Relationship Between Self-awareness and Employment Outcome in People with Cognitive Dysfunction: By Keisuke Kawahito and Emi Ito.
- Important factors for employment – interaction between personal factors and self-awareness
- Self awareness – as a hierarchy, has evolved.
- Postulated a like between self-awareness and employment outcome
- Importance of insight and problem solving in ability of people post injury to return to pre-accident work or locating a new job.
- OT role proposed to evaluate self-awareness and providing interventions for build self awareness especially in strategy generation – be an external assist to help our patients build self awareness.
Navigating Many Worlds: Occupational therapists providing short term loan equipment: By Marie Chester and Clare Hocking.
- Acute hospital loan equipment provision both rental and loan pool sourced.
- Highlight sources or tension / implications for OT leadership
- Identified a missing link between CMDHB and MoH strategies / approaches. CMDHB documents seemed to focus on fiscal responsibility and decreasing incidence of key disabilities versus living well with a chronic disability.
- We also need to balance the increasing expectations of consumers with the limitations of funding and equipment availability.
- How does an OT on the floor balance strike a between all of those things…
- Get political – know the DHB policies and get involved in decision making projects and bring OT views to this.
- Alternative interpretations to health – build OT focus on occupation
- Build strategic links with others looking to make a change.
- Become a navigator… Help therapists navigate their way through the equipment quagmire
- Question why or why not to issue equipment……
- Be understanding, we cant please everyone all the time 🙂
Turning knowledge into practice: An exploratory study into the use of PRPP in Aotearoa New Zealand practice: By Frank Lu and Linda Robertson.
- Key question being do therapists use PRPP after training, and what factors influence the uptake of???
- influences on OTs using PPRP in practice post training
- Descriptive / exploratory method via an on-line survey
- PRPP is predominantly used in community and mental health settings
- Strengths of the assessment – clear communication, occupational focussed
- Limitations – report writing seems time consuming, hard to describe to those not trained.
- Influences on use: Time constraints, opportunities to apply in practice, managerial support, length of time since training.
- How do we go forward? Suggested speaking to our managers to get time allocated / opportunities for OT’s post-training to consolidate and build confidence and apply to practice after the course.
Occupational Therapy: the promise and paradox. By Dr Grace O’Sullivan.
- Cites the guardian article ‘punching above their weight’
- Medical model has a narrow focus with cause and effect type approach
- Paradox presented – we have allowed medical professionals to define what is considered to be good health (Gawande, 2014)
- People want a life worth living with choices / activities with meaning.
- For people with Dementia it isn’t the detail of the visit / experience that sticks with them – its about the good feeling that will remain, even if the cause fades or is forgotten…
- The shifting paradigms of healthcare – call for integrated care and inter-professional care
- Grace shared a lovely story about a client she worked with too.
Please note the full slides of each presentation will be available after APOTC is over!