1.An example of a self-actualized person
Fromthe YouTube audio, a self-actualized person is the one who viewsrealities in an objective way than others do. In my county ofresidence, the director of special programs always presents herselfas "the boss" in any situation. She maintains her imageeven when it might compromise her popularity, and she does not relyon the approval of others as she is self-reliant. Self-actualizedpeople have a real sense of reality and fiction, and always applyscience when arguing different concepts. They view the perfect stateof things with great admiration and are focused on achieving thisstate than anything else while their intrinsic motivation drivesthem. They take on a course of not just developing themselves butalso improving the world and making decisions that are moreconscious.
2.Barriers to Gaining or Maintaining in CareFacilities
Welfareprograms should enhance the wellbeing of a community and, reduce thehealthcare expenses. Occupational therapists assist individuals incarrying out the things they want and need to do every day. Limitedclinical facilities and resources is a major impediment toself-actualization in occupational therapy(Rowan,2015).It impedes the reasoning and decision making of the therapist. Fewoccupational therapy clinics in the community force many clients togo over long distances in search for professional treatment services.Sometimes the distance is quite far and hence the patients can onlymake visits once a week. Occupational therapists begin to use lessefficient methods such as video recording to explain to the clientswhat they are supposed to do. This inadequacy significantly hindersthe realization of self- actualization in occupational therapy.
Lackof information about occupational therapy and poor coordination amongthe therapists significantly delays service provision. Poorcoordination may result in overrated expectations which are beyondthe responsibility of the therapist. Inadequate cooperation among thetherapists may lead to delays when referring the patients. Hence noproper assistance is provided within the required time. Lack ofinformation is an obstacle to realizing adequate service provision inthe field.
Manyhospital directors lack the knowledge and recognition of occupationaltherapy which potentially leads to deterioration of reasoning andclinical decision mechanisms(Rowan, 2015).Many clients have low education levels thus it influences thedecision-making process in enhancing efficient service provision forthe clients. The above factors potentially delay the process ofself-actualization in occupational therapy.
Rowan,J. (2015). and individuation. Self& Society, 43(3),231-236. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/03060497.2015.1092332