How to Manage Stress and Prevent Burnout as an Occupational Therapist

Occupational therapy can be a challenging and demanding field, both physically and mentally, as therapists often work with patients who have a variety of their own physical, mental, and emotional needs. However, it can also be a very rewarding and fulfilling career, as therapists have the opportunity to help patients and their families improve their … Read more

Preliminary Data for Pilot Study – Occupational Therapists Living with Chronic Disabilities – An Online Quantitative & Qualitative Survey

I decided to post the raw results from my 6 participants as this is a small sample size and not too overwhelming to read. This data comes from a survey I posted calling for participants who experienced a disability (mental or physical) in the field of occupational therapy. It asked questions about basic demographic information, … Read more

My Experience with Compassion Fatigue Occupational Therapy

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Compassion fatigue (CF) is a condition that occupational therapy students or occupational therapists may experience. “CF is characterized by exhaustion, anger and irritability, negative coping behaviours including alcohol and drug abuse, reduced ability to feel sympathy and empathy, a diminished sense of enjoyment or satisfaction with work, increased absenteeism, and an impaired ability to make … Read more