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May 2010 - Posts

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Stigmas
by Jason Marketti
May is "Mental Health Month." Despite the best efforts of those who strive to provide excellent care in the mental health field, we see programs getting cut, decreased funding for needed services and a letter grade of "D" for how mental health care is Read More...
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Rehab Assistant
by Jason Marketti
I recently saw this title on a name tag and have heard patients talk of going to therapy when they mean going to exercise with the restorative nurses. Do I bring up the name tag issue (I have now) or ignore it because I know what I do versus what they Read More...
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More Therapy Please
by Jason Marketti
Every once in a while there will be a patient or two who come to the department asking what else they can do after receiving services earlier in the day. Some patients will even "hang out" in the department, awaiting their turn for us to see them. While Read More...
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Combativeness
by Jason Marketti
Patients who threaten to hit me I do not mind as long as they are not able to carry out the threat. Although I have been hit by several patients in my career as a PTA, they never ended in an injury. While in school I worked in a group home for disabled Read More...
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    Jason J. Marketti
    Occupation: Physical Therapist Assistant
    Setting: San Jacinto, CA
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