“Can I do that?” How advice impacts on reengagement for patients with heart failure

Milston, Anne and Cox, Diane ORCID logo ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-2691-6423 (2013) “Can I do that?” How advice impacts on reengagement for patients with heart failure. In: College of Occupational Therapists 37th Annual Conference and Exhibition, 18-20 June 2013, Glasgow, UK.

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Studies have shown that people with heart failure find living with functional limitation, and adapting to living with this long term condition, one of the most difficult aspects of their recovery. (Pattenden et al 2007) These functional limitations can also only partly be accounted for by the severity of the underlying disease (Steptoe et al 2000). Other studies have shown that people, once diagnosed, feel the information they receive about their medical condition, and prognosis, is limited and inadequate (Rodriguez et al 2008). The author will present the findings of a qualitative study completed as part of her PhD research. A constructivist approach to grounded theory (Charmaz 2006) was used to capture a group of 12 people’s perceptions on how being diagnosed with a cardiac condition impacted on their occupational performance. From the findings, the author discusses theory development of how generalised advice and information given by the multi-disciplinary team during a patient journey from diagnosis and rehabilitation can sometimes restrict, rather than enhance, participation and reengagement with their activities. The author will then propose how occupational therapists involved in the care of people with long-term conditions, as a key professional giving advice in respect of re-engagement in occupation, could review their interventions. It will be proposed that occupational therapists could apply wider frameworks for analysing occupation, and develop interventions which could address the occupational deprivation and facilitate self-management (Pierce 2003). This would then enable the person themselves to address the question: “Can I do that?”

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Departments: Professional Services > Research Office & Graduate School (ROGS)
Additional Information: Published in a book of abstracts vol. 76, no. 8.
Depositing User: Anna Lupton
Date Deposited: 23 May 2016 16:09
Last Modified: 12 Jan 2024 11:32
URI: https://insight.cumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/2197


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