Hi everyone, welcome to group today. My name is Danielle and I am the occupational therapist. If everyone could go around and introduce themselves that would be great.
And I'm Bernard
Hi, I'm Sarah.
Today's group we are going to be discussing your feelings of wanting to change your lives in order to help your self-management skills. Specifically why you do or don't want to start taking your medication. You guys are in the earlier stages (Precontemplation) of wanting to change, so we will be talking about the benefits to taking your medication and how that can impact your participation in your everyday life.
Self-management is the ability for you to take what you have learned from treatment and apply it to your everyday lives. Specifically with lifelong illness it is important to be able to manage and cope with the symptoms in order to participate in your day. Today we will be learning about the impact of medication and how you can use that information to help you with the process of change in the future.
I agree with Sarah and Mike, I don't think that medication would even help me or what it is for.
Can everyone go around and state their feelings about starting their medication?
I'm not sure if I even want to start my medication, my friend is on some and she says it makes her really tired.
I don't think there is anything wrong with me and my doctor doesn't know anything about me or what I need.
I was told that my medication can help me focus which could help me do better at my job.
I'm hearing a lot hesitation towards the medication you guys have been prescribed. Does anyone have any ideas of the benefits that come from their medication?
My doctor tells me that I won't feel as depressed if I start taking my meds.
My doctor said what Sarah's doctor said to her. I don't believe it though. Nothing is wrong with me.
I'm glad that you guys could see that there are benefits to possibly starting your medication. I'm going to provide you with a worksheet on how taking your medication can impact your ability to participate in your day.