Responding to someone who says NO

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Teepa Snow

By Teepa SnowOctober 24th, 2019

Responding to someone who says NO

by Teepa Snow, MS, OTR/L, FAOTA

Originally from West Virginia and western Pennsylvania, Teepa now lives outside Chapel Hill, North Carolina.  She is a graduate of Duke University with a degree in Zoology. She received her MS degree from the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill. She has a wealth of clinical, teaching, and research experiences that have informed and influenced her philosophy, approach, and practice. Teepa has worked as part of Duke University Medical Center’s Neuro-Rehabilitation Team, at UNC-CH’s Geriatric Clinic, as an OT director in a head injury facility, as a clinical specialist in geriatrics for a Veteran’s Administration Medical Center, and as a therapist and restorative care coordinator for long term care facilities. Her hands-on caregiving experiences include providing direct care in community and wellness centers, day programming sites, home care settings, assisted living and CCRC communities, long term care facilities, out-patient clinics, hospitals, hospice, and rehabilitation settings. Teepa currently has a clinical appointment with Duke University's School of Nursing. She has held a clinical appointment with both Duke and UNC-Chapel Hill's School of Medicine for over 20 years. Previously, she served as the Director of Education and Lead Trainer for the Eastern N.C. Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association, as well as the Program Director of Durham Technical Community College's OTA program.

2 Comments on “Responding to someone who says NO”

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    This is very helpful, Teepa. Thank you. You have given me much to consider in dealing with the “no,” including my own feelings of surprise, shock, and the hurt of rejection, for “no” is a form of just that, rejection. I will break this down further for the caregivers for whom I facilitate a support group, and for myself as well. Thanks for integrating the many facets of “no,” a word that has many meanings.

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