#OTalk Tuesday 6th March 2012 Professionalism – the Big Conversation


Tuesday 6th March saw the first of two #OTalk sessions devoted to the subject of professionalism, which has been highlighted by COT (http://www.cot.co.uk/news/standards-ethics/professionalism-big-conversation).

Thank you to all participants, selections of which are included here to illustrate some of the discussion.

The following themes emerged in the conversation:

1)      What is professionalism?

Participants offered their own perspectives on what the idea of professionalism means to them, examples included:

@BillWongOT @BAOTCOT  Professionalism means that it sets tone in the workplace, and consumers/caregivers can have certain expectations. #OTalk (Tue, 06 Mar 2012 20:04:12 +0000)
@kirstyes @BAOTCOT But I agree with @BillWongOT about acting ethically and with respect. Being polite like you were taught by parents ;0) #OTalk (Tue, 06 Mar 2012 20:06:05 +0000)
@Stalkerbird @BillWongOT @BAOTCOT #OTalk
Sounds like a good starting point. So many basic people skills but so crucial(Tue, 06 Mar 2012 20:04:39 +0000)
@cgenter #Otalk professionalism to me is about representing the profession in a positive way, so anything that goes against this is unprofessional?(Tue, 06 Mar 2012 20:09:02 +0000)
@nursemaiden @anniecoops @Helen_otuk #OTalk Nobody is perfect, professionalism is to me personally being a role model to your profession in what u do?(Tue, 06 Mar 2012 21:07:32 +0000)
@clissa89 #OTalk maybe an element of professionalism is doing what you’re supposed to do, when you’re supposed to do it(Tue, 06 Mar 2012 20:09:24 +0000)
@clissa89 #OTalk MT @nursemaiden : treating my patients with care, kindness, dignity and respect and empowering colleagues to follow in foot steps(Tue, 06 Mar 2012 21:12:53 +0000)
@Helen_otuk #OTalk is professionalism about being perfect?(Tue, 06 Mar 2012 20:50:58 +0000)
@clissa89 #OTalk MT @HandyOTJO : expect from all staff I work with from the top (CEO) to the bottom, including my students. Don’t always get it tho!(Tue, 06 Mar 2012 20:37:54 +0000)
@ladygould1 family centred/client centred came through in one of the articles, the kirsty forsyth, jackie taylor one i think
#OTalk (Tue, 06 Mar 2012 20:11:26 +0000)
@Claire_OT Perhaps a relatively new concept to being professional is being client-centred #OTalk(Tue, 06 Mar 2012 20:21:12 +0000)

Codes of conduct and standards of behaviour make a significant contribution to professionalism. These are developed by our professional bodies or the organisations we work for.

@GenevieveSmyth I guess professionalism is guided by our HPC and COT standards #OTalk (Tue, 06 Mar 2012 20:05:33 +0000)
@fullyOccupied Our Trust names specific values it expects from all staff -I think this is a good positive way to promote proff behaviour #OTalk (Tue, 06 Mar 2012 20:52:01 +0000)

Although there was a feeling that these do not necessarily provide all the answers about what is professionalism, and there is the possibility that they may contradict our professional identity.

@clissa89 #OTalk although codes & even legislation set out how to behave, is there something wider/deeper/?internal that tells us what is professonal?(Tue, 06 Mar 2012 20:19:05 +0000)
@kirstyes @clissa89 But who ‘tells’ us what we are supposed to do and when? Sometimes can be guided to do something that is not part of prof?
#OTalk (Tue, 06 Mar 2012 20:15:27 +0000)

Some difficulty was noted in defining the concept of professionalism

@kirstyes @BAOTCOT This is a toughie. I find it’s often easier to describe what isn’t professional behaviour! #OTalk (Tue, 06 Mar 2012 20:05:06 +0000)

For some there is a degree of interpretation involved in applying definitions of professionalism

@kirstyes @GenevieveSmyth Agree that it is guided by standards but often professional attitudes/behaviours are implicit not explicit #OTalk (Tue, 06 Mar 2012 20:08:19 +0000)
@kirstyes @GenevieveSmyth Sometimes they are open to definition, not that I would want everything completely prescribed. #OTalk discussion is helpful(Tue, 06 Mar 2012 20:09:11 +0000)
@GenevieveSmyth Maybe there are obvious areas of professional behaviour but some shades of grey where differences of opinion will occur #OTalk (Tue, 06 Mar 2012 20:12:33 +0000)

2)      How do we learn how to be professional?

Several people commented on how our understanding of professionalism is developed through experiences we have during our training and beyond.

@GenevieveSmyth I think qualified OTs model professional behaviour for students which helps embed how to behave #OTalk (Tue, 06 Mar 2012 20:20:09 +0000)
@ladygould1 when we qualify as an OT this does not make professional. we might be member of a profession, professionalism needs to be developed #OTalk (Tue, 06 Mar 2012 20:20:33 +0000)

Specific sessions on professionalism in undergraduate courses were delivered in different ways.

@BillWongOT @Lisa_D_OT Rather than one boring video, USC did it in form of short skits about each area of professionalism. #OTalk (Tue, 06 Mar 2012 20:20:37 +0000)
@clissa89 @Lisa_D_OT when they gave us session re professionalism i remember thinking “”isn’t this common sense?”” – but clearly not #otalk (Tue, 06 Mar 2012 20:53:26 +0000)

3)      What are the boundaries of professionalism?

Perhaps reflecting the uncertain nature of defining professionalism there was also some discussion about were the limits of professionalism existed.

@BAOTCOT Does a duty to act professionally extend to your life beyond work? When does the requirement of professionalism stop? #OTalk (Tue, 06 Mar 2012 20:52:12 +0000)
@BAOTCOT For instance, see this @Guardian article today: Should we involve ourselves in neighbours’ mental health issues? http://t.co/zsj8vnyZ #OTalk (Tue, 06 Mar 2012 20:52:58 +0000)
@GenevieveSmyth Should professional behaviour include adhering to our own advice in our personal lives e.g diet, smoking, drinking, exercise? #OTalk (Tue, 06 Mar 2012 21:13:21 +0000)

This resulted in two different opinions, those who felt it extended into the personal life.

@Helen_otuk @BAOTCOT #OTalk yes extend beyond work… does not stop. I believe something about upstanding member of community???(Tue, 06 Mar 2012 20:53:10 +0000)
@fullyOccupied @BAOTCOT -we have to behave in a way that supports people’s confidence in us as colleagues/therapists or at least not compromise it #OTalk (Tue, 06 Mar 2012 20:56:22 +0000)
@fullyOccupied @BAOTCOT #OTalk in other words, it doesn’t stop!(Tue, 06 Mar 2012 20:56:51 +0000)
@Annette_McBride If fully adhering to HPC and COT codes would one not be exhibiting professionalism in both private and work life? Ps just joined  #OTalk (Tue, 06 Mar 2012 20:54:17 +0000)
@clissa89 @BAOTCOT tricky one. but if you identify yourself as OT-/student, then yes. e.g. on social media #OTalk (Tue, 06 Mar 2012 20:54:30 +0000)

And those who challenged this idea.

@GenevieveSmyth I struggle with professionalism extended to my personal life. I think this is linked to old fashioned ideas about OT as a “”vocation”” #OTalk (Tue, 06 Mar 2012 20:46:15 +0000)

But establishing these boundaries are important for ourselves and for the people we work with.

@clissa89 @BillWongOT clients may not be aware of the boundaries – up to us to set them in a respectful and sensitive way #OTalk (Tue, 06 Mar 2012 21:11:56 +0000)

4)      What is unprofessional behaviour?

Following on from the discussion about what constituted professional behaviour there was some discussion about how unprofessional behaviour was identified. A significant part of the discussion on this subject related to how our appearance impacts our professionalism.

@ladygould1 bringing personal issues into work and letting them effect work or how you perform in work is also unprofessional #OTalk (Tue, 06 Mar 2012 20:12:18 +0000)
@GenevieveSmyth I once sat in an OT meeting devoted to discussing the colour of socks that should be worn -is this avoidance of real issues? #OTalk (Tue, 06 Mar 2012 20:22:28 +0000)
@BAOTCOT After @GenevieveSmyth ‘s purple socks, anyone read @JackieTaylor19 et al’s article on professionalism? Does it matter what we wear? #OTalk (Tue, 06 Mar 2012 20:25:58 +0000)
@BAOTCOT If you’ve not, see “”Professionalism, Prejudice and Personal Taste: Does it Matter What We Wear?””: http://t.co/qjqNuev6 #OTalk (Tue, 06 Mar 2012 20:27:40 +0000)
@Lisa_D_OT @kirstyes re tattoos – should we judge professionalism on appearance? And if we do, what message does this give to clients? #otalk (Tue, 06 Mar 2012 20:38:37 +0000)
@clissa89 #OTalk professionalism depends on context e.g. depending on client group/setting less formal clothing may be more acceptable to clients!(Tue, 06 Mar 2012 20:41:32 +0000)
@fullyOccupied @clissa89 #OTalk I’ve suggested people wear what feels comfortable 2them AND would inspire respect&credibility 2wide range of colleagues &SU(Tue, 06 Mar 2012 20:44:33 +0000)
@clissa89 @fullyOccupied agree & credibility v important. as support worker know skill/value of some profs are judged acc to what they wear #OTalk (Tue, 06 Mar 2012 20:45:37 +0000)
@fullyOccupied @clissa89 #OTalk and once when student had multiple facial piercings and the older adults in the day unit were not engaging with them..!(Tue, 06 Mar 2012 20:47:49 +0000)

5)      How do we deal with unprofessional behaviour?

Another area of discussion was about how to address instances of unprofessional behaviour.

@Helen_otuk #OTalk I think it is important to debate the issue of professionalism within the service setting not just as individuals?(Tue, 06 Mar 2012 20:25:21 +0000)
@GenevieveSmyth How to tackle unprofessional behaviour depends on your relationship to the other OT#OTalk (Tue, 06 Mar 2012 20:28:04 +0000)
@kirstyes @cgenter Tricky to bring up but try to do it privately first I’d hope. #OTalk (Tue, 06 Mar 2012 20:30:24 +0000)
@clissa89 MT @shortshannon88 : @cgenter just had a question on my practice NBCOT on this, it said to talk to the supervisor above you about it #OTalk (Tue, 06 Mar 2012 20:31:06 +0000)
@BAOTCOT Have you ever noticed unprofessional behaviour by colleagues? What have you done about it? What is your professional duty here? #OTalk (Tue, 06 Mar 2012 20:32:29 +0000)
@ladygould1 @BAOTCOT yes noted in with nursing staff, spoken to them directly and privately – difficult but needed to be done #OTalk (Tue, 06 Mar 2012 20:33:17 +0000)
@Helen_otuk #OTalk @BAOTCOT Duty… depends on the behaviour observed I would suggest?(Tue, 06 Mar 2012 20:33:38 +0000)
@clissa89 #OTalk RT @HandyOTJO : I have done it privately or through a general comment at a team meeting not directed at an individual.(Tue, 06 Mar 2012 20:34:23 +0000)
@GenevieveSmyth I have found it easier to talk about unprofessional behaviour to students and supervisees than peers or bosses! #OTalk (Tue, 06 Mar 2012 20:31:46 +0000)

Organisational culture was noted to have an impact on professionalism

@GenevieveSmyth I think closed cultures can allow un- professional behaviour to develop and become the norm #OTalk (Tue, 06 Mar 2012 20:38:23 +0000)
@clissa89 @BAOTCOT can be difficult to address unprofessional behaviour if there’s a “”culture””#OTalk (Tue, 06 Mar 2012 20:33:35 +0000)
@kirstyes I wonder how people feel about using whistleblowing to address serious cultural unprofessionalism? #OTalk (Tue, 06 Mar 2012 20:45:29 +0000)

6)      Use of social media and professionalism

The use of social media was a particular area of discussion in relation to professionalism

@cgenter #Otalk think the use of social media is a challenging area for professionalism, lots of grey areas, what do you share online etc(Tue, 06 Mar 2012 20:12:24 +0000)

Some people had developed their own methods for judging the appropriate use of social media

@clissa89 @kirstyes i missed this! my rule of thumb re FB is “”would i be happy for my parents, employers, and clients to see this?”” #OTalk (Tue, 06 Mar 2012 21:01:16 +0000)

Guidance on appropriate use of social media is provided by our professional bodies

@BAOTCOT HPC Social Media guidelines are here for anyone interested http://t.co/euMuFK6G#OTalk (Tue, 06 Mar 2012 21:16:10 +0000)
@clissa89 @BAOTCOT think many also not clear that Code of ethics extends to social media too if identified as OT-/student #OTalk (Tue, 06 Mar 2012 21:17:09 +0000)
@clissa89 @BAOTCOT i would like to see COT guidelines for SM use, like HPC.  #OTalk (Tue, 06 Mar 2012 21:10:37 +0000)
@BAOTCOT We’ve been thinking about this, shouldn’t HPC ones suffice? RT @clissa89 : i would like to see COT guidelines for SM use, like HPC.  #OTalk (Tue, 06 Mar 2012 21:12:36 +0000)

Details of further discussion and advice on the subject of professionalism can be found on the COT website (www.cot.org.uk)

@BAOTCOT Also, if you’d like to carry on discussing professionalism, we’ll be continuing (longer form) in our forum: http://t.co/7qweme77 #OTalk (Tue, 06 Mar 2012 21:27:27 +0000)
@BAOTCOT And if you ever have any problems in your workplace, remember we have a professional enquiries service! http://t.co/F87WpCmP #OTalk (Tue, 06 Mar 2012 21:28:00 +0000)

There will be a further opportunity to continue this lively discussion in a second #OTalk session on the 20th March 8-9pm GMT.

(Addition by kirstyes Apr 2012:

We were very happy to be approached by our professional body in the UK – @BAOTCOT (on Twitter) to use one of our #OTalk sessions to discuss issues around Professionalism. This was as part of ‘Professionalism – the Big Conversation’ – COT linked to some resources to help guide the talk.

The chat this week was very popular with us chatting well beyond our hour slot. As a consequence the following #OTalk on 20th March also focused on this topic.

Here is a link to the archive of the tweets.

And in PDF version: OT and Professionalism (1)

Here is a link to the storify summary by Andrew from BAOT too.

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Anti-Social Occupations: The ‘Dark Side’ of Occupation 13.3.12

Tonight’s Occhat was inspired by Rebecca Twinley’s presentation on anti-social occupations at the International Occupational Science Conference in September 2011. Themes discussed included:

  • how people defined ‘the dark side’ of occupation
  • how occupational therapy and occupational science frameworks can support understanding engagement in anti-social occupations
  • the importance of considering all a person’s occupations, not just the health promoting ones
  • challenges practice may present with regards to this
  • if definitions of occupation capture ‘the dark side’
Check out the GrabChat below for a transcript.

Involved …

@ShaanOT @RebeccaTwinley @kirstyes @kirsi_hyvarinen @heatherclarinet @cumbrianclaire @SteelCityOT @OTalk_Occhat @PamNelmes007 @Mouzninha @clissa89 @lottie01 @BAOTCOT @RachHallster @SophieeSmoo @LeonoraOT

Top resources …

http://www.facebook.com/events/119088444885709/
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Domestic-Abuse-Across-Lifespan-Occupational/dp/0789013843
http://www.plymouth.ac.uk/files/extranet/docs/FoH/OT%20Conf%208Sep11%20-%20Twinley%20&%20Addidle%20Violence%20and%20Occupation.pdf
http://www.enothe.eu/index.php?page=tch/terminology

