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Amie Jayne @Amie_OT
Tonight I am tweeting for #otalk from this account, all thoughts and options expressed are my own :) looking forward to what looks like an interesting debate
OTalk @OTalk_
Evening folks! Happy Tuesday! Its @Kirstie_OT on the #OTalk account tonight. Give us a hello if youre out there! Participants & lurkers all welcome! https://t.co/XOd6lDeaiN
bob collins @bobcollinsOT
#otalk Good evening all... Welcome!
Carol @carspring27
good evening all, looking forward to tonights discussion #OTalk
JBOT - Jo southall @jboccytherapy
Evening all. I'm co-host for this evenings chat. I'm an independent OT. I offer supported self-management skills via video chat for people with long-term conditions. Particularly those with chronic pain & fatigue. I'm also professional liaison for @HMSACharity #OTalk
Anne Keen @annekeen55
@OTalk_ @Kirstie_OT I’m here! #OTalk
Bethany Marshall @BethjmOT
Evening everyone! 😀 Ready for another fab #OTalk! Getting involved tonight & I can’t wait to discuss tonight’s topic!
RCOTStudents @RCOTStudents
@SetG75 I hadn't even thought about it like that @SetG75 ! I felt it would be nice to tweet as myself, my accounts been looking a little too quiet recently! #otalk
Bill Wong, OTD, OTR/L @BillWongOT
Hello peeps! #otalk
Rob Brooks @dr_robbrooks
Hello! Looking forward to an interesting discussion #OTalk
Shazz Jamieson-Evans @shazzajamie
@OTalk_ @Kirstie_OT #Otalk Hello from North Wales
Sue Parkinson @MOHOspark
@OTalk_ @Kirstie_OT Hi there! I'm on a train to London, but will try to follow 😊 #OTalk
OTalk @OTalk_
Tonights #OTalk topic is on professional boundaries. Our hosts & support for the evening are @bobcollinsOT @JBOccyTherapy & @SetG75 & @AnneKeen5 👍🏼
Dr Stephanie Tempest @SetG75
Hello - I'm here with cuppa at the ready but no fancy picture of myself like @Kirstie_OT #envy #OTalk :-) https://t.co/mDhoz4Lg5S
Amie Jayne @Amie_OT
@lucyIOT Im happy I've remembered and stayed awake on the Train, the quietness of it usually sends me to sleep #otalk
Emma Hall @Emm_OT
#OTalk helloo
Sarah @sk11985
@OTalk_ @Kirstie_OT Hello #OTalk
Dr Stephanie Tempest @SetG75
RT @JBOccyTherapy: Evening all. I'm co-host for this evenings chat. I'm an independent OT. I offer supported self-management skills via vid…
OTalk @OTalk_
Tonights #OTalk topic is on professional boundaries. Our hosts & support for the evening are @bobcollinsOT @JBOccyTherapy & @SetG75 & @AnneKeen55 👍🏼
Maggie Ruth Morton @SensationalOT
Ooooh, this sounds interesting #Otalk #ReflectingOnPractice #CPD https://t.co/sRabf76kFy
bob collins @bobcollinsOT
#otalk I am co-hosting tonight's chat too. I'm an OT working in community mental health. I have recently started in a team leader role in an Early Intervention Psychosis team. We discuss boundaries often!
Dr Stephanie Tempest @SetG75
RT @bobcollinsOT: #otalk I am co-hosting tonight's chat too. I'm an OT working in community mental health. I have recently started in a tea…
Louise @Louisepenny87
@OTalk_ @Kirstie_OT Back again for the 2nd consecutive week...... just had to decline my mums phone call, can’t have her interrupting #Otalk
OTalk @OTalk_
@SetG75 @Kirstie_OT You can thank the BitMoji app... we love it! #OTalk https://t.co/5UJMyMnz2h
Emma Clayton @clayton66567791
@OTalk_ @Kirstie_OT Hello #OTalk
Margaret Spencer @margaretOT360
RT @bobcollinsOT: #otalk I am co-hosting tonight's chat too. I'm an OT working in community mental health. I have recently started in a tea…
Amie Jayne @Amie_OT
@MOHOspark @OTalk_ @Kirstie_OT Im on a train from London, hipefully we shall both have signal! #OTalk
Ben Kirkwood @ot_benk
Joining in with the #otalk tonight!
JBOT - Jo southall @jboccytherapy
Q1 – When you consider the phrase ‘Professional boundaries’ what does it mean to you? #OTalk
Keir Harding @Keirwales
Hello #OTalk
OTalk @OTalk_
Quick housekeeping reminder: please be respectful of each other & everyones views, think about confidentiality & dont forget that your codes of practice also apply to online activity. #OTalk https://t.co/wbKaDCiAbd
MaisyOT @maisyot
@OTalk_ @Kirstie_OT Tuned in #OTalk
Carol @carspring27
@bobcollinsOT Hi there, can you explain more about the circumstances in which you have to discuss boundaries please? #otalk
Dr Stephanie Tempest @SetG75
RT @OTalk_: Quick housekeeping reminder: please be respectful of each other & everyones views, think about confidentiality & dont forget th…
Maggie Ruth Morton @SensationalOT
RT @JBOccyTherapy: Q1 – When you consider the phrase ‘Professional boundaries’ what does it mean to you? #OTalk
Margaret Spencer @margaretOT360
A really relevant and current topic especially for all our students out on role emerging placements #OTalk
Molly Harris @mollharrisOT
Evening everyone #OTalk
Deborah Harrison @DebbiiHarrison
Good evening #OTalk 💚
OTalk @OTalk_
And ofcourse the BIG rule.... dont forget to include the hashtag in ALL your tweets! Everything with the #OTalk tag will be added to our chat transcript. https://t.co/52yOQgNwVN
Dr Stephanie Tempest @SetG75
Creating a safe space for the work to be done #OTalk https://t.co/LS8YRLrAVH
Emily OT @EmsOTs
Good evening #OTalk
Dr Stephanie Tempest @SetG75
RT @OTalk_: And ofcourse the BIG rule.... dont forget to include the hashtag in ALL your tweets! Everything with the #OTalk tag will be add…
Bethany Marshall @BethjmOT
I actually love how many people join in for #OTalk. 8pm and twitter is busy!! Nice to see both students and professionals joining in every week #OTalk https://t.co/ofBx2JLTzT
Carol @carspring27
@margaretOT360 HI Margaret, It can be interesting seeing a student developing their professional boundaries on placement....I think it is something you have to learn...do you agree? #OTalk
OTalk @OTalk_
If there are any newbies out there or anyone gets stuck, please free feel to give me a shout! #OTalk (I promise to answer with a smile, unlike my bitmoji ⬇️) 😂 https://t.co/SYTEVztdsH
Margaret Spencer @margaretOT360
Being mindful of my clinical reasoning and codes of conduct #OTalk @margaretOT360 https://t.co/RDbe9sYXld
Shazz Jamieson-Evans @shazzajamie
@JBOccyTherapy #otalk one area of professional boundaries for me is communication based on evidenced based practice, not the advice you'd give a mate
OTalk @OTalk_
So with all that in mind, its over to you guys @bobcollinsOT & @JBOccyTherapy! Happy chatting everyone! #OTalk https://t.co/aMEQtHJBV5
Suzanne Rastrick @SuzanneRastrick
@OTalk_ @bobcollinsOT @JBOccyTherapy @SetG75 @annekeen55 Good evening #Otalk. Just lurking!
