#Occhat 27th March 2012 Sleep as an occupation

Following on from the end of a previous discussion when several participants mentioned how their young children caused disturbed sleep the subject of sleep as an occupation was proposed for this evening’s #occhat.

There appears to be little written about this subject in the OT literature, but one particularly interesting reference is:

Green, A. (2008) ‘Sleep, Occupation and the Passage of Time’ British Journal of Occupational Therapy 71 (8) pp. 339-347.

A brief summary of the main questions is presented here. For further details you are encouraged to read the full transcript of the conversation, which can be found here.

Once again many thanks to all who participated in what turned out to be another thought provoking discussion.

 

 

The opening question of the session was: is sleep an occupation?

 

 

Individual00

Yes, sleep is an occupation because it’s an essential activity of daily living             

I think sleep is massively overlooked within physical health, but less so within mental health. What do others think?

 

BillWongOT

 

it’s important, since it provides energy for us to engage in other occupations. 

kirstyes

If it isn’t (I think it is) it’s certainly an enabler or barrier to other occupations 

Th00ha

 

I haven’t given this thought before, but after reading about it, I think it is.

ShaanOT

 

 

I’ve always thought of it as impacting on and being impacted by occupations but not as an occupation, reconsidered now though             

The article has got me thinking that it is and that perhaps our definitions of occupation have missed this

 

cgenter

I think sleep probably is an occupation, problem is in West we equate occupation with doing? is sleep doing? 

but I think like we all seem to be saying good sleep is fundamental to health

Following on from the idea in western society that occupation has become equated with doing, the next question was:

Is sleep doing?

kirstyes

Well!!! I would see prep for sleep and managing disturbed sleep would perhaps be more our focus as they are the doing bits 

It’s about patterns of occupation and where sleep fits in 

 

Th00ha

 

 we allocate time to sleep, as we do with everything else. and there are things that can impact sleep, just as other activities

 

charl885

 Sleep causes imbalance – if somebody has ongoing issues with it then it should be addressed before it leads to fatigue

Amongst the points made in response to the last question was sleep as part of a pattern of occupation. This left the question:

How does sleep “fit in” with this pattern?

cgenter

interesting you say sleep “fits in” in modern society it is expected to fit round our busy lives 

ShaanOT

yes and our routines are often in conflict with supporting sleep 

Th00ha

fitting sleep in ‘leisure’ in OT models (eg: OPMA) and as an intrapersonal activity makes sense

beingyourdoing

article in Huff Post suggesting that disturbed sleep is the norm for our physiology 

Another way of discussing occupation and sleep was raised by the question:

Is sleep self-care, leisure or productivity?

Individual00

If sleep is an occupation, where does it fit within self-care, leisure and productivity? I’d say self-care, what do others think?Categories are interlinked, if we don’t engage in self-care it is more difficult to be productive

cgenter

 

yes I think it has been mentioned as self care in a sleep manual that christiansen and baum 2005 refer to. (Christiansen, C and Baum, C (2005) the complexity of human occupation IN Christiansen, C, Baum, C, Bass-Haugen J eds Occupational therapy: performance, participation and well being 3rd ed, pp. 2-23)

Th00ha

I was thinking leisure, but yeah, self-care

kirstyes

Self-care and possibly leisure for some. I like a good doze personally  

Not sure it fits in as leisure for all. Leisure often seen as adjunct/not as important so neglected

BillWongOT

 

I will say self-care and productivity (for most people)

gilliancrossley

I think all because I need a certain amount of sleep to be productive.

Aliware23

 

sleep is restorative, we all engage in other activities to do just this too

A further question about the nature of sleep and occupation was:

If an occupation requires skills, what skills does sleeping require?

 

 Th00ha time management, calming oneself.. ?  

being able to prioritize and recognise when sleep is need is also important then!

 

Individual00   I think sleep hygiene can be seen as a skill. Not required by everyone but if you have sleep issues it can be essential 
gilliancrossley  I would say the ability to wind down, get yourself ready and to bed, in a comfortable position 
kirstyes Sure the parents can help here. Initiation for 1 

knowledge about positioning, preparation routines. Problem solving when cant sleep or wake up in night.

 

BillWongOT   discipline is another

Th00ha asked:

What about sleep patterns? does it matter when we sleep, etc? 

 

Individual00   Yes, it does matter when we sleep because of how light and social cues affect melatonin production and sleep
charl885 I believe a lifetime of shiftwork (including nights) has been shown to shorten lives by approx 10 years, so perhaps it does!

 

 

And finally:

 

Anyone care to pose some questions that occupational science should be answering about sleep?

ShaanOT  

 

I think it would be interesting to look at link between sleep and other occs, does sleep enable occ and vice versa? 

Yes I think exploring the meaning of sleep would be another interesting question 

 

kirstyes Is it better to sleep alone/share a bed with another!  

And meaning of dreaming. Does everyone dream? Remember or not? Anyone ever not?

 

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Using FIlms and Television for Reflection and CPD – Apr 3rd 2012 (#OTalk)

I (kirstyes) suggested this topic having attended a session at last year’s COT conference called: ‘Movies That Matter; films as learning activities to engage student’s ethical reflexivity’ by Dr Lindsey E Nicholls of Brunel University.

Before that I have used the film ‘Inside I’m Dancing’  as media to guide a Learning Through Discussion/Journal Club session and I have recently run a workshop for students on how we can use films for CPD where I showed students the HBO made for TV film – Temple Grandin (which incidentally is being shown on Sky Atlantic again this week if you haven’t seen it).

I appreciate that for the busy OT practitioner, student, academic or researcher Continuing Professional Development (CPD) activities often feel like they are extra work or even potentially something onerous. As I said in the talk actually I think we do more CPD activity than we think – it’s the documentation of it that gets missed.

