beestrng

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This is a srs policy at a level II site. Have any of you guys seen a policy like this? It seems enforced lol.
 

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Just wanted to say that I nervous laugh sometimes so if I couldn't do that I'd just straight up cry to replace that... Yeah, not very helpful.

Good luck with that, that seems crazy!
 
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At my level I site, there was a therapist who would make jokes about patients when she was in the documentation room, and I found it uncomfortable. Maybe it's to address things like that? But the policy sounds bad for building rapport among coworkers.


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At my level I site, there was a therapist who would make jokes about patients when she was in the documentation room, and I found it uncomfortable. Maybe it's to address things like that? But the policy sounds bad for building rapport among coworkers.


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Yeah probably. Only heard good humored jokes with clients in front of them.
 

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What setting? I did a level I in the NICU and laughter can be therapeutic even when there's nothing funny going on.
 
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What setting? I did a level I in the NICU and laughter can be therapeutic even when there's nothing funny going on.
In the sensory room in the OT/PT program I shadowed, one of the residents used a giggle ball. It's a weird thought that OT can range from that, where laughter is encouraged and is part of therapy, to discouraging laughing.
 

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What? No! Good lord, I mean, it's not like we're laughing at our patients, but making a patient laugh, or laughing with them is GOOD for them and for you! For young AND old clients. I work in Peds, so that would effectively be like saying "No children are allowed to have any fun in here - EVER!". We have extremely taxing jobs sometimes, and if I can share a moment to giggle with a kiddo, that's not at anyone's expense, that makes the day go by. Especially if the session has started out a little rocky, and all of a sudden, something makes them laugh, it can change the course of the rest of the session for the better. Laughing with others is part of being socially connected and that's a huge part of our job.
 
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In the sensory room in the OT/PT program I shadowed, one of the residents used a giggle ball. It's a weird thought that OT can range from that, where laughter is encouraged and is part of therapy, to discouraging laughing.
discouraged rehab staff, not the clients. its really weird lol