Priscila Flores Carrillo
I was born and raised in Quito - Ecuador and I am 28 years old. I'm a Nursing Assistant, Occupational Therapist, and Child Life Professional. I studied my degree of Nursing Assistant and my degree in Occupational Therapy in Ecuador, and I graduated with a Masters of Child Life in Barcelona, Spain. In my hospital practices I worked with children, adolescents, and their families, also, with children with special abilities, others apparently healthy, also populations with various diseases and disorders.
I was a volunteer in a dialysis clinic, and after I started to work with young patients, adults, and older adults, also in gerontological centers, and home therapies, I have always tried to transpose what I studied in therapy and in my masters program, provide beneficial psychosocial care for all my patients, trying to work in all spheres of children and in other patients, providing quality care for their emotions with tools such as games, music therapy, art therapy, clown therapy, correct education of illness, among other resources, for adequate empowerment and coping with the circumstances that must be faced.
Today, due to the critical situation worldwide, in the absence of opportunities to work in the public and private sector in my country, I decided to open my rehabilitation clinic, where I provide my services to the child, adolescent, adult and elderly population. In my treatments I always to apply the child life principles, giving priority to emotions, feelings and spirituality, to start from an empathic and compassionate therapy.
In addition, Occupational Therapy and Nursing are professions that can be combined with the Child Life Profession, and for me this is very positive, because I can make my three professions merge, with the objective of providing better structured and higher quality services to infants, adolescents and their families and other patients.