Bill Wong, OTD, OTR/L @BillWongOT
@JBOccyTherapy Between yourself and fellow colleagues, as well as yourself with patients and other staff at your surroundings. #otalk
Bill Wong, OTD, OTR/L @BillWongOT
RT @shazzajamie: @JBOccyTherapy #otalk one area of professional boundaries for me is communication based on evidenced based practice, not t…
Bill Wong, OTD, OTR/L @BillWongOT
RT @margaretOT360: Being mindful of my clinical reasoning and codes of conduct #OTalk @margaretOT360 https://t.co/RDbe9sYXld
Dr Stephanie Tempest @SetG75
Think this is a good supplementary question for discussion tonight too.... #OTalk https://t.co/LCq9v9pelm
OTalk @OTalk_
@SuzanneRastrick @bobcollinsOT @JBOccyTherapy @SetG75 @annekeen55 Welcome along Suzanne 👍🏼 #OTalk
Bill Wong, OTD, OTR/L @BillWongOT
RT @carspring27: @margaretOT360 HI Margaret, It can be interesting seeing a student developing their professional boundaries on placement..…
Dr Heather Baglee @HeatherBaglee
@JBOccyTherapy #OTalk scope of practice, respect, acknowledgement of expertise
Rachel Payne @RachieRuu
First time tweeting during the #otalk Totally excited to see how this goes and get contributing!
Dr Stephanie Tempest @SetG75
RT @margaretOT360: Being mindful of my clinical reasoning and codes of conduct #OTalk @margaretOT360 https://t.co/RDbe9sYXld
Dr Stephanie Tempest @SetG75
RT @shazzajamie: @JBOccyTherapy #otalk one area of professional boundaries for me is communication based on evidenced based practice, not t…
JBOT - Jo southall @jboccytherapy
Pleasantly surprised especially when competing with #Winterwatch tweeting! #OTalk https://t.co/YHzZ9cO7Ou
Louise @Louisepenny87
@JBOccyTherapy What my role consists of, & also what my role definately doesn’t consist of. Scope of practice. And being a professional - open, honest, trustworthy, approachable, mature #Otalk
Shazz Jamieson-Evans @shazzajamie
@SetG75 #otalk very good succinctly put point about safe place
OTalk @OTalk_
Question 1 #OTalk https://t.co/AqAI3gE7uT
Rob Brooks @dr_robbrooks
Being a professional encompasses all of your life, professional boundaries are relevant in all aspects of what you do #OTalk
Maggie Ruth Morton @SensationalOT
To me, as a #ChildrensOccupationalTherapist, it’s the times when I build a bit of report by letting service users and their families know I have kids or even differentiating my OT advice from my advice as a mother- some things I recommend because we tried them at home! #OTalk https://t.co/Sml7TVoKg6
Amie Jayne @Amie_OT
@JBOccyTherapy It's making sure your work isn't clouded by personal opinions, knowing how much information to give when talking to people, building relationships that aren't too personal, acting professionally at work, at times it can be hard and it takes practice #otalk
Bill Wong, OTD, OTR/L @BillWongOT
@JBOccyTherapy And of course- boundaries are also involved between student and current OT course instructors. #otalk
Dr Stephanie Tempest @SetG75
@SuzanneRastrick @OTalk_ @bobcollinsOT @JBOccyTherapy @annekeen55 Thank you for making time to lurk Suzanne.... #OTalk
bob collins @bobcollinsOT
@shazzajamie @JBOccyTherapy #otalk would you not give your mate advice based on your knowledge of the evidence?
Sophie Maynard @SophieMaynard8
Hello! @OTalk_ looking forward to this #OTstudent #OTalk
Bill Wong, OTD, OTR/L @BillWongOT
RT @Amie_OT: @JBOccyTherapy It's making sure your work isn't clouded by personal opinions, knowing how much information to give when talkin…
Anne Keen @annekeen55
@SetG75 Being aware and responsible #OTalk
bob collins @bobcollinsOT
RT @margaretOT360: Being mindful of my clinical reasoning and codes of conduct #OTalk @margaretOT360 https://t.co/RDbe9sYXld
Bill Wong, OTD, OTR/L @BillWongOT
RT @robbrooks_uk: Being a professional encompasses all of your life, professional boundaries are relevant in all aspects of what you do #OT
Bill Wong, OTD, OTR/L @BillWongOT
RT @shazzajamie: @SetG75 #otalk very good succinctly put point about safe place
Bill Wong, OTD, OTR/L @BillWongOT
RT @Louisepenny87: @JBOccyTherapy What my role consists of, & also what my role definately doesn’t consist of. Scope of practice. And being…
Bill Wong, OTD, OTR/L @BillWongOT
RT @HD55: @JBOccyTherapy #OTalk scope of practice, respect, acknowledgement of expertise
Dr Stephanie Tempest @SetG75
RT @HD55: @JBOccyTherapy #OTalk scope of practice, respect, acknowledgement of expertise
Emily Deadman @EmilyDeadman
@JBOccyTherapy To me, it means maintaining distance between both myself and service users and also other colleagues . #OTalk
Bill Wong, OTD, OTR/L @BillWongOT
RT @annekeen55: @SetG75 Being aware and responsible #OTalk
Bethany Marshall @BethjmOT
@carspring27 Thought it was very appropriate 😋 very fast paced during the discussions, but good that there is a transcript every week too #OTalk
Dr Stephanie Tempest @SetG75
@RachieRuu Thank you for joining in Rachel #OTalk
Amie Jayne @Amie_OT
@carspring27 @margaretOT360 I would agree aspects of professional boundaries take time to learn, it's difficult toalways judge how much of yourself to show a person to build a relationship but keep it appropriate at the same time #otalk
Bill Wong, OTD, OTR/L @BillWongOT
RT @EmilyDeadman: @JBOccyTherapy To me, it means maintaining distance between both myself and service users and also other colleagues . #OT
Dr Stephanie Tempest @SetG75
RT @Louisepenny87: @JBOccyTherapy What my role consists of, & also what my role definately doesn’t consist of. Scope of practice. And being…
OTalk @OTalk_
@KathrynRamsden Good point Kathryn. Dont forget to include the #Otalk hashtag in all your tweets so everyone can your input 👍🏼
Keir Harding @Keirwales
@JBOccyTherapy #OTalk something for me about what I'd do as part of my professional role that is separate (boundaried?) From other aspects of my life.
