Problems in the modification of occupational therapy programs in responding to functional specialization in psychiatric wards Yumi Nakamura 1 , Hiroshi Yamane 2 , Sumie Yamada 3 1Psychiatric Day Care Unit, Kyoto University Hospital 2Chairman of Society of Human and Occupation-Life 3Human Health Science, Graduate School of Medicine, Kyoto University Keyword: 精神科作業療法 , プログラム , (機能分化) , Psychiatric occupational therapy , Program , Functional specialization pp.280-290
Published Date 2017/6/15
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 This study clarified problems in the modification of occupational therapy (OT) programs in their response to the functional specialization in psychiatric wards. Modifications of OT programs were carried out in a model hospital that agreed to participate and participant observations and interviews for occupational therapists were conducted. The first stage of the study indicated a lack of recognition of occupational therapists and an underdeveloped system; the second stage showed a lack of both management skills and understanding of other professionals on the part of the OT; in stages 3 and 4, a lack of clinical skill and underdeveloped treatment environment became clear; finally, an outline of OT programs were modified in the fifth stage. The problems are similar to those that have been suggested in previous research, and are common in most hospitals. The results indicate that the following improvements be made in the overall approaches of OT: alteration of OT programs, the improved recognition of OT and development of systems, and cooperation with other professionals.

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