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Occupational therapy is a field dominated by women, but there are many important reasons why men should become OTAs.

10 Reasons Why Men Should Become OTAs

Though it’s an active, growing field, occupational therapy has struggled with gender diversity for years. Women have joined. Men haven’t. Female occupational therapy assistants do wonderful, important work, but the reality is no field can thrive if it’s completely one-sided in gender. We’ve already talked about the need for more OTAs in healthcare, but in ...

6 Careers for OTAs

6 Great OTA Career Opportunities

When an occupational therapy assistant (OTA) goes to work, each day is different. In fact, most places they work are unique, too. The nature of an OTA’s job requires that they teach the skills of daily living. You might think of an OTA working in a rehabilitation clinic or hospital, but these healthcare professionals can ...

What are the biggest personality traits needed for healthcare

What Are the Top 5 Personality Traits Needed in Healthcare?

  Some personality traits, like respect, patience, and punctuality are valuable skills at work and in life. And other traits, like inflexible thinking and emotional whimsy, make any job harder. Healthcare is different. A very specific personality profile seems to shine brightest. It’s not for everyone. People who have specific personality traits see the most ...

How to communicate better in the clinic and in the lab

How to Improve Clinical and Lab Communication

  Good communication comes in handy a hundred times a day, but in a healthcare setting, it’s a matter of life and death. Decades of studies have shown a clear and significant correlation between a clinician’s ability to explain, listen, and empathize with biological and functional health outcomes — not to mention patient satisfaction. With ...

National Family Caregiver Month

National Family Caregivers Month

If you’ve ever been the primary caregiver for a child, elder, or someone with disabilities, you already know why National Family Caregivers Month is so important. About 66 million aging Americans need care, and who better to provide it than a loving family member? Love is powerful, but caregiving is tough. In fact, it might ...

6 Ideas to Make Kids Comfortable in Healthcare

6 Tips for Working with Kids

  Big kids, little kids, well-behaved kids, and tired kids — one way or another, sticky fingers are in your future. With some respect, humor, and crayons, you can make everyone’s experience more enjoyable and promote a healthy outcome. Here are six tips for healthcare professionals working with children. 1. Create a kid-friendly space If ...

Down Syndrome Awareness and Patient-Centered Care

Down syndrome is a genetic disorder that affects about 400,000 Americans. Every year, around 6,000 babies are born with the condition, who experience developmental delays and various physical disabilities. With so many friends and family members affected, Down Syndrome Awareness Month is a time when we raise awareness of the disorder and examine how healthcare ...