Related tags …

#otalk #otuesday #osplym11 #otgeek #ottuesday

See Twitter for more tweets, people, videos and photos for #occhat

@OTalk_Occhat #Occhat tomorrow 8-9pm ‘the dark side of occupation’ inspired by Bex Twinley’s #OSPlym11 presentation http://t.co/CiItBjGd (Mon, 12 Mar 2012 18:34:38 +0000)
@ShaanOT RT @OTalk_Occhat : #Occhat tomorrow 8-9pm ‘the dark side of occupation’ inspired by Bex Twinley’s #OSPlym11 presentation http://t.co/CiItBjGd (Mon, 12 Mar 2012 18:35:27 +0000)
@lottie01 Another #OTuesday off…..but back to ‘work’ tonight for #Occhat – The Dark Side of Occupations…. :)(Tue, 13 Mar 2012 09:18:20 +0000)
@RebeccaTwinley Hello All, looking forward to the dark side #occhat tonight. Bare with me though as @shaanot just introducing me to Twitter! Bex #ottuesday (Tue, 13 Mar 2012 10:38:46 +0000)
@BAOTCOT #Occhat this #OTuesday at 8pm GMT should be an interesting one around Anti-Social Occupations, more info: http://t.co/bWHBMo1g (Tue, 13 Mar 2012 16:20:18 +0000)
@SophieeSmoo RT @BAOTCOT : #Occhat this #OTuesday at 8pm GMT should be an interesting one around Anti-Social Occupations, more info: http://t.co/bWHBMo1g (Tue, 13 Mar 2012 16:26:46 +0000)
@RebeccaTwinley @PamNelmes007 Hello Pam (Pete says Hi!). Yes, finally joined up for #occhat tonight :)(Tue, 13 Mar 2012 17:13:07 +0000)
@PamNelmes007 @BAOTCOT : #Occhat this #OTuesday at 8pm GMT should be an interesting one around Anti-Social Occupations, more info: http://t.co/caWCooyN “(Tue, 13 Mar 2012 17:28:35 +0000)
@clissa89 RT @RebeccaTwinley : Hello All, looking forward to the dark side #occhat tonight. Bare with me though as @shaanot just introducing me to Twitter! Bex #ottuesday (Tue, 13 Mar 2012 18:12:00 +0000)
@clissa89 Dear #OTgeek crew – doing final prep for viva tomorrow so probably wont be at #occhat tonight – tho may not be able to resist! 😦 enjoy!(Tue, 13 Mar 2012 18:14:36 +0000)
@heatherclarinet Will be multitasking later for #occhat and #derbyday ! So apologies in advance if I get any tweets mixed up!!(Tue, 13 Mar 2012 18:29:40 +0000)
@OTalk_Occhat #Occhat starting in 1 hour discussing anti-social occupations(Tue, 13 Mar 2012 19:02:55 +0000)
@ShaanOT RT @OTalk_Occhat : #Occhat starting in 1 hour discussing anti-social occupations(Tue, 13 Mar 2012 19:03:21 +0000)
@ShaanOT RT @BAOTCOT : #Occhat this #OTuesday at 8pm GMT should be an interesting one around Anti-Social Occupations, more info: http://t.co/bWHBMo1g (Tue, 13 Mar 2012 19:04:25 +0000)
@kirstyes @HandyOTJO see MT ” @BAOTCOT : #Occhat around Anti-Social Occupations, more info: http://t.co/n1irjSKc “(Tue, 13 Mar 2012 19:07:46 +0000)
@OTalk_Occhat Recommend resource from tonight’s #Occhat from @RebeccaTwinley http://t.co/YsMKQYpO (Tue, 13 Mar 2012 19:40:20 +0000)
@ShaanOT RT @OTalk_Occhat : Recommend resource from tonight’s #Occhat from @RebeccaTwinley http://t.co/YsMKQYpO (Tue, 13 Mar 2012 19:41:02 +0000)
@OTalk_Occhat Join us in 6 minutes to discuss the ‘dark side’ of occupation #Occhat (Tue, 13 Mar 2012 19:54:05 +0000)
@kirstyes RT @OTalk_Occhat : Recommend resource from tonight’s #Occhat from @RebeccaTwinley http://t.co/YsMKQYpO (Tue, 13 Mar 2012 19:59:14 +0000)
@kirstyes I’m here for tonight’s #Occhat . Hi all. Resource just shared makes me think back to our bullying #OTalk from a few weeks ago.(Tue, 13 Mar 2012 20:00:07 +0000)
@OTalk_Occhat Good evening everyone tonights #Occhat is about anti-social occupations(Tue, 13 Mar 2012 20:00:09 +0000)
@ShaanOT Hi Everyone #Occhat (Tue, 13 Mar 2012 20:00:32 +0000)
@heatherclarinet hi everyone 🙂 #occhat can i just say how interesting i think tonights topic is, never considered the ‘dark side’ before!(Tue, 13 Mar 2012 20:02:43 +0000)
@ShaanOT RT @heatherclarinet : hi everyone 🙂 #occhat can i just say how interesting i think tonights topic is, never considered the ‘dark side’ before!(Tue, 13 Mar 2012 20:03:03 +0000)
@ShaanOT @heatherclarinet I have to say it was something I had not really considered either #Occhat (Tue, 13 Mar 2012 20:03:56 +0000)
@LeonoraOT RT @heatherclarinet : hi everyone 🙂 #occhat can i just say how interesting i think tonights topic is, never considered the ‘dark side’ before!(Tue, 13 Mar 2012 20:04:27 +0000)
@kirstyes @RebeccaTwinley Very topical with current campaign re rape. #Occhat (Tue, 13 Mar 2012 20:05:19 +0000)
@ShaanOT Hi @RebeccaTwinley thanks for joining remember to add the #Occhat so we can all see ur tweets(Tue, 13 Mar 2012 20:05:22 +0000)
@RebeccaTwinley @heatherclarinet Which is exactly why I first became interested in exploring this area of occupation-a gap in our knowledge/theory #occhat (Tue, 13 Mar 2012 20:05:46 +0000)
@kirstyes @ShaanOT @heatherclarinet I’d considered negative sides to occupations and addiction. But perhaps not more violent aspects #Occhat (Tue, 13 Mar 2012 20:06:42 +0000)
@RebeccaTwinley @kirstyes Agree – would like to know people’s thoughts about rape/sexual violence as this is my research interest #occhat (Tue, 13 Mar 2012 20:06:52 +0000)
@heatherclarinet @RebeccaTwinley out of interest is there much research out there, besides your own? #occhat (Tue, 13 Mar 2012 20:07:24 +0000)
@ShaanOT @kirstyes Do you think OS frameworks can be useful for understanding violence? #Occhat (Tue, 13 Mar 2012 20:10:38 +0000)
@RebeccaTwinley There’s scope to work with people who participate in anti-social occ.s to better understand meaning & them as occupational beings #occhat (Tue, 13 Mar 2012 20:10:50 +0000)
@ShaanOT RT @heatherclarinet : @RebeccaTwinley out of interest is there much research out there, besides your own? #occhat (Tue, 13 Mar 2012 20:11:14 +0000)
@kirstyes @RebeccaTwinley Sadly I think social attitudes have a lot to play. Did you follow the Unilad debate? #Occhat (Tue, 13 Mar 2012 20:11:36 +0000)
@kirsi_hyvarinen Hi to everyone in #occhat !(Tue, 13 Mar 2012 20:12:01 +0000)
@RebeccaTwinley @heatherclarinet In terms of rape/sexual violence & occ work focuses on victim advocacy. Not taking an occ perspective to the act #occhat (Tue, 13 Mar 2012 20:12:43 +0000)
@ShaanOT hi @kirsi_hyvarinen #Occhat (Tue, 13 Mar 2012 20:13:34 +0000)
@RebeccaTwinley @kirstyes heard about the sexism/jokes around rape. Difficult when disclosure/reporting is a challenge to victims as it is #occhat (Tue, 13 Mar 2012 20:14:35 +0000)
@ShaanOT RT @kirstyes : Definitely in ‘serial’ cases. I would say MOHO could. Understanding volition, values how it links to habits etc #Occhat (Tue, 13 Mar 2012 20:15:01 +0000)
@heatherclarinet @ShaanOT @kirstyes I’d say the key part of MOHO in this case is the volition, and how an indv ends up engaged in dark occ #occhat (Tue, 13 Mar 2012 20:16:08 +0000)
@RebeccaTwinley @ShaanOT @kirstyes I agree – its the internal motivation linked to extrinsic factors need to be better understood in anti-social occ #occhat (Tue, 13 Mar 2012 20:16:49 +0000)
@kirsi_hyvarinen Is the dark side of occ only linked to addictions&violence&anti-social behaviour?Can every occ includes the dark side? #occhat (Tue, 13 Mar 2012 20:16:49 +0000)
@ShaanOT @kirsi_hyvarinen Interesting, can you say more #Occhat (Tue, 13 Mar 2012 20:17:34 +0000)
@kirstyes @RebeccaTwinley Agree.Seeing where it fits in, in their lives.What ‘gap’ it fills.Would be interesting to view summer riots this way #Occhat (Tue, 13 Mar 2012 20:18:16 +0000)
@RebeccaTwinley @kirsi_hyvarinen Hi Kirsi – Im going to turn that back and ask: in what ways could occ include the dark side? #occhat (Tue, 13 Mar 2012 20:18:23 +0000)
@ShaanOT @kirstyes also the role of social and political environments #Occhat (Tue, 13 Mar 2012 20:19:10 +0000)
@RebeccaTwinley @PamNelmes007 @NurChat Front line for people admitted generally after engagment in the ‘dark side’ of occupation. Thanks Pam #occhat (Tue, 13 Mar 2012 20:19:20 +0000)
@heatherclarinet @kirstyes fantastic point! what lead the ind to chose that occ (rioting) over non-violent occ? 1/2 @RebeccaTwinley #occhat (Tue, 13 Mar 2012 20:19:29 +0000)
@heatherclarinet @kirstyes possibly linked to self efficacy and feelings of worth of their opinion? 2/2 #occhat @RebeccaTwinley (Tue, 13 Mar 2012 20:20:03 +0000)
@kirsi_hyvarinen @ShaanOT That was thing what we little bit talked abt in our last semester at school.If we as OT help clients 2engage2occ, can 1/2 #occhat (Tue, 13 Mar 2012 20:20:15 +0000)
@kirsi_hyvarinen @ShaanOT That was thing what we little bit talked abt in our last semester at school.If we as OT help clients 2engage2occ, can 1/2 #occhat (Tue, 13 Mar 2012 20:20:15 +0000)
@kirstyes @kirsi_hyvarinen Agree. The purpose of an occ could make it dark #Occhat e.g. Physical activity and eating disorders.(Tue, 13 Mar 2012 20:20:22 +0000)
@RebeccaTwinley @kirstyes Riots, gang crime, theft, violence, drug use, alcohol use,smoking even = occs make up big part of some peoples daily lives #occhat (Tue, 13 Mar 2012 20:21:02 +0000)
@ShaanOT I guess I was also thinking about the occupational injustice may play #Occhat (Tue, 13 Mar 2012 20:21:43 +0000)
@kirstyes @heatherclarinet @rebeccatwinley And often for very first time , ‘normally respectable’, law abiding etc. #Occhat (Tue, 13 Mar 2012 20:22:33 +0000)
@RebeccaTwinley @kirstyes @kirsi_hyvarinen Certainly a thin line between healthy/productive and dark side – cleaning (self-care/domesticity) & OCD? #occhat (Tue, 13 Mar 2012 20:22:40 +0000)
@kirstyes RT @ShaanOT : I guess I was also thinking about the occupational injustice may play #Occhat (Tue, 13 Mar 2012 20:23:20 +0000)
@kirsi_hyvarinen @ShaanOT engagement2some occ comes so huge that it causes occ imbalance to clients life?That I meant by dark side.Get the point?2/2 #occhat (Tue, 13 Mar 2012 20:23:23 +0000)
@ShaanOT @kirsi_hyvarinen Yes I agree too much or too little engagement maybe #Occhat (Tue, 13 Mar 2012 20:24:24 +0000)
@RebeccaTwinley @kirsi_hyvarinen @ShaanOT can u enable them to engage in occs that are seen as non-health giving? What if that occ is major to them? #occhat (Tue, 13 Mar 2012 20:24:39 +0000)
@kirstyes @kirsi_hyvarinen @shaanot Being a student can def have a dark side (or workaholic). Link to imbalance? #Occhat (Tue, 13 Mar 2012 20:24:56 +0000)
@RebeccaTwinley @heatherclarinet @kirstyes this is where the issue of roles/identity can play a part in contributing to the occs we perform #occhat (Tue, 13 Mar 2012 20:25:33 +0000)
@PamNelmes007 @RebeccaTwinley are you enjoying your #Occhat ?(Tue, 13 Mar 2012 20:25:49 +0000)
@SteelCityOT @RebeccaTwinley @kirstyes @kirsi_hyvarinen 2/2 to help facilitate a healthier lifestyle and recognition of ‘the thin line’ #occhat (Tue, 13 Mar 2012 20:25:54 +0000)
@kirstyes @RebeccaTwinley @kirsi_hyvarinen @shaanot I once got REMAP involved to make a smoking aid for someone. Eq and diversity #Occhat (Tue, 13 Mar 2012 20:27:24 +0000)
@RebeccaTwinley @kirsi_hyvarinen @ShaanOT Yes,when imbalance even in social/health giving occs occurs = could have a ‘dark side’/negative impact #occhat (Tue, 13 Mar 2012 20:27:27 +0000)
@RachHallster RT @kirstyes : @kirsi_hyvarinen @shaanot Being a student can def have a dark side (or workaholic). Link to imbalance? #Occhat (Tue, 13 Mar 2012 20:27:28 +0000)
@SteelCityOT @RebeccaTwinley @kirstyes @kirsi_hyvarinen This is something I’m seeing now, and trying to educate on occupational balance to #occhat 1/2(Tue, 13 Mar 2012 20:27:47 +0000)
@kirsi_hyvarinen @RebeccaTwinley As a profession of health care OTs can’t do that. V/ good question the last one,I don’t have the answer @shaanot #occhat (Tue, 13 Mar 2012 20:27:57 +0000)
@RebeccaTwinley @PamNelmes007 working from 2 screens as tweetdeck wouldnt work! But yes, good to connect & get opinions #occhat (Tue, 13 Mar 2012 20:28:19 +0000)
@ShaanOT RT @cumbrianclaire : MOHO works well in forensic settings. Shows improvement of the individual in their rehab & impact of environment #Occhat (Tue, 13 Mar 2012 20:28:59 +0000)
@kirstyes @cumbrianclaire : @ShaanOT @kirstyes Also how those around the individual influence on their lives #otalk#Occhat (Tue, 13 Mar 2012 20:29:08 +0000)
@kirsi_hyvarinen @kirstyes Did you make it? @rebeccatwinley @shaanot #occhat (Tue, 13 Mar 2012 20:29:15 +0000)
@ShaanOT @cumbrianclaire I’ll retweet 🙂 #Occhat (Tue, 13 Mar 2012 20:29:17 +0000)
@kirstyes @cumbrianclaire :MOHO works well in forensic settings. Shows improvement of the individual in their rehab & impact of environment #Occhat (Tue, 13 Mar 2012 20:29:23 +0000)
@ShaanOT RT @cumbrianclaire : @ShaanOT @kirstyes Also how those around the individual influence on their lives #otalk #Occhat (Tue, 13 Mar 2012 20:29:43 +0000)
@RebeccaTwinley @kirsi_hyvarinen @shaanot Exactly. But what we can do is try to understand those occs to enhance holistic/client-centred approach #occhat (Tue, 13 Mar 2012 20:30:09 +0000)
@kirsi_hyvarinen @RebeccaTwinley I totally agree with that. @ShaanOT #Occhat (Tue, 13 Mar 2012 20:31:50 +0000)
@ShaanOT @RebeccaTwinley Really important question. What do we do when client’s values conflict with OT values? #Occhat (Tue, 13 Mar 2012 20:31:55 +0000)
@kirstyes @kirsi_hyvarinen @rebeccatwinley @shaanot Not me personally but a charity in the UK has volunteers and they made it.v #Occhat (Tue, 13 Mar 2012 20:32:07 +0000)
@RebeccaTwinley @kirstyes @cumbrianclaire @ShaanOT I discussed domestic violence-experience of this as occ from victim & perpetrator persepctive #occhat (Tue, 13 Mar 2012 20:32:55 +0000)
@heatherclarinet @ShaanOT @RebeccaTwinley have exp similar situation re smoking, made sure client understood health risks, but could not stop them #occhat (Tue, 13 Mar 2012 20:33:02 +0000)
@cumbrianclaire @kirstyes @RebeccaTwinley @kirsi_hyvarinen @shaanot I was stopped. We can’t always focus on the positives – the unhelpful aspects #occhat (Tue, 13 Mar 2012 20:33:05 +0000)
@cumbrianclaire @kirstyes @RebeccaTwinley @kirsi_hyvarinen @shaanot also make up the individual! #occhat (Tue, 13 Mar 2012 20:33:33 +0000)
@RebeccaTwinley @cumbrianclaire Generally its not the positives that are barriers to occ performance/balance so why do/should we avoid exploring? #occhat (Tue, 13 Mar 2012 20:36:22 +0000)
@kirsi_hyvarinen @cumbrianclaire Who stopped you? @kirstyes @rebeccatwinley @shaanot #occhat (Tue, 13 Mar 2012 20:37:00 +0000)
@kirstyes @cumbrianclaire @rebeccatwinley @kirsi_hyvarinen @shaanot #Occhat what was reasoning for being stopped?(Tue, 13 Mar 2012 20:37:31 +0000)
@kirstyes @cumbrianclaire @rebeccatwinley @kirsi_hyvarinen @shaanot #Occhat Not not talking about it doesn’t stop it happening :0/(Tue, 13 Mar 2012 20:38:02 +0000)
@heatherclarinet RT @kirstyes : @cumbrianclaire @rebeccatwinley @kirsi_hyvarinen @shaanot #Occhat Not not talking about it doesn’t stop it happening :0/(Tue, 13 Mar 2012 20:38:23 +0000)
@SteelCityOT #occhat How are we defining the dark side? Something illegal? Obsessive? Unhealthy? Unordinary compared to societal norm?(Tue, 13 Mar 2012 20:38:56 +0000)
@ShaanOT @cumbrianclaire I would agree, not really understanding the person otherwise #Occhat (Tue, 13 Mar 2012 20:39:38 +0000)
@cumbrianclaire Absolutely!! MT @ RebeccaTwinley: @cumbrianclaire its not the +ves that are barriers to occ perf/bal why do/should we avoid exploring? #occhat (Tue, 13 Mar 2012 20:39:41 +0000)
@kirstyes @SteelCityOT : #occhat How are we defining the dark side? Something illegal? Obsessive? Unhealthy? Unordinary compared to societal norm?”GdQ(Tue, 13 Mar 2012 20:40:27 +0000)
@cumbrianclaire @kirsi_hyvarinen @kirstyes @rebeccatwinley @shaanot Manager – I’d feel much more able to argue the case now. I never stopped #occhat (Tue, 13 Mar 2012 20:40:56 +0000)
@kirsi_hyvarinen @kirstyes Agree. I have asked abt them in some interviews if that has been necessery @cumbrianclaire @rebeccatwinley @shaanot #occhat (Tue, 13 Mar 2012 20:41:00 +0000)
@cumbrianclaire @kirsi_hyvarinen @kirstyes @rebeccatwinley @shaanot writing about all aspects in reports / discussing with staff / person #occhat (Tue, 13 Mar 2012 20:41:21 +0000)
@RebeccaTwinley @kirstyes Disclosure of issues related to non/criminal acts (by victim or perpetrator) needs more facilitation in healthcare #occhat (Tue, 13 Mar 2012 20:41:54 +0000)
@heatherclarinet RT @SteelCityOT : #occhat How are we defining the dark side? Something illegal? Obsessive? Unhealthy? Unordinary compared to societal norm?(Tue, 13 Mar 2012 20:42:10 +0000)
@cumbrianclaire @kirstyes @rebeccatwinley @kirsi_hyvarinen @shaanot Because we were to look at what the person could do. No focus on what they were #occhat (Tue, 13 Mar 2012 20:42:17 +0000)
@cumbrianclaire @kirstyes @rebeccatwinley @kirsi_hyvarinen @shaanot doing! I saw it as a discussion about change / goals #occhat (Tue, 13 Mar 2012 20:42:57 +0000)
@heatherclarinet @SteelCityOT I’d say all of the above, anything that is detrimental to the indv and/or others #occhat (Tue, 13 Mar 2012 20:42:58 +0000)
@ShaanOT RT @SteelCityOT : #occhat How are we defining the dark side? Something illegal? Obsessive? Unhealthy? Unordinary compared to societal norm?(Tue, 13 Mar 2012 20:43:34 +0000)
@ShaanOT RT @heatherclarinet : @SteelCityOT I’d say all of the above, anything that is detrimental to the indv and/or others #occhat (Tue, 13 Mar 2012 20:43:40 +0000)
@kirstyes @cumbrianclaire @rebeccatwinley @kirsi_hyvarinen @shaanot Hmmmmm. #occhat Think that’s all I’ll say on that tonight ;0) #occhat (Tue, 13 Mar 2012 20:43:48 +0000)
@RebeccaTwinley @kirstyes For purpose of my paper:focussed on anti-social acts but dark side could be any aspect of occ preventing health/wellbeing? #occhat (Tue, 13 Mar 2012 20:44:16 +0000)
@SteelCityOT @heatherclarinet @kirstyes OCD for example, is it the dark side if the client can identify their problem, recognise triggers and #occhat 1/2(Tue, 13 Mar 2012 20:46:00 +0000)
@ShaanOT Do people think that our OT definitions of occupation included the dark side? #Occhat (Tue, 13 Mar 2012 20:46:29 +0000)
@RebeccaTwinley @cumbrianclaire Sometimes working with what ppl can dorather than R doing means working against reality of them as occ beings?! #occhat (Tue, 13 Mar 2012 20:46:58 +0000)
@SteelCityOT @heatherclarinet @kirstyes be happy with their occupational balance? Or does the diagnosis make it feel like more of a ‘danger’? #occhat 2/2(Tue, 13 Mar 2012 20:47:19 +0000)
@RebeccaTwinley @heatherclarinet @SteelCityOT Yes, and detrimental could again be unique to the individual lived experience… (cont) #occhat (Tue, 13 Mar 2012 20:48:33 +0000)
@RebeccaTwinley @heatherclarinet (cont)… perhaps not for us to define but rather understand from their perspective #occhat (Tue, 13 Mar 2012 20:49:21 +0000)
@cumbrianclaire @RebeccaTwinley I think it’s ignoring who they are, their experiences. How can you get to know them & support change? #occhat (Tue, 13 Mar 2012 20:50:09 +0000)
@kirsi_hyvarinen @ShaanOT I have heard from H.Jonsson’s2talk abt ill-health occupations.But in definitions,I don’t remember I’ve found the dark side #occhat (Tue, 13 Mar 2012 20:50:13 +0000)
@kirstyes @SteelCityOT @heatherclarinet I guess OT also depends on how it affects others!M they may not recognise issue but others might #occhat (Tue, 13 Mar 2012 20:50:49 +0000)
@cumbrianclaire RT @heatherclarinet : @SteelCityOT I’d say all of the above, anything that is detrimental to the indv and/or others #occhat (Tue, 13 Mar 2012 20:51:03 +0000)
@kirsi_hyvarinen @ShaanOT Also one OT lecturer talk abt it, ’cause he had worked in psychiatric setting&also w/ drug addicts #occhat (Tue, 13 Mar 2012 20:51:24 +0000)
@RebeccaTwinley @kirsi_hyvarinen @ShaanOT To be honest,I came up with it when writing my paper! But let me know if anyone has found it as defintion! #occhat (Tue, 13 Mar 2012 20:51:55 +0000)
@RebeccaTwinley @cumbrianclaire When something means so much to someone it is difficult to ‘divert’ them to want to engage in other things? #occhat (Tue, 13 Mar 2012 20:53:20 +0000)
@kirsi_hyvarinen Has Ann Wilcock write abt the dark side of occ or do I remember wrong? #occhat (Tue, 13 Mar 2012 20:54:09 +0000)
@RebeccaTwinley @ShaanOT In short: No. Not sufficiently. Yet. #occhat (Tue, 13 Mar 2012 20:55:00 +0000)
@cumbrianclaire @RebeccaTwinley That’s where open discussions are vital, education, listening to why they do & supporting change & grading it. #occhat (Tue, 13 Mar 2012 20:55:34 +0000)
@kirstyes @ShaanOT Do you know ENOTHE consensus definition off by hand? #occhat (Tue, 13 Mar 2012 20:56:22 +0000)
@heatherclarinet @RebeccaTwinley @ShaanOT I’d say no, occupation is generally acknowledged to improve health &wellbeing #occhat (Tue, 13 Mar 2012 20:56:28 +0000)
@ShaanOT @kirstyes Not offhand but found it here 🙂 http://t.co/HFksGUYM #occhat (Tue, 13 Mar 2012 20:58:53 +0000)
@kirsi_hyvarinen @kirstyes @ShaanOT There isn’t the dark side if I’m remembering right (I just read the book). #occhat (Tue, 13 Mar 2012 20:59:31 +0000)
@RebeccaTwinley @cumbrianclaire Thanks. Out of interest how would u facilitate open discussion/disclosure of rape by a client? Anyone? #occhat (Tue, 13 Mar 2012 20:59:43 +0000)
@OTalk_Occhat Well nearly coming to the end of the hour #occhat really interesting discussion(Tue, 13 Mar 2012 21:00:39 +0000)
@ShaanOT RT @ShaanOT : @kirstyes Not offhand but found it here 🙂 http://t.co/HFksGUYM #occhat I guess participation in society bit might not fit?(Tue, 13 Mar 2012 21:02:11 +0000)
@kirstyes @ShaanOT Cool. That is broad enough not to limit to promoting H&WB. Not sure about he Categorization bit now. Topic for another wk #occhat (Tue, 13 Mar 2012 21:02:31 +0000)
@RebeccaTwinley @OTalk_Occhat Yes, glad I joined. Thanks all. @shannot please can ppl see Qs on fcbk pg as interested in your feedback. Bex #occhat (Tue, 13 Mar 2012 21:03:03 +0000)
@ShaanOT @RebeccaTwinley Thanks so much that was really interesting #occhat (Tue, 13 Mar 2012 21:03:34 +0000)
@kirstyes @ShaanOT Ah yes, well spotted. Although participates in ‘sub-society’. #occhat (Tue, 13 Mar 2012 21:03:50 +0000)
@RebeccaTwinley @cumbrianclaire yes and generally… its just a tough one for HCPs & interested in recommendations #occhat (Tue, 13 Mar 2012 21:03:59 +0000)
@ShaanOT @kirstyes Yes maybe and I am also not sure about the categorization bit also #occhat (Tue, 13 Mar 2012 21:06:20 +0000)
@SteelCityOT First #occhat 🙂 Got a little lost, but practice makes perfect! Might be easier on the iPad, any TweetDeck recommendations?!! #OT (Tue, 13 Mar 2012 21:07:01 +0000)
@kirstyes #occhat in two weeks is on Sleep as an occupation and #OTalk next week is following on from Professionalism discussion.(Tue, 13 Mar 2012 21:08:23 +0000)
@kirstyes @SteelCityOT Great input tonight. Thanks #occhat (Tue, 13 Mar 2012 21:08:53 +0000)
@ShaanOT @SteelCityOT I’m always getting lost, thanks 4 joining 🙂 I’ll post a summary to blog also #occhat (Tue, 13 Mar 2012 21:09:31 +0000)
@ShaanOT RT @kirstyes : #occhat in two weeks is on Sleep as an occupation and #OTalk next week is following on from Professionalism discussion.(Tue, 13 Mar 2012 21:09:59 +0000)
@kirstyes @RebeccaTwinley Thanks. Interesting #occhat chat. @shannot (Tue, 13 Mar 2012 21:12:46 +0000)
@heatherclarinet @SteelCityOT I use tweetdeck for #otalk and #occhat :)(Tue, 13 Mar 2012 21:14:41 +0000)
@Mouzninha #OcChat I think occupational deprivation plays a part take fr instance theory of “”bad”” flow in occupation leading to the dark side so to say(Tue, 13 Mar 2012 21:15:01 +0000)
@RebeccaTwinley @kirstyes @shannot Yes thanks all and goodnight : ) #occhat (Tue, 13 Mar 2012 21:15:08 +0000)
@heatherclarinet thanks very much guys 🙂 got distracted by the football towards the end, but still a great discussion and I’ve learnt lots #occhat (Tue, 13 Mar 2012 21:15:16 +0000)
@ShaanOT Thanks everyone, really interesting chat, night #occhat (Tue, 13 Mar 2012 21:17:45 +0000)
@kirstyes @Mouzninha Or ideas about boredom (linked to ‘bad flow?’ #occhat (Tue, 13 Mar 2012 21:18:32 +0000)
@kirstyes @heatherclarinet bad #OTgeek football over #occhat ;0) I have Calendar Girls on in background.(Tue, 13 Mar 2012 21:19:09 +0000)
@ShaanOT @KokebMcDonald Thanks for following, I’ll post the link for the summary #occhat (Tue, 13 Mar 2012 21:19:21 +0000)
@PamNelmes007 @SteelCityOT hello all at #Occhat – looks like a fascinating debate – Try tweetchat to help follow a #tag chat – very easy to use ��~�(Tue, 13 Mar 2012 21:20:33 +0000)
@Mouzninha @kirstyes Yes exactly boredom and deprivation leading to people seeking flow in “”bad”” occupations #occhat (Tue, 13 Mar 2012 21:22:26 +0000)

Grabchat of #OTalk 07/03/12 re: Professionalism

Involved …

@clissa89 @kirstyes @BillWongOT @BAOTCOT @Helen_otuk @fullyOccupied @ladygould1 @GenevieveSmyth @Lisa_D_OT @cgenter @LeonoraOT @kirsi_hyvarinen @Claire_OT @Annette_McBride @juliewintrup @OTalk_Occhat @RachHallster @cumbrianclaire @BusyOT @ShaanOT @PolarisTherapy @simonburgess84 @COTmdm @thecsp @NaomiMcVey @design4ind_uk @NurChat @claireOT @silkejaeger @HosiaLVOT @SandraGreen76 @Southgatec @lottie01 @beingyourdoing @nursemaiden @anniecoops @Stalkerbird @heatherclarinet @lillieputian @sophiewearing @janetfolland

Top resources …

http://www.cot.co.uk/news/standards-ethics/professionalism-big-conversation
http://www.hpc-uk.org/Assets/documents/100035B7Social_media_guidance.pdf
http://www.symplur.com/healthcare-hashtags/otalk/
http://www.facebook.com/events/168691046580866/
http://www.guardian.co.uk/society/2012/mar/06/big-society-neighbours-mental-health
http://www.cot.co.uk/forum/general-discussion/professionalism-big-conversation
http://otalkocchats.wordpress.com
http://www.facebook.com/OTalk.Occhat

