What Is Occupation Based Model Best Fit My Personal Beliefs Essay

2000 Words Nov 22nd, 2016 8 Pages
Occupation-based behavior is influenced by many different aspects in an individual’s life. Understanding which occupation-based model best fit my personal beliefs was an extensive process. I started by making a complete list of things that I valued and believed in, including my beliefs about occupational therapy. I thought about what affects my daily decisions and my daily thoughts. I also thought about all of the experiences I had as a child and the lessons that I learned. These lessons and values are still part of my belief system and they influence my decisions and actions in everyday life. I then sat down and reviewed my notes for all of the models, making a note of the models that had potential to align with my beliefs. This narrowed the models down to the Model of Human Occupation, Person-Environment-Occupation Model, and the Canadian Model of Occupational Performance and Engagement. All of these models look at a person holistically and look at the dynamic relationship between the person, occupation, and environment. It was a few days later that I truly realized which model fit my beliefs best. This occurred when I was taking a hike on the mountain. I thought about what qualities I look for in a person and where I wanted to be in the future, specifically about my future career, family, and community involvement. Choosing the model that best supports my personal beliefs came down to reflecting on who I am and what I believe in.
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