Anyway, I know that, speaking for myself, I watch TV and Films and often those films get me thinking, and sometimes they get me thinking about concepts relevant to my professional life. Why not capture that ‘enjoyable’ activity for my CPD folder as one of your ‘range of learning activities.’ Additionally the University of Salford OT Facebook Page asked for suggestions of films (and in another thread books – which could be used similarly) for their students to watch which prompted a good response.

Below is a (rather long – sorry) summary of the main themes that emerged (Please read the full transcript for all the suggestions of films and tv programmes).

heatherclarinet had already considered the topic when it was announced and suggested that because she already watched ‘OT/Disability/Health programmes’ which she had ‘views and opinions’ about that maybe she just just document this.
I know that there was a lot of discussion about the ‘Winterborne View’ documentary on Twitter so jotting down how you might have reacted in that situation could have been a useful activity.

Lisa_D_OT had used You Tube as a student for ‘consuming’ media (on a side note we discussed the growing and potential use for You Tube within OT education/Marketing – perhaps something we could consider at a future talk – use of Pinterest was also bought up by VirtualOT).

Soon the conversation indicated some possible reasons that people hadn’t really considered this as CPD, namely that OT isn’t prevalent in these mediums, at least in terms of Occupational Therapists as characters.

heatherclarinet suggested that ‘the services that we do provide are often portrayed as another profession’, going on to say a recent BBC documentary was talking about ‘Moving On’ for young people with learning disabilities and there was no mention of OT.
willwade rightly suggested that to the media it is ‘the people that matter and what they end up doing, not the journey’
I agreed that this was probably true but because often people learn from the media these programmes do them a disservice because they don’t know to ask for OT.

Obviously this is a wider issue that OT still has about promoting and marketing itself and I don’t think we are suddenly going to see lots of OTs on TV programmes so I then asked ‘Would you just consider documentary style programmes or biopics or can fictional programme give us insight too?’

Helen_otuk had used film/tv for reflection for: ‘looking at people’s lives and coping strategies’, ‘family dynamics’ environmental issues’ and she mentioned that ‘Coronation Street’ was supposed to show good insight into caring with someone with dementia. Princess_Azure_ also mentioned ‘The Notebook’ in relation to Dementia.
CumbrianClaire suggested students watch ‘Shawshank Redemption’ to show them impact of Institutionalisation and Lisa_D_OT thought the film 50/50 had given her insight into what professionalism is not.

kirstyes (me) said ‘I think because films/tv series give a detailed insight into character they can be used to apply theory to a ‘case study’. One comment students make is not having enough narrative information about the case studies we give them so when we were looking at middle adulthood for lifespan development I got my class to apply theories to the characters from Friends who we grew to know over a number of years so they could consider things that had happened to them when they were younger and how this may impact as they aged. This seemed to work well.
Also we can use films to consider occupational science concepts – I put forward the idea of using Little Miss Sunshine to consider the meaning of dancing to the character (possibly not a film you would automatically equate as CPD fodder).

I asked what risks there might be in using films/tv for CPD.

heatherclarinet suggested that they educate and give ‘another insight’.

So not necessarily to be used on their own but perhaps bringing us back to the narrative or as in Lindsey’ session title the ethical.

Helen_otuk came back saying it’s not real, but does it need to be.

I queried needing a level of critical analysis, e.g. To identify which symptoms are real etc. I suggested that ‘Often films may highlight a particularly positive or negative viewpoint. Uses emotion to drive audience reaction.’ In response to the mention of The Notebook I suggested that colloquially that film is referred to as a chick flick. People (myself included) came to the defence of the film considering the weight of the issue of dementia etc. but I was trying to indicate that there might be a lack of weight given to some films if using as evidence for practice.

This moved on to some discussion into how watching films/tv had impacted or could impact on people’s practice.

VirtualOT had reviewed her use of humour in engagement with clients after watching Patch Adams feeling that this gave her validation.

I asked if that was seen as ‘academic enough’ and she suggested that humour is well recognised for healing qualities’ thereby indicating that the film was used in a rounded way to support ‘evidence’ from other sources.

Helen_otuk suggested we could explore different cultures we don’t come into contact with daily. Or prep for difficult circumstances.

Heatherclarinet highlighted that people could ‘formulate ideas about their roles, feelings, expectations that can be tested.’

Finally I asked how you would you reflect or turn into evidence for the CPD portfolio.

Lisa_D_OT to discuss ‘stereotyping/stigma clients may face, e.g. big fat gypsy weddings programme’. She was going to make a list of all the films/TV programmes mentioned – watch and reflect. (Look forward to seeing those ;o) )
Helen_otuk ‘utilise like case study / compare & contrast to ‘real life’ situation?’
‘utilise to describe and rationalise and explore personal feelings and plan how to manage in ‘real life’.’ ‘
Blog about it and get a discussion going.’
I suggested ‘if you think you know a film/tv programme is going to make you reflect. Try jotting down a few questions first. I’m going to share with you the prompt questions I came up with for watching Temple Grandin, hope you find them useful. Here’s the link to the listing for Sky.

I’m sorry if I missed any vital points – I hope I’ve captured most main issues. Please do let me know if you ‘got’ anything else from the talk or if you think I didn’t represent you accurately.

Please let us know how you have used or plan to use Films and TV for your CPD in the comments below.