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@BAOTCOT Tonight we #OTalk about professionalism http://t.co/qjqNuev6 An interesting topic, so join us at 8pm GMT http://t.co/TCRnM0RL #OTuesday (Tue, 06 Mar 2012 08:40:01 +0000)
@silkejaeger RT @BAOTCOT : Tonight we #OTalk about professionalism http://t.co/qjqNuev6 An interesting topic, so join us at 8pm GMT http://t.co/TCRnM0RL #OTuesday (Tue, 06 Mar 2012 09:59:05 +0000)
@cgenter tonights #OTalk about professionalism and OT, would be interesting to hear the perspective of non-OTs on this http://t.co/d1wsS1yz (Tue, 06 Mar 2012 14:18:46 +0000)
@BAOTCOT RT @cgenter : tonights #OTalk about professionalism and OT, would be interesting to hear the perspective of non-OTs on this http://t.co/d1wsS1yz (Tue, 06 Mar 2012 15:31:52 +0000)
@claireOT I hope the new #LIP Tweeps are going to sit in on the next #Nurchat , and don’t forget lots to learn at #OTalk and #Occhat too! 8-9pm tonight(Tue, 06 Mar 2012 16:59:34 +0000)
@BAOTCOT Join us in a few hours time (8-9pm GMT) for #OTalk to discuss professionalism and what it means to you http://t.co/qjqNuev6 #OTuesday (Tue, 06 Mar 2012 17:41:01 +0000)
@OTalk_Occhat RT @BAOTCOT : Join us in a few hours time (8-9pm GMT) for #OTalk to discuss professionalism and what it means to you http://t.co/qjqNuev6 #OTuesday (Tue, 06 Mar 2012 18:07:02 +0000)
@RachHallster RT @BAOTCOT : Join us in a few hours time (8-9pm GMT) for #OTalk to discuss professionalism and what it means to you http://t.co/qjqNuev6 #OTuesday (Tue, 06 Mar 2012 18:07:23 +0000)
@clissa89 #OTalk in 15 minutes about Professionalism #OTuesday (Tue, 06 Mar 2012 19:46:46 +0000)
@BAOTCOT Happy #OTuesday & welcome to an #OTalk on professionalism, hopefully you’ll have seen the background http://t.co/qjqNuev6 (Tue, 06 Mar 2012 20:00:00 +0000)
@kirstyes Evening. Who is out there for tonight’s #OTalk on professionalism?(Tue, 06 Mar 2012 20:00:43 +0000)
@BAOTCOT We’ll be providing a few questions and scenarios for debate along the way, but now it is over to you to discuss professionalism #OTalk (Tue, 06 Mar 2012 20:01:01 +0000)
@BillWongOT Hi everyone. #OTalk (Tue, 06 Mar 2012 20:01:15 +0000)
@GenevieveSmyth Hello- I am joining this too #OTalk (Tue, 06 Mar 2012 20:01:39 +0000)
@ladygould1 Hi, everybody!
#OTalk (Tue, 06 Mar 2012 20:01:51 +0000)
@clissa89 @kirstyes hi im sort of here but not well so excuse lack of intelligent input! #OTalk (Tue, 06 Mar 2012 20:02:07 +0000)
@BillWongOT @BAOTCOT 1st question- on time, being polite, offering constructive criticism if needed, being ethical, these are a few examples. #OTalk (Tue, 06 Mar 2012 20:02:16 +0000)
@clissa89 @ladygould1 hi! 🙂 #OTalk (Tue, 06 Mar 2012 20:02:53 +0000)
@kirstyes @ladygould1 Hello and welcome. #OTalk (Tue, 06 Mar 2012 20:03:02 +0000)
@Claire_OT Hello all #OTalk (Tue, 06 Mar 2012 20:03:29 +0000)
@kirstyes @GenevieveSmyth Hi and @BAOTCOT nice to have you on board. #OTalk (Tue, 06 Mar 2012 20:03:48 +0000)
@ladygould1 hello and thank you .
#OTalk (Tue, 06 Mar 2012 20:03:51 +0000)
@GenevieveSmyth Yes- my background is in mental health #OTalk #OTalk (Tue, 06 Mar 2012 20:03:52 +0000)
@BillWongOT @BAOTCOT Professionalism means that it sets tone in the workplace, and consumers/caregivers can have certain expectations. #OTalk (Tue, 06 Mar 2012 20:04:12 +0000)
@SandraGreen76 hi everyone #OTalk (Tue, 06 Mar 2012 20:04:18 +0000)
@Stalkerbird @BillWongOT @BAOTCOT #OTalk
Sounds like a good starting point. So many basic people skills but so crucial(Tue, 06 Mar 2012 20:04:39 +0000)
@LeonoraOT I am here too #OTalk but a bit vague – 7am here(Tue, 06 Mar 2012 20:04:47 +0000)
@kirstyes @BAOTCOT This is a toughie. I find it’s often easier to describe what isn’t professional behaviour! #OTalk (Tue, 06 Mar 2012 20:05:06 +0000)
@clissa89 @LeonoraOT i really admire your dedication to being here so early! #OTalk (Tue, 06 Mar 2012 20:05:18 +0000)
@ladygould1 i agree with BillWongOT, I think we do have to meet expectations of service users/carers etc #OTalk (Tue, 06 Mar 2012 20:05:22 +0000)
@cgenter #Otalk evening all bit late but made it(Tue, 06 Mar 2012 20:05:27 +0000)
@GenevieveSmyth I guess professionalism is guided by our HPC and COTstandards #OTalk (Tue, 06 Mar 2012 20:05:33 +0000)
@ladygould1 yes, think that is easier too, could give lots of examples! #OTalk (Tue, 06 Mar 2012 20:05:49 +0000)
@kirstyes @BAOTCOT But I agree with @BillWongOT about acting ethically and with respect. Being polite like you were taught by parents ;0) #OTalk (Tue, 06 Mar 2012 20:06:05 +0000)
@clissa89 @kirstyes @BillWongOT @BAOTCOT very difficult to define! *still thinking* #OTalk (Tue, 06 Mar 2012 20:06:27 +0000)
@clissa89 RT @GenevieveSmyth : I guess professionalism is guided by our HPC and COTstandards #OTalk (Tue, 06 Mar 2012 20:06:49 +0000)
@cgenter #OTalk only managed to read one of the articles (Krusen) interesting to see how private system influenced professionalism(Tue, 06 Mar 2012 20:07:12 +0000)
@kirstyes @GenevieveSmyth Agree that it is guided by standards but often professional attitudes/behaviours are implicit not explicit #OTalk (Tue, 06 Mar 2012 20:08:19 +0000)
@clissa89 @GenevieveSmyth hmm!! i can be very playful/enthusiastic (“”encouraging””) with clients but still see self as professional. respect #OTalk (Tue, 06 Mar 2012 20:08:23 +0000)
@BillWongOT @kirstyes @BAOTCOT The on time piece is actually being stressed in my clinical introductions. #OTalk (Tue, 06 Mar 2012 20:08:31 +0000)
@ladygould1 i dont think that isn’t being professional, just client centred @GenevieveSmyth#OTalk (Tue, 06 Mar 2012 20:08:36 +0000)
@cgenter #Otalk professionalism to me is about representing the profession in a positive way, so anything that goes against this is unprofessional?(Tue, 06 Mar 2012 20:09:02 +0000)
@kirstyes @GenevieveSmyth Sometimes they are open to definition, not that I would want everything completely prescribed. #OTalk discussion is helpful(Tue, 06 Mar 2012 20:09:11 +0000)
@BillWongOT @GenevieveSmyth Me from the US here. So, I will go with worldwide views on this topic. 🙂 #OTalk (Tue, 06 Mar 2012 20:09:21 +0000)
@cgenter @ladygould1 @GenevieveSmyth #OTalk agree with that(Tue, 06 Mar 2012 20:09:23 +0000)
@clissa89 #OTalk maybe an element ofprofessionalism is doing what you’re supposed to do, when you’re supposed to do it(Tue, 06 Mar 2012 20:09:24 +0000)
@clissa89 RT @cgenter : #Otalk professionalism to me is about representing the profession in a positive way, so anything that goes against this is unprofessional?(Tue, 06 Mar 2012 20:09:42 +0000)
@BillWongOT @ladygould1 @GenevieveSmyth In some cases, I think family centered is important, too. #OTalk (Tue, 06 Mar 2012 20:09:45 +0000)
@clissa89 @cgenter ooh i hadn’t thought of that! that makes sense! 🙂 #Otalk (Tue, 06 Mar 2012 20:10:03 +0000)
@BillWongOT @cgenter Going on Facebook at a time that you are not supposed to is one. #OTalk (Tue, 06 Mar 2012 20:10:27 +0000)
@cgenter @BillWongOT #OTalk yes that makes sense(Tue, 06 Mar 2012 20:11:11 +0000)
@clissa89 @BillWongOT but then maybe that depends on purpose. are you going on one of the 4OT groups to ask a question? #OTalk (Tue, 06 Mar 2012 20:11:20 +0000)
@ladygould1 family centred/client centred came through in one of the articles, the kirsty forsyth, jackie taylor one i think
#OTalk (Tue, 06 Mar 2012 20:11:26 +0000)
@Lisa_D_OT Hi all, sorry I’m a bit late – will try to catch up 🙂
#otalk (Tue, 06 Mar 2012 20:11:27 +0000)
@cgenter #Otalk think use of social media is a challenging are(Tue, 06 Mar 2012 20:11:43 +0000)
@BillWongOT @clissa89 Not today. I am just having fun joining today’s discussion. #OTalk (Tue, 06 Mar 2012 20:12:17 +0000)
@ladygould1 bringing personal issues into work and letting them effect work or how you perform in work is also unprofessional #OTalk (Tue, 06 Mar 2012 20:12:18 +0000)
@cgenter #Otalk challenging area for professionalism, lots of grey areas, what do you share online etc(Tue, 06 Mar 2012 20:12:24 +0000)
@GenevieveSmyth Maybe there are obvious areas of professional behaviour but some shades of grey where differences of opinion will occur #OTalk (Tue, 06 Mar 2012 20:12:33 +0000)
@clissa89 @cgenter yes it is and depends on local SM policy #Otalk (Tue, 06 Mar 2012 20:12:43 +0000)
@BillWongOT @cgenter Yes because in my OT school, they actually have a professionalism video. #OTalk .(Tue, 06 Mar 2012 20:12:48 +0000)
@Lisa_D_OT @BillWongOT and putting things on social media sites that are related to work – a colleague of mine received a warning about this #otalk (Tue, 06 Mar 2012 20:12:50 +0000)
@BillWongOT @cgenter Going on Facebook while you are in class is NOT professional. #OTalk (Tue, 06 Mar 2012 20:13:07 +0000)
@clissa89 @ladygould1 agreed. and letting personal desires (e.g. for info you dont need to know) get in the way #OTalk (Tue, 06 Mar 2012 20:13:18 +0000)
@clissa89 @BillWongOT is it share-able??? #OTalk (Tue, 06 Mar 2012 20:13:33 +0000)
@BillWongOT @Lisa_D_OT Same here in the states… because of HIPPA regulations. #OTalk (Tue, 06 Mar 2012 20:14:12 +0000)
@ladygould1 @clissa89 that’s an interesting one, yes, definitely important
#OTalk (Tue, 06 Mar 2012 20:14:13 +0000)
@GenevieveSmyth I tweet sometimes during conference sessions but feel this is acceptable as I am tweeting about the content #OTalk (Tue, 06 Mar 2012 20:15:10 +0000)
@cgenter @BillWongOT #OTalk thats a really good idea, cant recall that from my day(Tue, 06 Mar 2012 20:15:17 +0000)
@clissa89 agreedRT @GenevieveSmyth : I tweet sometimes during conference sessions but feel this is acceptable as I am tweeting about the content #OTalk (Tue, 06 Mar 2012 20:15:24 +0000)
@kirstyes @clissa89 But who ‘tells’ us what we are supposed to do and when? Sometimes can be guided to do something that is not part of prof?
#OTalk (Tue, 06 Mar 2012 20:15:27 +0000)
@BillWongOT @clissa89 Don’t think so. I think they only circulated it within students in USC’s OT program. #OTalk (Tue, 06 Mar 2012 20:15:28 +0000)
@ladygould1 @BillWongOT what topics are discussed in the video?
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@RachHallster Hi all #OTalk (Tue, 06 Mar 2012 20:15:45 +0000)
@clissa89 @kirstyes good point. if somethng is an agreed responsibility, you should carry it through. or negotiate #OTalk (Tue, 06 Mar 2012 20:16:15 +0000)
@Helen_otuk #OTalk good evening all, made it… have been catching up…(Tue, 06 Mar 2012 20:16:18 +0000)
@cgenter #otalk thought it was interesting how easily the org culture influenced OTs in the krusen article(Tue, 06 Mar 2012 20:16:28 +0000)
@BillWongOT @cgenter I think each OT program can think of a creative way to make it. Should be a school project. OT brains to work? #OTalk (Tue, 06 Mar 2012 20:16:29 +0000)
@kirstyes @GenevieveSmyth Wow!! See that is definitely open to debate. Were you told why? #OTalk I can imagine in certain contexts it could be(Tue, 06 Mar 2012 20:17:55 +0000)
@BillWongOT @kirstyes @clissa89 I think this is where we have to use our judgment and think about the possible end results. #OTalk (Tue, 06 Mar 2012 20:17:56 +0000)
@Lisa_D_OT @BillWongOT Like the idea of a video to explain professionalism, what are HIPPA regulations? #otalk (Tue, 06 Mar 2012 20:18:55 +0000)
@BillWongOT @GenevieveSmyth Yikes! Wow! #OTalk (Tue, 06 Mar 2012 20:19:03 +0000)
@clissa89 #OTalk although codes & even legislation set out how to behave, is there something wider/deeper/?internal that tells us what is professonal?(Tue, 06 Mar 2012 20:19:05 +0000)
@Helen_otuk #OTalk @GenevieveSmyth I can see this happening… I was told a few odd tales of what was / was not prof when I was a student!(Tue, 06 Mar 2012 20:19:15 +0000)
@BillWongOT @Lisa_D_OT HIPPA is a regulation in the states about client confidentiality. #OTalk (Tue, 06 Mar 2012 20:19:52 +0000)
@cgenter @clissa89 #OTalk yes definitely!(Tue, 06 Mar 2012 20:19:57 +0000)
@GenevieveSmyth I think qualified OTs model professional behaviour for students which helps embed how to behave #OTalk (Tue, 06 Mar 2012 20:20:09 +0000)
@clissa89 RT @GenevieveSmyth : I think qualified OTs model professional behaviour for students which helps embed how to behave #OTalk (Tue, 06 Mar 2012 20:20:24 +0000)
@ladygould1 when we qualify as an OT this does notmake professional. we might be member of a profession, professionalism needs to be developed #OTalk (Tue, 06 Mar 2012 20:20:33 +0000)
@BillWongOT @Lisa_D_OT Rather than one boring video, USC did it in form of short skits about each area of professionalism. #OTalk (Tue, 06 Mar 2012 20:20:37 +0000)
@clissa89 @GenevieveSmyth hopefully anyway! sometimes they model how NOT to behave 😦 #OTalk (Tue, 06 Mar 2012 20:20:38 +0000)
@LeonoraOT @clissa89 : @BillWongOT … depends on purpose… #OTalk ” A good question is are they paying for that? Prof includes good corporate citizen(Tue, 06 Mar 2012 20:20:59 +0000)
@clissa89 @BillWongOT what areas did they divide professionalism into? #OTalk (Tue, 06 Mar 2012 20:21:02 +0000)
@Helen_otuk Agree, important RT @GenevieveSmyth : I think qualified OTs model professional behaviour for students which helps embed how to behave #OTalk (Tue, 06 Mar 2012 20:21:04 +0000)
@Claire_OT Perhaps a relatively new concept to being professional is being client-centred #OTalk (Tue, 06 Mar 2012 20:21:12 +0000)
@BillWongOT @clissa89 This will be something I will ask my experienced colleagues when I work within the first few weeks. #OTalk .(Tue, 06 Mar 2012 20:21:25 +0000)
@clissa89 RT @Claire_OT : Perhaps a relatively new concept to being professional is being client-centred #OTalk (Tue, 06 Mar 2012 20:21:27 +0000)
@kirstyes RT @clissa89 : @BillWongOT but then maybe that depends on purpose. are you going on one of the 4OT groups to ask a question? #OTalk (Tue, 06 Mar 2012 20:21:44 +0000)
@BillWongOT @clissa89 Like each little do’s and don’ts in regards to professionalism. #OTalk (Tue, 06 Mar 2012 20:22:07 +0000)
@ladygould1 @clissa89 can’t we be both?
#OTalk (Tue, 06 Mar 2012 20:22:13 +0000)
@GenevieveSmyth I once sat in an OT meeting devoted to discussing the colour of socks that should be worn -is this avoidance of real issues? #OTalk (Tue, 06 Mar 2012 20:22:28 +0000)
@clissa89 @ladygould1 being both what sorry? client centered and professional? absolutely! #OTalk (Tue, 06 Mar 2012 20:22:56 +0000)
@BillWongOT @Claire_OT I don’t think it’s a new concept. It’s just embedded in our practice. #OTalk (Tue, 06 Mar 2012 20:23:03 +0000)
@Helen_otuk Yes I think so… @GenevieveSmyth #OTalk (Tue, 06 Mar 2012 20:23:08 +0000)
@ladygould1 @GenevieveSmyth yes definitely! but also remember being told what colour to wear when i trained in the early 90’s! #OTalk (Tue, 06 Mar 2012 20:23:31 +0000)
@cgenter #otalk how would you bring up unprof behaviour with other colleagues if you witness it? esp if it is subjective?(Tue, 06 Mar 2012 20:23:49 +0000)
@BillWongOT @GenevieveSmyth Depends on the setting. I have heard of a program where clients are given red socks cuz they are non-slip socks. #OTalk .(Tue, 06 Mar 2012 20:23:58 +0000)
@ladygould1 @clissa89 yes client centred and professional! #OTalk (Tue, 06 Mar 2012 20:24:01 +0000)
@Lisa_D_OT @BillWongOT did university put video together or did they get students to do it? Important to get students to think about this topic #otalk (Tue, 06 Mar 2012 20:24:21 +0000)
@BillWongOT @GenevieveSmyth and the clients wore red socks because the OT who started program is a Boston Red Sox fan. #OTalk (Tue, 06 Mar 2012 20:24:27 +0000)
@Helen_otuk Discuss? RT @cgenter : #otalk how would you bring up unprof behaviour with other colleagues if you witness it? esp if it is subjective?(Tue, 06 Mar 2012 20:24:43 +0000)
@kirstyes @clissa89 @genevievesmyth So something about purpose and context #OTalk (Tue, 06 Mar 2012 20:25:10 +0000)
@clissa89 @Helen_otuk difficult!! i struggle to do that as “”just a student”” #otalk (Tue, 06 Mar 2012 20:25:18 +0000)
@Helen_otuk #OTalk I think it is important to debate the issue of professionalism within the service setting not just as individuals?(Tue, 06 Mar 2012 20:25:21 +0000)
@ladygould1 would ask them to consider the impact of behaviour on client, profession etc #OTalk (Tue, 06 Mar 2012 20:25:44 +0000)
@BAOTCOT After @GenevieveSmyth ‘s purple socks, anyone read @JackieTaylor19 et al’s article on professionalism? Does it matter what we wear? #OTalk (Tue, 06 Mar 2012 20:25:58 +0000)
@BillWongOT @Lisa_D_OT Yes- the OT program put the video together. #OTalk (Tue, 06 Mar 2012 20:26:02 +0000)
@cgenter @Helen_otuk #OTalk that sounds like a good start, guess that is idea behind big conversation(Tue, 06 Mar 2012 20:26:06 +0000)
@kirstyes @cgenter I didn’t manage to read. Could you expand on key points? #OTalk (Tue, 06 Mar 2012 20:26:09 +0000)
@clissa89 @kirstyes yes definitely- the context/purpose of behaviour v significant to deciding if its professional #OTalk (Tue, 06 Mar 2012 20:26:11 +0000)
@kirstyes @Claire_OT : Perhaps a relatively new concept to being professional is being client-centred #OTalk ” Def agree.(Tue, 06 Mar 2012 20:26:31 +0000)
@Claire_OT @BillWongOT It hasn’t always been embeded in UK practice OT was at times prescriptive -in line with the medical model (unfortunately) #OTalk (Tue, 06 Mar 2012 20:27:05 +0000)
@BillWongOT @clissa89 @Helen_otuk Have your OT program giving you a lecture on this topic before you go into your placement? #OTalk (Tue, 06 Mar 2012 20:27:06 +0000)
@BAOTCOT If you’ve not, see “”Professionalism, Prejudice and Personal Taste: Does it Matter What We Wear?””: http://t.co/qjqNuev6 #OTalk (Tue, 06 Mar 2012 20:27:40 +0000)
@clissa89 @BillWongOT yes our first ever session was about professionalism – and how we needed to be aware of it in our personal lives too! #OTalk (Tue, 06 Mar 2012 20:27:46 +0000)
@BillWongOT @Claire_OT In the states, certain settings are still within the medical model, but certain settings are not. #OTalk (Tue, 06 Mar 2012 20:28:03 +0000)
@GenevieveSmyth How to tackle unprofessional behaviour depends on your relationship to the other OT #OTalk (Tue, 06 Mar 2012 20:28:04 +0000)
@cgenter @kirstyes #OTalk one group talked about being expected to offer a specific length of rx even though it wasn’t required(Tue, 06 Mar 2012 20:28:06 +0000)
@clissa89 @BillWongOT oh sorry. no not about talking to people about unprofessional behaviour #OTalk (Tue, 06 Mar 2012 20:28:31 +0000)
@BillWongOT @BAOTCOT Depending on the setting. If it’s within a hospital settings, I probably will be told to wear scrubs. #OTalk (Tue, 06 Mar 2012 20:28:48 +0000)
@clissa89 RT @BAOTCOT : If you’ve not, see “”Professionalism, Prejudice and Personal Taste: Does it Matter What We Wear?””: http://t.co/qjqNuev6 #OTalk (Tue, 06 Mar 2012 20:28:51 +0000)
@Lisa_D_OT @clissa89 we had a talk like that too at the start of our course – scared a few students! #otalk (Tue, 06 Mar 2012 20:29:09 +0000)
@Helen_otuk Agree, but is important to do RT @GenevieveSmyth : How to tackle unprofessional behaviour depends on your relationship to the other OT #OTalk (Tue, 06 Mar 2012 20:29:14 +0000)
@kirstyes @GenevieveSmyth In terms of colour of socks need to wear to be professional? Yes avoiding real issues ;0) #OTalk (Tue, 06 Mar 2012 20:29:31 +0000)
@BillWongOT @clissa89 Same here in the US- it was part of the student orientation week, which was the first week of OT school. #OTalk (Tue, 06 Mar 2012 20:29:43 +0000)
@clissa89 @Lisa_D_OT but does it scare enough? students still use SM inappropriately etc #otalk (Tue, 06 Mar 2012 20:30:23 +0000)
@kirstyes @cgenter Tricky to bring up but try to do it privately first I’d hope. #OTalk (Tue, 06 Mar 2012 20:30:24 +0000)
@BillWongOT @kirstyes @GenevieveSmyth How about shoes? I stopped wearing dress shoes to OT conferences because I don’t want my feet to hurt. #OTalk (Tue, 06 Mar 2012 20:31:04 +0000)
@clissa89 MT @shortshannon88 : @cgenter just had a question on my practice NBCOT on this, it said to talk to the supervisor above you about it #OTalk (Tue, 06 Mar 2012 20:31:06 +0000)
@Helen_otuk Can depend on the team dynamic? RT @kirstyes : @cgenter Tricky to bring up but try to do it privately first I’d hope. #OTalk (Tue, 06 Mar 2012 20:31:07 +0000)
@kirstyes @Helen_otuk : #OTalk I think it is important to debate the issue of professionalism within the service setting not just as individuals?” Yes(Tue, 06 Mar 2012 20:31:28 +0000)
@BAOTCOT Some good points coming through, how important is professional conduct in your expectations of others? #OTalk (Tue, 06 Mar 2012 20:31:40 +0000)
@Lisa_D_OT @clissa89 True. Some don’t make the link between unprofessional behaviour in person & being unprofessional on SM #otalk (Tue, 06 Mar 2012 20:31:43 +0000)
@kirsi_hyvarinen Hi to everyone&sorry to be late. I try to catch up to the conversation. #OTalk (Tue, 06 Mar 2012 20:31:43 +0000)
@GenevieveSmyth I have found it easier to talk about unprofessional behaviour to students and supervisees than peers or bosses! #OTalk (Tue, 06 Mar 2012 20:31:46 +0000)
@BillWongOT @kirstyes @cgenter If it happens in the states, I will write a post on OTConnections for the greater OT community to provide advice. #OTalk (Tue, 06 Mar 2012 20:31:54 +0000)
