Tuesday, January 1, 2013


I'm currently on Christmas break, but this last semester was so tough, I still feel exhausted! There were so many classes, so many oral presentations, and especially way too much of evaluations reports and goal writing.  Adding to all that, there was the stress related to starting to write a research proposal.

 I start the new semester back in a week, which includes classes, rotations, and continuing with the research proposal.  I feel like I need another month of vacations to feel ready to go trough what awaits me. I did learn a lot this past semester though, and I'm planning to share some of that here soon. It's just that, as I mentioned, I still feel tired. I am really praying to be strong enough to face this new challenges without the negative effects that stress bring to our minds and bodies. I know that with the help of God and a positive attitude I'll survive! Happy New Year!

With OT love,



  1. Hi, I'm an OT student currently in my second year and I'm writing an assignment. I'm having some trouble with clinical reasoning and the terms, I understand clinical reasoning is something in its own right but is it also an umbrella term for diagnostic, narrative etc?

    Look forward to hearing from you.

    Thanks Sarah

    1. Hi!

      For what I understand clinical reasoning is a process in which the professional uses his/her knowledge and skills to solve problems related to the patients. This kind of reasoning is also needed during diagnosis and while writing narrative reports, but I'm not sure if it can be called an "umbrella term" for them.

      This link is about nurses but it may help you: http://www.utas.edu.au/__data/assets/pdf_file/0003/263487/Clinical-Reasoning-Instructor-Resources.pdf

      Let me know how it goes with your assignment!