Here is the Grabchat:

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@kirstyes @Helen_otuk @Lisa_D_OT @heatherclarinet @OTalk_Occhat @AICSOTA @VirtualOT @cumbrianclaire @willwade @Princess_Azure_ @BAOTCOT @PolarisTherapy @Theshanks1 @HPC_Mark @RachHallster

Top resources …

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@OTalk_Occhat Tonight’s #OTalk is about using Films and TV for CPD and Reflection. #OTuesday (Tue, 03 Apr 2012 12:11:30 +0000)
@BAOTCOT Should be interesting: RT @OTalk_Occhat : Tonight’s #OTalk is about using Films and TV for CPD and Reflection. #OTuesday (Tue, 03 Apr 2012 13:17:21 +0000)
@BAOTCOT #OTalk tonight looks at using Films and TV for CPD and Reflection http://t.co/YalbiFNk – turn off your TV and join in at 8pm 🙂 #OTuesday (Tue, 03 Apr 2012 17:20:25 +0000)
@RachHallster RT @BAOTCOT : #OTalk tonight looks at using Films and TV for CPD and Reflection http://t.co/YalbiFNk – turn off your TV and join in at 8pm 🙂 #OTuesday (Tue, 03 Apr 2012 17:30:45 +0000)
@HPC_Mark RT @BAOTCOT : #OTalk tonight looks at using Films and TV for CPD and Reflection http://t.co/YalbiFNk – turn off your TV and join in at 8pm 🙂 #OTuesday (Tue, 03 Apr 2012 17:45:02 +0000)
@OTalk_Occhat RT @BAOTCOT : #OTalk tonight looks at using Films and TV for CPD and Reflection http://t.co/YalbiFNk – turn off your TV and join in at 8pm 🙂 #OTuesday (Tue, 03 Apr 2012 17:45:47 +0000)
@kirstyes RT @BAOTCOT : #OTalk tonight looks at using Films and TV for CPD and Reflection http://t.co/YalbiFNk – turn off your TV and join in at 8pm 🙂 #OTuesday (Tue, 03 Apr 2012 19:00:05 +0000)
@kirstyes Hello. Evening all. Who is out there to talk using film and tv for CPD and reflection #OTalk (Tue, 03 Apr 2012 19:01:02 +0000)
@OTalk_Occhat Evening all. I ( @kirstyes ) am leading #OTalk tonight. I’ll be tweeting from that account. Hope you are all well.(Tue, 03 Apr 2012 19:02:07 +0000)
@heatherclarinet @kirstyes I’m here 🙂 not really an area I’d considered before though #OTalk (Tue, 03 Apr 2012 19:03:31 +0000)
@Lisa_D_OT Howdy all, I’m no longer in presentation hell so can join in this week 🙂 hope everyone is well #otalk (Tue, 03 Apr 2012 19:03:36 +0000)
@kirstyes Hi all, had you considered using broadcast media such as film and tv within your CPD? #OTalk (Tue, 03 Apr 2012 19:04:12 +0000)
@kirstyes @VirtualOT Nice to have you on board #OTalk – A topic you are familiar with?(Tue, 03 Apr 2012 19:05:56 +0000)
@Lisa_D_OT @heatherclarinet yep it’s a bit of a new one for me too – we use youtube on my course, but not really film/tv #otalk (Tue, 03 Apr 2012 19:06:12 +0000)
@heatherclarinet I’d never before, but since I knew this was coming up be been thinking about it!! I probably should document more (1/2) #OTalk (Tue, 03 Apr 2012 19:06:32 +0000)
@kirstyes @VirtualOT ps. Don’t forget the #OTalk hashtag like I did just a minute ago ;0))(Tue, 03 Apr 2012 19:06:37 +0000)
@heatherclarinet (2/2) as I watch several OT/disability/health related programmes and have views and opinions! #OTalk (Tue, 03 Apr 2012 19:07:19 +0000)
@kirstyes @heatherclarinet I think this is true of CPD activity in most cases. We all do it but don’t make note of it. #OTalk So what are your thoughts(Tue, 03 Apr 2012 19:08:24 +0000)
@kirstyes @Lisa_D_OT @heatherclarinet Tell me more about how you use YouTube? Just viewing or creating too? #OTalk (Tue, 03 Apr 2012 19:08:53 +0000)
@kirstyes RT @heatherclarinet : (2/2) as I watch several OT/disability/health related programmes and have views and opinions! #OTalk (Tue, 03 Apr 2012 19:09:02 +0000)
@VirtualOT @kirstyes #OTalk what’s the topic? (sorry I didn’t check)(Tue, 03 Apr 2012 19:09:40 +0000)
@kirstyes @heatherclarinet Yes me too. The one I should have written about was the Winterborne view documentary. #OTalk (Tue, 03 Apr 2012 19:09:52 +0000)
@heatherclarinet @kirstyes there’s always a lack of #OT in the media!! And the services that we do provide are often portrayed as another profession #OTalk (Tue, 03 Apr 2012 19:10:09 +0000)
@kirstyes @VirtualOT no probs. using films and tv fr CPD and reflection. #OTalk (Tue, 03 Apr 2012 19:10:31 +0000)
@heatherclarinet @kirstyes one that stands out for me was a bbc doc few weeks ago on young people with ld moving on, OT was not mentioned at all!!!! #OTalk (Tue, 03 Apr 2012 19:11:30 +0000)
@kirstyes @heatherclarinet Interesting point. Do you think that’s because we aren’t seen as frontline staff? #OTalk (Tue, 03 Apr 2012 19:11:45 +0000)
@VirtualOT @kirstyes #OTalk No I am not really up to date with that topic. Will watch and learn while I can(Tue, 03 Apr 2012 19:12:15 +0000)
@Lisa_D_OT @kirstyes just viewing – pictures speak a thousand words 🙂 perhaps we should be more creative with it though – #OT on youtube #otalk (Tue, 03 Apr 2012 19:12:21 +0000)
@kirstyes Would you just consider documentary style programmes or biopics or can fictional programme give us insight too? #OTalk (Tue, 03 Apr 2012 19:13:01 +0000)
