In my experience this has been by not understanding the practice setting which are all very different, in regards to the expectations, but also the pace and ways of doing things, but also things going wrong can be a positive thing as it can promote change, both in oneself to learn new skills, and better understand the nature of what is to be an Occupational Therapist and best meet the service user/service needs.
Through my own experience this has been in the case of:
Mental health example:
This can be when devising a care plan with a service user, at first it can very much be my input, then over time I see it’s not working and make changes, but more so the service user makes changes and as result we now have a care plan that is wholly appropriate to the service user, to empower and enable them so that they can begin on the road to recover.
Where the care plan could wrong is then when the service user doesn’t engage, and just looks to either me every step of the way or just doesn’t commit in any way, then I would then look to other health professional to better understand the ways in which I could support this service user, or it may be the case, that they aren’t quite ready for Occupational therapy yet.
Physical health example:
With the fast pace, this has sometimes been that a service user has been discharge, before I had to everything e.g. I’d done what is required, but wanted to do more, in which case I resolved this by upping my game to meet the expectations of the practice setting.
Asking questions: with information changing so quickly, in this case getting up to date by talking to other health professionals has been key, and when there is a fast pace for me to prioritise was needs to be done which is where working as a part of a team is essential to meet the service user/service needs.