bob collins @bobcollinsOT
@BillWongOT @JBOccyTherapy #otalk that's one of the topics for discussion - the definition of 'service user'
Shazz Jamieson-Evans @shazzajamie
@bobcollinsOT @JBOccyTherapy #otalk yes i definitely do, but more informaly I thinking perhaps more about use of language
Dr Stephanie Tempest @SetG75
RT @OTalk_: Question 1 #OTalk https://t.co/AqAI3gE7uT
Dr Stephanie Tempest @SetG75
RT @robbrooks_uk: Being a professional encompasses all of your life, professional boundaries are relevant in all aspects of what you do #OT
Kathryn Fox @OccupationalFox
Joing #OTalk a bit late again but very interested to hear what everyone has to say on this topic!
Bill Wong, OTD, OTR/L @BillWongOT
RT @shazzajamie: @bobcollinsOT @JBOccyTherapy #otalk yes i definitely do, but more informaly I thinking perhaps more about use of language
Louise @Louisepenny87
@carspring27 @margaretOT360 I think it comes easier to some than others, depending on if you have had professional role models growing up, if you have had positive experiences of professionals. It can be a steep learning curve, on top of everything else #Otalk
OTalk @OTalk_
RT @BethjmOT: I actually love how many people join in for #OTalk. 8pm and twitter is busy!! Nice to see both students and professionals joi…
Bill Wong, OTD, OTR/L @BillWongOT
RT @Keirwales: @JBOccyTherapy #OTalk something for me about what I'd do as part of my professional role that is separate (boundaried?) From…
Bill Wong, OTD, OTR/L @BillWongOT
RT @Amie_OT: @carspring27 @margaretOT360 I would agree aspects of professional boundaries take time to learn, it's difficult toalways judge…
Dr Stephanie Tempest @SetG75
RT @Amie_OT: @JBOccyTherapy It's making sure your work isn't clouded by personal opinions, knowing how much information to give when talkin…
Amie Jayne @Amie_OT
@robbrooks_uk 100% and it's something I've talked to a lot with students around social media and staying professional online #otalk
JBOT - Jo southall @jboccytherapy
RT @SensationalOT: To me, as a #ChildrensOccupationalTherapist, it’s the times when I build a bit of report by letting service users and th…
MaisyOT @maisyot
@OTalk_ Being mindful of colleagues + clients, clear communication, appropriate behaviour, always implementing clinical reasoning #OTalk
Sarah @sk11985
@OTalk_ For me it’s knowing where to begin and where to end. Presenting yourself in a light that befits the trust and confidence of service users. #OTalk
Bill Wong, OTD, OTR/L @BillWongOT
RT @Amie_OT: @robbrooks_uk 100% and it's something I've talked to a lot with students around social media and staying professional online #…
Carol @carspring27
@Amie_OT @margaretOT360 To me there seems to be a delicate line....it is a balancing act...if you are too remote then this can prevent a therapeutic relationship from developing, however if you are too over-friendly this can be confusing....#OTalk
Dr Stephanie Tempest @SetG75
@Amie_OT @JBOccyTherapy ... and we're all work in practice too, no matter how long we have been qualified #alwayslearning #OTalk
JBOT - Jo southall @jboccytherapy
Good point. You don't stop being an OT when you take off the green trousers at the end of the day #OTalk https://t.co/a6aJBSPHUV
OTalk @OTalk_
RT @Amie_OT: @JBOccyTherapy It's making sure your work isn't clouded by personal opinions, knowing how much information to give when talkin…
Bill Wong, OTD, OTR/L @BillWongOT
@Amie_OT @robbrooks_uk And that is definitely an important subject now given how easily accessible we are to each other as well as info about others. #otalk
Bill Wong, OTD, OTR/L @BillWongOT
RT @Louisepenny87: @carspring27 @margaretOT360 I think it comes easier to some than others, depending on if you have had professional role…
Sarah @sk11985
@OTalk_ For me it’s knowing where to begin and where to end. Presenting yourself in a light that befits the trust and confidence of service users and colleagues. #OTalk
Molly Harris @mollharrisOT
@JBOccyTherapy Maintaining a balance between my personal and professional approach and conduct as a student OT, including working with patients and other staff whilst on placement and using social media #otalk
Dr Stephanie Tempest @SetG75
RT @annekeen55: @SetG75 Being aware and responsible #OTalk
Leo Keller @LeoKellerOT
@JBOccyTherapy #OTalk Today I explained to one of our young male service users that I'm cuddly with my partner and family, but not with people I work with. We had a discussion on appropriate physical contact between us. Professional boundaries come up in my daily working life.
