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Many individuals at inpatient psychiatric facilities experience limited participation in activities of daily living, minimal opportunities for purposeful occupations, very few productive roles, and almost no occupational choice and autonomy (Murphy & Shiel, 2019). Many people report experiencing boredom throughout their stay (Marshall, et. al., 2020). This boredom can lead to poor patient satisfaction, frustration, aggression, or incidents of self-harm (Foye, et al., 2020). Individuals at psychiatric facilities are deprived of participation in daily occupations (Murphy & Shiel, 2019) and they experience an injustice of occupational deprivation.
University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences
psychiatric facilities, occupational deprivation, purposeful occupations
Medical Subject Headings
Inpatients, Hospitals, Psychiatric, Activities of Daily Living, Boredom, Occupational Therapy, Needs Assessment
Occupational Therapy | Psychiatry and Psychology
Ruelas, C., MacDermott, S., & Leu, I. (2021, December 9). Assessing Occupational Access and Enhancing Occupational Engagement at Inpatient Psychiatric Facilities. Poster presented at the Virtual OTD Capstone Symposium, University of St Augustine for Health Sciences. Retrieved from https://soar.usa.edu/otdcapstonesfall2021/21