@BAOTCOT Have you ever noticed unprofessional behaviour by colleagues? What have you done about it? What is your professional duty here? #OTalk (Tue, 06 Mar 2012 20:32:29 +0000)
@clissa89 RT @Lisa_D_OT : @clissa89 True. Some don’t make the link between unprofessional behaviour in person & being unprofessional on SM #otalk (Tue, 06 Mar 2012 20:32:32 +0000)
@BillWongOT I now wear tennis shoes to OT conferences. #OTalk (Tue, 06 Mar 2012 20:32:51 +0000)
@ladygould1 @BAOTCOT yes noted in with nursing staff, spoken to them directly and privately – difficult but needed to be done #OTalk (Tue, 06 Mar 2012 20:33:17 +0000)
@clissa89 @BAOTCOT can be difficult to address unprofessional behaviour if there’s a “”culture”” #OTalk (Tue, 06 Mar 2012 20:33:35 +0000)
@Helen_otuk #OTalk @BAOTCOT Duty… depends on the behaviour observed I would suggest?(Tue, 06 Mar 2012 20:33:38 +0000)
@fullyOccupied Hi all- sorry to join so late (how unprofessional of me?!) #OTalk will try to catch up(Tue, 06 Mar 2012 20:33:42 +0000)
@BillWongOT @BAOTCOT 1st- consult other colleagues. 2nd- ask the greater OT community. 3rd- consult AOTA (for me) #OTalk (Tue, 06 Mar 2012 20:33:51 +0000)
@clissa89 @fullyOccupied welcome!!! great to have you here 🙂 #OTalk (Tue, 06 Mar 2012 20:33:58 +0000)
@clissa89 #OTalk RT @HandyOTJO : I have done it privately or through a general comment at a team meeting not directed at an individual.(Tue, 06 Mar 2012 20:34:23 +0000)
@kirstyes Interestingly I recently had a conversation about whether tattoos would be allowed/considered professional? #OTalk (Tue, 06 Mar 2012 20:34:36 +0000)
@BillWongOT @clissa89 @BAOTCOT However, what if your license is on the line? #OTalk (Tue, 06 Mar 2012 20:34:38 +0000)
@clissa89 RT @kirstyes : Interestingly I recently had a conversation about whether tattoos would be allowed/considered professional? #OTalk (Tue, 06 Mar 2012 20:34:48 +0000)
@kirstyes RT @GenevieveSmyth : How to tackle unprofessional behaviour depends on your relationship to the other OT #OTalk (Tue, 06 Mar 2012 20:35:02 +0000)
@Helen_otuk RT @kirstyes : Interestingly I recently had a conversation about whether tattoos would be allowed/considered professional? #OTalk (Tue, 06 Mar 2012 20:35:10 +0000)
@clissa89 @kirstyes can you summarise the conversation? #OTalk (Tue, 06 Mar 2012 20:35:20 +0000)
@ladygould1 @clissa89 definitely, going against that can be difficult. but need to address, particulalry if client care is at risk. #OTalk (Tue, 06 Mar 2012 20:35:26 +0000)
@Claire_OT @clissa89 I agree, unprofessional behaviour needs to be addressed promptly otherwise issues can escalate #OTalk (Tue, 06 Mar 2012 20:35:35 +0000)
@Helen_otuk #OTalk @kirstyes always a good topic for debate!(Tue, 06 Mar 2012 20:35:49 +0000)
@BillWongOT @kirstyes Good question. In Peds settings, probably not, IMO. #OTalk (Tue, 06 Mar 2012 20:35:54 +0000)
@LeonoraOT @clissa89 : @BAOTCOT can be difficult to address unprofessional behaviour if there’s a “”culture”” #OTalk ” Yes, that is a real challenge.(Tue, 06 Mar 2012 20:35:56 +0000)
@COTmdm #OTalk #professionalism what does it mean for OTs working in multi-professional teams-is it more important or less?(Tue, 06 Mar 2012 20:36:01 +0000)
@kirstyes @cgenter They were dictated to what they should do to be seen as professional? Weren’t allowed to use professional judgement #OTalk (Tue, 06 Mar 2012 20:36:04 +0000)
@GenevieveSmyth Our professional duty is to raise this somehow and will involve the full spectrum of possible consequences #OTalk (Tue, 06 Mar 2012 20:36:09 +0000)
@BillWongOT I got another one- how about driving in your car with loud music on? #OTalk (Tue, 06 Mar 2012 20:36:31 +0000)
@kirstyes @clissa89 : @Lisa_D_OT but does it scare enough? students still use SM inappropriately etc #otalk ” not just students.(Tue, 06 Mar 2012 20:36:41 +0000)
@cgenter @kirstyes #OTalk thats how i read it(Tue, 06 Mar 2012 20:37:18 +0000)
@BillWongOT @Claire_OT @clissa89 I once was told that I can’t drive by schools with loud music in my car- it disturbs kids and not professional. #OTalk (Tue, 06 Mar 2012 20:37:30 +0000)
@kirstyes @GenevieveSmyth Yes this is generally easier. But is it unprofessional to treat them differently ;0) #OTalk (Tue, 06 Mar 2012 20:37:36 +0000)
@ladygould1 @COTmdm as important. need to maintain positive professional image. #OTalk (Tue, 06 Mar 2012 20:37:40 +0000)
@clissa89 #OTalk MT @HandyOTJO : expect from all staff I work with from the top (CEO) to the bottom, including my students. Don’t always get it tho!(Tue, 06 Mar 2012 20:37:54 +0000)
@kirstyes RT @clissa89 : @BAOTCOT can be difficult to address unprofessional behaviour if there’s a “”culture”” #OTalk (Tue, 06 Mar 2012 20:38:10 +0000)
@GenevieveSmyth I think closed cultures can allow un- professional behaviour to develop and become the norm #OTalk (Tue, 06 Mar 2012 20:38:23 +0000)
@LeonoraOT @Helen_otuk : #OTalk debate …the service setting”” My org expects us to identify above & below the line behaviors ->talk re values & prof(Tue, 06 Mar 2012 20:38:30 +0000)
@Lisa_D_OT @kirstyes re tattoos – should we judge professionalism on appearance? And if we do, what message does this give to clients? #otalk (Tue, 06 Mar 2012 20:38:37 +0000)
@clissa89 RT @LeonoraOT : ” @Helen_otuk : #OTalk debate …the service setting”” My org expects us to identify above & below the line behaviors ->talk re values & prof(Tue, 06 Mar 2012 20:38:46 +0000)
@kirstyes @fullyOccupied Don’t worry expectations on twitter is that people will drop in and out ;0) #OTalk (Tue, 06 Mar 2012 20:38:56 +0000)
@RachHallster RT @GenevieveSmyth : I think closed cultures can allow un- professional behaviour to develop and become the norm #OTalk (Tue, 06 Mar 2012 20:38:57 +0000)
@BillWongOT @kirstyes @GenevieveSmyth As a student, I find not. I think it’s better to know about these things as students than as workers. #OTalk (Tue, 06 Mar 2012 20:39:20 +0000)
@kirstyes @BillWongOT @baotcot Depends how ‘serious’ or persistent behaviour is. Good to address with person first then their line manager #OTalk (Tue, 06 Mar 2012 20:40:32 +0000)
@Helen_otuk @LeonoraOT good starting point… we have a peer session in which we can debate these issues. #OTalk (Tue, 06 Mar 2012 20:40:35 +0000)
@kirstyes RT @Claire_OT : @clissa89 I agree, unprofessional behaviour needs to be addressed promptly otherwise issues can escalate #OTalk (Tue, 06 Mar 2012 20:40:54 +0000)
@clissa89 #OTalk professionalism depends on context e.g. depending on client group/setting less formal clothing may be more acceptable to clients!(Tue, 06 Mar 2012 20:41:32 +0000)
@GenevieveSmyth In multiprofessional teams I have tried to tackle unprofessional behaviour of other colleagues but its tricky #OTalk (Tue, 06 Mar 2012 20:41:36 +0000)
@LeonoraOT @GenevieveSmyth : … allow un- professional behaviour to develop – norm #OTalk ” Perhaps make overt where possible? Oh for a light touch here!(Tue, 06 Mar 2012 20:41:40 +0000)
@ladygould1 @kirstyes and cultures develop and behaviours can become the norm. #OTalk (Tue, 06 Mar 2012 20:41:41 +0000)
@Helen_otuk #OTalk if serious issue, I would still discuss with individual and suggest they raise it before I have too?(Tue, 06 Mar 2012 20:41:41 +0000)
@kirstyes @BillWongOT Why not in Paeds? And what if someone already had tattoos Pre-playing for course? #OTalk (Tue, 06 Mar 2012 20:41:45 +0000)
@fullyOccupied @kirstyes ty 😉 your compassion, respect, and personcentredness exemplifys your professionalism! #OTalk (Tue, 06 Mar 2012 20:41:52 +0000)
@kirsi_hyvarinen @BillWongOT Sorry, I didn’t get the point. What is the problem in driving the car with lound music on? #OTalk (Tue, 06 Mar 2012 20:41:58 +0000)
@BillWongOT @kirstyes @baotcot I agree. If I am in the workplace, I prefer a colleague telling me first. #OTalk (Tue, 06 Mar 2012 20:42:01 +0000)
@clissa89 RT @fullyOccupied : @kirstyes ty 😉 your compassion, respect, and personcentredness exemplifys your professionalism! #OTalk (Tue, 06 Mar 2012 20:42:16 +0000)
@clissa89 @kirstyes it may be that “”content”” of tattoo is offensive/inappropriate in which case id say cover if at all possible! #OTalk (Tue, 06 Mar 2012 20:42:54 +0000)
@BillWongOT @kirstyes I think that’s because it can be viewed as that you are setting a bad example for kids. #OTalk (Tue, 06 Mar 2012 20:42:59 +0000)
@kirstyes @Lisa_D_OT Exactly!
I suggested it depended on where or what tattoo was. Post application may need to think more. #OTalk (Tue, 06 Mar 2012 20:44:21 +0000)
@fullyOccupied @clissa89 #OTalk I’ve suggested people wear what feels comfortable 2them AND would inspire respect&credibility 2wide range of colleagues &SU(Tue, 06 Mar 2012 20:44:33 +0000)
@clissa89 RT @fullyOccupied : @clissa89 #OTalk I’ve suggested people wear what feels comfortable 2them AND would inspire respect&credibility 2wide range of colleagues &SU(Tue, 06 Mar 2012 20:44:41 +0000)
@LeonoraOT @Helen_otuk : #OTalk if serious issue, I would still discuss with individual and suggest they raise it before I have too?” yes, so agree(Tue, 06 Mar 2012 20:44:56 +0000)
@BillWongOT Got another one- how about OT conference attire? Business professional? Business casual? #OTalk (Tue, 06 Mar 2012 20:45:24 +0000)
@kirstyes I wonder how people feel about using whistleblowing to address serious cultural unprofessionalism? #OTalk (Tue, 06 Mar 2012 20:45:29 +0000)
@clissa89 @fullyOccupied agree & credibility v important. as support worker know skill/value of some profs are judged acc to what they wear #OTalk (Tue, 06 Mar 2012 20:45:37 +0000)
@simonburgess84 @clissa89 @kirstyes I have tattoo on my forearm and in process of getting half sleeve, but usually cover up #OTalk (Tue, 06 Mar 2012 20:45:55 +0000)
@COTmdm #OTalk #professionalism in university courses-is it enough? How are new graduates feeling when entering the workforce as an OT professional?(Tue, 06 Mar 2012 20:46:00 +0000)
@LeonoraOT RT @fullyOccupied : @kirstyes ty 😉 your compassion, respect, and personcentredness exemplifys your professionalism! #OTalk (Tue, 06 Mar 2012 20:46:08 +0000)
@ladygould1 @clissa89 good point, but maybe hard one to pitch at right level. #OTalk (Tue, 06 Mar 2012 20:46:09 +0000)
@GenevieveSmyth I struggle with professionalism extended to my personal life. I think this is linked to old fashioned ideas about OT as a “”vocation”” #OTalk (Tue, 06 Mar 2012 20:46:15 +0000)
@janetfolland #OTalk professional behaviour and clinical reasoning connections- dress, language, approach can all be appropriate and not appropriate(Tue, 06 Mar 2012 20:46:25 +0000)
@kirstyes @fullyOccupied Aw shucks. Thank you #OTalk (Tue, 06 Mar 2012 20:46:35 +0000)
@fullyOccupied @clissa89 #OTalk only egs wher really had 2step in was Occ th (female) who wore tight short shorts in a residential drug unit, &student …(Tue, 06 Mar 2012 20:46:46 +0000)
@clissa89 @simonburgess84 what is your tattoo of? 🙂 & does this create rapport with some of your clients? #OTalk (Tue, 06 Mar 2012 20:46:46 +0000)
@kirstyes @BillWongOT So it would be covering it if possible or having a talk with kids if they ask about it? #OTalk (Tue, 06 Mar 2012 20:47:31 +0000)
@clissa89 @COTmdm no not a lot but expected that you will learn through placements & Codes. but then can it be taught? #OTalk #professionalism (Tue, 06 Mar 2012 20:47:36 +0000)
@fullyOccupied @clissa89 #OTalk and once when student had multiple facial piercings and the older adults in the day unit were not engaging with them..!(Tue, 06 Mar 2012 20:47:49 +0000)
@kirstyes @simonburgess84 @clissa89 If I wasn’t such a wimp I may have a tattoo myself by now. #OTalk (Tue, 06 Mar 2012 20:48:09 +0000)
@BillWongOT @kirstyes Again, I think it depends on circumstance. #OTalk (Tue, 06 Mar 2012 20:48:18 +0000)
@clissa89 RT @janetfolland : #OTalk professional behaviour and clinical reasoning connections- dress, language, approach can all be appropriate and not appropriate(Tue, 06 Mar 2012 20:48:19 +0000)
@ladygould1 @clissa89 i think it can be learnt, and also needs to be developed post qualification. not a given right as soon as qualified #OTalk (Tue, 06 Mar 2012 20:49:14 +0000)
@Helen_otuk @clissa89 #OTalk taught? Principles can be taught, can be modeled?(Tue, 06 Mar 2012 20:49:18 +0000)
@kirsi_hyvarinen @BillWongOT Ok. I don’t see it problematic (and never before think abt it in this way) #OTalk (Tue, 06 Mar 2012 20:49:33 +0000)
@clissa89 @shortshannon88 ooh an OT tattoo?! *wants Phoenix – if not such a wimp* @kirstyes #OTalk (Tue, 06 Mar 2012 20:49:44 +0000)
@simonburgess84 @clissa89 3 stars on forearm. Sometimes does build rapport as curious to meaning and non offensive. Depends on client group I think #OTalk (Tue, 06 Mar 2012 20:49:54 +0000)
@BillWongOT @kirstyes I would go with covering- because I think the concerns may be raised from teachers or other school staff. #OTalk (Tue, 06 Mar 2012 20:49:54 +0000)
@kirstyes @GenevieveSmyth This is hard and difficult to judge where it stops! #OTalk I don’t want to have to be perfect about everything all the time(Tue, 06 Mar 2012 20:50:07 +0000)
@kirstyes RT @janetfolland : #OTalk professional behaviour and clinical reasoning connections- dress, language, approach can all be appropriate and not appropriate(Tue, 06 Mar 2012 20:50:34 +0000)
@BillWongOT @kirsi_hyvarinen Yes, prior to my last placement, me either. But, I was actually told twice! #OTalk (Tue, 06 Mar 2012 20:50:37 +0000)
@clissa89 @Helen_otuk agree re modelling! v powerful if appropriate beh. but not sure if it can be “”lectured”” – some dont listen! #OTalk (Tue, 06 Mar 2012 20:50:40 +0000)
@Lisa_D_OT @COTmdm not sure it can be taught, but good to make students aware – do people have a gut instinct about what is/isn’t professional? #otalk (Tue, 06 Mar 2012 20:50:58 +0000)
@Helen_otuk #OTalk is professionalism about being perfect?(Tue, 06 Mar 2012 20:50:58 +0000)
@kirstyes @janetfolland And will subjectively seen as approp or not by individuals. So who makes final decision? HPC? #OTalk (Tue, 06 Mar 2012 20:51:31 +0000)
@Helen_otuk RT @clissa89 : @Helen_otuk agree re modeling! v powerful if appropriate beh. but not sure if it can be “”lectured”” – some dont listen! #OTalk (Tue, 06 Mar 2012 20:51:32 +0000)
@BillWongOT @simonburgess84 @clissa89 If you are doing a placement, perhaps it’s a good idea to ask your CI ASAP. #OTalk (Tue, 06 Mar 2012 20:51:42 +0000)
@fullyOccupied Our Trust names specific values it expects from all staff -I think this is a good positive way to promote proff behaviour #OTalk (Tue, 06 Mar 2012 20:52:01 +0000)
@clissa89 @Helen_otuk not about being perfect, but more about being respectful and aware #OTalk (Tue, 06 Mar 2012 20:52:08 +0000)
@BAOTCOT Does a duty to act professionally extend to your life beyond work? When does the requirement of professionalism stop? #OTalk (Tue, 06 Mar 2012 20:52:12 +0000)
@kirstyes RT @Helen_otuk : @clissa89 #OTalk taught? Principles can be taught, can be modeled?(Tue, 06 Mar 2012 20:52:15 +0000)
@Lisa_D_OT @Helen_otuk I’d say being appropriate, not being perfect #otalk (Tue, 06 Mar 2012 20:52:39 +0000)
@GenevieveSmyth I think whistleblowing has its place. Current Winterbourne Review of abuse was uncovered by this method -OTs were in this service #OTalk (Tue, 06 Mar 2012 20:52:47 +0000)
@BillWongOT @kirstyes @janetfolland Good question. I think the national OT organization does make the final call. #OTalk (Tue, 06 Mar 2012 20:52:54 +0000)
@BAOTCOT For instance, see this @Guardian article today: Should we involve ourselves in neighbours’ mental health issues? http://t.co/zsj8vnyZ #OTalk (Tue, 06 Mar 2012 20:52:58 +0000)
@BillWongOT @clissa89 @Helen_otuk Agreed! #OTalk (Tue, 06 Mar 2012 20:53:08 +0000)
@Helen_otuk @BAOTCOT #OTalk yes extend beyond work… does not stop. I believe something about upstanding member of community???(Tue, 06 Mar 2012 20:53:10 +0000)
@kirstyes @BillWongOT But what if I accept someone onto a programme with a tattoo on their face or somewhere that can’t be covered? #OTalk (Tue, 06 Mar 2012 20:53:13 +0000)
@clissa89 @Lisa_D_OT when they gave us session re professionalism i remember thinking “”isn’t this common sense?”” – but clearly not #otalk (Tue, 06 Mar 2012 20:53:26 +0000)
@LeonoraOT @BillWongOT : @kirstyes … I think the concerns may be raised from … #OTalk ” interesting in terms of different cultures also, acceptability(Tue, 06 Mar 2012 20:54:02 +0000)
@Annette_McBride If fully adhering to HPC and COT codes would one not be exhibiting professionalism in both private and work life? Ps just joined 🙂 #OTalk (Tue, 06 Mar 2012 20:54:17 +0000)
@clissa89 @BAOTCOT tricky one. but if you identify yourself as OT-/student, then yes. e.g. on social media #OTalk (Tue, 06 Mar 2012 20:54:30 +0000)
@BillWongOT @kirstyes I think this is something the student may have to explain to the placement coordinator. #OTalk (Tue, 06 Mar 2012 20:54:34 +0000)
@kirsi_hyvarinen @BillWongOT Twice!? They have to be serious with this thing. 😉 #OTalk (Tue, 06 Mar 2012 20:55:02 +0000)
@BillWongOT @LeonoraOT @kirstyes In this case, I was talking about settings. #OTalk (Tue, 06 Mar 2012 20:55:07 +0000)
@anniecoops @Helen_otuk : #OTalk is professionalism about being perfect?”<~ interesting question – wot do my nurse colleagues think??(Tue, 06 Mar 2012 20:55:22 +0000)
@kirstyes @Helen_otuk Sometimes made to feel that way. E.g.If there is a Facebook picture of you drunk(maybe you havent posted personally) that #OTalk (Tue, 06 Mar 2012 20:55:40 +0000)
@BillWongOT @kirsi_hyvarinen If you work in the schools, this is serious! #OTalk (Tue, 06 Mar 2012 20:55:55 +0000)
@clissa89 @Helen_otuk i like to think my personal behaviour is consistent with my values respect, genuineness, sensitivity. but more silly! #OTalk (Tue, 06 Mar 2012 20:56:11 +0000)
@kirstyes @Helen_otuk is what is used as example that you are unprofessional. But haven’t most of us gone too far on occasion #OTalk (Tue, 06 Mar 2012 20:56:21 +0000)
@fullyOccupied @BAOTCOT -we have to behave in a way that supports people’s confidence in us as colleagues/therapists or at least not compromise it #OTalk (Tue, 06 Mar 2012 20:56:22 +0000)
@fullyOccupied @BAOTCOT #OTalk in other words, it doesn’t stop!(Tue, 06 Mar 2012 20:56:51 +0000)
@clissa89 @kirstyes yes this is one i’ve grappled with! maybe depends who can see it? _privacy settings_ #OTalk (Tue, 06 Mar 2012 20:57:23 +0000)
@BAOTCOT This point was suggested in our forums: as a member of a profession are we held to a “”higher”” standard of behaviour than others? #OTalk (Tue, 06 Mar 2012 20:57:36 +0000)
@fullyOccupied RT @Helen_otuk : @BAOTCOT #OTalk yes extend beyond work… does not stop. I believe something about upstanding member of community???(Tue, 06 Mar 2012 20:57:39 +0000)
@kirstyes @GenevieveSmyth That was exactly what I was thinking of. Sometimes internal processes will only get you so far #OTalk (Tue, 06 Mar 2012 20:58:04 +0000)
@Helen_otuk Agree, oh yes! RT @kirstyes :is what is used as example that you are unprofessional. But haven’t most of us gone too far on occasion #OTalk (Tue, 06 Mar 2012 20:58:50 +0000)
@BAOTCOT Forum post around whether professionals are held to a “”higher”” standard of behaviour [members only]: http://t.co/3dqN6RBg #OTalk (Tue, 06 Mar 2012 20:59:21 +0000)
@Helen_otuk #OTalk but being a professional does not mean we are not human,(Tue, 06 Mar 2012 20:59:30 +0000)
@GenevieveSmyth I must admit that if I see someone in public in a wheelchair without footplates I am twitching to get involved but don’t #OTalk (Tue, 06 Mar 2012 20:59:33 +0000)
@clissa89 RT @Helen_otuk : #OTalk but being a professional does not mean we are not human,(Tue, 06 Mar 2012 20:59:40 +0000)
@Annette_McBride RT @Helen_otuk : #OTalk but being a professional does not mean we are not human,(Tue, 06 Mar 2012 21:00:28 +0000)
@Helen_otuk @GenevieveSmyth lol re footplates! #OTalk (Tue, 06 Mar 2012 21:00:30 +0000)
@kirstyes @clissa89 but press can get around privacy settings.The nurse that they suggested killed those pts was vilified with Facebook pics #OTalk (Tue, 06 Mar 2012 21:00:42 +0000)
@clissa89 @kirstyes i missed this! my rule of thumb re FB is “”would i be happy for my parents, employers, and clients to see this?”” #OTalk (Tue, 06 Mar 2012 21:01:16 +0000)
@kirstyes @shortshannon88 Agree. It is subjective and so contextual. More professional to have that discussion. #OTalk @billwongot (Tue, 06 Mar 2012 21:01:37 +0000)
@kirsi_hyvarinen @BAOTCOT In Finland there’s said that here are few “”public”” professions: teachers, priests and politicians.They’ve “”higher””standards #OTalk (Tue, 06 Mar 2012 21:01:41 +0000)
@fullyOccupied @BAOTCOT #OTalk isn’t this why ‘professionals’ are trusted to sign documents etc as they’re expected not to risk their standing?(Tue, 06 Mar 2012 21:01:41 +0000)
@BillWongOT @fullyOccupied @BAOTCOT True! This should be the ultimate goal. #OTalk (Tue, 06 Mar 2012 21:01:52 +0000)
@kirstyes @BillWongOT Agree or employer. #OTalk (Tue, 06 Mar 2012 21:02:07 +0000)
@fullyOccupied @BAOTCOT #OTalk if you countersign fraudulently, it’s recognised that you risk your position(Tue, 06 Mar 2012 21:02:45 +0000)