Shazz Jamieson-Evans @shazzajamie
@Keirwales @JBOccyTherapy #otalk I don't wear the formal OT uniform, but I have a separate work wardrobe to help me separate work from home
Bill Wong, OTD, OTR/L @BillWongOT
@Louisepenny87 @carspring27 @margaretOT360 In terms of social media, mostly I have to be my own teacher... though I do receive feedback from time to time. #otalk
Alexandra Cheese @ACHEESEOT
@JBOccyTherapy Being aware of what you should and should not share with your colleagues and service users. Maintaining a professional manner #otalk
Bill Wong, OTD, OTR/L @BillWongOT
RT @LeoKellerOT: @JBOccyTherapy #OTalk Today I explained to one of our young male service users that I'm cuddly with my partner and family,…
Bill Wong, OTD, OTR/L @BillWongOT
RT @sk11985: @OTalk_ For me it’s knowing where to begin and where to end. Presenting yourself in a light that befits the trust and confiden…
Carolina Cordero 🌈 @colourful_ot
RT @JBOccyTherapy: Good point. You don't stop being an OT when you take off the green trousers at the end of the day #OTalk https://t.co/a6…
Carol @carspring27
@Keirwales @JBOccyTherapy for me the difference is something around giving professional advice - knowing that I am in a certain role which requires me to give that advice and that the information is evidence based #OTalk
Anne Keen @annekeen55
@JBOccyTherapy Yes. We are accountable for our actions both inside and outside the workplace #OTalk
Deborah Harrison @DebbiiHarrison
RT @robbrooks_uk: Being a professional encompasses all of your life, professional boundaries are relevant in all aspects of what you do #OT
Louise @Louisepenny87
@SetG75 @Amie_OT @JBOccyTherapy We just get quicker at knowing when we have messed up and how to change! #Otalk
Dr Stephanie Tempest @SetG75
@EmilyDeadman @JBOccyTherapy Wondering if the amount of difference changes depending on who you are with and how you make that call? Not an easy question I appreciate! #OTalk
Ben Kirkwood @ot_benk
Q1) professional boundaries for me are is showing respect, honesty and communicating appropriately to other professionals and service users. Yet keeping my personal life personal #otalk
Bill Wong, OTD, OTR/L @BillWongOT
RT @shazzajamie: @Keirwales @JBOccyTherapy #otalk I don't wear the formal OT uniform, but I have a separate work wardrobe to help me separa…
Rachel Payne @RachieRuu
@BillWongOT @Amie_OT @robbrooks_uk I think this is even more important given once something is online it's hard to get rid of, even if it gets deleted. #OTalk
OTalk @OTalk_
@ESpencerOT Dont forget to include the #OTalk hashtag in all your tweets Emily. We wouldnt want anyone to miss your input 👍🏼
Carol @carspring27
@shazzajamie @Keirwales @JBOccyTherapy yes I like this idea - very helpful #OTalk
Keir Harding @Keirwales
@JBOccyTherapy With the implication that there are no boundaries. Professionalism permiates everything. Which is a bit frightening... #OTalk
bob collins @bobcollinsOT
#otalk exactly that! And there will be different situations where different levels of self disclosure are appropriate. A good thing to remember is - It always need to be for the benefit of the 'service user'. https://t.co/lTuYfOW4KP
JBOT - Jo southall @jboccytherapy
@shazzajamie @Keirwales Good idea. The uniform does have it's benefits (the style isn't one of them). Taking off the uniform can help swap mindsets into 'off work' mode. #OTalk
Dr Stephanie Tempest @SetG75
RT @OTalk_: @KathrynRamsden Good point Kathryn. Dont forget to include the #Otalk hashtag in all your tweets so everyone can your input 👍🏼
Dr Stephanie Tempest @SetG75
RT @Keirwales: @JBOccyTherapy #OTalk something for me about what I'd do as part of my professional role that is separate (boundaried?) From…
Amie Jayne @Amie_OT
@carspring27 @margaretOT360 100% and I really found it a challenge at times especially when I had a role emerging placement, I found it hard not to get involved in the chit-chat as everyone else did while eating lunch together with service users #Otalk
Emily OT @EmsOTs
Being respectful of colleagues - accepting differences of opinion and acknowledging this allows opportunity for growth. #Otalk https://t.co/QkORZJXcke
JBOT - Jo southall @jboccytherapy
Q2 – Considering the blog definition of ‘service user’ what different boundaries do you have within your practice? #OTalk * Hint * Think about people who use your service but also staff, students, researchers & Participants, professional body members etc.
Leo Keller @LeoKellerOT
@bobcollinsOT @shazzajamie @JBOccyTherapy And do you never give your clients advice based on your 'intrinsic' gut knowledge of what is positive/negative/healthy/unhealthy, like you would your mates? #OTalk
Bill Wong, OTD, OTR/L @BillWongOT
@shazzajamie @Keirwales @JBOccyTherapy The only thing standard I wear to work now is my lab coat. Though I do try to wear an OT shirt to go along with it to distinguish myself at work. #otalk
Suzanne Rastrick @SuzanneRastrick
@SetG75 @OTalk_ @bobcollinsOT @JBOccyTherapy @annekeen55 ....and I’ve just failed to use the #OTalk hashtag in a reply!
Louise @Louisepenny87
@BillWongOT @carspring27 @margaretOT360 I think being a professional on social media is a minefield for most people as it is evolving so quickly and has its own challenges #Otalk
Bill Wong, OTD, OTR/L @BillWongOT
RT @RachieRuu: @BillWongOT @Amie_OT @robbrooks_uk I think this is even more important given once something is online it's hard to get rid o…
OTalk @OTalk_
Question 2 #OTalk https://t.co/Cm0HmiSmvJ
Dr Lynne Goodacre @LynneGoodacre
That’s an interesting point to explore, because my gut reaction to that was hmmm I not sure about this. Do professional boundaries extend into my personal life and if so how far #OTalk https://t.co/KCp1fOWiwA
Bill Wong, OTD, OTR/L @BillWongOT
RT @Louisepenny87: @BillWongOT @carspring27 @margaretOT360 I think being a professional on social media is a minefield for most people as i…
Kathryn Ramsden @kathrynramsden
@OTalk_ #Otalk understanding professional identity and being sensitive around information sharing. I also think it’s important to understand what you feel confident and competent to manage.
JBOT - Jo southall @jboccytherapy
@SetG75 @Amie_OT Life long learning! #OTalk
Rob Brooks @dr_robbrooks
@ot_benk Do you need to keep everything personal? Does sharing something help build rapport? #otalk
Dr Stephanie Tempest @SetG75
RT @JBOccyTherapy: Good point. You don't stop being an OT when you take off the green trousers at the end of the day #OTalk https://t.co/a6…
JBOT - Jo southall @jboccytherapy
RT @mollharrisOT: @JBOccyTherapy Maintaining a balance between my personal and professional approach and conduct as a student OT, including…
Kathryn Fox @OccupationalFox
@JBOccyTherapy Managing your relationships carefully in work, making sure the service user is aware of your roles and responsibilities and ensuring you work within them #OTalk
Amie Jayne @Amie_OT
@robbrooks_uk True, support using social media could protect both students/professionals and service users #otalk
Charlotte Fox @otnorfolk
@margaretOT360 #OTalk That’s what sprung to mind for me too, along with making sure we keep boundaries wide / practice holistic but within our skill set!