@heatherclarinet @kirstyes possibly. aim of programme was to highlight lack of services, so cynical me says we were strategically omitted! #OTalk (Tue, 03 Apr 2012 19:13:05 +0000)
@willwade @heatherclarinet maybe the prob is Its the people that matter and what they end up doing nt the journey 2 the media #OTalk (Tue, 03 Apr 2012 19:13:26 +0000)
@VirtualOT #OTalk I wonder if Pintrest could be used to illustrate CPD?(Tue, 03 Apr 2012 19:13:57 +0000)
@heatherclarinet @willwade how do you mean? #OTalk (Tue, 03 Apr 2012 19:14:17 +0000)
@kirstyes @heatherclarinet Didn’t see that I did once tweet BBC because they had been looking at stroke rehab but no OT mention. No response #OTalk (Tue, 03 Apr 2012 19:14:21 +0000)
@Lisa_D_OT @heatherclarinet there are some programmes that highlight OTs work – one on channel 5 recently #otalk (Tue, 03 Apr 2012 19:14:26 +0000)
@heatherclarinet @kirstyes I like the proactive approach! #OTalk (Tue, 03 Apr 2012 19:14:54 +0000)
@kirstyes @VirtualOT No I’m not sure whether that many people have considered it as a valid form for reflection. #OTalk (Tue, 03 Apr 2012 19:15:13 +0000)
@heatherclarinet @Lisa_D_OT which was that? I must have missed it, I don’t watch c5 much! #OTalk (Tue, 03 Apr 2012 19:15:31 +0000)
@Helen_otuk #OTalk evening all(Tue, 03 Apr 2012 19:15:48 +0000)
@kirstyes @Lisa_D_OT You Tube seems to be used by OT students more in other parts of world. Are we scared to do same? #OTalk (Tue, 03 Apr 2012 19:16:24 +0000)
@Lisa_D_OT RT @VirtualOT #OTalk I wonder if Pintrest could be used to illustrate CPD? -like this idea, don’t really use it but looks interesting #otalk (Tue, 03 Apr 2012 19:16:31 +0000)
@kirstyes @willwade @heatherclarinet I think that’s very true. But then people learn from the media and so won’t know to ask for OT. #OTalk (Tue, 03 Apr 2012 19:18:23 +0000)
@Lisa_D_OT @heatherclarinet only realised when another OT tweeted about it! Was called big body squad, OTs in bariatric services #otalk (Tue, 03 Apr 2012 19:18:34 +0000)
@kirstyes @VirtualOT : #OTalk I wonder if Pintrest could be used to illustrate CPD?” I don’t see why not. It shows collection of resources with brief(Tue, 03 Apr 2012 19:19:08 +0000)
@kirstyes @VirtualOT #OTalk if you use the comments boxes.(Tue, 03 Apr 2012 19:19:25 +0000)
@willwade @kirstyes prob is you can’t force it to the media. Its a PR exercise to mk an interesting angle.Get an OT to shout/moan about smethin #OTalk (Tue, 03 Apr 2012 19:20:19 +0000)
@kirstyes @Helen_otuk Evening Helen. Have you any insights on using film/tv for CPD? #OTalk (Tue, 03 Apr 2012 19:20:27 +0000)
@Lisa_D_OT @kirstyes Possibly – requires ‘performance’ skills, and maybe courses don’t see it as being academic enough? #otalk (Tue, 03 Apr 2012 19:21:15 +0000)
@Helen_otuk #OTalk I have never made a film or anything as exciting, but have utilised film/tv to reflect upon.(Tue, 03 Apr 2012 19:21:18 +0000)
@Helen_otuk #OTalk very useful for looking at peoples lives and coping strategies… even environmental issues(Tue, 03 Apr 2012 19:22:22 +0000)
@kirstyes @Lisa_D_OT True. I think that is a risk though it can be ‘academic’ if planned thoroughly. #OTalk (Tue, 03 Apr 2012 19:23:16 +0000)
@Helen_otuk I do not usually watch Coronation Street, but this week very interesting from carer perspective of caring for person with dementia. #OTalk (Tue, 03 Apr 2012 19:23:44 +0000)
@willwade Is there a UK reseller of any of the MOHO assessment tools OT’s? want 2 cut down on shipping! #OTalk (Tue, 03 Apr 2012 19:24:03 +0000)
@kirstyes Obviously ‘real life’ programmes are valid but I’d like us to think about use of fictional or fictionalised films/tv and their use #OTalk (Tue, 03 Apr 2012 19:24:09 +0000)
@Helen_otuk #OTalk could then be used for reflective work or focus of a project(Tue, 03 Apr 2012 19:24:14 +0000)
@kirstyes RT @Helen_otuk : #OTalk very useful for looking at peoples lives and coping strategies… even environmental issues(Tue, 03 Apr 2012 19:24:34 +0000)
@kirstyes @willwade I only know of MOHO Clearinghouse sorry. #OTalk (Tue, 03 Apr 2012 19:25:11 +0000)
@Lisa_D_OT @kirstyes Agree. Would be great to use other ways to assess students on courses – e.g. make a youtube clip/ write a blog post etc. #otalk (Tue, 03 Apr 2012 19:25:49 +0000)
@Helen_otuk #OTalk i am not a ‘soap’ fan, but I think it is a good medium for highlighting issues and then can be used to consider topics.(Tue, 03 Apr 2012 19:25:50 +0000)
@kirstyes Two films I think I’ve used successfully with students are Inside I’m Dancing and the Temple Grandin biopic #OTalk #AutismAwareness (Tue, 03 Apr 2012 19:26:12 +0000)
@Helen_otuk @kirstyes #OTalk not films i know?? I do not think, will have to look them out. I am not a big film buff.(Tue, 03 Apr 2012 19:27:32 +0000)
@kirstyes I think because films/tv series give a detailed insight into character they can be used to apply theory to a ‘case study’ n #OTalk (Tue, 03 Apr 2012 19:27:44 +0000)