@kirstyes @clissa89 Now settings are easier to control but can’t always prevent others posting about you? #OTalk (Tue, 06 Mar 2012 21:03:13 +0000)
@fullyOccupied RT @Helen_otuk : @GenevieveSmyth lol re footplates! #OTalk (Tue, 06 Mar 2012 21:03:29 +0000)
@GenevieveSmyth I have helped several older adults up off the floor in public as I know I can help them do this safely and no-one else could help #OTalk (Tue, 06 Mar 2012 21:03:48 +0000)
@clissa89 #OTalk there can be grey areas re professionalism & colleagues can be useful resource re this – incl here on Twitter. expect DMs if dubious!(Tue, 06 Mar 2012 21:04:01 +0000)
@Helen_otuk Anything illegal would? RT @fullyOccupied : @BAOTCOT #OTalk if you countersign fraudulently, it’s recognised that you risk your position(Tue, 06 Mar 2012 21:04:11 +0000)
@Lisa_D_OT @fullyOccupied Yes, ‘trusted’ as people expect that what you say and what you do are the same. We are what we do 🙂 #otalk (Tue, 06 Mar 2012 21:04:20 +0000)
@kirstyes @Annette_McBride Hopefully that would be the case. #OTalk (Tue, 06 Mar 2012 21:04:48 +0000)
@fullyOccupied @clissa89 : @kirstyes rule of thumb re FB is “”would i be happy for my parents, employers, and clients to see this?”” #OTalk ” good advice(Tue, 06 Mar 2012 21:05:05 +0000)
@kirsi_hyvarinen @kirsi_hyvarinen @baotcot I mean “”higher”” standards in public opinion. But any law doesn’t make to behave like that. #OTalk (Tue, 06 Mar 2012 21:05:09 +0000)
@clissa89 @kirstyes yes good point. i have in past requested that something be deleted due to too personal #OTalk (Tue, 06 Mar 2012 21:05:14 +0000)
@BillWongOT @kirstyes I think this is where email exchanges or phone exchanges with people can be handy. #OTalk (Tue, 06 Mar 2012 21:05:19 +0000)
@fullyOccupied @clissa89 : @kirstyes is “”would i be happy for my parents, employers, and clients to see this?”” #OTalk ” &how I advised my kids to manage FB(Tue, 06 Mar 2012 21:06:00 +0000)
@juliewintrup @fullyOccupied @baotcot #OTalk What an interesting discussion you are all having! Just back from working late teaching ethics…(Tue, 06 Mar 2012 21:06:14 +0000)
@kirstyes @BAOTCOT By society yes probably but maybe not by friends or family #OTalk (Tue, 06 Mar 2012 21:06:53 +0000)
@BillWongOT @fullyOccupied @clissa89 @kirstyes One thing for sure, I will not let my clients (unless they are close friends before) to see my FB. #OTalk (Tue, 06 Mar 2012 21:07:21 +0000)
@nursemaiden @anniecoops @Helen_otuk #OTalk Nobody is perfect, professionalism is to me personally being a role model to your profession in what u do?(Tue, 06 Mar 2012 21:07:32 +0000)
@kirstyes @Helen_otuk : #OTalk but being a professional does not mean we are not human,” Totally agree with this. #OTalk (Tue, 06 Mar 2012 21:07:38 +0000)
@kirsi_hyvarinen @BillWongOT I didn’t mean to be rude. Still I don’t see the problem if I work in the schools. Maybe I don’t get whole picture? #OTalk (Tue, 06 Mar 2012 21:08:12 +0000)
@clissa89 RT @nursemaiden : @anniecoops @Helen_otuk #OTalk Nobody is perfect, professionalism is to me personally being a role model to your profession in what u do?(Tue, 06 Mar 2012 21:08:15 +0000)
@kirstyes RT @fullyOccupied : @BAOTCOT #OTalk isn’t this why ‘professionals’ are trusted to sign documents etc as they’re expected not to risk their standing?(Tue, 06 Mar 2012 21:08:41 +0000)
@Annette_McBride RT @nursemaiden : @anniecoops @Helen_otuk #OTalk Nobody is perfect, professionalism is to me personally being a role model to your profession in what u do?(Tue, 06 Mar 2012 21:08:50 +0000)
@BillWongOT @kirsi_hyvarinen That could be the case. #OTalk (Tue, 06 Mar 2012 21:09:05 +0000)
@Helen_otuk @fullyOccupied I see… yes agreed #OTalk (Tue, 06 Mar 2012 21:09:42 +0000)
@kirstyes @clissa89 : @kirstyes yes good point. i have in past requested that something be deleted due to too personal #OTalk ” Me too.(Tue, 06 Mar 2012 21:09:49 +0000)
@beingyourdoing “” @Lisa_D_OT : @fullyOccupied people expect that what you say and what you do are the same. We are what we do 🙂 #otalk “” amen to that!(Tue, 06 Mar 2012 21:10:14 +0000)
@fullyOccupied @Lisa_D_OT : Yes, ‘trusted’ as people expect that what you say and what you do are the same. We are what we do 🙂 #otalk ” nicely put :)(Tue, 06 Mar 2012 21:10:17 +0000)
@clissa89 @BAOTCOT i would like to see COT guidelines for SM use, like HPC. 🙂 #OTalk (Tue, 06 Mar 2012 21:10:37 +0000)
@kirstyes @juliewintrup Any insights you are happy to share from ethical perspective? #OTalk @fullyoccupied @baotcot (Tue, 06 Mar 2012 21:10:46 +0000)
@BillWongOT @clissa89 and I will not let my clients access my Twitter either. If they somehow get access, I will block them. #OTalk (Tue, 06 Mar 2012 21:10:47 +0000)
@BillWongOT @clissa89 I will also give them a lecture on the subsequent session when I find out. #OTalk (Tue, 06 Mar 2012 21:11:10 +0000)
@clissa89 @BillWongOT but your tweets aren’t protected are they? anyone can access them #OTalk (Tue, 06 Mar 2012 21:11:18 +0000)
@Lisa_D_OT @clissa89 @BillWongOT yes i agree. i dont friend clients. – Important to maintain a professional distance from clients #otalk (Tue, 06 Mar 2012 21:11:50 +0000)
@clissa89 @BillWongOT clients may not be aware of the boundaries – up to us to set them in a respectful and sensitive way #OTalk (Tue, 06 Mar 2012 21:11:56 +0000)
@BAOTCOT We’ve been thinking about this, shouldn’t HPC ones suffice? RT @clissa89 : i would like to see COT guidelines for SM use, like HPC. 🙂 #OTalk (Tue, 06 Mar 2012 21:12:36 +0000)
@clissa89 #OTalk MT @nursemaiden : treating my patients with care, kindness, dignity and respect and empowering colleagues to follow in foot steps(Tue, 06 Mar 2012 21:12:53 +0000)
@GenevieveSmyth Should professional behaviour include adhereing to our own advice in our personal lives e.g diet, smoking, drinking, exercise? #OTalk (Tue, 06 Mar 2012 21:13:21 +0000)
@juliewintrup @fullyOccupied @lisa_d_ot #occhat #OTalk agree – best way of internalising / becoming the kind of professional + person you want to be(Tue, 06 Mar 2012 21:13:27 +0000)
@clissa89 @BAOTCOT they are v good. maybe just need to be publicised/””endorsed”” more by COT, few people know about them! #OTalk (Tue, 06 Mar 2012 21:13:29 +0000)
@fullyOccupied @BillWongOT @clissa89 @kirstyes #OTalk good plan! Mind, my daughter had entire album of photos ‘shared’ by’friend’ who posted it on own wall(Tue, 06 Mar 2012 21:14:11 +0000)
@kirstyes @BAOTCOT Couldn’t we say the same for HPC code of ethics? #OTalk @clissa89 I think having a professional body line might be helpful. Hope(Tue, 06 Mar 2012 21:14:25 +0000)
@Lisa_D_OT @GenevieveSmyth Interesting question – this is part of my research! #otalk (Tue, 06 Mar 2012 21:14:39 +0000)
@BAOTCOT Fair point! MT @clissa89 : @BAOTCOT they are v good. maybe just need publicised/””endorsed”” more by COT, few people know about them! #OTalk (Tue, 06 Mar 2012 21:14:59 +0000)
@kirstyes @BAOTCOT @clissa89 you don’t mind me saying that. Guidelines with specific OT relevant examples might be helpful. #OTalk (Tue, 06 Mar 2012 21:15:02 +0000)
@fullyOccupied RT @juliewintrup : @fullyOccupied @lisa_d_ot #occhat #OTalk agree – best way of internalising / becoming the kind of professional + person you want to be(Tue, 06 Mar 2012 21:15:09 +0000)
@BillWongOT @clissa89 For me, I will let them know the ground rules in my first session. #OTalk (Tue, 06 Mar 2012 21:15:22 +0000)
@BAOTCOT HPC Social Media guidelines are here for anyone interested http://t.co/euMuFK6G #OTalk (Tue, 06 Mar 2012 21:16:10 +0000)
@clissa89 RT @BAOTCOT : HPC Social Media guidelines are here for anyone interested http://t.co/euMuFK6G #OTalk (Tue, 06 Mar 2012 21:16:24 +0000)
@Helen_otuk AgreeRT @ShazzaHudson : Of course not, it’s about excellent care yes,but also the ability to say when you are wrong and learn from it. #OTalk (Tue, 06 Mar 2012 21:16:29 +0000)
@kirstyes @fullyOccupied I’m guessing her privacy settings are set to friends of friends rather than just friends?! #OTalk @billwongot @clissa89 (Tue, 06 Mar 2012 21:16:36 +0000)
@clissa89 @BAOTCOT think many also not clear that Code of ethics extends to social media too if identified as OT-/student #OTalk (Tue, 06 Mar 2012 21:17:09 +0000)
@kirstyes RT @clissa89 : #OTalk MT @nursemaiden : treating my patients with care, kindness, dignity and respect and empowering colleagues to follow in foot steps(Tue, 06 Mar 2012 21:17:16 +0000)
@GenevieveSmyth @Lisa_D_OT I note that this issue has been raised for medics -obese doctors giving dietry advice to clients and impact on client #OTalk (Tue, 06 Mar 2012 21:18:00 +0000)
@BAOTCOT Shall we start to round things up now? Thanks to everyone for participating in tonight’s #OTalk , there has been lots of interesting points!(Tue, 06 Mar 2012 21:18:14 +0000)
@kirstyes @GenevieveSmyth Lol. Now we are getting stuck in. If that’s the case I fail miserably as a professional! #OTalk (Tue, 06 Mar 2012 21:18:17 +0000)
@fullyOccupied @GenevieveSmyth btw – I don’t smoke 😉 #OTalk (Tue, 06 Mar 2012 21:18:45 +0000)
@clissa89 @GenevieveSmyth or hopelessly un-occupationally balanced people giving advice about balance?! #OTalk (Tue, 06 Mar 2012 21:19:04 +0000)
@Helen_otuk lol… RT @clissa89 : @GenevieveSmyth or hopelessly un-occupationally balanced people giving advice about balance?! #OTalk (Tue, 06 Mar 2012 21:19:46 +0000)
@juliewintrup @clissa89 @baotcot #OTalk I will include from now on in teaching – thank you all!(Tue, 06 Mar 2012 21:19:57 +0000)
@BillWongOT @fullyOccupied @GenevieveSmyth one of my classmate does. I think she probably takes some smoke break every now and then. #Otalk (Tue, 06 Mar 2012 21:19:58 +0000)
@Annette_McBride @GenevieveSmyth very interesting question! In an ideal world yes but we are but human & have our vices #OTalk (Tue, 06 Mar 2012 21:20:00 +0000)
@BAOTCOT We’ll write up a summary later this week, perhaps if there is still a free #OTalk on 20 March we can continue on professionalism then?(Tue, 06 Mar 2012 21:20:01 +0000)
@Lisa_D_OT @GenevieveSmyth The idea of practicing what you preach I suppose. Clients not trusting advice not followed by those who give it #otalk (Tue, 06 Mar 2012 21:20:05 +0000)
@kirstyes RT @clissa89 : @GenevieveSmyth or hopelessly un-occupationally balanced people giving advice about balance?! #OTalk (Tue, 06 Mar 2012 21:20:27 +0000)
@clissa89 @BAOTCOT is what you’re working on – the purpose of big talk about professionalism – a secret?? 🙂 im intrigued! #OTalk (Tue, 06 Mar 2012 21:20:55 +0000)
@BillWongOT @clissa89 @GenevieveSmyth Then I won’t be fit to be an OT then… lol! Think about 1 autistic person treating another. #OTalk (Tue, 06 Mar 2012 21:20:55 +0000)
@kirstyes @clissa89 @genevievesmyth Hmmm. Whistles. #OTalk But surely this gives us insight into challenges.(Tue, 06 Mar 2012 21:21:03 +0000)
@GenevieveSmyth Lots of (healthy!) food for food- I’m off to jog round the block (joke)- thanks for your thoughts #OTalk (Tue, 06 Mar 2012 21:21:18 +0000)
@BAOTCOT We’d also like to include tonight’s #OTalk tweets in a feature for @OTnews , so let us know if you would rather not be included…(Tue, 06 Mar 2012 21:21:26 +0000)
@Helen_otuk Thanks folks, great discussion as always! #OTalk (Tue, 06 Mar 2012 21:21:43 +0000)
@clissa89 @kirstyes yes agreed. often preface with “”it’s easier said than done””, “”i know it’s difficult”” etc #OTalk (Tue, 06 Mar 2012 21:21:51 +0000)
@clissa89 @BAOTCOT not a problem, consent to be included #OTalk (Tue, 06 Mar 2012 21:22:18 +0000)
@kirstyes @BAOTCOT Yes it still is free. I can’t be there but I will add to events if people feel more scope for discussion. #OTalk (Tue, 06 Mar 2012 21:23:14 +0000)
@kirstyes Next week’s chat is on the dark side of occupation using #occhat
#OTalk (Tue, 06 Mar 2012 21:23:42 +0000)
@BillWongOT @BAOTCOT @OTnews Not a problem. #OTalk (Tue, 06 Mar 2012 21:23:46 +0000)
@fullyOccupied @clissa89 : @GenevieveSmyth or hopelessly un-occupationally balanced people giving advice about balance?! #OTalk “. Lol!!!(Tue, 06 Mar 2012 21:23:52 +0000)
@LeonoraOT Perhaps recognizing our own health trajectory: compassion for others & self RT @GenevieveSmyth Interesting question … my research! #otalk “(Tue, 06 Mar 2012 21:24:04 +0000)
@clissa89 Yay!! RT @kirstyes : Next week’s chat is on the dark side of occupation using #occhat #OTalk (Tue, 06 Mar 2012 21:24:08 +0000)
@kirstyes @BAOTCOT Thanks re summary. Are we able to post on #OTalk blog? @cgenter This gets you off the hook.(Tue, 06 Mar 2012 21:24:45 +0000)
@kirstyes @BAOTCOT @otnews I’m happy to. Will post on facebook group just in case people who dipped out didn’t see this. #OTalk (Tue, 06 Mar 2012 21:25:59 +0000)
@kirstyes @Helen_otuk : Thanks folks, great discussion as always! #OTalk ” yes thanks all.(Tue, 06 Mar 2012 21:26:15 +0000)
@kirstyes RT @clissa89 : @kirstyes yes agreed. often preface with “”it’s easier said than done””, “”i know it’s difficult”” etc #OTalk (Tue, 06 Mar 2012 21:26:21 +0000)
@fullyOccupied @clissa89 @kirstyes #OTalk great – I’ll try to be there – thanks all for tonight !(Tue, 06 Mar 2012 21:26:32 +0000)
@Helen_otuk RT @kirstyes : Next week’s chat is on the dark side of occupation using #occhat
#OTalk (Tue, 06 Mar 2012 21:26:40 +0000)
@BAOTCOT Also, if you’d like to carry on discussing professionalism, we’ll be continuing (longer form) in our forum: http://t.co/7qweme77 #OTalk (Tue, 06 Mar 2012 21:27:27 +0000)
@BAOTCOT And if you ever have any problems in your workplace, remember we have a professional enquiries service! http://t.co/F87WpCmP #OTalk (Tue, 06 Mar 2012 21:28:00 +0000)
@LeonoraOT Yes thanks ” @kirstyes : ” @Helen_otuk : Thanks folks, great discussion as always! #OTalk ” yes thanks all.”(Tue, 06 Mar 2012 21:28:15 +0000)
@BAOTCOT If there are any specific points from #OTalk you think particularly good, please RT them, will make summarising easier! :)(Tue, 06 Mar 2012 21:28:45 +0000)
@BillWongOT @BAOTCOT I think Twitter is better because it will be available for a greater audience. I am in the US, you know. #OTalk (Tue, 06 Mar 2012 21:28:45 +0000)
@OTalk_Occhat Next Tuesday. The Dark Side of Occupation using #occhat
20th March a follow on on professionalism using #OTalk See FB page for events list(Tue, 06 Mar 2012 21:30:09 +0000)
@BillWongOT @GenevieveSmyth @Lisa_D_OT Another one I will probably face- an Aspie giving students with autism lessons about social skills. #OTalk (Tue, 06 Mar 2012 21:30:15 +0000)
@Lisa_D_OT @LeonoraOT Perhaps recognizing our own health trajectory: compassion for others & self. Good point! Being mindful #otalk (Tue, 06 Mar 2012 21:32:20 +0000)
@BAOTCOT @BillWongOT a greater audience worldwide yes, but very small % of our members are on twitter, hence doing this across different media #OTalk (Tue, 06 Mar 2012 21:32:41 +0000)
@BillWongOT RT @Lisa_D_OT : @LeonoraOT Perhaps recognizing our own health trajectory: compassion for others & self. Good point! Being mindful #otalk (Tue, 06 Mar 2012 21:33:42 +0000)
@BAOTCOT @kirstyes thank you! and yes, can post our #OTalk summary to the blog, although might be worth doing different ones for comparison @cgenter ?(Tue, 06 Mar 2012 21:34:02 +0000)
@fullyOccupied @BAOTCOT #OTalk 2tricky 4twitter length but issue of upholding championing occupational rights in MDT/management fora professional issue …(Tue, 06 Mar 2012 21:34:15 +0000)
@clissa89 @BAOTCOT despite low numbers on twitter, I really value our professional body’s engagement with us here! #OTalk (Tue, 06 Mar 2012 21:34:39 +0000)
@fullyOccupied @BAOTCOT #OTalk when occupational rights are pushed off the agenda -not allowing particular stance to be sidelined is proff duty some drop(Tue, 06 Mar 2012 21:35:44 +0000)
@kirstyes RT @fullyOccupied : @BAOTCOT #OTalk when occupational rights are pushed off the agenda -not allowing particular stance to be sidelined is proff duty some drop(Tue, 06 Mar 2012 21:36:37 +0000)
@fullyOccupied RT @clissa89 : @BAOTCOT despite low numbers on twitter, I really value our professional body’s engagement with us here! #OTalk (Tue, 06 Mar 2012 21:36:39 +0000)
@Lisa_D_OT Thanks all! Have a good week 🙂 #otalk (Tue, 06 Mar 2012 21:37:02 +0000)
@BAOTCOT Thanks again for your #OTalk contributions, very insightful! Another interesting #occhat next #OTuesday on “”The Dark Side of Occupation””.(Tue, 06 Mar 2012 21:37:05 +0000)
@kirstyes @clissa89 @BAOTCOT Me too and engagement with other professions – after all this is an issue that affects us all #OTalk (Tue, 06 Mar 2012 21:38:12 +0000)
@clissa89 RT @kirstyes : @clissa89 @BAOTCOT Me too and engagement with other professions – after all this is an issue that affects us all #OTalk (Tue, 06 Mar 2012 21:38:27 +0000)
@kirstyes @BAOTCOT If anyone else interested on creating their own summary on tonight’s #OTalk – message me and I’ll be happy to post them on blog.(Tue, 06 Mar 2012 21:40:26 +0000)
@BAOTCOT RT @kirstyes : @BAOTCOT If anyone else interested on creating their own summary on tonight’s #OTalk – message me and I’ll be happy to post them on blog.(Tue, 06 Mar 2012 21:49:40 +0000)
@BusyOT Looks like another fab #OTalk tonight. My twitter was too slow and my brain too tired for active engagement but I stalked in the background!(Tue, 06 Mar 2012 21:51:06 +0000)
@clissa89 @BusyOT always gladd to have you stalking 🙂 #OTalk (Tue, 06 Mar 2012 21:58:58 +0000)
@heatherclarinet Absolutely gutted to have missed tonight’s #OTalk 😦 having a quick catch up now #MustTryHarderNextTime (Tue, 06 Mar 2012 22:07:53 +0000)
@sophiewearing “” @heatherclarinet : Absolutely gutted to have missed tonight’s #OTalk 😦 having a quick catch up now #MustTryHarderNextTime “” ME TOOOO!(Tue, 06 Mar 2012 22:19:45 +0000)
@BusyOT RT @BAOTCOT : HPC Social Media guidelines are here for anyone interested http://t.co/euMuFK6G #OTalk (Tue, 06 Mar 2012 22:22:31 +0000)
@lillieputian RT @BAOTCOT : HPC Social Media guidelines are here for anyone interested http://t.co/euMuFK6G #OTalk (Tue, 06 Mar 2012 22:25:49 +0000)
@lottie01 sorry #OTalk I kept getting “”webpage unavaliable”” messages so wasn’t able to join in 😦 will catchup on http://t.co/PkMn3Swl #OTuesday :)(Tue, 06 Mar 2012 22:38:15 +0000)
@ShaanOT RT @BAOTCOT : HPC Social Media guidelines are here for anyone interested http://t.co/euMuFK6G #OTalk (Tue, 06 Mar 2012 22:53:06 +0000)
@OTalk_Occhat RT @BAOTCOT : HPC Social Media guidelines are here for anyone interested http://t.co/euMuFK6G #OTalk (Tue, 06 Mar 2012 22:53:22 +0000)
@ShaanOT Enjoyed catching up on tonight’s #OTalk on professionalism, sorry to have missed it(Tue, 06 Mar 2012 22:59:14 +0000)
@NurChat RT @claireOT : I hope the new #LIP Tweeps are going to sit in on the next #Nurchat , and don’t forget lots to learn at #OTalk and #Occhat too! 8-9pm tonight(Wed, 07 Mar 2012 07:51:42 +0000)
@NaomiMcVey RT @BAOTCOT : HPC Social Media guidelines are here for anyone interested http://t.co/euMuFK6G #OTalk (Wed, 07 Mar 2012 08:05:40 +0000)
@thecsp RT @BAOTCOT : HPC Social Media guidelines are here for anyone interested http://t.co/euMuFK6G #OTalk (Wed, 07 Mar 2012 09:29:24 +0000)
@BAOTCOT If you missed out on the Professionalism #OTalk last night, you can read through the transcript here http://t.co/dxNI7kp2 (Wed, 07 Mar 2012 09:46:50 +0000)
@design4ind_uk RT @BAOTCOT : If you missed out on the Professionalism #OTalk last night, you can read through the transcript here http://t.co/dxNI7kp2 (Wed, 07 Mar 2012 09:48:44 +0000)
@kirstyes @michelliwilli and @Lisa_D_OT Posted your #OTalk sexuality summaries last night. Hope they are right. Thanks for doing them.(Wed, 07 Mar 2012 10:18:29 +0000)
@Southgatec RT @BAOTCOT : HPC Social Media guidelines are here for anyone interested http://t.co/euMuFK6G #OTalk (Wed, 07 Mar 2012 16:14:16 +0000)
@PolarisTherapy When is the next #OTalk ?(Wed, 07 Mar 2012 21:26:24 +0000)
@HosiaLVOT RT @cgenter #OTalk re: professionalism and OT, what is perspective of non-OTs on this http://t.co/aTKTZPAb – A MUST READ(Wed, 07 Mar 2012 23:26:23 +0000)
@cumbrianclaire @BAOTCOT Off the back of the #otalk this week I altered my bio to remove the separation of personal not professional account. I see how my(Thu, 08 Mar 2012 20:36:28 +0000)
@cumbrianclaire @BAOTCOT … professional & personal lives merge a lot. Good chance for a bit of reflection. #otalk (Thu, 08 Mar 2012 20:37:40 +0000)
@clissa89 @cumbrianclaire interesting reflection 🙂 think who we personally are influences who we are professionally & vice versa. genuineness. #otalk (Thu, 08 Mar 2012 20:49:10 +0000)
@clissa89 @PolarisTherapy next #OTalk is the week after next. #occhat re dark side of occupations next tuesday 8pm GMT :)(Thu, 08 Mar 2012 20:51:25 +0000)
@clissa89 #Otalk 🙂 MT @cumbrianclaire : @clissa89 what makes me a professional is how I think, act & that comes from my personal beliefs / morals(Thu, 08 Mar 2012 21:00:57 +0000)
@PolarisTherapy @clissa89 thank you! I’ll do my best to join #OTalk #occhat (Thu, 08 Mar 2012 21:08:56 +0000)
@clissa89 @PolarisTherapy you can find more info about #OTalk and #occhat at the facebook page 🙂 http://t.co/2SIHlJWr (Thu, 08 Mar 2012 21:10:13 +0000)

