#OTalk Chats – Question and Answer Session. 10 July 2018

Good evening all,

#Otalk ___

We would like to invite you to join us for an informal question and answer session. 8pm (UK), Tuesday 10th July 2018.

This topic was sparked whilst the #OTalk organising team where having our last planning meeting. We noticed that this year at the current moment, although some slots are taken after we have slots for topics (& hosts) from 28th August 2018. This in contrast to last year when we where almost booked up to end of the year by end of July! Oh but it is only the 10th of July I hear you say! You are correct, but we had a space and thought it would be a good idea for the chat.

So, please feel free to ask any questions you may have about any aspect of #OTalk, but we would love to explore questions from people who are considering hosting a chat.

We would love any previous #OTalk hosts to join us and share their experience of hosting a chat.

We will also allocate some time for people to share what topics they are interested in with a view to possible collaborations or joint hosted chats?

As always we are open to ideas and will consider all requests from the community.

Thanks, looking forward to sharing with you all.

Post Chat

Online Transcript

#OTalk Healthcare Social Media Transcript July 10th 2018

The Numbers

399.544K Impressions
83 Tweets
19 Participants
66 Avg Tweets/Hour
Avg Tweets/Participant

#OTalk Participants

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#OTalk Research – 1st May 2018

May’s #OTalk Research topic will be exploring industry based research hosted by Professor Suzanne Martin @DrSuzanneMartin , Ulster University and supported by Nikki Daniels @NikkiDanielsOT from the #OTalk Research Team.

There are many symbiotic relationships with industry required to design and deliver occupational therapy services.  This ranges from the production of assistive technologies that we prescribe to the collaboration with commissioned care provides as just a few examples. Within the United Kingdom, politically, there has been a shift from a dependency on solely the public provision of services to a more partnership based approach involving commercial vendors. Occupational Therapy research should be
orientated to have impact on providing the evidence for what we currently do and creating the emergence of novel approaches to occupational therapy interventions.

With this in mind,  and cognisant of how our services and some interventions are sourced from industry partners it is realistic and both reasonable to consider opportunities for research that is in collaboration with industry. In addition, opportunities for funding outside traditional research councils exist that enable us to promote innovation within industry partners – developing our knowledge base within the profession whilst enhancing the competitiveness and knowledge base of organisations we work with.

In our talk tonight we aim to explore where the opportunities might exist for occupational therapy research with industry.  We hope to reflect on both the opportunities and challenges of this type of research and consider what would be helpful to our profession to enable more therapists to engage in partnership work.

Here are some questions to consider as we discuss this topic.

1. Does anyone have experience of industry collaborations or can share examples of
positive contributions from such research collaborations?

2. What contribution or impact do you think research with industry partners could have for our profession?

3. Do you think this has been a gap that requires greater focus?

4. What do you think the challenges could be for our profession or what challenges have
you experienced?

5. What would encourage or discourage you form initiating or forming collaborations with industry?

6. What would we be helpful to enable more people to engage in research that is based in
industry?

Post Chat

Hosting the chat Professor Suzanne Martin @DrSuzanneMartin , Ulster University

Support on the @OTalk_ account Nikki Daniels @NikkiDanielsOT from the #OTalk Research Team.

Online Transcript

#OTalk Healthcare Social Media Transcript May 1st 2018

The Numbers

529.556K Impressions
151 Tweets
17 Participants
121 Avg Tweets/Hour
Avg Tweets/Participant
#OTalk Participants

 

#OTalk Blog Squad #RCOT2018

Would you like to be part of the #OTalk Blog Squad for RCOT 2018 annual conference?

blog squad 2018

For the second year the #OTalk and #OTalk Research team are forming a blog squad to provide a stimulating, engaging, personal insight into conference. Last years the blogs were very well received and reached a global audience and we are using the learning to inform what we do this year.

To make this happen we are recruiting a small team of writers who feel able to, and are excited by, the prospect of writing short engaging posts. Last year people from all stages of their career (students to profs) and a wide range of clinical backgrounds made up the squad.

How does a blog squad work?

Members of the squad will be asked to agree before conference which sessions they will cover and commit to writing and delivering a maximum of 2 short posts about the sessions. There are key sessions that we need to cover as well as some choice. It is important to understand that these are written and posted during the conference and so you do need to be willing to commit some of your conference time to writing the posts.

You will be asked to respect professional codes of conduct in what you write but the posts are very much yours to write in your style, using your words and any media you think will convey your experience. You can check out what people wrote last year here #COT2017.

What kind of writing experience do I need?

You need to feel confident in your writing as the posts will not be heavily edited and corrected by us. You also need to feel happy writing a short article to a tight deadline. This isn’t something you can take away and complete after conference. We will provide some guidance as well as an opportunity to connect with each other before conference begins to answer any questions you may have.

How do I get involved?

Firstly you need to have registered for conference.

Once you have done this complete the expression of interest form available here https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/MVL7H8L  and we will be in touch.

Deadline for completion Friday 4th May

 

 

 

#COT2017 Doing beading and becoming: exploring beadmaking as therapeutic media. Session 44

Thank you to everyone who attended this occupation station session with Dr Susan Burwash (@subu_OT). Special thanks to Clare Taylor (@ClareTaylorBU) for not only ensuring we were all hydrated and fully able to engage in the session, but for tweeting so much of the session so I could just ‘do’.

Session S44
Doing beading and becoming: exploring beadmaking as therapeutic media
Burwash S: Eastern Washington University.

Aim: To discuss and demonstrate how creating a variety of simple, low-cost beads in therapy can contribute to enhanced client self-knowledge, goal identification and to taking hopeful action towards achieving desired outcomes.

Background: The occupation is fabricating beads as a component of jewelry-making. Jewelry-making has been used by occupational therapists since the early days of the profession (Kidder, 1922). However, as contemporary therapists are not often exposed to jewelry-making in their education, and as fewer occupational therapy departments have jewelry-making tools/materials because of cost/space requirements, use of this occupation in therapy may not be as common as it could be. Jewelry-making remains a popular leisure activity, may be associated with cultural practices, and can also be a source of income. An occupation that can be done individually or within a group setting, it can be used to explore self and communicate complex ideas visually. While some beadmaking processes require great skill and specialised tools, there are many beads that can be created using simple techniques and inexpensive materials. This Occupation Station will demonstrate a variety of beads, allow attendees to create one of the beads
demonstrated, and discuss therapeutic purposes to which making beads and jewelry could contribute.

For further information and insights into Dr Burwash’s work I highly recommend you take a look at the following article:

Fortuna, Jennifer (2017) “The Reciprocal Relationship Between Art and Occupational Therapy Practice,” The Open Journal of Occupational Therapy: Vol. 5: Iss. 1, Article 14.
Available at: http://dx.doi.org/10.15453/2168-6408.1366 [Accessed 16 June 2017]

Blog Squad Member @Helen_OTUK