Poster Session
Issue Date: August 2020
Published Online: August 01, 2020
Updated: July 29, 2020
The Lived Healthcare Experiences of Individuals With Mental Health Illnesses
Author Affiliations & Notes
  • Nova Southeastern University, Fort Lauderdale, FL, USA
  • Nova Southeastern University, Fort Lauderdale, FL, USA
  • Nova Southeastern University, Fort Lauderdale, FL, USA
  • Nova Southeastern University, Fort Lauderdale, FL, USA
  • Nova Southeastern University, Fort Lauderdale, FL, USA
  • Nova Southeastern University, Fort Lauderdale, FL, USA
  • Nova Southeastern University, Fort Lauderdale, FL, USA
  • Nova Southeastern University, Fort Lauderdale, FL, USA
  • Nova Southeastern University, Fort Lauderdale, FL, USA
  • Nova Southeastern University, Fort Lauderdale, FL, USA
Article Information
Mental Health
Poster Session   |   August 01, 2020
The Lived Healthcare Experiences of Individuals With Mental Health Illnesses
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, August 2020, Vol. 74, 7411510252. https://doi.org/10.5014/ajot.2020.74S1-PO2511
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, August 2020, Vol. 74, 7411510252. https://doi.org/10.5014/ajot.2020.74S1-PO2511
Abstract

Date Presented 03/26/20

This phenomenological study examined the lived healthcare experiences of individuals with mental-health diagnoses. Study results describe the many challenges and barriers experienced by clients when navigating the system, impeding their health outcomes. Participants discussed the successful strategies they employ to improve their experiences. The unique role of OT when partnering with this population to enhance their health navigation and literacy skills will be discussed.

Primary Author and Speaker: Elise Bloch

Additional Authors and Speakers: Queeny Chung, Nadia Mohan, Angela White, Alicia Varone, Erin Moseley, Kiera Linton, Sanela Ombasic, Ashley Lon, Anna Kreger