Discussion on Sexuality in OT Practice – 21st February 2012

Huge thanks go to our two guest contributors for their summaries of the #OTalk on Sexuality.

#OTalk: Discussing sexuality in OT practice (completed by @michelliwelli)

21 February 2012

One of the first questions that were asked was whether sex is an occupation. There was agreement that it was an occupation despite Kielhofner’s previous assertions that it is an activity and is based on biological instincts rather than an occupation. It was pointed out that sex is listed as an ADL in the 2nd ed of the OT practice framework and some also regarded it as a human right. Users suggested that if that was the case then cooking would also simply be classed as an activity. There is more to sex than simply the act of intercourse. Contributors talked about sex as encompassing physical non-sexual touch, social behaviours and self care also. Sex is influenced by culture and can have an effect on identity formation and maintenance, roles and self esteem.

Sex can have varying personal meanings and importance to different service users and should therefore be addressed as we need to provide holistic care. The concept of flow was also mentioned and determining its presence during sex may be a way to ascertain the meaning or importance of the occupation.

How comfortable OT’s are at discussing sexual issues was also raised. Some reasons for this discomfort was discussed and is listed below

  • private nature of sex
  • professional boundary issues
  • lack of  experience and/or training in this area in practice/education
  • embarrassment/ taboo subject to discuss
  • cultural/personal values may not concur with service users’ issues
  • “collision of private and public spheres”

A useful suggestion was for us to assess and reflect on why we experience discomfort if we do. One way to make sure issues are not ignored is to pass on information to more experienced, knowledgeable peers or to discuss the issue in MDT meetings, OT meetings  or OT forums (need to be mindful of confidentiality of course). This means OT’s who don’t want to deal with the issues alone because of discomfort/lack of knowledge, won’t give incorrect advice to service users.  In cases where we carry out interventions, we need to be aware of the implications this might have on sexual expression.

The issue of patients feeling uncomfortable with discussing sex was also mentioned and the PLISSIT model of sex therapy was referred to. A link is provided for further info but the relevant part of this model to this discussion is where we ask and the service is given permission to talk about any sexual issues, also giving them the opportunity to decline discussion. We may also not need to be experts; the service users may only need signposting. There are currently no OT specific guidelines on approaching this subject but the NHS published recommendations (Working together for high quality sexual health) as well as a response to these (link below).  Importance of building rapport prior to discussing sex was also seen as important as they are more likely to feel comfortable discussing this topic.

On issue of occupational justice, it is important not to view those with illnesses, physical disabilities or the elderly as asexual. Some OT’s mentioned their involvement in educating service users on risky sexual behaviour, HIV transmission, and impact of drug use on sex-life and relationships and self esteem as well as running dating agencies for service users with LD and LGBT support groups. Although those involved in discussion seemed positive about sex being part of OT practice, some unprofessional and negative attitudes has also been witnessed in practice. It was also clear that a definite need for better education and training is needed in this area.

Thank you very much to everyone’s contribution to the chat, it was very interesting and enlightening.

Further Reading and Resources

 

Websites:

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/law-and-order/8301100/Court-bans-man-with-low-IQ-from-having-sex.html

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/1540753/Hospice-helped-dying-man-lose-his-virginity.html

http://www.stroke.org.uk/information/our_publications/factsheets/sex_after_stroke.html

http://www.dh.gov.uk/en/Publicationsandstatistics/Publications/PublicationsPolicyAndGuidance/DH_103090

http://sexual-communication.wikispaces.com/PLISSIT+Model+of+Sex+Therapy

http://www.stonewall.org.uk/at_home/health/2658.asp

Articles:

Couldrick, L. (1998) ‘Sexual issues: an area of concerns for occupational therapists?’. British Journal of Occupational Therapy 61(11), 493-496

Couldrick, L. (1998b) ‘Sexual issues within occupational therapy, part 1: attitudes and practice’. British Journal of Occupational Therapy 61(12), 538-46

Couldrick, L. (1999) ‘Sexual issues within occupational therapy, part 2: implications for education and practice’. British Journal of Occupational Therapy 62(1), 26-30

Couldrick, L. (2005) ‘Sexual Expression and Occupational Therapy’. British Journal of Occupational Therapy 68(7), 315-318

Devine, R., and Nolan, C (2007) ‘Sexual Identity & Human Occupation: A Qualitative Exploration’.

Journal of Occupational Science 14(3), 154-161

Pollard, N. and Sakellariou D. (2007) ’Sex and Occupational Therapy: contradictions or contraindications’. British Journal of Occupational Therapy 70 (8) 362-365

Sakellariou, D., and Simo Algado, S. (2006) ‘Sexuality and Disability: a Case of Occupational Injustice’. British Journal of Occupational Therapy 69 (2), 69-76
 
Sladyk, K. (1990)Teaching safe sex practices to psychiatric patients. American Journal of Occupational Therapy 44(3), 284-6
Taylor, B. (2011) ‘The impact of assistive equipment on intimacy and sexual expression’. British Journal of Occupational Therapy 74 (9), 435-442

Summary of #OTalk on sexuality on OT practice, 21/02/2012 (completed by @Lisa_D_OT )

During this #OTalk, it was discussed whether sexuality is currently addressed or considered in occupational therapy practice. Contributors had largely negative experiences of the inclusion of sexuality in OT practice:

However, participants agreed that sexuality should be included by OTs as part of their role, largely due to the importance and meaning of this occupation to clients, but also because there are many everyday occupations which are linked to sexuality:

The reasons for the lack of inclusion of sexuality in OT practice were discussed, these included OTs not being comfortable in discussing this topic with clients, and a variation in the inclusion of sexuality as an aspect of OT education:

There was some discussion as to whether sex was considered an occupation, and therefore whether it should be considered part of the OT’s role to address this:

A lack of OT research and literature on the subject was identified, although models from nursing literature were described as being helpful in giving clients permission to broach this subject with their OT:

Several useful references were provided:

And here’s an archive of all the tweets:

And here in PDF form: OT and Sexuality

occhat 28.02.2012 Occupation and Transitions

Involved …

@clissa89 @kirstyes @cgenter @ShaanOT @RunawayBomber @Helen_otuk @silkejaeger @Lisa_D_OT @kirsi_hyvarinen @rebelraising @Claire_OT @gilliancrossley @fullyOccupied @GentleChaos @mrsjellyhead @juliewintrup @claireOT @RachHallster @LucyPeo @BAOTCOT @lottie01 @OTalk_Occhat @LeonoraOT @AmanDuf76

Top resources …

http://web.ebscohost.com/ehost/detail?vid=3&hid=15&sid=8c734476-4b4e-4197-9a6a-47b10ce2a954%40sessionmgr13&bdata=JnNpdGU9ZWhvc3QtbGl2ZQ%3d%3d#db=a9h&AN=19977547
http://www.facebook.com/OTalk.Occhat
http://helenreynolds.posterous.com/beginners-tips-for-the-new-public-sector-twee#more
http://ot4ot.com/world-ot-day-2011/