@Lisa_D_OT @kirstyes will look them up 🙂 #otalk (Tue, 03 Apr 2012 19:28:39 +0000)
@kirstyes Also when looking at middle adulthood for lifespan development I got my class to apply theories to the characters from Friends #OTalk (Tue, 03 Apr 2012 19:29:23 +0000)
@kirstyes @Helen_otuk Think that might be why I’m interested. I love films. #multitasking #OTalk (Tue, 03 Apr 2012 19:30:02 +0000)
@heatherclarinet I agree with the development of characters in fictional provide opportunities for OT role, such as emmerdale, OT completed home ax #OTalk (Tue, 03 Apr 2012 19:30:07 +0000)
@Lisa_D_OT @Helen_otuk I did use a film I saw recently, 50/50, to reflect on professionalism (or lack of it!) but not OT specific #otalk (Tue, 03 Apr 2012 19:31:18 +0000)
@kirstyes @Lisa_D_OT Claire Danes did a great job portraying Temple Grandin.
James McAvoy is in Inside I’m Dancing. #OTalk (Tue, 03 Apr 2012 19:31:20 +0000)
@Helen_otuk @kirstyes #OTalk although I am not a film buff, I can still see the use of doing so. Think it can span a range of interests.(Tue, 03 Apr 2012 19:31:28 +0000)
@kirstyes What might some of the risks be of using films/ tv programmes in this way? #OTalk (Tue, 03 Apr 2012 19:32:03 +0000)
@Helen_otuk @kirstyes #OTalk for personal / group discussion or reflection?(Tue, 03 Apr 2012 19:32:50 +0000)
@kirstyes @Lisa_D_OT @helen_otuk But this is part of OT, considering generic and transferable skills too.
#OTalk (Tue, 03 Apr 2012 19:33:11 +0000)
@cumbrianclaire @kirstyes I tell (advise) students to watch the Shawshank Redemption for an example of the effect of institutionalisation #otalk (Tue, 03 Apr 2012 19:34:00 +0000)
@Helen_otuk #OTalk I guess it is not ‘real’ but does it need to be to be a useful tool?(Tue, 03 Apr 2012 19:34:11 +0000)
@kirstyes What about films like Little Miss Sunshine even. Not traditional reflection material but can consider meaning of dancing to her, etc #OTalk (Tue, 03 Apr 2012 19:34:14 +0000)
@kirstyes @Helen_otuk : @kirstyes #OTalk for personal / group discussion or reflection?” either/or.(Tue, 03 Apr 2012 19:34:41 +0000)
@cumbrianclaire @kirstyes I thought Hollyoaks a few yrs ago depicted Schozophrenia very well #otalk (Tue, 03 Apr 2012 19:34:41 +0000)
@kirstyes @cumbrianclaire Welcome. Thanks for this. Good suggestion. Excellent film. One Flew Over Cuckoos Nest also good for this. #OTalk (Tue, 03 Apr 2012 19:35:34 +0000)
@Helen_otuk #OTalk I think that many films / tv show are good to demonstrate group / family dynamics. Even if not related to a ‘condition’.(Tue, 03 Apr 2012 19:35:42 +0000)
@kirstyes @Helen_otuk : #OTalk I guess it is not ‘real’ but does it need to be to be a useful tool?” I say no but need to consider critical analysis(Tue, 03 Apr 2012 19:36:14 +0000)
@VirtualOT #OTalk I liked Robin Williams in Patch Adams and reflected on the use of humour in my engagement with clients(Tue, 03 Apr 2012 19:37:06 +0000)
@kirstyes @Helen_otuk Often films may highlight a particularly positive or negative viewpoint. Uses emotion to drive audience reaction #OTalk (Tue, 03 Apr 2012 19:37:11 +0000)
@kirstyes RT @Helen_otuk : #OTalk I think that many films / tv show are good to demonstrate group / family dynamics. Even if not related to a ‘condition’.(Tue, 03 Apr 2012 19:37:26 +0000)
@kirstyes @VirtualOT : #OTalk I liked Robin Williams in Patch Adams and reflected on the use of humour in my engagement with clients” Good film.(Tue, 03 Apr 2012 19:37:55 +0000)
@VirtualOT @cumbrianclaire @kirstyes I haven’t seen Hollyoaks #OTalk (Tue, 03 Apr 2012 19:37:55 +0000)
@kirstyes @VirtualOT So do you think it directly impacted on your practice? #OTalk (Tue, 03 Apr 2012 19:38:15 +0000)
@kirstyes @Lisa_D_OT I think some universities (maybe not always on OT courses) do use these methods. #OTalk (Tue, 03 Apr 2012 19:39:54 +0000)
@cumbrianclaire @kirstyes There was a C4 drama a little while ago about a lady with MH probs – it was great! I can’t remember what it was called! #otalk (Tue, 03 Apr 2012 19:40:01 +0000)
@heatherclarinet Ive found that I’ve often been educated by such programmes/films. They provided another insight #OTalk (Tue, 03 Apr 2012 19:40:32 +0000)
@VirtualOT @kirstyes #OTalk I think it gave me “”permission”” to use humour as it had been validated(Tue, 03 Apr 2012 19:40:49 +0000)
@kirstyes Any other instances where watching something has changed what you do in practice or even your personal daily life? #OTalk (Tue, 03 Apr 2012 19:40:51 +0000)
@kirstyes @heatherclarinet : Ive found that I’ve often been educated by such programmes/films. They provided another insight #OTalk ” Good point.(Tue, 03 Apr 2012 19:41:20 +0000)
@cumbrianclaire @kirstyes It was about a girl “”in the system”” and another girl entering it. What was it called? #otalk (Tue, 03 Apr 2012 19:41:33 +0000)
@Helen_otuk #OTalk I found ‘Who will love my children’ very insightful as to the emotional aspects of diagnosis and end of life planning.(Tue, 03 Apr 2012 19:41:47 +0000)
