During the month of January 2021, 2 peers and I have to conduct a fieldwork exercise. We are researching ‘non-western’ art and artists at western museums (more specifically Dutch ones) and the curation of said art, collaboration between museum and artists, presentation, politics of representation, etc. I will gladly give more info if needed. I am quite lost, since our mentors have told us to do our research mostly online, since there is a hard lockdown right now. It is hard for our group to exactly proceed since we can’t do participant observation, exercises like photo elicitation or videoing as easily when doing research online. Do any of you have any input as to how we can do research online? Any digital fieldwork experiences you could share? Or sites we could use? Or how to access a research population? I would really appreciate any feedback!
Today is my 3rd day of fieldwork and am just overwhelmed immensely. It’s at a SCI TBI/CVA inpatient hospital which is something Ive never done. I leave at 6:30 am document through lunch and get home around 5 and am so tired that I go to sleep for 2 hours then wake up and just lay in bed doing my homework that my CI gives me daily and take melatonin to try to go back to sleep. I try waking up early to workout, self care, etc (prior to this I had a very organized schedule, worked out everyday, etc.) and I’m just so tired I don’t have the energy. I’m so stressed because I dont know how to come up with treatment plans for this population it’s either way too easy/way too hard activities. My CI expects me to work multiple weekends and stay much later which I understand it’s just hard when I hear my friends experience about being at a very laid back outpatient peds (which Is what I want to one day)
I’m so unorganized with moving but don’t have the time/energy to organize, I can tell I’ve put on weight and on top of that the N95 mask has incredibly broke my face out and it’s so irritated, I’ve never looked like this. I really wanted/needed to work for a little bit of cash but I feel like that is completely out of the question. I know how negative I sound I just feel like my life is falling apart and I just need some advice/reassurance on how to have somewhat of an enjoyable life.
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I've been reading about the art of writing fieldwork notes and came across this description of fieldwork notes that “represent an individualistic, pioneering, approach to acquiring knowledge, at times even a maverick and rebellious one” (Jackson 1990: 33-34).
It made me want to reach out to those of you doing emprical research based on observation and ask you about your own approach to note-taking and writing. My own includes a lot of drawing, doodling, incorporation of photos and transcription of quotes and incidents from the field.
I have been asked to take a level II fieldwork student. However, our company has nothing prepared. No curriculum, no site objectives, no student manual. I only work about 20 hours a week and see at most 4 clients a day. I do not think I’d be prepared to provide a substantial fieldwork for a student and it feels deeply unethical in a way for me to take someone. I’m getting a little bit of pressure to take a student. I want to be able to articulate why we are not prepared to take a student NOW and should wait.
I’m starting my first level 2 fieldwork in January in a local hospital in acute care. In our area they have recently emerged as a hotspot again and it’s making me nervous. What should I expect going into this regarding covid? I feel like it’s almost inevitable that i’m going to contract covid during my time there and it truly worries me!
Does anyone have any advice, input, or can give me some piece of mind regarding this setting during these unprecidented times? I just want to get a realistic idea of what to expect so I can be as level-headed as possible starting out. Thank you in advance.
Happy New Year everyone.
I've been checking some older posts and haven't found much on this and I am still waiting for some of the coordinators (of the master's programs I am applying to) to get back to me.
Was anyone's fieldwork paid? (I know, I am being optimistic). I don't have any school guidance counselor friends but the few educators I am friends with had experiences which they were not compensated.
Thanks in advance!
So my partner and I are considering getting a dog soon because we have the time to train it while I’m doing school remotely and he works from home. My main concern is that, once I start doing FW II in the summer, I won’t have time to take care of the puppy. Has anyone else gotten a dog during OT school? How did it go?
*we are considering getting a small, chill breed if that helps.
Hi everyone! I’m currently an MSOT student at Dominican University of CA in need of a level 2 placement. Unfortunately, the site I was planning to go to is no longer accepting students due to COVID. Our fieldwork coordinator is doing her absolute best to get everyone placed, but many of the usual sites are not taking students currently. I’m looking to do a psychosocial or pediatric setting. I’m already set up for an adults and seniors placement for April. If anyone is able to take me on for a level 2 or knows of a site that might be able to, please let me know! I have many years of pediatric experience prior to coming into school and can share my LinkedIn or resume to reflect that. Thank you all!
Hello everyone, I’m wondering if any OT’s in the S. Florida area (Broward and Palm Beach County particularly) are willing to take on a student? Start date would be have to be within the next few weeks. No particular setting preference and a telehealth placement would be fine as well. Thank you in advance.
I’m asking because I see a lot of posts in OT Facebook groups from level 2 students who go home and cry on a daily or weekly basis due to stress. As a first year OT student, I’m wondering if this really is the norm or if positive experiences just aren’t being posted about. If this is normal, what can I do to prepare myself in advance?
If not, what were your positive experiences and what made them successful?
I am currently updating the student program at my job for our first students in quite a few years. I was hoping for input on things people wished was included or things that were helpful in their student binder or orientation. The first student will be largely in inpatient rehabilitation and if/when they are comfortable will get experience in acute care, the second student will be largely in acute care and follow patients in to the rehab program. TIA
Hello everyone! Getting close to Christmas break, but I have a question (especially for California teachers). I have a young instructional aide who is getting ready for fieldwork. She wants a internship because it pays. I admit 16 weeks without a paycheck is gonna suck. When I was in her position, I also wanted an internship, but was talked out of it with a convincing argument. Now, I forgot what was said. Can anyone remember why unpaid fieldwork is better than an internship? Thank you, and get ready for break!
I'm currently completing supervision through my work to apply for my BCBA. I have started to worry about my lack of unrestricted hours. What is a normal amount that individuals typically put per 4 hour session with a client? My supervisor told me .15 hours per session, but I feel like that may be a little low. Thoughts?
Hey there! New to reddit here. Was wondering if there were any OTs on Long Island that are taking level II students. I’m finishing my first level II in outpatient hand therapy in 2 weeks and my supervisor has no leads for my 2nd one. Open to all settings!
I’m sick of feeling like I have an INSANE amount of knowledge left to learn after already putting my blood sweat and tears into the previous two years of grad school. I’m sick of being watched all the time. I’m sick of doing things “almost right”. I’m sick of being broke. I’m sick of feeling anxious before seeing a patient. I hate hate hate where I’m at right now. 5 weeks to go. I just want to feel COMFORTABLE with my skills, feels like it’ll never happen
EDIT 11/19/20: it’s two weeks later and I’m on week 10. It definitely gets better, a LOT better. Hopefully this update reaches someone who is scouring the internet in the same boat I was a few weeks ago, looking for hope. You’ll get through this! And thank you all for the amazingly supportive comments :)
Hello! I’m sorry if this question has been asked many times. I’m staring my first level 2 fieldwork and it is at a small hand therapy clinic. Any advice on what to study and how to prepare before I start? Any advice is helpful it doesn’t need to be directly related to hand therapy!
Also, what do you find to be a fw students biggest mistake when first starting? I’m having trouble with figuring out what is basic knowledge that I should already know and what I will learn with practice. I’m nervous since hand therapy is a specialty and I feel as though my program did not go over many hand therapy topics.
Thank you :)