Disability Blog Carnival catches my OT eye
I should be studying, but instead I’m reading this disability blog carnival over at ryntales.blogspot.com – its theme is “What Professionals Should Know” and most of the posts are by people with various disabilities and/or their caregivers. It looks fascinating!
Update: I just read the majority of the posts in full, and it kind of made me sad. Because the main theme, at least to me, was that most of the bloggers think that health-care providers (and other service providers) are just ignorant and mean people that need some basic etiquette lessons. I was appalled at the stories they all told. I’m not an expert and I’m just a student, but it seemed like all the things the readers thought “professionals should know” were primarily common sense things that apparently aren’t so common sense. Things like parking a person in a wheelchair by facing them to a brick wall, laughing at a person who asks for their food cut up, and a ton of other horrifying stories. It’s not that I think these bloggers are wrong – but it is sad to me that so many people have bad experiences. I’m not perfect by any stretch of the imagination, but I do my best to be thoughtful and compassionate to EVERYONE, disability or not. I do highly recommend people check out the carnival – pretty cool overall. Just wish there were more smart & nice people in the world. Occupational therapists, time to take over the world and make every thing better!