The Relationship Model Of Human Occupation, And The Medical Model

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1) The theories that are more general in nature and can be used for a diversity of clients are the intentional relationship model, the model of human occupation, and the medical model. The intentional relationship model is the therapeutic relationship between the client and the therapist. As a therapist, it is imperative to build a relation to each client that you treat (Kielhofner, 2009, p. 129). According to Kielhofner (2009), the client occupational engagement the to the process of relating that occurs between clients and therapist and the relationship between the client and the therapist enhanced occupational therapy outcomes (p. 129). The model of human occupation is concerned with an individual’s participation and adaptation in the life occupations (Kielhofner, 2009, p. 149). The MOHO requires a therapist to assess carefully and come to an understanding of clients and develop, implement, and monitor a plan to address the client’s specific needs, desires, and challenges (Kielhofner, 2009, p. 164). In the field of occupational therapy, the majority of the clients they serve have a medical problem; therefore, the medical model address disease and trauma that interrupt ordinary function. It is important for an OT to be knowledgeable of the different prognoses, expected side effect of the medication, and the pathway of recovery from the trauma and surgical procedure (Kielhofner, 2009, p. 235).

2) The theories which inclined to be more limited in use are the biomechanical…

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