See Twitter for more tweets, people, videos and photos for #occhat

@cgenter is there an #occhat tonight? and is there a subject? I know @shaanOT suggested occ & transitions. Any other ideas? #OTuesday (Tue, 28 Feb 2012 10:38:28 +0000)
@cgenter “”the dark side of occupation”” ? #occhat . I know Wilcock suggested the importance of studying this as part of occ. science,(Tue, 28 Feb 2012 10:41:23 +0000)
@OTalk_Occhat Tonight’s #occhat topic as suggested by @ShaanOT will be occupations and transitions. I’ve posted some more details on the Facebook page.(Tue, 28 Feb 2012 11:52:39 +0000)
@lottie01 RT @OTalk_Occhat : Tonight’s #occhat topic as suggested by @ShaanOT will be occupations and transitions. I’ve posted some more details on the Facebook page.(Tue, 28 Feb 2012 12:20:15 +0000)
@BAOTCOT #OTuesday RT @OTalk_Occhat : Tonight’s #occhat topic as suggested by @ShaanOT will be occupations and transitions. http://t.co/Bs5o8w8W (Tue, 28 Feb 2012 12:47:10 +0000)
@kirstyes Support for using collaborative learning such as #occhat for your CPD – http://t.co/V3rHWyW2
You will need Athens or Institutional login(Tue, 28 Feb 2012 17:22:46 +0000)
@clissa89 @cgenter i second proposal to do a “”dark side of occupation”” chat! #occhat #OSPlym11 (Tue, 28 Feb 2012 18:51:54 +0000)
@clissa89 RT @OTalk_Occhat : Tonight’s #occhat topic as suggested by @ShaanOT will be occupations and transitions. I’ve posted some more details on the Facebook page.(Tue, 28 Feb 2012 18:52:03 +0000)
@GentleChaos @clissa89 Dark side of Occupation? *breathes scarily* ‘I am your fieldwork educator’ #occhat OS Plym11 *May be off topic*(Tue, 28 Feb 2012 19:02:09 +0000)
@gilliancrossley RT @GentleChaos : @clissa89 Dark side of Occupation? *breathes scarily* ‘I am your fieldwork educator’ #occhat OS Plym11 *May be off topic*(Tue, 28 Feb 2012 19:03:40 +0000)
@LeonoraOT @BAOTCOT : #OTuesday @OTalk_Occhat : Tonight’s #occhat “” Hello…unfortunately I’m unable to join chat, driving to Recovery worksop. Enjoy it(Tue, 28 Feb 2012 19:04:00 +0000)
@GentleChaos RT @OTalk_Occhat : Tonight’s #occhat topic as suggested by @ShaanOT will be occupations and transitions. I’ve posted some more details on the Facebook page.(Tue, 28 Feb 2012 19:04:14 +0000)
@gilliancrossley @clissa89 @cgenter I think the dark side of occupation would be an interesting #occhat …(Tue, 28 Feb 2012 19:04:42 +0000)
@ShaanOT RT @kirstyes : Support for using collaborative learning such as #occhat for your CPD – http://t.co/V3rHWyW2
You will need Athens or Institutional login(Tue, 28 Feb 2012 19:08:43 +0000)
@ShaanOT @clissa89 @cgenter dark side of occ would b great I’ll see if Bex twinley who did the #OSPlym11 session can b involved #occhat (Tue, 28 Feb 2012 19:13:21 +0000)
@clissa89 @kirstyes thank you for sharing that article!! will have a read #occhat (Tue, 28 Feb 2012 19:17:24 +0000)
@cgenter @ShaanOT @clissa89 #OSPlym11 #occhat that would be excellent. I missed that presentation unfortunately, it looked really interesting(Tue, 28 Feb 2012 19:27:58 +0000)
@clissa89 #occhat in 15 mins about occupations during times of transition. all are welcome!! #OTuesday (Tue, 28 Feb 2012 19:45:25 +0000)
@clissa89 RT @GentleChaos : @clissa89 Dark side of Occupation? *breathes scarily* ‘I am your fieldwork educator’ #occhat #OS Plym11 *May be off topic*(Tue, 28 Feb 2012 19:51:51 +0000)
@kirstyes @cgenter Sorry missed this – maybe we can go to the dark side in two week’s time? Occ transitions tonight #occhat (Tue, 28 Feb 2012 19:59:14 +0000)
@kirstyes Evening all – tonight’s #occhat will be about occupations and transitions. You may begin ;o)(Tue, 28 Feb 2012 20:01:00 +0000)
@clissa89 Hellooo! Anyone out there for #occhat re occupations and transitions tonight? Happening now #OTuesday (Tue, 28 Feb 2012 20:01:04 +0000)
@clissa89 @kirstyes hi kirsty ^.^ glad to have you back #occhat (Tue, 28 Feb 2012 20:01:45 +0000)
@kirstyes @clissa89 I’m here – just finishing off my occupation of eating tea at the moment. #occhat #OTuesday (Tue, 28 Feb 2012 20:02:06 +0000)
@ShaanOT Hi I’m here 🙂 #occhat (Tue, 28 Feb 2012 20:02:11 +0000)
@Helen_otuk #Occhat good evening all….(Tue, 28 Feb 2012 20:02:23 +0000)
@clissa89 @kirstyes yum!! what are you having? #occhat (Tue, 28 Feb 2012 20:02:34 +0000)
@clissa89 @ShaanOT hi Shaan! thanks for suggesting tonight’s topic! #occhat (Tue, 28 Feb 2012 20:02:49 +0000)
@clissa89 @Helen_otuk hi helen!! #Occhat (Tue, 28 Feb 2012 20:02:56 +0000)
@gilliancrossley #occhat , I can’t make tonight’s chat, I need sleep! I will look forward to reading the tweets tomorrow : )(Tue, 28 Feb 2012 20:03:01 +0000)
@kirsi_hyvarinen Hi everyone #occhat !(Tue, 28 Feb 2012 20:03:01 +0000)
@ShaanOT hi @Helen_otuk #occhat (Tue, 28 Feb 2012 20:03:01 +0000)
@kirstyes Hi – who’s up for doing the summary for tonight – I’ve STILL got all my old ones to do (sorry I am rubbish) #occhat (Tue, 28 Feb 2012 20:03:11 +0000)
@cgenter @kirstyes #occhat yes of course, I think @shaanOT was going to check with someone who has done some work on this anyway(Tue, 28 Feb 2012 20:03:22 +0000)
@clissa89 @gilliancrossley glad you’re getting some rest! you deserve it! 🙂 #occhat (Tue, 28 Feb 2012 20:03:29 +0000)
@Lisa_D_OT Hi all 🙂 #occhat (Tue, 28 Feb 2012 20:04:04 +0000)
@clissa89 @kirsi_hyvarinen hi!!! #occhat (Tue, 28 Feb 2012 20:04:19 +0000)
@ShaanOT @clissa89 I was inspired by sheena Blair’s #ot24vx session #occhat (Tue, 28 Feb 2012 20:04:20 +0000)
@clissa89 @kirstyes oh i feel like i should offer but i still havent done my other one & dont think it will get done for a while! #occhat (Tue, 28 Feb 2012 20:04:44 +0000)
@RunawayBomber I’m going to lurk tonight and hopefully possibly learn something about another health profession! #occhat (Tue, 28 Feb 2012 20:04:44 +0000)
@clissa89 RT @RunawayBomber : I’m going to lurk tonight and hopefully possibly learn something about another health profession! #occhat (Tue, 28 Feb 2012 20:04:56 +0000)
@cgenter #occhat evening all, will try and join in whilst trying to get child to sleep(Tue, 28 Feb 2012 20:04:56 +0000)
@kirstyes Hi @Lisa_D_OT @kirsi_hyvarinen @Helen_otuk #occhat (Tue, 28 Feb 2012 20:05:07 +0000)
@clissa89 it was fantastic! wish i had time today to rewatch RT @ShaanOT : @clissa89 I was inspired by sheena Blair’s #ot24vx session #occhat (Tue, 28 Feb 2012 20:05:17 +0000)
@clissa89 @Lisa_D_OT hi Lisa! #occhat (Tue, 28 Feb 2012 20:05:25 +0000)
@kirstyes @RunawayBomber Lurk and hopefully join in #occhat (Tue, 28 Feb 2012 20:05:28 +0000)
@cgenter @ShaanOT #ot24vx #occhat haven’t listened to this presentation yet is it possible to summarise?(Tue, 28 Feb 2012 20:05:39 +0000)
@clissa89 @RunawayBomber welcome 🙂 🙂 we’re talking about transitions – feel free to share your own experiences! #occhat (Tue, 28 Feb 2012 20:06:12 +0000)
@kirstyes @clissa89 Me too – too busy sorting out some resources on reflection and CPD @ShaanOT What inspired you most? #ot24vx #occhat (Tue, 28 Feb 2012 20:06:15 +0000)
@clissa89 @cgenter good luck! how old is the new addition now? #occhat (Tue, 28 Feb 2012 20:06:26 +0000)
@RunawayBomber @kirstyes I’ll try my best! I need to learn more about the occupation terminology before I throw myself in! I only know a few things #occhat (Tue, 28 Feb 2012 20:06:42 +0000)
@kirsi_hyvarinen I was goimg to ask the same as @cgenter @shaanot #occhat (Tue, 28 Feb 2012 20:07:01 +0000)
@kirstyes @RunawayBomber Feel free to ask us to explain anything #occhat (Tue, 28 Feb 2012 20:07:12 +0000)
@silkejaeger #occhat hello. first time I try to join in. I will be busy with checking out how it works. exciting. :-)(Tue, 28 Feb 2012 20:07:20 +0000)
@Helen_otuk @RunawayBomber #Occhat a few is more than none… we can all learn from a few things.(Tue, 28 Feb 2012 20:07:30 +0000)
@clissa89 @silkejaeger welcome! great to have you here 🙂 #occhat (Tue, 28 Feb 2012 20:07:45 +0000)
@kirstyes @cgenter You are going through a bit of a transition then. How are you both managing to maintain normal occupations or not?? #occhat (Tue, 28 Feb 2012 20:08:12 +0000)
@fullyOccupied Hi – checking in, but having 2check out 2; just in from work, &house full of friends &supper,shame cos occ &transitions fascinating #Occhat (Tue, 28 Feb 2012 20:08:15 +0000)
@kirstyes @silkejaeger Welcome on board. #occhat (Tue, 28 Feb 2012 20:08:25 +0000)
@clissa89 @fullyOccupied sounds like a very busy day!! thanks for checking in – maybe you can share some of your thoughts with us later?? #Occhat (Tue, 28 Feb 2012 20:08:50 +0000)
@cgenter #occhat ok transitions is this like when you undergo major life changes then, (move house, leave home, start new job etc?)(Tue, 28 Feb 2012 20:08:55 +0000)
@ShaanOT @kirstyes @clissa89 I’d read a lot about transitional objects but not really much about how our occs also keep us safe #occhat (Tue, 28 Feb 2012 20:09:05 +0000)
@kirstyes @clissa89 We’ll see if anyone else is up for the challenge then ;0) #occhat (Tue, 28 Feb 2012 20:09:44 +0000)
@cgenter @kirstyes #occhat good point, hadn’t thought of that. still bit up in the air, negotiating some new roles, but past experience helps too(Tue, 28 Feb 2012 20:10:00 +0000)
@cgenter @ShaanOT @kirstyes @clissa89 #occhat oh i see so its how occ keeps us safe/sane during times of transition?(Tue, 28 Feb 2012 20:10:35 +0000)
@clissa89 #occhat @cgenter like idea of transition as “”interruption in pattern of everyday life”” (Blair) -life events eg house/job/relationship change(Tue, 28 Feb 2012 20:10:36 +0000)
@fullyOccupied #Occhat will catch up on thread later. Dr Sheena Blair is fab on this subject(Tue, 28 Feb 2012 20:10:53 +0000)
@ShaanOT @kirstyes @clissa89 I’ll have a go but may b a delay 🙂 #occhat (Tue, 28 Feb 2012 20:10:58 +0000)
@cgenter @clissa89 #occhat right, in that case new baby definitely fits that category!(Tue, 28 Feb 2012 20:11:34 +0000)
@kirsi_hyvarinen Hans Jonsson has done research abt occ in retairement situation. He speaks abt transitions in his research. #occhat (Tue, 28 Feb 2012 20:11:51 +0000)
@clissa89 @cgenter yes can be… or alternatively can be how it is affected/disrupted by transitions? #occhat (Tue, 28 Feb 2012 20:11:52 +0000)
@RunawayBomber I can see how this can directly relate to a lot of the situations that I’ve experienced working with patients and service users #occhat (Tue, 28 Feb 2012 20:12:08 +0000)
@clissa89 @cgenter YES id say new baby counts as transition! 🙂 #occhat (Tue, 28 Feb 2012 20:12:15 +0000)
@kirstyes @cgenter That’s what I remember – how occupation mediates and helps us with transitions, e.g. people ‘carrying on’ thru bereavement #occhat (Tue, 28 Feb 2012 20:12:16 +0000)
@clissa89 @RunawayBomber can you share an example? #occhat (Tue, 28 Feb 2012 20:12:29 +0000)
@cgenter #occhat so a transition could be coming to terms with a diagnosis then?(Tue, 28 Feb 2012 20:12:35 +0000)
@ShaanOT @cgenter @kirstyes @clissa89 and also how occ are interrupted by transitions 2 #occhat (Tue, 28 Feb 2012 20:12:37 +0000)
@ShaanOT RT @kirsi_hyvarinen : Hans Jonsson has done research abt occ in retairement situation. He speaks abt transitions in his research. #occhat (Tue, 28 Feb 2012 20:13:07 +0000)
@Helen_otuk #Occhat I am currently going through a few… moving to part time work/increase in carer role/and taking on new role also…(Tue, 28 Feb 2012 20:13:16 +0000)
@Helen_otuk #Occhat I can see both sides… my occ’s have def been interupted as some of you will have noticed!(Tue, 28 Feb 2012 20:13:47 +0000)
@clissa89 @cgenter yes id say so. may change how you do things, how you think about yourself #occhat (Tue, 28 Feb 2012 20:13:58 +0000)
@fullyOccupied b gd 2 hear views re thoughts on protective role occs can have during transitional times, & symbolic occs that ease transitions #Occhat (Tue, 28 Feb 2012 20:14:12 +0000)
@kirstyes @fullyOccupied You can catch up later I’m sure ;o) #Occhat (Tue, 28 Feb 2012 20:14:22 +0000)
@RunawayBomber A number of admissions to a particular ward that I worked on were due to the challenging behaviour of people who were struggling… #occhat (Tue, 28 Feb 2012 20:14:24 +0000)
@clissa89 #occhat my interest is mainly in transition as change in environment (relocation) but now also as student about to qualify(Tue, 28 Feb 2012 20:14:46 +0000)
@kirsi_hyvarinen @Helen_otuk Have u felt “”lost”” w/ your occupations in a new situation? #occhat (Tue, 28 Feb 2012 20:14:49 +0000)
@kirstyes @ShaanOT I can’t say anything about delays – thanks #occhat (Tue, 28 Feb 2012 20:14:54 +0000)
@cgenter @Helen_otuk #Occhat mine too, I haven’t been on here as much and have felt a bit out of the loop(Tue, 28 Feb 2012 20:15:23 +0000)
@Lisa_D_OT @ShaanOT reminds me of when I first moved to uni after working for a few years- occ’s helped me maintain my sense of identity #occhat (Tue, 28 Feb 2012 20:15:35 +0000)
@kirstyes @cgenter Yes coming to terms with a diagnosis could be – also what about going into hosp and taking on ‘sick’ role/relinqushing occs #occhat (Tue, 28 Feb 2012 20:15:55 +0000)
@RunawayBomber I may have overdone the use of the CB terminology there 😀 #occhat (Tue, 28 Feb 2012 20:16:02 +0000)
@silkejaeger #occhat feels like there is always some kind of transition one has to cope with. Especially in modern worklife that asks for flexibility(Tue, 28 Feb 2012 20:16:17 +0000)
@kirstyes @kirsi_hyvarinen Yes his work on retirement very interesting – it’s where his ideas about diff classifications of occs comes from to #occhat (Tue, 28 Feb 2012 20:16:32 +0000)
@clissa89 @RunawayBomber definitely, i’ve seen that too!! do you remember how the situation was managed? #occhat (Tue, 28 Feb 2012 20:16:35 +0000)
@cgenter @clissa89 #occhat it reminds me of coping with biographical disruption that @jackietaylor19 mentioned a while back(Tue, 28 Feb 2012 20:17:02 +0000)
@kirstyes @Helen_otuk Crikey – just a few all at once. Is there a need to develop new skills as part of this? #Occhat (Tue, 28 Feb 2012 20:17:12 +0000)
@clissa89 @silkejaeger agree, life is FULL of transitions. and i suspect we will always encounter clients in some form of transition #occhat (Tue, 28 Feb 2012 20:17:14 +0000)
@ShaanOT @Lisa_D_OT what occupations were important 4 u 2 continue? #occhat (Tue, 28 Feb 2012 20:17:34 +0000)
@RunawayBomber @clissa89 Sadly, as the ward was an asst. and treatment unit, I think the management of the situation had probably failed already. #occhat (Tue, 28 Feb 2012 20:18:08 +0000)
@clissa89 @RunawayBomber often see mental health deteriorate as well e.g. as result of stressor – relationship breakdown, job loss #occhat (Tue, 28 Feb 2012 20:18:13 +0000)
@kirstyes @clissa89 Transition from student to practitioner a huge one – spotted a BJOT article from 2002 about that today #occhat (Tue, 28 Feb 2012 20:18:24 +0000)
@kirsi_hyvarinen @clissa89 confused. I didn’t expect that this will take so much time and I thought I was prepared for this. #occhat (Tue, 28 Feb 2012 20:19:04 +0000)
@clissa89 @kirstyes we have to discuss how we will manage transition from student to NQOT as part of a viva #occhat (Tue, 28 Feb 2012 20:19:14 +0000)
@Helen_otuk #occhat … seem to have problem with tweet deck and or comp… back in a bit(Tue, 28 Feb 2012 20:19:39 +0000)
@ShaanOT @silkejaeger I agree it’s at these times it feels really important 2 spend time doing familiar things I love doing #occhat (Tue, 28 Feb 2012 20:19:52 +0000)
@clissa89 @kirsi_hyvarinen personally, think preparing for transition (where possible) very important – may reduce *some* of negative effects #occhat (Tue, 28 Feb 2012 20:20:04 +0000)
@kirstyes @silkejaeger Very true – does it matter do you think if transitions or ‘planned’ or not? #occhat (Tue, 28 Feb 2012 20:20:11 +0000)
@ShaanOT RT @cgenter : @clissa89 #occhat it reminds me of coping with biographical disruption that @jackietaylor19 mentioned a while back(Tue, 28 Feb 2012 20:20:14 +0000)
@cgenter #occhat any particular key texts/references on transitions then?(Tue, 28 Feb 2012 20:20:24 +0000)
@silkejaeger @clissa89 how can OTs concretely support people? Are there any standards or is it empathy and accompany that makes the difference? #occhat (Tue, 28 Feb 2012 20:20:42 +0000)
@kirstyes @cgenter definitely links with identity ideas ‘facilitate and protect our sense of self during transitional events ‘ (Sheena Blair) #occhat (Tue, 28 Feb 2012 20:21:03 +0000)
@Lisa_D_OT @ShaanOT social occupations were really important as I’d moved to a new city & didn’t know many people. Charity work, netball 🙂 #occhat (Tue, 28 Feb 2012 20:21:29 +0000)
@clissa89 @cgenter Blair (2000 in BJOT) is key, one of few articles. but some in JOS re immigration, a couple in MHOT #occhat (Tue, 28 Feb 2012 20:22:38 +0000)
@kirstyes @RunawayBomber That doesn’t surprise me – transitions can be hard to deal with and many of us lack the skills & resilience 2 manage #occhat (Tue, 28 Feb 2012 20:22:47 +0000)
@clissa89 @silkejaeger as @ShaanOT said occ can be protective during transition so facilitating/encourating meaningful occupation important #occhat (Tue, 28 Feb 2012 20:23:26 +0000)
@RunawayBomber @kirstyes Yeah, and certainly in the learning disabilities context that I work that is especially true. Whether it’s through… #occhat (Tue, 28 Feb 2012 20:24:01 +0000)
@clissa89 @Lisa_D_OT yes 🙂 for me social occupations also important when moving – meeting new people, immersing self in new environment #occhat (Tue, 28 Feb 2012 20:24:05 +0000)
@cgenter @clissa89 #occhat thank you, actually I know a interesting article from jour of Psych related to use of gardening as coping with emigrating(Tue, 28 Feb 2012 20:24:10 +0000)
@kirstyes @kirsi_hyvarinen What aspects in particular are difficult? How can you use ‘occupations’ to manage this? #occhat (Tue, 28 Feb 2012 20:24:10 +0000)
@LucyPeo Fantastic programme on bbc4 last week about musician with Parkinson’s- music being her continuing narrative through transition #occhat (Tue, 28 Feb 2012 20:24:25 +0000)
@silkejaeger @shaanot agree. things that help to calm down like spending time with the family, gardening, sports. All ‘normal’ things. #occhat (Tue, 28 Feb 2012 20:24:44 +0000)
@RunawayBomber @kirstyes …poor observational skills or inability to communicate, this ‘group’ suffers a lot during transitional periods #occhat (Tue, 28 Feb 2012 20:24:44 +0000)
@ShaanOT RT @cgenter : @clissa89 #occhat thank you, actually I know a interesting article from jour of Psych related to use of gardening as coping with emigrating(Tue, 28 Feb 2012 20:25:25 +0000)
@clissa89 @RunawayBomber when i was on Ax/Treatmnt Unit, worked on easing transition through engaging client in previously meaningful activity #occhat (Tue, 28 Feb 2012 20:25:41 +0000)
@clissa89 @cgenter oh? any chance i could get the reference from you? not come across that one! #occhat (Tue, 28 Feb 2012 20:25:58 +0000)
@silkejaeger What about rituals? #occhat (Tue, 28 Feb 2012 20:26:31 +0000)
@cgenter @clissa89 #occhat your mention of immigration reminded me ( Wen Li et al (2010) journal of health psychology 15 p786(Tue, 28 Feb 2012 20:26:31 +0000)
@kirstyes @ShaanOT Familiar things and/or new things that I feel I want to do or feel will help – I’ve been crafting a lot but that’s new #occhat (Tue, 28 Feb 2012 20:26:33 +0000)
@clissa89 @RunawayBomber easing transition from home onto ward, that is #occhat (Tue, 28 Feb 2012 20:26:41 +0000)
@kirsi_hyvarinen @kirstyes I don’t use 3hrs/day in travel by train so I’ve lots of free time.I’ve been also very often tired after work so that… #occhat (Tue, 28 Feb 2012 20:27:05 +0000)
@kirstyes @cgenter Not sure I can remember – sure Sheena did include some in her pres – http://t.co/62FIsu0Y No 17 #occhat (Tue, 28 Feb 2012 20:27:40 +0000)
@clissa89 @silkejaeger rituals hugely important! think of funerals, weddings… also have my own personal ‘rituals’ for moving – help me cope #occhat (Tue, 28 Feb 2012 20:27:46 +0000)
@cgenter @clissa89 #occhat chinese immigrants to new zealand, they used their garden to connect with heritage/ sense of home, guess this relates?(Tue, 28 Feb 2012 20:28:02 +0000)
@cgenter @kirstyes #occhat i will have a look thank you(Tue, 28 Feb 2012 20:28:27 +0000)
@Lisa_D_OT @clissa89 agree, environment is important in transitions – can facilitate/hinder engagement in occupations #occhat (Tue, 28 Feb 2012 20:28:29 +0000)
@clissa89 @cgenter yes it does, i’ve been looking at articles re sewing, poetry… #occhat (Tue, 28 Feb 2012 20:28:44 +0000)
@kirstyes @silkejaeger I think perhaps by focussing on routine and valued activities – maintaining both as much as poss? #occhat (Tue, 28 Feb 2012 20:28:48 +0000)
@Helen_otuk #Occhat ok back… just catching up…(Tue, 28 Feb 2012 20:29:05 +0000)
@kirsi_hyvarinen @kirstyes has surprised me. When I travel to school I had a lot of time to read,still I’ve time but often I’m too tired 2do that #occhat (Tue, 28 Feb 2012 20:29:15 +0000)
@kirstyes @Lisa_D_OT That’s interesting – a bit of activity analysis going on there ;o) #occhat (Tue, 28 Feb 2012 20:29:32 +0000)
@clissa89 @kirstyes @silkejaeger in my experience also important to acknowledge that person is experiencing transition & associated emotions #occhat (Tue, 28 Feb 2012 20:29:32 +0000)
@ShaanOT @clissa89 @lisa_d_ot yes 4 me 2 it is my social and leisure occupations mainly maybe self care routines a bit also #occhat (Tue, 28 Feb 2012 20:29:41 +0000)
@ShaanOT RT @cgenter : @clissa89 #occhat chinese immigrants to new zealand, they used their garden to connect with heritage/ sense of home, guess this relates?(Tue, 28 Feb 2012 20:30:27 +0000)
@kirstyes @kirsi_hyvarinen It’s akin to retirement then ;o) #occhat (Tue, 28 Feb 2012 20:30:44 +0000)
@ShaanOT RT @cgenter : @clissa89 #occhat your mention of immigration reminded me ( Wen Li et al (2010) journal of health psychology 15 p786(Tue, 28 Feb 2012 20:31:03 +0000)
@kirstyes @LucyPeo I need to find this – can you remember what it was called? #occhat (Tue, 28 Feb 2012 20:31:45 +0000)
@cgenter @clissa89 @ShaanOT #occhat the article actually has transitions in the title, hadn’t realised before!(Tue, 28 Feb 2012 20:32:01 +0000)
@Lisa_D_OT @kirstyes &occupational roles – still don’t really see myself as a student! Important for me to maintain a working role while at uni #occhat (Tue, 28 Feb 2012 20:32:18 +0000)
@kirstyes @RunawayBomber In this case we would try to use occupations that would help develop such skills. Skills don’t always transfer though #occhat (Tue, 28 Feb 2012 20:32:44 +0000)
@kirsi_hyvarinen @kirstyes Yes, excactly. 😉 I’ve visitied my friends a lot past few weeks so maybe that’s my occ for helping transition #occhat (Tue, 28 Feb 2012 20:32:59 +0000)
@clissa89 #occhat Scrapbooking and photography are occupations that I engage in specifically to help me cope with transitions(Tue, 28 Feb 2012 20:33:28 +0000)
@Helen_otuk @kirstyes #Occhat re skills… not really new, just adjusting and using different skills more I think… but i have def not had the me time(Tue, 28 Feb 2012 20:34:07 +0000)
@RunawayBomber @clissa89 I would have been very interested to have seen how the OT role worked in the Ax/Tr. Unit context #occhat (Tue, 28 Feb 2012 20:34:17 +0000)
@kirstyes @clissa89 Does that involve lists ;o0 #occhat (Tue, 28 Feb 2012 20:34:40 +0000)
@clissa89 @RunawayBomber personally i think OT role is vital in that context, but of course, im biased 😉 #occhat (Tue, 28 Feb 2012 20:34:41 +0000)
@kirstyes @cgenter lol #occhat (Tue, 28 Feb 2012 20:35:16 +0000)
@silkejaeger @kirstyes routine and valued activ, agree. And the sense to perceive what one is needing at the moment, what would do best to regain #occhat (Tue, 28 Feb 2012 20:35:30 +0000)
@clissa89 @kirstyes my rituals include taking photos of significant places, writing ‘memory pages’ to significant people, etc – for closure #occhat (Tue, 28 Feb 2012 20:35:37 +0000)
@Helen_otuk #Occhat good thing I can spend hours hours reading, new role need to get to know lots of different legislation and policy etc!(Tue, 28 Feb 2012 20:35:50 +0000)
@kirstyes @Lisa_D_OT Does this link to values or need for money? or both? #occhat (Tue, 28 Feb 2012 20:35:51 +0000)
@RunawayBomber @clissa89 I hope it didn’t seem like I suggested it wasn’t! 🙂 I’ve just rarely seen it in my practice experience! #notenoughinLD #occhat (Tue, 28 Feb 2012 20:36:10 +0000)
@kirstyes @kirsi_hyvarinen Good use of social occupations #occhat (Tue, 28 Feb 2012 20:36:39 +0000)
@clissa89 @RunawayBomber not at all 🙂 shame you havent had experience of working with OT In LD #occhat (Tue, 28 Feb 2012 20:36:51 +0000)
@Helen_otuk @RunawayBomber #occhat i think that is not such a rare complaint!(Tue, 28 Feb 2012 20:37:00 +0000)
@ShaanOT @cgenter @clissa89 brilliant 🙂 #occhat (Tue, 28 Feb 2012 20:37:06 +0000)
@kirstyes @Helen_otuk The ‘me’ time is soooo important though isn’t it? #Occhat (Tue, 28 Feb 2012 20:37:18 +0000)
@silkejaeger @kirstyes lists! super tool from project management. I love lists and find them very useful to sort things out. #occhat (Tue, 28 Feb 2012 20:37:27 +0000)
@kirstyes RT @clissa89 : @RunawayBomber personally i think OT role is vital in that context, but of course, im biased 😉 #occhat I agree -bias continues(Tue, 28 Feb 2012 20:38:01 +0000)
@Lisa_D_OT @kirstyes Mainly values, and maintaining connections to people I work with. The money helps too though! #occhat (Tue, 28 Feb 2012 20:38:29 +0000)
@Helen_otuk @kirstyes #Occhat yes, hence less time for my ‘online’ me stuff, but I have been keeping on with enough of my other ‘me’ things(Tue, 28 Feb 2012 20:38:53 +0000)
@kirstyes @silkejaeger Do you see making lists as a meaningful occupation to you then? #occhat (Tue, 28 Feb 2012 20:39:05 +0000)
@kirsi_hyvarinen I’ve started to write regulary reflection diary at my work. When I was student I wrote it only in placements. #occhat (Tue, 28 Feb 2012 20:39:33 +0000)
@cgenter #occhat just thinking of how many ppl prepare for transitions i.e. retirement prep, marriage prep etc, wonder how these compare with 1/2(Tue, 28 Feb 2012 20:39:48 +0000)
@RunawayBomber I rant about this a lot, but there’s so little OT input into services where it’s truly necessary. For example, I am on placement… #occhat (Tue, 28 Feb 2012 20:40:10 +0000)
@ShaanOT Was it in sheena Blair’s presentation when she said if something bad happens we say ‘what am I going 2 DO?’? #occhat (Tue, 28 Feb 2012 20:40:47 +0000)
@cgenter #occhat groups that ppl go to after /during a transition period i.e. carers group, (and other examples i can’t think of now!)(Tue, 28 Feb 2012 20:40:58 +0000)
@rebelraising #occhat I’m fascinated with the transition to motherhood and the huge change in occupations – how to prepare/ ease the transition.(Tue, 28 Feb 2012 20:41:01 +0000)
@silkejaeger @helen_otuk aiming for knowledge and tools to sort this knowledge seem useful instruments for planning next steps in new situations #occhat (Tue, 28 Feb 2012 20:41:09 +0000)
@AmanDuf76 Did my dissertation on transitions in mental health services.Seems theres transitional support for child/adolescents but not adults #occhat (Tue, 28 Feb 2012 20:41:33 +0000)
@cgenter @rebelraising #occhat i’ve seen an IPA research article on that somewhere i will have a look for the reference if you like(Tue, 28 Feb 2012 20:41:56 +0000)
@clissa89 RT @rebelraising : #occhat I’m fascinated with the transition to motherhood and the huge change in occupations – how to prepare/ ease the transition.(Tue, 28 Feb 2012 20:42:03 +0000)
@Lisa_D_OT @kirsi_hyvarinen I’ve found it really helpful to do this too. Used to be a chore but now get quite enthusiastic about it #OTgeek #occhat (Tue, 28 Feb 2012 20:42:06 +0000)
@RunawayBomber …with a Comm. LD Team. There’s nurses, physios, psychologists, psychiatrists and speech and languages therapists. Why no OTs?! #occhat (Tue, 28 Feb 2012 20:42:14 +0000)
@clissa89 @rebelraising have you got any ideas about how to prepare for/ease transition into parenthood? @cgenter @RunawayBomber #occhat (Tue, 28 Feb 2012 20:42:23 +0000)
@clissa89 THIS >>> @BusyOT MT @RunawayBomber : …Comm. LD Team…nurses, physios, psychologists, psychiatrists and SLTs. Why no OTs?! #occhat (Tue, 28 Feb 2012 20:43:30 +0000)
@Helen_otuk #occhat @silkejaeger yes I like to have a ‘grip’ of why I am doing things and knowledge of legislation etc helps me.(Tue, 28 Feb 2012 20:43:34 +0000)
@Claire_OT Interesting to consider “life” transitions and “occupational” transitions and the interplay between #occhat (Tue, 28 Feb 2012 20:44:14 +0000)
@clissa89 @ShaanOT i like the idea that OTs help people to “”adapt while doing things”” (think this is also Blair) #occhat (Tue, 28 Feb 2012 20:44:14 +0000)
@rebelraising @clissa89 @cgenter @RunawayBomber Looking at using ideas frm WRAP to dvlp prep sessions- hopefully with MH-vulnerable pregnant women #occhat (Tue, 28 Feb 2012 20:44:16 +0000)
@silkejaeger @kirstyes yes, if they are qualifying. Like the churchill-lists. Categories: urgent – important – urgent + important – neither/nor. #occhat (Tue, 28 Feb 2012 20:44:41 +0000)
@cgenter @rebelraising #occhat j of reproductive & infant psych Smith (1999) 17 (3) pp. 281-299 Identity development during
transition 2 motherhood:(Tue, 28 Feb 2012 20:45:02 +0000)
@kirstyes #occhat – connection a bit dodge – lost you all for a minute(Tue, 28 Feb 2012 20:45:41 +0000)
@rebelraising @clissa89 @BusyOT @RunawayBomber I’m on placement with an OT on a comm LD team! No shortage of role there – really interesting #occhat (Tue, 28 Feb 2012 20:45:48 +0000)
@clissa89 @kirstyes thank you!! im looking for all the transitions to NQOT articles i can get! 🙂 @kirsi_hyvarinen #occhat (Tue, 28 Feb 2012 20:46:04 +0000)
@kirstyes RT @ShaanOT : Was it in sheena Blair’s presentation when she said if something bad happens we say ‘what am I going 2 DO?’? #occhat V possibly(Tue, 28 Feb 2012 20:46:09 +0000)
@ShaanOT RT @Claire_OT : Interesting to consider “life” transitions and “occupational” transitions and the interplay between #occhat (Tue, 28 Feb 2012 20:46:09 +0000)
@cgenter #occhat another journal article with transition in it, I had never noticed the significance of transitions before, thank you #occhatters (Tue, 28 Feb 2012 20:46:10 +0000)
@kirsi_hyvarinen @Lisa_D_OT I have felt the same when I started my studies. Now as just qualified OT I have found it very helpful to myself. #occhat (Tue, 28 Feb 2012 20:46:35 +0000)
@clissa89 @rebelraising that sounds interesting!! #occhat (Tue, 28 Feb 2012 20:46:41 +0000)
@kirstyes @ShaanOT And the answer – what you always have! but that often seems ‘harsh’ to say n situations #occhat (Tue, 28 Feb 2012 20:46:49 +0000)
@RunawayBomber @rebelraising Really? I’m going to have a nose around, I think & see if they’ve had any OT students before. There should be one imho #occhat (Tue, 28 Feb 2012 20:47:10 +0000)
@clissa89 @RunawayBomber i dont think they have, but they totally should. *hatches evil plan for OT world domination.. or just in LD services* #occhat (Tue, 28 Feb 2012 20:47:43 +0000)
@Helen_otuk Some comm LD teams do have OT @RunawayBomber but not enough I fear! #Occhat (Tue, 28 Feb 2012 20:47:44 +0000)
@kirstyes @rebelraising Me too – I’m not sure I’m ever going to be able to prepare myself for that one!! Like the occupation of sleep too much #occhat (Tue, 28 Feb 2012 20:47:50 +0000)
@RunawayBomber @mrsjellyhead Then you need to click on this hashtag ( #occhat ) to follow it (best on website) and use it when you reply, etc.(Tue, 28 Feb 2012 20:48:06 +0000)
@clissa89 @kirstyes yup im with you on that one… sleep is such a meaningful occupation to me – im not sure if i could have kids!!! 😉 #occhat (Tue, 28 Feb 2012 20:48:29 +0000)
@rebelraising @RunawayBomber I’m in Scotland – seems pretty normal here – I think @BusyOT is a ctty LD OT #occhat (Tue, 28 Feb 2012 20:48:37 +0000)
@Helen_otuk lol RT @clissa89 : yup im with you on that one.. sleep is such a meaningful occupation to me – im not sure if i could have kids!!! 😉 #occhat (Tue, 28 Feb 2012 20:49:16 +0000)
@rebelraising @kirstyes Seriously, yes! The whole thing nearly killed me, so keen to find easier ways through parenthood transition for others. #occhat (Tue, 28 Feb 2012 20:49:38 +0000)
@clissa89 An idea I spotted in the literature was about occupation providing continuity during transition because it spans time and place #occhat (Tue, 28 Feb 2012 20:50:11 +0000)
@Claire_OT Life transitions may be forced upon us, impacting on our occupations #occhat (Tue, 28 Feb 2012 20:50:24 +0000)
@clissa89 agree, dont always see them coming/ have choice! RT @Claire_OT : Life transitions may be forced upon us, impacting on our occupations #occhat (Tue, 28 Feb 2012 20:51:04 +0000)
@Claire_OT However, occupational transitions may be forced or selected and in turn create transitions within our lives #occhat (Tue, 28 Feb 2012 20:51:04 +0000)
@RunawayBomber @rebelraising I can hope that my Trust get with the times eventually then. Sad when you consider the team covers all east cumbria. #occhat (Tue, 28 Feb 2012 20:51:09 +0000)
@rebelraising @clissa89 I like that – and yes, reading, say, or knitting is the same when and wherever. #occhat (Tue, 28 Feb 2012 20:51:37 +0000)
@mrsjellyhead @RunawayBomber ah, ok, its moving too fast for me. Plus I’m sleepy! #occhat too late :((Tue, 28 Feb 2012 20:51:52 +0000)
@ShaanOT @kirstyes @rebelraising ooh sleep as an occupation can we talk about that one week? #occhat (Tue, 28 Feb 2012 20:51:58 +0000)
@clissa89 yes please, my favourite ❤ RT @ShaanOT : @kirstyes @rebelraising ooh sleep as an occupation can we talk about that one week? #occhat (Tue, 28 Feb 2012 20:52:21 +0000)
@Lisa_D_OT @Claire_OT agree, life transitions can lead to occuptional disruption/enrichment. Does it depend on how you see the transition? #occhat (Tue, 28 Feb 2012 20:52:36 +0000)
@cgenter @ShaanOT @kirstyes @rebelraising #occhat whats sleep? ;)(Tue, 28 Feb 2012 20:52:49 +0000)
@kirsi_hyvarinen I’ve to pop out now and go to sleep. Thanks for the interesting conversation to everyone. #occhat Good night!(Tue, 28 Feb 2012 20:53:18 +0000)
@Helen_otuk Oh dear, the joys of new baby! RT @cgenter : @ShaanOT @kirstyes @rebelraising #occhat whats sleep? ;)(Tue, 28 Feb 2012 20:53:22 +0000)
@clissa89 @RunawayBomber @mrsjellyhead yes every week, 8-9pm (alternating #occhat and #OTalk ), you’re welcome to join!(Tue, 28 Feb 2012 20:53:45 +0000)
@rebelraising @RunawayBomber The whole postcode lottery thing is so frustrating! OT appears in relatively few clinical standards, so no leverage #occhat (Tue, 28 Feb 2012 20:53:53 +0000)
@Helen_otuk @kirsi_hyvarinen Night sleep well… #Occhat (Tue, 28 Feb 2012 20:53:54 +0000)
@clissa89 @kirsi_hyvarinen great having you here, good luck with your continued transition to practitioner!! 🙂 #occhat (Tue, 28 Feb 2012 20:54:19 +0000)
@cgenter @Helen_otuk #occhat why do they only sleep when you are awake?(Tue, 28 Feb 2012 20:54:30 +0000)
@clissa89 LOL. aww. RT @cgenter : @ShaanOT @kirstyes @rebelraising #occhat whats sleep? ;)(Tue, 28 Feb 2012 20:54:37 +0000)
@rebelraising @ShaanOT @kirstyes Yes! And how to persuade, say, children of its merits. #occhat (Tue, 28 Feb 2012 20:54:54 +0000)
@silkejaeger @kirsi_hyvarinen sleep well. #occhat (Tue, 28 Feb 2012 20:55:19 +0000)
@Lisa_D_OT @RunawayBomber Sounds like you need a role emerging OT placement 🙂 #occhat (Tue, 28 Feb 2012 20:55:22 +0000)
@clissa89 Excellent idea Lisa 😉 RT @Lisa_D_OT : @RunawayBomber Sounds like you need a role emerging OT placement 🙂 #occhat (Tue, 28 Feb 2012 20:55:39 +0000)
@kirstyes @RunawayBomber
Why indeed #occhat (Tue, 28 Feb 2012 20:55:41 +0000)
@rebelraising @cgenter @Helen_otuk It’s a test. Or a conspiracy. (Paranoia can be an effect of sleeplessness, of course.) #occhat (Tue, 28 Feb 2012 20:56:07 +0000)
@ShaanOT I agree ” @Lisa_D_OT : @RunawayBomber Sounds like you need a role emerging OT placement 🙂 #occhat “(Tue, 28 Feb 2012 20:56:40 +0000)
@cgenter @rebelraising @Helen_otuk #occhat its defintitely both!(Tue, 28 Feb 2012 20:56:47 +0000)
@kirstyes @clissa89 Is this your patch? Talk to lecturers re more role emerging placements? #occhat (Tue, 28 Feb 2012 20:57:43 +0000)
@silkejaeger @cgenter why-questions not always help to come to conclusions. 😉 I’m still wondering. For years so far. #occhat (Tue, 28 Feb 2012 20:57:44 +0000)
@cgenter #occhat thank you have missed this, better go dirty nappy calling(Tue, 28 Feb 2012 20:57:53 +0000)
@Helen_otuk @cgenter #occhat , take care and hope you find occupational balance soon!(Tue, 28 Feb 2012 20:58:24 +0000)
@kirstyes @rebelraising Good LDOT service down south here too (prob could do with more OT staff but where couldn’t?) #occhat (Tue, 28 Feb 2012 20:58:49 +0000)
@Lisa_D_OT @ShaanOT Masterplan to get OTs in every setting! @Lisa_D_OT : @RunawayBomber Sounds like you need a role emerging OT placement 🙂 #occhat (Tue, 28 Feb 2012 20:59:04 +0000)
@clissa89 @kirstyes yes it is – and i will! 🙂 #tryingtotakeovertheworld #occhat (Tue, 28 Feb 2012 20:59:40 +0000)
@kirstyes @rebelraising There should be OTs in ante-natal classes talking about transitions and looking at pre baby routines, planning for aft #occhat (Tue, 28 Feb 2012 21:00:08 +0000)
@Claire_OT Enjoyed my first #occhat think I’ve just about kept up! Going to watch Horizon: the truth about exercise now, look forward to next week(Tue, 28 Feb 2012 21:00:34 +0000)
@clissa89 @Claire_OT thanks for joining us! hope to see you for #OTalk next week 🙂 #occhat (Tue, 28 Feb 2012 21:00:53 +0000)
@kirstyes RMT @clissa89 : occupation providing continuity during transition because it spans time and place #occhat -Good point continuity is important(Tue, 28 Feb 2012 21:01:06 +0000)
@kirstyes @ShaanOT 4 weeks time – sleep as an occupation – sounds good -I’ll make a list of events. do you think dark side wil be ok for 2 wks #occhat (Tue, 28 Feb 2012 21:02:11 +0000)
@rebelraising @kirstyes Yes there should! Women need a chance to look at self/ role/ identity. Would really help reduce PND, for a start. #occhat (Tue, 28 Feb 2012 21:02:38 +0000)
@kirstyes @cgenter Indeed – bless you – How manay minutes are you getting a night? #occhat (Tue, 28 Feb 2012 21:02:55 +0000)
@kirstyes @kirsi_hyvarinen Night – sleep well #occhat (Tue, 28 Feb 2012 21:03:18 +0000)
@ShaanOT Thanks everyone really enjoyed that I’ll save the tweets and write up (i’d like to say soon but may b a while) #occhat (Tue, 28 Feb 2012 21:03:54 +0000)
@kirstyes @rebelraising very good. #occhat (Tue, 28 Feb 2012 21:04:01 +0000)
@clissa89 @ShaanOT that’s okay – my Autism/LD one is getting further and further down my to-do list 😦 #occhat (Tue, 28 Feb 2012 21:04:24 +0000)
@kirstyes @Claire_OT You made some great point – thanks for joining us #occhat (Tue, 28 Feb 2012 21:05:07 +0000)
@ShaanOT @kirstyes sounds good 2 me #occhat (Tue, 28 Feb 2012 21:06:06 +0000)
@kirstyes Crikey – has the time gone already. #occhat – fun chatting tweeps.(Tue, 28 Feb 2012 21:06:09 +0000)
@clissa89 @kirstyes that hour flew by! thanks everyone 🙂 and well done student LD nurse @RunawayBomber for keeping up!! #occhat (Tue, 28 Feb 2012 21:06:43 +0000)
@RunawayBomber Thanks to you all for makng me feel welcome again! #occhat (Tue, 28 Feb 2012 21:07:16 +0000)
@Helen_otuk #Occhat thanks folks, I will be trying to get back into the ‘online’ me time just as soon as I can… chat soon all. Take care.(Tue, 28 Feb 2012 21:07:20 +0000)
@clissa89 @Helen_otuk really great to “”see”” you again… hope all goes well with “”real life”” and hope you get some you time soon! #Occhat (Tue, 28 Feb 2012 21:07:45 +0000)
@silkejaeger #occhat bye everyone. I was pleased to meet you all and had fun. I try to join in next time. Good night.(Tue, 28 Feb 2012 21:07:55 +0000)
@clissa89 @silkejaeger look forwad to seeing you again soon 🙂 #occhat (Tue, 28 Feb 2012 21:08:39 +0000)
@kirstyes @RunawayBomber Great to have you – Have you liked the page on facebook to keep track of topics? #occhat (Tue, 28 Feb 2012 21:08:59 +0000)
@Lisa_D_OT @clissa89 ditto mine from last week. Will get done eventually! Thanks everyone, see you next week – what #OTalk is it? #occhat (Tue, 28 Feb 2012 21:09:21 +0000)
@kirstyes @silkejaeger Great to meet you. Next week is #OTalk and our professional body are guiding a discussion on professionalism #occhat (Tue, 28 Feb 2012 21:09:44 +0000)
@clissa89 @Lisa_D_OT is it the Professionalism #OTalk with @BAOTCOT next week @kirstyes ? #occhat (Tue, 28 Feb 2012 21:09:52 +0000)
@RunawayBomber @kirstyes Not yet, but i will now 😀 #occhat (Tue, 28 Feb 2012 21:09:59 +0000)
@kirstyes @Lisa_D_OT @BAOTCOT have asked us to talk about professionalism #OTalk #occhat (Tue, 28 Feb 2012 21:10:07 +0000)
@clissa89 @kirstyes do you know any more about the topic? or just professionalism in general? #OTalk #occhat (Tue, 28 Feb 2012 21:10:36 +0000)
@kirstyes @clissa89 Andrew is pulling together some resources for end of week – will post more when know about it on here and fb #OTalk #occhat (Tue, 28 Feb 2012 21:11:20 +0000)
@clissa89 @kirstyes great thanks – will keep my eyes peeled 🙂 #OTalk #occhat (Tue, 28 Feb 2012 21:11:53 +0000)
@Lisa_D_OT @kirstyes Thanks, see you next #OTuesday . Have a good week! #occhat (Tue, 28 Feb 2012 21:13:09 +0000)
@silkejaeger @kirstyes Looking forward to learn more about views of the professional body about that. 😉 And of course what all of you think #occhat (Tue, 28 Feb 2012 21:14:02 +0000)
@ShaanOT RT @kirstyes : @Lisa_D_OT @BAOTCOT have asked us to talk about professionalism #OTalk #occhat (Tue, 28 Feb 2012 21:14:10 +0000)
@RachHallster RT @rebelraising : #occhat I’m fascinated with the transition to motherhood and the huge change in occupations – how to prepare/ ease the transition.(Tue, 28 Feb 2012 21:35:33 +0000)
@kirstyes Tonight’s #occhat was amazeballs ;oP(Tue, 28 Feb 2012 21:46:50 +0000)
@RunawayBomber RT @kirstyes : Tonight’s #occhat was amazeballs ;oP(Tue, 28 Feb 2012 21:48:16 +0000)
@kirstyes @svmitche Tee hee – my poor #occhat pals with think I’ve gone a bit strange.(Tue, 28 Feb 2012 22:33:44 +0000)
@kirstyes @RunawayBomber lol – I only use that word on rare occasions but my mate had just promised to unfollow anyone who said it so I had to #occhat (Tue, 28 Feb 2012 22:34:22 +0000)
@RunawayBomber @kirstyes It amused me no end 😀 #occhat (Tue, 28 Feb 2012 22:35:27 +0000)
@juliewintrup @clissa89 Really nice to hear about such a brilliant day at university! Better than sitting in lecture theatre eh? #occhat (still tues just)(Tue, 28 Feb 2012 23:31:57 +0000)
@claireOT @comms2point0 : Basic. Essential. Tips for new tweeters (via @helreynolds ) http://t.co/DHBylb7R#OTalk #occhat #nurchat #nhssm (Wed, 29 Feb 2012 08:12:21 +0000)

