Clinical Practice, Exploring the Role of Occupational Therapy, Occupational Therapy in Practice, Practice Development

#Otalk 29th November 2016 -Role emerging Occupational Therapy.

This weeks #Otalk topic is ‘Role emerging OT, friend or foe?’ and will be hosted by #OTalk Team member Kirstie (@Kirstie_OT).

Over recent years there has been an increase in Occupational Therapists working in broader roles such as team managers, honorary consultants, prescribers, discharge facilitators, case managers, care coordinators and within charities.

With OT having such a wide span of knowledge, training and experience it is a profession for the lifespan. This combined with it’s holistic approach means OT has plenty to offer so it is no surprise that OTs are now branching out from the traditional confines of acute and community care.

While these roles are a prime opportunity to show the world what we are capable of, are we doing our protected titles and the profession a disservice by taking on these generic roles?

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Events & Conferences

#OTalk 22nd November 2016 – Annual Conference, a time for change!

This weeks chat will be hosted by members of the COT conference programme committee, Ken Levins @LevinsKen, Alicia Ridout @AliciaRidout and Clare Taylor @ClareTaylorBUon the topic of “Annual Conference…time for a change”.

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Clinical Practice, Exploring the Role of Occupational Therapy, MDT, Occupational Therapy in Practice, Practice Development, Uncategorized

#OTalk 15th November 2016 – NHS Self Care Week

November 14-20 2016 is Self Care Week.

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Further information from the NHS can be found here: Self Care Week 2016

This year’s theme is health literacy and the strapline is

Understanding Self Care for Life.

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