OTalk @OTalk_
@SuzanneRastrick @SetG75 @bobcollinsOT @JBOccyTherapy @annekeen55 Practice makes perfect... keep tweeting 😉 #OTalk
Bill Wong, OTD, OTR/L @BillWongOT
@Louisepenny87 @carspring27 @margaretOT360 And then as our roles evolve, the landscape also changes too. For example, now I got to be very careful about making comments regarding OT associations. #otalk
Carolina Cordero 🌈 @colourful_ot
RT @Amie_OT: @carspring27 @margaretOT360 I would agree aspects of professional boundaries take time to learn, it's difficult toalways judge…
Lauren @Lauren_OT
RT @robbrooks_uk: Being a professional encompasses all of your life, professional boundaries are relevant in all aspects of what you do #OT
Lauren @Lauren_OT
RT @sk11985: @OTalk_ For me it’s knowing where to begin and where to end. Presenting yourself in a light that befits the trust and confiden…
JBOT - Jo southall @jboccytherapy
RT @carspring27: @Keirwales @JBOccyTherapy for me the difference is something around giving professional advice - knowing that I am in a ce…
Leo Keller @LeoKellerOT
@shazzajamie @Keirwales @JBOccyTherapy Me too! #OTalk
Bill Wong, OTD, OTR/L @BillWongOT
RT @OccupationalFox: @JBOccyTherapy Managing your relationships carefully in work, making sure the service user is aware of your roles and…
Kwaku Agyemang @KwakuOT
I Think It Is At The Juncture When Personal Thoughts & Feelings Branch Off From Standards Which Have To Be Adhered To By A Profession/Professional #OTalk https://t.co/VJ2rjiSVgC
Tori OT @Tori_Doll_
@OTalk_ "Taking responsibilty for the impression & impact you make on others, presenting yourself in a professional manner while in your role" - so for me this is about confidentiality, the manner in which you conduct yourself, being a role model for the profession etc #OTalk
Dr Stephanie Tempest @SetG75
RT @annekeen55: @JBOccyTherapy Yes. We are accountable for our actions both inside and outside the workplace #OTalk
Amie Jayne @Amie_OT
@RachieRuu @BillWongOT @robbrooks_uk It's a little scary how everything stays online but as I've heard recently "if you wouldn't say it to your manna don't post it online" really fun but great advice #otalk
bob collins @bobcollinsOT
@EmilyDeadman @JBOccyTherapy #otalk Is it always necessary to maintain 'distance' between yourself 'service users'? Why? Are there times when you need to be close to colleagues or people you work with?
JBOT - Jo southall @jboccytherapy
Managing potential issues comes up later on! A skill set it's important to develop just in case #OTalk https://t.co/oem5GUzyml
Bill Wong, OTD, OTR/L @BillWongOT
@robbrooks_uk @ot_benk I personally am open book in terms of social media. I probably am more open than a lot of people about having autism in OT. #otalk
Dr Heather Baglee @HeatherBaglee
#OTalk I think its really important to maintain personality and not become professional clones... OT's are diverse and happily so - and professional within that.
Bill Wong, OTD, OTR/L @BillWongOT
RT @Amie_OT: @RachieRuu @BillWongOT @robbrooks_uk It's a little scary how everything stays online but as I've heard recently "if you wouldn…
Louise @Louisepenny87
@JBOccyTherapy When I was a B5, a service lead once said to me “decide what you will tell people and stick at that, don’t give any more away”. I’m not that structured, but I am careful in what I say #Otalk
Amie Jayne @Amie_OT
@bobcollinsOT True but sometimes judging if it's of benefit and necessary or not is the biggest challenge #otalk
Kathryn Ramsden @kathrynramsden
@Amie_OT @OTalk_ @JBOccyTherapy #Otalk they say that therapeutic use of self can also be important but maybe to be aware of attachments.
Dr Lynne Goodacre @LynneGoodacre
These are grey areas. not being part of chit chat over lunch can set you apart in a negative way. You can still be boundaried in informal situations #OTalk https://t.co/EntMxh5PUQ
JBOT - Jo southall @jboccytherapy
@SetG75 @EmilyDeadman Particularly difficult for those of us who are service users as well as professionals! Being part of the community you're working with can be a challenge. #OTalk
Dr Stephanie Tempest @SetG75
....and service users also being participants of an #OTalk you are hosting maybe... https://t.co/eQwLBt779o
Dr Stephanie Tempest @SetG75
RT @JBOccyTherapy: Q2 – Considering the blog definition of ‘service user’ what different boundaries do you have within your practice? #OTal
Bill Wong, OTD, OTR/L @BillWongOT
@Amie_OT @RachieRuu @robbrooks_uk If you have a leadership position, you should add, “Will the people I serve want to read this message?” #otalk
Bill Wong, OTD, OTR/L @BillWongOT
RT @JBOccyTherapy: @SetG75 @EmilyDeadman Particularly difficult for those of us who are service users as well as professionals! Being part…
Sophie Maynard @SophieMaynard8
@JBOccyTherapy Encompassing all of the elements of our professional training & practice, to form our identity. Whilst we need to keep in mind that many aspects of our personal lives are private, we also have to recognise that the two can never truely be separated and must act accordingly #OTalk
Bill Wong, OTD, OTR/L @BillWongOT
RT @Amie_OT: @bobcollinsOT True but sometimes judging if it's of benefit and necessary or not is the biggest challenge #otalk
OTalk @OTalk_
RT @theRCOT: Tomorrow's #Otalk is “professional boundaries” hosted by @bobcollinsOT & @JBOccyTherapy w/ support from RCOT's @SetG75 & @anne
JBOT - Jo southall @jboccytherapy
@robbrooks_uk Metaphorical for me too! Working from home means PJ's more often than not! @theRCOT should make OT themed smart casual attire and PJs. #OTalk
Bill Wong, OTD, OTR/L @BillWongOT
RT @HD55: #OTalk I think its really important to maintain personality and not become professional clones... OT's are diverse and happily so…
Gilly- does- Doing @GillyGorry
@JBOccyTherapy Working with scope of practice, ethics and conduct. Not being 'unprofessional'. It's a skill to be learned and links with therapuetic use of self #otalk
Bill Wong, OTD, OTR/L @BillWongOT
RT @bobcollinsOT: @EmilyDeadman @JBOccyTherapy #otalk Is it always necessary to maintain 'distance' between yourself 'service users'? Why?…
Emily Deadman @EmilyDeadman
@bobcollinsOT @JBOccyTherapy I think there always has to be some distance to keep the service user/ therapist relationship appropriate, but it’s all relevant to the situation and particular service user #Otalk
Emily OT @EmsOTs
@JBOccyTherapy #Otalk For me it's also about being able to walk beside a patient in order to be empathetic and compassionate whilst also maintaining my own self care
Louise @Louisepenny87
@JBOccyTherapy It can be really hard when roles change at work - going from peer to supervisor for example #Otalk
Amie Jayne @Amie_OT
@KathrynRamsden @OTalk_ @JBOccyTherapy Completely sometimes by being open and thinking you are doing the right thing by someone you can do more harm and form attachments thay aren't healthy for you or service user and sometimes its meant with the best intentions #otalk
Leo Keller @LeoKellerOT
