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Written by Erika Del Pozo, Published on January 17, 2019

“You chose this career.” “That’s just the way it is.” “Suck it up.” “Take it or leave it.” These phrases, and countless others, plague occupational therapists and other healthcare professionals experiencing burnout.

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Topics:burnoutteamworkself-care

Written by Ashleigh Heldstab, Published on October 23, 2018

Hello home health OTs! Aren’t we lucky? We get to work with clients in their most natural context; in the home or in the community.

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Topics:New Grad Successself-caretips for new grads

Written by Brittany Ferri, MS, OTR/L, CCTP, CLT, Published on August 2, 2018

Occupational therapists understand the need for a good balance between life activities, but can still struggle with practicing it themselves. This can be especially true for occupational therapists who are caregivers. It is not an unusual situation to care for an ill loved one but it certainly is a weight to carry, especially through the trying times of graduate school and/or through your working career. Despite the wealth of knowledge you possess, you may struggle with how you can best promote quality-of-life for an ill loved one, what resources or supports to use first, and how to practice caregiver self-care in a time such as this.

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Topics:burnoutClinicalmultiple sclerosisself-carework-life balance

Written by Nakisha Gutierrez, Published on March 6, 2018

You’ve aced every group project (or at least passed), explored and absorbed countless clinical diagnoses and principles, and then shockingly passed your cadaver lab without fainting (that’s a lie, I actually joined the ranks of the fainthearted). What’s next on the journey? The best part of our educational experience: level II Fieldwork!

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Topics:fieldworkGrad Schoollevel IImental healthself-caretips for occupational therapy students

Written by Shannen Marie Coley OTR/L, Published on February 6, 2018

So you’re thinking about becoming an acute inpatient rehab OT?

Newly graduated, in the midst of studying for the NBCOT, and on the pursuit of applying for a plethora of OT jobs: sound familiar? There are so many settings from which to choose: outpatient ortho, home health, acute inpatient rehab . . . the list goes on.

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Topics:acute careacute inpatient rehabapplying to OT jobsARUCareersFirst JobIRFpatientsRehabself-caresettings

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