#Occhat Summary 14th February

OT in non-traditional settings

Summary kindly provided by @AllieHafez. For full transcript, please see here:

http://hashtags.symplur.com/healthcare-hashtag-transcript.php?hashtag=Occhat&fdate=02-13-2012&shour=0&smin=0&tdate=02-15-2012&thour=0&tmin=0&ssec=00&tsec=00&img=1

Themes

The main themes that emerged from the chat about non-traditional/emerging OT roles were the following:

  • Practitioner needs to feel secure in OT identity to promote and/or obtain recognition of value OT brings to the services and/or team, even if/when the job title doesn’t include or refer to “OT”
  • Success in non-traditional/emerging roles and/or practice seems to need entrepreneurial skills
  • Although constant explanations of what OT is and/or brings to the service(s) can get frustrating, having to explain it in a non-traditional context can help the OT fine-tune his/her understanding of foundational OT concepts and principles, as well as improve the OT’s skills in providing concise and relevant responses.
  • Sometimes the OT’s outcomes can “speak for themselves” in distinguishing the OT-originating service from the same service provided by non-OTs. Such occasions provide opportunities to promote and/or advocate for OT in that specific setting, as well as in general.

Global Day of Service #OTalk 25/02/12

Occupational Therapy Global Day of Service

The Occupational Therapy Global Day of Service on 25th February 2012 was celebrated by OT Students based at Salford University- bravo to them for such a successful event. This post uploaded by @ClaireOT, Summary by @GillianCrossley.

For the full archive, please see http://otalkocchats.wordpress.com/2012/03/01/archive-otalk-global-day-of-service-250212/

The talk was tagged with #OTGDS and #OTalk hashtags.

Occupational Therapy Global Day of Service.

Hosted by Salford Occupational Therapy students; Gillian Crossley, Sandra Green and Kerry Murphy.

How can OTs use social media for professional development and to promote OT?

Participants; @gilliancrossley, @BillWongOT, @Lottie01, @Kirstyes, @SandraGreen76, @Cathsteele, @KMOT2012, @palomap3, @Jfaias,

Anonymity

Anonymity was a topic raised by several participants and seems to have both positives and negatives associated. Some feel the anonymity makes them feel more confident in asking questions and others feel not having anonymity helps them develop thinking and consider their reasoning more. Anonymity can also lead to people saying things they wouldn’t normally or unprofessional behaviour and their was some discussion about this.

OT student Gill ‏ @gilliancrossley

“Anonymity is not always good. I find people say things they wouldn’t normally. I find being public has improve my confidence”

“I sometimes feel challenged and get into debates publicly, but this helps develop my thoughts”

“I have made many mistakes!! But as long as you learn from them you can develop. It’s being reflective that matters”

“I like reflecting in public, I always find other people add a new perspective.”

Bill Wong ‏ @BillWongOT

“That’s why I prefer to friend an instructor after I’m done w/ his/her class (under old FB settings)”

“I will NOT allow my clients have access on my FB account, period”

Lottie ‏ @lottie01

“for me virtual outlets enable me to ask questions and be more involved than i would because there is a level of anonymity”

“i think so, its less so now as my confidence has grown but it takes the embarrasment away from asking seemingly silly Qs”

“I think the public setting (for me anyway) makes me think more about what i say and reasoning”

“I wouldn’t say the anonymity has improved my confidence itself, but gives me a push to ask Qs I wouldn’t normally”

Kirsty Stanley ‏ @kirstyes

“I won’t friend current students (for their whole 3 yrs) on Facebook. But twitter is public so might then”

“great to see difference and debate. Helps highlight greyness”

Sandra Green ‏ @SandraGreen76

“the anonymity can give people confidence”

Professional development

Discussion around CPD, included; speaking with experienced professionals and experts in their fields, Immediate feedback, developing clinical reasoning skills through discussions. The social media environment was also discussed as a safe place to push your comfort zones. Some negatives included; being demanding and some people expecting answers without doing any research themselves.

Also some discussion around using social media as online conferences such as OT4OT.

Lottie ‏ @lottie01

“I like having instant feedback you know if I’m heading down the right lines but then constructive to tweak”

“I fink the key msg in using SM is be aware u can b misconstrued but b mindful of ur comments & there is a gr8 opportunity to develop”

“yes i do because discussion causes you to reason your comments thereby developing reasoning skills”

Sandra Green ‏ @SandraGreen76

“It’s interesting to get others points of views”

“I keep my status’s very friendly, it’s the best way!”

Kirsty Stanley ‏ @kirstyes

“pushes you out of comfort zone in ‘safe’ environment”

“Good point. Sometimes some of the Qs from students on Facebook groups make me not want to answer”

“2 because the way it is phrased it looks like they’ve done none of their own research first”

“How do you find the right ones when new to it though”

KerryOT2012 ‏ @KMOT2012

“I think the hard part of blogging is lack of response to posts and trying to generate interest”

“I often think a lot before I write something and the moment passes quickly on here :”
“also do you post to twitter and/or facebook. Often I get more comments there than on blog post itself”

Catherine Steele ‏ @cathsteele

“it’s def instant, no matter what’s happened – could be an online conference or breaking news, if you follow the right 1s”!

OT student Gill ‏ @gilliancrossley

“I agree I feel more competent at articulating and reasoning since using social media for professional development”

“Yes like they just want you to tell them! I enjoy discussion but I always read up first!”

“yes I get more feedback on my blog that way too!”

“would you like more access to things like this? Is it like attending a conference online?”

“I find getting to know the person in some way first is best. I don’t like just asking for stuff!”

“I find the immediacy very helpful and lots of diff points of view helps my thinking develop”

OT4OT

Kirsty Stanley ‏ @kirstyes

“Yes. Loved it. Was hard to pick what not to go to”

Lottie ‏ @lottie01

“I attended a couple of OT4OT talks and they helped enhance my understanding and were very useful “

“OT4OT more info here ot4ot.com and it is useful as it is an accessible opportunity”

OT student Gill ‏ @gilliancrossley

“I particular love the therapeutic use of humour lecture and implemented in practice”

Preferred types of social media, and how its used for promoting OT

Discussion around what types of social media people used and how it was used. Twitter seemed to be popular because of the immediacy, it was seen as a useful place to share links. Also some discussion about Pinterest and how this can be used by occupational therapists.

Paloma Peña Perez ‏ @palomap3

Twitter “You can promote interesting links”

Joaquim Faias ‏ @jfaias

“Twitter seems quicker, actual and reaches far more people”

“I have to explore the Pinterest.”

KerryOT2012 ‏ @KMOT2012

“I have only recently been introduced to pinterest”

“it is very visual something which attracted me to use it”

“I like the openness of twitter, and people respond and share because they want to not because asked”

Kirsty Stanley ‏ @kirstyes

“I’m not convinced it gets same level of engagement. And don’t have wider network there.” (Twitter)

Sandra Green ‏ @SandraGreen76

“mine is definitely facebook, you get to know the person “

Bill Wong ‏ @BillWongOT

“I prefer FB”

OT student Gill ‏ @gilliancrossley

“I am new to pinterest but I see many OT boards that are open with exciting ideas. Great way to promote OT”

“I find Twitter is great place for promoting links”

“ I like the openness of twitter, and people respond and share because they want to not because asked”

“I find the same, it generates ideas. Which I think can lead to more up to date an innovative practice”

“I prefer FB for that but also starting to like Twitter! Although I feel I need to be more professional here”

“do you feel by pinning related topics that you are promoting OT? as non OTs might see it”

Lottie ‏ @lottie01

“Twitter is my main SM outlet and I tend to keep #fb personal but I am still involved with the groups on #fb “

Education

Some discussion around social media use in Education.

Kirsty Stanley ‏ @kirstyes

“there is an e-mail subscription option for discussion boards BB but lecturers have to set”

“I always set so I get an e-mail when st posted Q and so I don’t have to go there to keep checking”
“we will be working on dec guidelines for SM use with students”

OT student Gill ‏ @gilliancrossley

“In the USA, FB is used a lot for teaching blog.reyjunco.com”

“we use BB never tried Moodle. I find BB restrictive because I don’t get notifications or update quickly”

“I think this is why social media use should be taught. I am lucky to have guidance.”

Bill Wong ‏ @BillWongOT

“Not in my OT school”

“Blackboard is used in the states a lot”

Joaquim Faias ‏ @jfaias

“yes BB and Moodle are basically learning environments. FB, here in Portugal is not used for that.”

“With students, i prefer Moodle or Blackboard”

Are there any negatives associated with the use of social media?

Discussion about negatives, included; Anonymity, not knowing true intentions and confidentiality.

OT student Gill ‏ @gilliancrossley

“Sometimes it is hard! I have had some bad experiences. not everyone follows the rules of netiquette”

“The good def out ways the bad! Its just that the bad is so public, it can be hard not to be upset by it”

“Things can be “misunderstood without tone or context. It is something for consideration”

“Both! I have had many messages were people feel they can say what they think of me! I like the block option!”

Bill Wong ‏ @BillWongOT

“ Sometimes you really don’t know someone’s intentions of having a page, so it’s not a one-size-fit-all hat”

“this is where anonymity can fail you!”

Kirsty Stanley ‏ @kirstyes

“We’re the bad experiences with other students or professionals or family/friends? “

“I think/hope this happens more frequently than negative stuff “

Lottie ‏ @lottie01

“In terms of downsides there are the risks associated with confidentiality as per the nature of our work and we can’t be 100% “

Professional online behaviour

Discussion around professional behaviour, being careful not to denigrate the profession and to be mindful of your code of ethics.

Bill Wong ‏ @BillWongOT

“Hence, there’s a gray area as well- in what “unprofessional behavior” to report, and what to let go”.

“As 1 of my friends in the states say, “Venting can keep us sane in OT sometimes.”

“As an educator, I wonder what would u feel if u hear some bad press about ur course on FB or other SM”

Kirsty Stanley ‏ @kirstyes

“But you could use the private messaging or closed/secret group systems maybe rather than posting on wall.”

“depends on what is said probably and how public that is”

Sandra Green ‏ @SandraGreen76

“Just have to make sure that the venting is done in the correct way”

Lottie ‏ @lottie01

“oh no definitely not, it relates to the who scenario of be careful what you say employers can look you up”

“yes agreed in part (well entirely with the code of conduct/ethics) but criticism can generate positives through discussion”

“I think we have to remember when using social media there is no intonation in written language so you must be aware of what you say”

OT student Gill ‏ @gilliancrossley

“yes and I think people have different definitions of what is professional behaviour!”

“ I just stay clear of saying anything bad! I am always mindful of potential employers or clients reading”

“yes especially on Twitter and its could even be clients who look you up on here!”

“yes I agree if the criticism is constructive. I don’t think a student updating how much they hate there uni is good though!”

“I think this is where people have to be careful not to denigrate OT in any way and consider your code of ethics”

“we have to be careful not to denigrate the profession! especially when the audience is so public!”

Some useful links

http://www.aota.org/News/Announcements/Pinterest.aspx

The Beginner’s Guide to Twitter

http://michaelhyatt.com/12-reasons-to-start-twittering.htm
http://www.albion.com/netiquette/corerules.html
http://frederickroad.blogspot.com/2008/10/occupational-therapy-social-networking.html
http://promotingot.org/global-day-of-service