Flashcards in OTA 100 - Ch. 5 Global Perspective Deck (12)
Setting in which occupation occurs; includes cultural, physical, social, personal, spiritual, temporal and virtual conditions within and surrounding the client that influence performance.
One's ability to be sensitive to other cultures. Requires practitioner to understand the history and cultural practices of different cultures. Consider ethnicity, access to tech, cultural practices, and language spoken.
Ability to understand the needs and emotions of one's own culture and the cultures of others. Three components to developing cultural sensitivity:
Culturally responsive care
Being aware and knowledgable of cultures; applying cultural skills to practice. Categorized into 5 constructs:
1) Building cultural awareness
2) Generating cultural knowledge
3) Applying cultural skills
4) Engaging in culturally diverse situations
5) Exploring multiculturalism
Interprofessional education (IPE)
Approach to learning that involves a group of students from multiple professions interacting and providing insight into complex issues.
Belief that all persons (regardless of ability, age, gender, class, econ status) are entitled to have access to participation in everyday occupations. OTs are often in position to advocate for access or equal opportunities for all.
Multiple injuries which can be life-threatening (such as with victims of war). Initial intervention is based on medical management, and require intensive, long-term OT services.
Education levels for OT professionals
• OTA - Associate degree level
• OTA - Bachelor degree level
• OT - Master degree level
• OT - Clinical doctorate level
Licensing/Certification Process for OTA
• After completion of fieldwork II, associates degree and application to NBCOT (Natl Board for Certification in OT) for testing, you sit for national exam.
• After associate degree, NBCOT passing score, and application for state lic., you receive license in the mail.
• May NOT practice in a state that requires licensure if you have not passed exam/received license as OTA!
National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy. Provides the test to qualify for licensure in OT.
Everyone has them; must be aware of this and try not to rely on them when serving patients.