Amy J. Lamb; The Power of Authenticity. Am J Occup Ther 2016;70(6):7006130010. https://doi.org/10.5014/ajot.2016.706002
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Occupational therapy practitioners can embrace the distinct value of occupational therapy by harnessing the power of authenticity in our daily practice. Practitioners, educators, students, and researchers being true to our core values, as well as the historical roots of the profession, will demonstrate how occupational therapy enhances clients' quality of life and positively affects their everyday lives. By harnessing the power of authenticity, we can drive the profession of occupational therapy into the future as practitioners with influence to meet the dynamic needs of health care and education systems.
Empower students as change agents for occupation-based practice,
Develop occupation-based partners at organizations within their local community,
Have faculty work in clinical practice each week across a variety of practice settings,
Work together with existing programs to create and manage culture change that is supportive of occupation-based practice, and
Support local clinicians with embedded opportunities to build up their spirit, reignite their passion, and foster attitudes that drive meaningful change in their practice and for those they serve.
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