January 28, 2012

Books for Occupational Therapists and OT Students
*Adapted from www.goodreads.com

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3 comments:

  1. Fierce Grace is the moving documentary on Ram Das, the once powerful counter-culture leader of the 60's turned spiritual guru. The documentary splits between the days of his spiritual journey in India to his more recent struggles with a stroke. The footage of his therapy with various health professionals, insight on his condition and fierce drive to be independent make this a must see for any OT. His ability to turn a traumatic experience into an opportunity to further his spirituality is an approach for stroke victims and health professionals alike to appreciate.

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  2. Thanks for the suggestion EdR!
    I just checked on Netflix and it's on Instant Play! I'm really excited to watch it tonight...will let you know my thoughts on it. :)

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  3. Also, the book D mentioned in class, I Never Promised You A Rose Garden, is another great read, esp for OTs.
    Here's my little synopsis on it:

    I Never Promised You A Rose Garden takes you on a gripping journey through the mind of a 16-year girl old battling schizophrenia. To defend herself from reality, she creates a make believe world, The Kingdom Yr, and through this she finds solace from her illness. Her story really questions the use of medication as the only means of treatment of mental illnesses, or that “recovery” from such an illness is not possible. It may be so, but this 16 year old forgoes antipsychotics and overcomes her struggle from schizophrenia, solely through psychotherapy and her willpower.

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