@VirtualOT @heatherclarinet #OTalk Yes me too!(Tue, 03 Apr 2012 19:42:03 +0000)
@kirstyes @heatherclarinet Yes additional insight. Often narrative type reasoning is missing until you see clients so can be used to simulate? #OTalk (Tue, 03 Apr 2012 19:42:11 +0000)
@Helen_otuk RT @kirstyes : Yes additional insight. Often narrative type reasoning is missing until you see clients so can be used to simulate? #OTalk (Tue, 03 Apr 2012 19:42:30 +0000)
@Princess_Azure_ #OTalk I really thought the film ‘the notebook’ gave insight into dementia and how it also affects carers/partners.(Tue, 03 Apr 2012 19:42:50 +0000)
@kirstyes @VirtualOT : @kirstyes #OTalk I think it gave me “”permission”” to use humour as it had been validated” Would it be seen as valid academically(Tue, 03 Apr 2012 19:42:53 +0000)
@Helen_otuk #OTalk simulation and expansion, films etc good to explore different cultural aspects that we may not engage with daily.(Tue, 03 Apr 2012 19:43:15 +0000)
@heatherclarinet @kirstyes yes! Also able to formulate ideas about their roles, feelings, expectations that can be tested #OTalk (Tue, 03 Apr 2012 19:43:26 +0000)
@kirstyes @cumbrianclaire Not sure I know. Vague recollections of missing a prog like this. #OTalk (Tue, 03 Apr 2012 19:43:50 +0000)
@kirstyes RT @Helen_otuk : #OTalk I found ‘Who will love my children’ very insightful as to the emotional aspects of diagnosis and end of life planning.(Tue, 03 Apr 2012 19:44:00 +0000)
@Lisa_D_OT @kirstyes @Helen_otuk positive/negative viewpoints in films/tv might be useful – helpful in identifying a client’s viewpoint? #otalk (Tue, 03 Apr 2012 19:44:14 +0000)
@kirstyes @Helen_otuk Another one for my list. #OTalk (Tue, 03 Apr 2012 19:44:16 +0000)
@kirstyes RT @Princess_Azure_ : #OTalk I really thought the film ‘the notebook’ gave insight into dementia and how it also affects carers/partners.(Tue, 03 Apr 2012 19:44:33 +0000)
@heatherclarinet RT @Helen_otuk : #OTalk simulation and expansion, films etc good to explore different cultural aspects that we may not engage with daily.(Tue, 03 Apr 2012 19:44:45 +0000)
@Helen_otuk @kirstyes be warned it made me cry… and I do not cry often and not usually at films…. #OTalk (Tue, 03 Apr 2012 19:45:12 +0000)
@kirstyes Crikey #OTalk my tweeting hand is freezing. I may need to switch on heating.(Tue, 03 Apr 2012 19:45:58 +0000)
@VirtualOT @kirstyes I think these days humour is well recognized for its healing qualities but back then I think very little was understood #OTalk (Tue, 03 Apr 2012 19:46:08 +0000)
@kirstyes @Princess_Azure_ @kirstyes Thanks for joining us. Good point. But film as passed off as ‘fluffy romance’ so not taken seriously #OTalk (Tue, 03 Apr 2012 19:46:49 +0000)
@Helen_otuk #OTalk just had another thought, film / tv maybe useful tool for exposure to difficult situations? Help prep for the ‘real’ thing?(Tue, 03 Apr 2012 19:47:00 +0000)
@kirstyes RT @Helen_otuk : #OTalk simulation and expansion, films etc good to explore different cultural aspects that we may not engage with daily.(Tue, 03 Apr 2012 19:47:13 +0000)
@kirstyes RT @heatherclarinet : @kirstyes yes! Also able to formulate ideas about their roles, feelings, expectations that can be tested #OTalk (Tue, 03 Apr 2012 19:47:17 +0000)
@VirtualOT @Princess_Azure_ #OTalk Loved the film the Notebook and I particularly love how other movies now refer to it!(Tue, 03 Apr 2012 19:47:18 +0000)
@kirstyes @heatherclarinet Now we’re rocking. #OTalk (Tue, 03 Apr 2012 19:47:38 +0000)
@kirstyes @cumbrianclaire Yes. That’s the one I knew I’d missed. Did want to see it. #OTalk (Tue, 03 Apr 2012 19:48:09 +0000)
@kirstyes RT @cumbrianclaire : @kirstyes Poppy Shakespeare! http://t.co/3ElVHqb9 #otalk (Tue, 03 Apr 2012 19:48:11 +0000)
@heatherclarinet @Helen_otuk fan idea!! Introducing social situations through a more believable format? #OTalk (Tue, 03 Apr 2012 19:48:31 +0000)
@VirtualOT @kirstyes @Princess_Azure_ I didn’t hear The Notebook described as fluffy romance, maybe that was the UK critique? #OTalk (Tue, 03 Apr 2012 19:48:38 +0000)
@kirstyes @Helen_otuk I cry all the time at films so will keep a couple of packets of tissues to hand. #OTalk (Tue, 03 Apr 2012 19:48:48 +0000)
@Princess_Azure_ #OTalk I guess it is a romance but we are talking about fiction and how these films may reflect on practice.(Tue, 03 Apr 2012 19:49:11 +0000)
@Lisa_D_OT @Helen_otuk Agree with this, particularly as a student. Also useful to use films/tv to gain insight into different conditions #otalk (Tue, 03 Apr 2012 19:49:45 +0000)
@kirstyes @VirtualOT But is it accepted in everyday practice do you think? Or still something new? #OTalk Recall in professionalism talk someone said(Tue, 03 Apr 2012 19:49:47 +0000)
@VirtualOT @heatherclarinet @Helen_otuk #OTalk Could this be why real life dramas have taken over the world?(Tue, 03 Apr 2012 19:49:58 +0000)
@kirstyes @VirtualOT they’d been told off for singing with a client. #OTalk (Tue, 03 Apr 2012 19:50:09 +0000)
