Created by: Heather M. Truog, OTD, OTR/L, PYT
capstone project for post-professional doctoral program
University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences
STRIVING TO ACHIEVE GREATER HEALTH OUTCOMES FOR
THROUGH IMPROVED QUALITY OF LIFE
AN EDUCATIONAL RESOURCE
Occupational therapy is a holistic profession of acting and doing. As specialists in improving quality of life, occupational therapy practitioners have a wealth of knowledge and expertise to empower women to live healthier, fuller, more meaningful lives in their journey toward wellbeing.
This site was originally created as the culminating project of a post-professional doctoral program in occupational therapy. Its primary purpose and ongoing objective is to advocate for the role of the occupational therapist in the realm of women's health.
APPLYING THE OCCUPATIONAL PERSPECTIVE
The following women's health topics represent the initial build of information from the original capstone project. The information presented in these segments represents a synthesis of current evidence-based literature from various paradigms of contemporary medical perspective. As occupation is not directly referenced, only eluded to within the research, the following information has been translated into the perspective of occupation-based intervention. Thus, reiterating the value in the role of the occupational therapist when addressing the health needs of such prospective clients.
SECTIONS COMING SOON!
The content of The Women's Health OT will be expanding to include sections exploring the occupational perspective on the following topics. Sections should be ready for publication in 2020.
Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder (PMDD)
Postpartum Pelvic Floor Disorders (PFDs)
Grief Following Pregnancy & Infant Loss
STRIVING TO ACHIEVE THE AOTA'S VISION 2025
As the greater community of healthcare professionals have taken action to emphasize the women's health agenda in their respective domains, it is the hope of this researcher that by inspiring other occupational therapists to increase their practice efforts upon women's health topics, we can aide the AOTA in achieving its expressed Vision 2025 while doing our part to collaborate upon improving health outcomes for the women in our communities.
“Occupational therapy maximizes health, well-being, and quality of life for all people, populations, and communities through effective solutions that facilitate participation in everyday living" - American Occupational Therapy Association (2017)