If there’s anything I’ve learnt over the course of my career it’s that people can live a meaningful and satisfying life living WITH a disease or chronic condition. And if there’s one occupational therapist who shines a spotlight on the possibilities, it’s Cheryl Crow from Arthritis Life. Cheryl is an occupational therapist who has lived with rheumatoid arthritis for over 17 years. In this episode Cheryl shares her personal journey as a patient in the healthcare system. She shares her experiences of not being heard, understood or validated.
We discuss medical gaslighting, looking beyond the physical symptoms to address the whole person, how OTs can embrace a psychosocial approach to care, what ACT (Acceptance and Commitment Therapy) is and ways OTs can use it in their practice, and SO much more!
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