The modern-day health care practice is now happening online. From all of our doctor’s appointments to checkups, they all can be done in the safety of our home. But ofcourse, there are some instances where you may need to see your patient in a much closer space. Checking up on them online versus in real life has so many differences.
While doing online sessions may not be as complicated for therapists working from home, it still is a very difficult feat. Having your patient on the phone does not bring the same experience as bringing them to your office. However, with the pandemic, we had to accommodate and adjust to the use of online methods to stay in touch with our patients. It not only meant we had to upgrade our online appliances from the headphones to the laptop but it also meant we had to upgrade our home therapist office. Or rather build one.
A therapist’s office is not the same as your typical office environment. frankly, a therapist’s office can be any place but ideally it is a place that provides complete privacy to both you and your patient. It is also where therapists, psychologists, and psychiatrists work on their research, their papers, and dealing with their clients. Because of the pandemic, we had to makeshift to a therapist’s office right in our home. People have been long creating their own home offices, including therapists’ offices, even before the pandemic. Since the pandemic is here more and more people are looking forward to creating their own doctor’s office in their homes.
First of all, when creating a therapist office, you are not only thinking about the decor but also the space of the office. It does not have to be extremely spacious but it has to be enough to create a comfortable atmosphere. When house hunting or renting a new home in Batu 9th Cheras, see if you can get a house with additional space for your therapist’s office. Making your bedroom a therapist’s office is not ideal and it may become a distraction as well.
Second, think about the office furniture and decoration as well as its utilities. Utilities include internet access, electricity, and smart appliances available in the room. The decorations should be encouraging for th patients, even if they are talking to you through a google meet or in person. Making sure the room got internet access is probably one of the first things to cross of the list before jumping on to decorations. After all, for the rest of the pandemic, we will be dealing with our patients through a chat room or a zoom call.
Lastly, when building the office, consider the amount of privacy you get in Batu 9th Cheras apartment. If the walls are not soundproof enough there is a good chance your neighbors may even be listening to you. If the walls are too thin and transparent, you may be inviting in a lot of distractions. Consider the amount of privacy you get and how to improve it as well.