Addressing Occupational Participation at the End of Life and Development of Restorative Therapy Program

Occupational therapists offer a distinct approach to end-of-life care, emphasising personalised interventions based on clients’ identified meaningful activities and current capabilities. However, there’s a tendency for interventions to primarily target activities of daily living (ADL) and mobility, potentially overlooking important psychosocial aspects of individuals. In a recent capstone project, interventions tailored to residents’ values and goals resulted in reduced depression symptoms and enhanced perceived independence. Family support also played a crucial role in motivating participation in valued activities.

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