@ot_benk 1 of our SUs loves hearing all about our personal lives. It is very meaningful to her to be able to have these conversations with us. So where do we draw the line? Our personal lives spill into practice regularly (mood, beliefs, expectations etc), so what is too personal? #OTalk
Dr Stephanie Tempest @SetG75
I liked the advice I read that suggested we don't put anything on social media that we wouldn't like to hear shouted out in the middle of a coffee shop! #OTalk https://t.co/UuhQp7EdvR
Rob Brooks @dr_robbrooks
@BillWongOT @ot_benk The question is how open should we be about ourselves, does this blur professional boundaries or enhance them? #otalk
Kwaku Agyemang @KwakuOT
Very True...Good Point...Building Relationships Requires Sharing.. #OTalk https://t.co/7klPvj7h5F
Sarah Sharland @SarahSharland19
@JBOccyTherapy Maintaining a professional presentation, not over sharing details of your personal life and generally acting in a professional and trustworthy manner. Also managing interactions and behaviours that are presented to you #OTalk
Dr Stephanie Tempest @SetG75
RT @OTalk_: Question 2 #OTalk https://t.co/Cm0HmiSmvJ
Niamh Kinsella @NiamhKinsella
@JBOccyTherapy #Otalk the extent to which I ‘use my self’ in order to build relationships that are mutually healthful and therapeutic
Dr Lynne Goodacre @LynneGoodacre
Maybe it’s honouring the values implicit in professionalism that permeates everything rather than the boundaries themselves? A little less frightening? #OTalk https://t.co/c6AkuT45ZY
bob collins @bobcollinsOT
#otalk Hi Rob! Safety is a key consideration when talking about many/any professional boundaries. https://t.co/cJNXCdOKmS
Alexandra Cheese @ACHEESEOT
@JBOccyTherapy When service users ask me personal questions such as where I live, I tend to just stick to the area rather than the actual location. That way it still gives us opportunity to take the conversation further but still keep that professional boundary! #otalk
Francesca S @OT_Francesca
@OTalk_ Our professional boundaries also relate to social media #Otalk
Kathryn Ramsden @kathrynramsden
@JBOccyTherapy #Otalk it’s important to form relationships with colleagues differently to clients but in all cases over sharing can be viewed negatively on you as a person
Bethany Marshall @BethjmOT
@JBOccyTherapy Appropriate behaviour in work but also outside of your work setting. Ensuring the service user knows that you need to remain professional and not share all your personal life in sessions. Remain client centred! #OTalk
Carolina Cordero 🌈 @colourful_ot
@LynneGoodacre Think it depends on whether you present yourself as an occupational therapist outside work or not... like using Twitter is part of my personal life, but I need to act professional on here because I've got OT in my name so I'm kind of representing student OTs? #OTalk
Amie Jayne @Amie_OT
@LynneGoodacre It can be isolating wanting to be part of the team and fit in but also as ting to maintain clear professional boundaries #otalk
latísh @ljx_01
@SetG75 @EmilyDeadman @JBOccyTherapy I would definitely agree with this and consider the fact that one approach doesn’t fit all, my practice definitely is altered depending on the situation and service user. #OTalk
Keir Harding @Keirwales
@robbrooks_uk @ot_benk I've worked with people who shared nothing. I think they came across as a bit odd. (I once had a teacher who wouldn't tell us his name!) #OTalk
Louise @Louisepenny87
@SetG75 Maybe shouted out in a completely different tone than was in your head when you typed it too?! #Otalk
Bill Wong, OTD, OTR/L @BillWongOT
@bobcollinsOT @EmilyDeadman @JBOccyTherapy Good question- I personally like to keep distance if I work w/ them regularly on social media space. But in my setting... never say never when it comes to working w/ some1 again. I say that because I now work w/ a director of rehab regularly after not seeing her for 2 yrs. #otalk
Dr Stephanie Tempest @SetG75
A good point Kathryn, awareness of the boundaries of our own knowledge and skills is crucial #OTalk https://t.co/SzH7CJnKPW
JBOT - Jo southall @jboccytherapy
Where would this rate on the scale of quality of evidence? Working on the fringes of evidence base can be risky. That said, I'm sure I've recommended things based on nothing but service user feedback in the past. #OTalk https://t.co/DiZVPYosSo
Bill Wong, OTD, OTR/L @BillWongOT
@robbrooks_uk @ot_benk For me, that can be a blur because there are posts that represent both perspectives. #otalk
Sarah @sk11985
RT @SetG75: I liked the advice I read that suggested we don't put anything on social media that we wouldn't like to hear shouted out in the…
Kathryn Fox @OccupationalFox
@LeoKellerOT @ot_benk I would say it's not letting the people overlap, eg. if you're close friends with a colleague by mindful about what you talk about, avoid relationships with service users outside of work time etc. #OTalk
Kathleen N-Cassidy @KNthakomwa
#OTalk By maintaining a balance between being open compassionate and person centred and being mindful of ethical reasoning principles.
Margaret Spencer @margaretOT360
We have to think really about this in our relationships and sexuality workshops for people with learning disabilities #Otalk https://t.co/67TClLy1O3
bob collins @bobcollinsOT
@annekeen55 @JBOccyTherapy #Otalk Yes! And hopefully our values are evident across both our personal and professional lives.
Rob Brooks @dr_robbrooks
@JBOccyTherapy @theRCOT This raises the question of whether wearing uniform creates a professional boundary? Perhaps casual attire gives too much away, breaks our boundaries? #otalk
Bill Wong, OTD, OTR/L @BillWongOT
RT @SetG75: A good point Kathryn, awareness of the boundaries of our own knowledge and skills is crucial #OTalk https://t.co/SzH7CJnKPW
OTalk @OTalk_
Dont forget to include the #OTalk hashtag in all your tweets so others can see your input. They also wont show up in the post chat transcript. https://t.co/hohX0iWnd7
JBOT - Jo southall @jboccytherapy
RT @bobcollinsOT: @EmilyDeadman @JBOccyTherapy #otalk Is it always necessary to maintain 'distance' between yourself 'service users'? Why?…
Bill Wong, OTD, OTR/L @BillWongOT
RT @ljx_01: @SetG75 @EmilyDeadman @JBOccyTherapy I would definitely agree with this and consider the fact that one approach doesn’t fit all…
Dr Stephanie Tempest @SetG75
@robbrooks_uk @ot_benk Good question - for me the important thing is to think about what I choose to share and also why am I choosing to share it #OTalk
JBOT - Jo southall @jboccytherapy
RT @Louisepenny87: @JBOccyTherapy When I was a B5, a service lead once said to me “decide what you will tell people and stick at that, don’…
Bill Wong, OTD, OTR/L @BillWongOT
@ljx_01 @SetG75 @EmilyDeadman @JBOccyTherapy Yeah- I definitely would not prescribe everyone to my Twitter approach... lol! 😂 #otalk
Lucy gordon @Lucygordon83
@JBOccyTherapy #OTalk always referring back to our code of ethics and HCPC guidelines. Being aware of your limitations and when to seek advice. Being aware of what you are saying to patients & colleagues. Not being afraid to admit you are not sure of something - then discuss with MDT.
