants: A pilot study. PhysiotherapyCanada, 62,75-80.