Enhanced -Medical Rehabilitation (E-MR) can be the solution to the ongoing challenge of client motivation and participation in occupational therapy!
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Earn .15 AOTA CEU (1.88 NBCOT PDU/1.5 contact hour)
Brought to you by the Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine and The American Occupational Therapy Association
Washington University Contributors:
Peggy Barco, OTD, OTR/L
Maggie Bland PT, DPT
Emily Lenard, MSW
Sarah Pennock, BS
Henry Mitchell, BS
Eric Lenze, M.D.
Enhanced -Medical Rehabilitation (E-MR) offers a structured approach to applying the science of behavior change and the principles of rehabilitation intensity to patients' occupational therapy. This approach aims to better engage clients in their rehabilitation, thus encouraging them to work harder and achieving better results.
This approach is based on research in medical rehabilitation, particularly observations of anxiety and depression in older adults and how therapists might motivate those clients in therapy sessions. The goal of EMR is for OT sessions to engage the client as much as possible in their treatment. Applying the recommended strategies ensures that clients understand that the purpose of occupational therapy is to help them return home to the personal activities that are important to them.
1) Describe the scientific literature and theory grounding the evidence based E-MR approach.
2) Identify the three principles of E-MR
3) Explain the E-MR process
4) Discuss principles of OT E-MR for use in medically impaired older adults.
5) Apply the principles of E-MR to an OT clinical setting using video case studies and learning activities
Learning Level: Intermediate
Target Audience: Occupational Therapy Practitioners
Content Focus: Professional Issues; Occupational Therapy Interventions