Lauren @Lauren_OT
@JBOccyTherapy Well there are things that I share with everyone, things that I share with certain colleagues and not others and things that I definitely wouldn’t share with patients. I think working in Forensics has made me very mindful of what I chose to share. #OTalk
Louise @Louisepenny87
@KathrynRamsden @JBOccyTherapy But there are also challenges when people don’t share enough, and when the team feel like they aren’t integrating with the team #Otalk
Bill Wong, OTD, OTR/L @BillWongOT
RT @Amie_OT: @LynneGoodacre It can be isolating wanting to be part of the team and fit in but also as ting to maintain clear professional b…
Sophie Maynard @SophieMaynard8
@JBOccyTherapy As a student I am often the service user; lecturers, supervisors & educators are those providing support for me. Then on placement we are on both sides, as we work with patients/service users but also have supervision #OTalk
Amie Jayne @Amie_OT
@Keirwales @robbrooks_uk @ot_benk It makes you wonder what is and isn't seen as socially acceptable to share. We expect some information but how much #otalk
Emily OT @EmsOTs
@JBOccyTherapy #Otalk Also understanding our own emotional triggers and trying to be mindful of them so they don't overtake our clinical judgment
Sarah Sharland @SarahSharland19
@OTalk_ No interaction on social media - it’s strictly forbidden. Contact outside of work would be frowned upon. The use of language is also a consideration. We can talk about family etc in a generic manner but not personal issues etc. #OTalk
Kathryn Ramsden @kathrynramsden
@Amie_OT @OTalk_ @JBOccyTherapy I have had experience where I felt transference from a service user and then found it extremely emotionally draining to work with them. Obviously I sought support from my supervisors which I think is extremely important if ever worried about any interventions #Otalk
Bill Wong, OTD, OTR/L @BillWongOT
@Amie_OT @LynneGoodacre And then the hard part is even harder is if you are someone like me and constantly have to switch work places! #otalk
Kim Bell @KimBellOT
@JBOccyTherapy Q2 - I find it difficult when family seek advice from me or I see a situation and want to help - there is a desire to want to help but also a realisation that I need to be mindful about what I am saying or suggesting #OTalk
JBOT - Jo southall @jboccytherapy
I'm sure some of our service users will see these tweets. Social Media is public to everyone not just colleagues! #OTalk https://t.co/7yx5hwPTOU
Lucy @lucyiot
@JBOccyTherapy 2) I think as a student it’s important to work within the boundaries that are applicable to all settings (HCPC, Code of Ethics) but also the specific boundaries for different placement settings, eg boundaries in a forensic setting will differ from those in say orthapaedics #Otalk
Bill Wong, OTD, OTR/L @BillWongOT
RT @colourful_ot: @LynneGoodacre Think it depends on whether you present yourself as an occupational therapist outside work or not... like…
Bill Wong, OTD, OTR/L @BillWongOT
RT @BethjmOT: @JBOccyTherapy Appropriate behaviour in work but also outside of your work setting. Ensuring the service user knows that you…
Bill Wong, OTD, OTR/L @BillWongOT
RT @OT_Francesca: @OTalk_ Our professional boundaries also relate to social media #Otalk
Bill Wong, OTD, OTR/L @BillWongOT
RT @ACHEESEOT: @JBOccyTherapy When service users ask me personal questions such as where I live, I tend to just stick to the area rather th…
Bill Wong, OTD, OTR/L @BillWongOT
RT @NiamhKinsella: @JBOccyTherapy #Otalk the extent to which I ‘use my self’ in order to build relationships that are mutually healthful an…
Rachel Payne @RachieRuu
@robbrooks_uk @JBOccyTherapy @theRCOT I do think this is good to consider! I wonder if we become somewhat more relaxed when not in uniform, which could then negatively affect the professional boundaries #OTalk
IamAnOT @IamAnOT17
RT @Amie_OT: @JBOccyTherapy It's making sure your work isn't clouded by personal opinions, knowing how much information to give when talkin…
Bill Wong, OTD, OTR/L @BillWongOT
RT @SarahSharland19: @JBOccyTherapy Maintaining a professional presentation, not over sharing details of your personal life and generally a…
Margaret Spencer @margaretOT360
RT @Lucygordon83: @JBOccyTherapy #OTalk always referring back to our code of ethics and HCPC guidelines. Being aware of your limitations an…
JBOT - Jo southall @jboccytherapy
Selfcare in practice is so important! Physician heal thy self and all that! #OTalk https://t.co/pJmanqcKHX
Gilly- does- Doing @GillyGorry
@Keirwales @robbrooks_uk @ot_benk I often share. It's my choice. How can we build relationships without sharing a little of ourselves? We often ask so much of service users. #otalk
Louise @Louisepenny87
@robbrooks_uk @ot_benk Sharing does help build rapport, which is why I’m not fixed in what I share, rather I share personal stuff based on the situation #Otalk
Dr Stephanie Tempest @SetG75
Agree - and this is always work in progress. Many of my service users (i.e. members of @theRCOT) have been my friends for many years, so there are always boundaries that need rethinking #OTalk https://t.co/p8piraTL4C
deb_OT @dmay_ot
@SetG75 @robbrooks_uk @ot_benk and also why you are sharing - who does it benefit #OTalk
Molly Harris @mollharrisOT
@LeoKellerOT @ot_benk I found this on my second placement working with elderly patients in acute rehab, many of them asked questions about my personal life and knew I was not local to the area, it was my choice what to disclose but I had to be mindful of maintaining a professional conduct #OTalk
Bill Wong, OTD, OTR/L @BillWongOT
@OT_Francesca @OTalk_ And for students more so than practitioners- it takes time to find the right balance in terms of boundaries. #otalk
Charlotte Fox @otnorfolk
@bobcollinsOT @EmilyDeadman @JBOccyTherapy I think it’s something you constantly review as part of clinical reasoning - needto build rapport and trust whilst maintaining a professional role when dealing with intimate parts of ppls lives needs careful conscious thought on the right approach #OTalk
JBOT - Jo southall @jboccytherapy
RT @NiamhKinsella: @JBOccyTherapy #Otalk the extent to which I ‘use my self’ in order to build relationships that are mutually healthful an…
Bill Wong, OTD, OTR/L @BillWongOT
RT @LynneGoodacre: Maybe it’s honouring the values implicit in professionalism that permeates everything rather than the boundaries themsel…
Lauren @Lauren_OT
RT @OccupationalFox: @JBOccyTherapy Managing your relationships carefully in work, making sure the service user is aware of your roles and…
Maggie Ruth Morton @SensationalOT
We have a more relaxed polo top and dark trousers for our uniform, overly medical uniforms might make rapport difficult for the children we see #OTalk https://t.co/1KSJ80zvCY
Bethany Marshall @BethjmOT
@ACHEESEOT @JBOccyTherapy This is what I did on placement. If you show that you are willing to tell the service user some facts, this may help them to become more open and build trust within sessions! It’s about knowing what’s right to share and what isn’t #OTalk
Bill Wong, OTD, OTR/L @BillWongOT
RT @LeoKellerOT: @ot_benk 1 of our SUs loves hearing all about our personal lives. It is very meaningful to her to be able to have these co…
Amie Jayne @Amie_OT
@margaretOT360 It would be interesting to see how such a subject is approached. I once led a session on personal hygiene with women on a mental health ward, keeping my professionalism and not giggling with embarrassment was hard #otalk
Shazz Jamieson-Evans @shazzajamie
@JBOccyTherapy #otalk interesting point. Reminds me of another post on Facebook #pain4ot someone asked about dietary advice for supplements etc. My professional boundary is not to give that advice, refer to diuretics and for me to maintain functional skill in cooking.