@kirstyes RT @Helen_otuk : #OTalk just had another thought, film / tv maybe useful tool for exposure to difficult situations? Help prep for the ‘real’ thing?(Tue, 03 Apr 2012 19:50:21 +0000)
@Helen_otuk Maybe? RT @VirtualOT : @heatherclarinet @Helen_otuk #OTalk Could this be why real life dramas have taken over the world?(Tue, 03 Apr 2012 19:50:48 +0000)
@Helen_otuk Madness! (Guess it depends on the situation tho’) RT @kirstyes : @VirtualOT they’d been told off for singing with a client. #OTalk (Tue, 03 Apr 2012 19:51:22 +0000)
@kirstyes @Helen_otuk Very good point. Useful in PBL to discuss feelings, preconceptions etc before tackling in real often assessment based sit #OTalk (Tue, 03 Apr 2012 19:51:27 +0000)
@kirstyes RT @VirtualOT : @Princess_Azure_ #OTalk Loved the film the Notebook and I particularly love how other movies now refer to it!(Tue, 03 Apr 2012 19:51:35 +0000)
@kirstyes @VirtualOT @princess_azure_ Well referred to as ‘chick’ flick which gives less weight #OTalk I totally disagree with that though.(Tue, 03 Apr 2012 19:52:33 +0000)
@Princess_Azure_ #OTalk I also remember poppy Shakespeare. It was a very sad program. I also read the novel the notebook which tells story in different way.(Tue, 03 Apr 2012 19:52:52 +0000)
@heatherclarinet #OTalk Really enjoyed tonight guys, given me lots to think about! But going to have to dash early 😦 thanks again(Tue, 03 Apr 2012 19:53:06 +0000)
@kirstyes @Princess_Azure_ Crikey yes. Not criticising at all. Found it very moving but just thinking about how others may critque. #OTalk (Tue, 03 Apr 2012 19:53:22 +0000)
@kirstyes @Princess_Azure_ I have the book waiting to be read. #OTalk (Tue, 03 Apr 2012 19:53:55 +0000)
@kirstyes So, as we’ve only got 6 mins left, how would you ‘reflect’ or make this intoa CPD activity that you could evidence in your portfolio #OTalk (Tue, 03 Apr 2012 19:55:01 +0000)
@Lisa_D_OT @kirstyes also discussed tv programmes in relation to stereotyping/stigma clients may face, e.g. big fat gypsy weddings programmme #otalk (Tue, 03 Apr 2012 19:56:22 +0000)
@kirstyes @Princess_Azure_ Oh no not more tears. More than the film, which I cried lots at? #OTalk (Tue, 03 Apr 2012 19:57:08 +0000)
@kirstyes @Lisa_D_OT Yes. Did you see the blog post from a Romany gypsy boy criticising the programme? #OTalk (Tue, 03 Apr 2012 19:58:02 +0000)
@Helen_otuk @kirstyes #OTalk utilise like case study / compare & contrast to ‘real life’ situation?(Tue, 03 Apr 2012 19:58:48 +0000)
@Helen_otuk #OTalk utilise to describe and rationalise and explore personal feelings and plan hopw to manage in ‘real life’.(Tue, 03 Apr 2012 19:59:28 +0000)
@kirstyes Next week’s #occhat is on Recatorising occupations. I’ll post more details on Facebook in the week. #OTalk (Tue, 03 Apr 2012 19:59:33 +0000)
@Lisa_D_OT @kirstyes no, do you have a link to it? Would be an interesting read #otalk (Tue, 03 Apr 2012 19:59:55 +0000)
@kirstyes Also for details of a new European Occupational Science network keep an eye on @OSEurope . #OTalk #occhat (Tue, 03 Apr 2012 20:00:39 +0000)
@kirstyes RT @Helen_otuk : @kirstyes #OTalk utilise like case study / compare & contrast to ‘real life’ situation?(Tue, 03 Apr 2012 20:00:52 +0000)
@kirstyes RT @Helen_otuk : #OTalk utilise to describe and rationalise and explore personal feelings and plan hopw to manage in ‘real life’.(Tue, 03 Apr 2012 20:00:57 +0000)
@Lisa_D_OT @kirstyes for my CPD I’m going to make a list of all the films/tv progs everyone has mentioned, &then watch and reflect! #otalk (Tue, 03 Apr 2012 20:01:53 +0000)
@kirstyes @Lisa_D_OT I don’t think I do, it was a few weeks back. Will see if I can find but maybe try Google first. #OTalk (Tue, 03 Apr 2012 20:01:58 +0000)
@kirstyes One last point from me. If you think you know a film/tv prog is going to make you reflect. Try jotting down a few questions 1st #OTalk (Tue, 03 Apr 2012 20:03:00 +0000)
@kirstyes @Lisa_D_OT Yay. Main thing to remember is CPD should be a range of learning activities so this adds another option (but not only one) #OTalk (Tue, 03 Apr 2012 20:03:57 +0000)
@Helen_otuk Last one from me, maybe blog about it and get a discussion going? #OTalk (Tue, 03 Apr 2012 20:04:22 +0000)
@kirstyes Thanks everyone. I know it was something that interested me. Hope it’s been helpful for everyone else. #OTalk Great to see some new faces 2(Tue, 03 Apr 2012 20:05:07 +0000)
@Lisa_D_OT @kirstyes Thanks, will do. Bye all, thanks for a really interesting #OTalk 🙂 #otalk (Tue, 03 Apr 2012 20:05:15 +0000)
@kirstyes RT @Helen_otuk : Last one from me, maybe blog about it and get a discussion going? #OTalk (Tue, 03 Apr 2012 20:05:21 +0000)
@Helen_otuk Another great #OTalk thanks all… off to do my other role now, hope to catch up with you all soon.(Tue, 03 Apr 2012 20:05:58 +0000)
@OTalk_Occhat RT @Helen_otuk : Last one from me, maybe blog about it and get a discussion going? #OTalk (Tue, 03 Apr 2012 20:06:01 +0000)
