Hi, I'm Lauren. I am going to be your occupational therapist today! Come take a seat.
Hi! I'm Lindsay
Why don't we go around in a circle and introduce ourselves!
Hello. I'm Adam.
Hi! I'm Carole.
Welcome everyone! Today, our group will focus on medication management. To start, could each of you go around and share one way you manage taking your medication? For example, you could take medication during meal times.
My staff tells me when to take them.
The OT, Lauren, welcomes the group.
Me too or else I would forget.
Me too. I don't like taking my medication.
The group introduces themselves.
Thank you for sharing! I want to emphasize that today's group is a safe space. Whatever is shared during group will not leave group. To get started, the purpose of the group is to teach you ways to manage taking your own medications so you can improve upon your self-management skills for the future.
The OT who is the group leader begins with an introduction. She provides an example for group members to model.
Good question! Self-management skills help individuals live life well even with a chronic illness. Managing your own medication throughout the day will allow you to live life more independently.
What are self-management skills?
The group members share how they manage their medication as modeled by OT.
After the warm up, the OT ensures that the clients know that group is a safe space and introduces the purpose of the group.
Self-management is the process of building and maintaining skills and behaviors and the outcomes (Hammel, Finlayson, & Lee, 2015). If clients have self-management skills, their self-efficacy and their motivation to complete tasks will increase. For example, knowing how to successfully manage their medication will increase their desire to manage their medication.