Tomorrow, I have to start another week of full-day seminars. So far, the general consensus amongst the students has been that what we have learned in the seminars we already learned far better on placement, and that the lecturers have a tendency to stretch material more suited for an hour into three hours of chatter.
The theme for tomorrow is titled “Furthering your professional development”. We were instructed to prepare two things beforehand:
- Consider what you’ve learned in the past week and how it could be presented on a poster. (In groups, we’ll make said posters.)
- Think of something that inspired you on placement that you can talk about for five minutes. That’s right, five minutes of talking to a group of people about something I can’t think of. Oh, and I’ll have to answer questions. Now, I’m not saying I wasn’t inspired during my ten weeks at the hospital. What I mean is that I was inspired to work with adolescents and I now have a greater understanding/respect for mental health OT, but I can’t think of a specific occupational therapy practice that was inspiring or innovative or exemplary. Everything, on the whole, was amazing, but very little seemed to be structured or evidence-based or new to me. So, I shall probably end up talking about Animal-Assisted Therapy, as that’s one thing I sort of witnessed at the hospital, and it’s what I ended up writing about in my case study’s evidence-base section.
At least tomorrow’s session ends at 15:30.
Otherwise, look forward to some videos and whatnot that I watched in a seminar from last week on Safeguarding Adults. I personally believe everyone, not just healthcare workers, should be introduced to the issue.
Also, tomorrow is the day Flan and I start our awesomely awesome health month. More on that tomorrow as well…hopefully…