@OTalk_Occhat RT @kirstyes : Also for details of a new European Occupational Science network keep an eye on @OSEurope . #OTalk #occhat (Tue, 03 Apr 2012 20:06:19 +0000)
@OTalk_Occhat RT @kirstyes : Next week’s #occhat is on Recatorising occupations. I’ll post more details on Facebook in the week. #OTalk (Tue, 03 Apr 2012 20:06:24 +0000)
@OTalk_Occhat RT @Helen_otuk : #OTalk utilise to describe and rationalise and explore personal feelings and plan hopw to manage in ‘real life’.(Tue, 03 Apr 2012 20:06:26 +0000)
@OTalk_Occhat RT @Helen_otuk : @kirstyes #OTalk utilise like case study / compare & contrast to ‘real life’ situation?(Tue, 03 Apr 2012 20:06:28 +0000)
@OTalk_Occhat RT @Helen_otuk : #OTalk just had another thought, film / tv maybe useful tool for exposure to difficult situations? Help prep for the ‘real’ thing?(Tue, 03 Apr 2012 20:06:59 +0000)
@OTalk_Occhat RT @Princess_Azure_ : #OTalk I really thought the film ‘the notebook’ gave insight into dementia and how it also affects carers/partners.(Tue, 03 Apr 2012 20:07:13 +0000)
@OTalk_Occhat RT @Helen_otuk : #OTalk simulation and expansion, films etc good to explore different cultural aspects that we may not engage with daily.(Tue, 03 Apr 2012 20:07:17 +0000)
@OTalk_Occhat RT @heatherclarinet : Ive found that I’ve often been educated by such programmes/films. They provided another insight #OTalk (Tue, 03 Apr 2012 20:07:37 +0000)
@OTalk_Occhat RT @VirtualOT : #OTalk I liked Robin Williams in Patch Adams and reflected on the use of humour in my engagement with clients(Tue, 03 Apr 2012 20:07:44 +0000)
@cumbrianclaire @kirstyes I’d never thought of it as cpd before. I’ll definitely reflect more on programmes than I have before. Thanks. #otalk (Tue, 03 Apr 2012 20:09:17 +0000)
@kirstyes @cumbrianclaire Cool. Off to #drawsomething now. Not been on all day. #OTalk (Tue, 03 Apr 2012 20:10:49 +0000)
@kirstyes @shortshannon88 Sorry missed this one. No not seen or heard of Mozart and the Whale. What’s it about? #OTalk (Tue, 03 Apr 2012 20:15:13 +0000)
@kirstyes @shortshannon88 Do you have protected account. Not sure if comes up for everyone if so. Not giving me a retweet option. #OTalk (Tue, 03 Apr 2012 20:16:01 +0000)
@AICSOTA RT @kirstyes : Hi all, had you considered using broadcast media such as film and tv within your CPD? #OTalk (Wed, 04 Apr 2012 00:16:36 +0000)
@AICSOTA RT @kirstyes : @heatherclarinet I think this is true of CPD activity in most cases. We all do it but don’t make note of it. #OTalk So what are your thoughts(Wed, 04 Apr 2012 00:17:11 +0000)
@AICSOTA RT @kirstyes : @Lisa_D_OT @heatherclarinet Tell me more about how you use YouTube? Just viewing or creating too? #OTalk (Wed, 04 Apr 2012 00:17:18 +0000)
@AICSOTA RT @kirstyes : ” @Helen_otuk : #OTalk I guess it is not ‘real’ but does it need to be to be a useful tool?” I say no but need to consider critical analysis(Wed, 04 Apr 2012 00:19:00 +0000)
@AICSOTA RT @Helen_otuk : #OTalk I think that many films / tv show are good to demonstrate group / family dynamics. Even if not related to a ‘condition’.(Wed, 04 Apr 2012 00:19:00 +0000)
@AICSOTA RT @kirstyes : @VirtualOT So do you think it directly impacted on your practice? #OTalk (Wed, 04 Apr 2012 00:19:01 +0000)
@AICSOTA RT @heatherclarinet : Ive found that I’ve often been educated by such programmes/films. They provided another insight #OTalk (Wed, 04 Apr 2012 00:19:06 +0000)
@AICSOTA RT @Helen_otuk : #OTalk I found ‘Who will love my children’ very insightful as to the emotional aspects of diagnosis and end of life planning.(Wed, 04 Apr 2012 00:19:29 +0000)
@AICSOTA RT @Helen_otuk : #OTalk utilise to describe and rationalise and explore personal feelings and plan hopw to manage in ‘real life’.(Wed, 04 Apr 2012 00:20:45 +0000)
@AICSOTA RT @kirstyes : @Lisa_D_OT Yes. Did you see the blog post from a Romany gypsy boy criticising the programme? #OTalk (Wed, 04 Apr 2012 00:20:45 +0000)
@AICSOTA RT @kirstyes : Also for details of a new European Occupational Science network keep an eye on @OSEurope . #OTalk #occhat (Wed, 04 Apr 2012 00:20:46 +0000)
@AICSOTA RT @Helen_otuk : Last one from me, maybe blog about it and get a discussion going? #OTalk (Wed, 04 Apr 2012 00:21:26 +0000)
@AICSOTA @allisulli we enjoyed the #OTalk on #OTMonth at the MAOT Wmass #mentalhealth SIG very much! So much to learn about assessments and outcomes(Wed, 04 Apr 2012 00:23:00 +0000)
@Theshanks1 #AAC #Sltapeeps #slt #OTalk Ace Centre Oxford to close http://t.co/4UsvYZ6M @Comm_nTrust @RCSLT (Wed, 04 Apr 2012 09:36:27 +0000)
@PolarisTherapy I love #OT 🙂 For all #occupationaltherapy out there, have a great #Otmonth It is the greatest and fulfilling work #OTalk #OTuesday RT!!(Wed, 04 Apr 2012 17:14:31 +0000)
@VirtualOT @OTalk_Occhat @kirstyes I really enjoyed #OTalk The UK OTs are really on to something here!(Wed, 04 Apr 2012 18:21:49 +0000)

Here is an online archive of the transcript.

And here it is in PDF #OTalk – FIlms and TV for CPD

Kirsty