Alexandra Cheese @ACHEESEOT
RT @BethjmOT: @ACHEESEOT @JBOccyTherapy This is what I did on placement. If you show that you are willing to tell the service user some fac…
Leo Keller @LeoKellerOT
@JBOccyTherapy I think there is a place for intrinsic knowledge based on experience rather than researched evidence. Otherwise we are at risk of following potentially false evidence (not yet disproved) or not doing things/advising things that are positive because of a lack of evidence #OTalk
Dr Stephanie Tempest @SetG75
@LynneGoodacre I find this one a tricky one tbh - many of my now service users (i.e. RCOT members) have been my friends for years. It takes a bit of thinking and reflecting...#OTalk
Gilly- does- Doing @GillyGorry
@RachieRuu @robbrooks_uk @JBOccyTherapy @theRCOT I've hardly ever worn a uniform. I see the benefit in some settings. I dress for the occasion, but what we do shouldn't change based on what we wear. #otalk
OTalk @OTalk_
@ukotac @Kirstie_OT Hi guys! Welcome along. Feel free to jump in, reply, chat & get involved. Be sure to include the #OTalk hashtag in all your tweets so people can see your input & interact with you. Enjoy!
JBOT - Jo southall @jboccytherapy
Giid example of limiting therapeutic use of self. Key area between sharing enough but not too much or too little. #OTalk https://t.co/i57EwNosOn
mai hussain @mai8793
@JBOccyTherapy I try not to over share with colleagues and patients. I feel sometimes if you share something that your not to comfortable with, with others then it's hard to keep control of it #OTalk
Tori OT @Tori_Doll_
@JBOccyTherapy In High Secure MH there are so many boundaries to maintain & be aware of; physical, relational etc. I used to always be mindful of "want to know OR need to know" questions - did a person want to know the info about me and/or others or did they actually need to know #OTalk
Bill Wong, OTD, OTR/L @BillWongOT
@LeoKellerOT @ot_benk Well- in my case, since I did my TEDx talk... I know I thought about it long and hard about disclosing myself in a public stage like that! After all, service users can easily look me up if they are YouTube savvy. #otalk
Emily OT @EmsOTs
@GillyGorry @JBOccyTherapy #Otalk being professional seems really abstract to me...I try to think about being an adult and acting from an adult place..
bob collins @bobcollinsOT
@robbrooks_uk @BillWongOT @ot_benk #otalk I agree disclosure can help build rapport and build empathy and can enhance professional relationships. However, we need to define the nature of the relationship so boundaries are not in danger of being blurred.
OTalk @OTalk_
RT @JBOccyTherapy: I'm sure some of our service users will see these tweets. Social Media is public to everyone not just colleagues! #OTalk
Dr Lynne Goodacre @LynneGoodacre
@RachieRuu @robbrooks_uk @JBOccyTherapy @theRCOT Don’t forget many many OTs do not wear uniforms in their practice. #OTalk
Dr Stephanie Tempest @SetG75
RT @LynneGoodacre: These are grey areas. not being part of chit chat over lunch can set you apart in a negative way. You can still be bound…
Carolina Cordero 🌈 @colourful_ot
@JBOccyTherapy I'm on placement at the moment and hadn't really realised before that I'd need to think about boundaries with my educator as well as patients - it's not as formal as a student/teacher relationship necessarily but you're not coworkers either, don't want to over-share #OTalk
Gilly- does- Doing @GillyGorry
@shazzajamie @JBOccyTherapy I read that thread with interest. We do need to be careful about what we recommend when we are pitching it as OT intervention. #otalk
Rachel Reece OT @RRenable
I haven't joined in #otalk in ages! I love working with children in an acute setting but almost weekly I have to ask parents not to take my photo during a session #professionalboundaries
Marie-Antoinette E @msmarieot
Being non-judgemental and not forcing my own personal views. Additionally, not disclosing personal information about myself that would not be beneficial to the therapeutic relationship. #Otalk https://t.co/8baV00Ulqz
Dr Stephanie Tempest @SetG75
I agree with this but also think that we are all in leadership positions to varying degrees, so this is relevant to everyone #OTalk https://t.co/XTQr3EPTZN
Sarah Sharland @SarahSharland19
@LeoKellerOT @ot_benk This is a tricky area. Some people really benefit from physical contact. We have a general rule of “side-on hugs”. I work with adults in a residential setting so you do develop personal relationships to a point. #OTalk
Bill Wong, OTD, OTR/L @BillWongOT
@bobcollinsOT @robbrooks_uk @ot_benk Well- now my autism becomes public knowledge because of my TEDx talk. So at work, people who work with me at least regularly to some basis will know. I can’t do anything to change that. 😛 #otalk
Margaret Spencer @margaretOT360
Me too I take the lead from the service user. Ultimately I decide what I share #OTalk https://t.co/iXBHHZ63lw
Marie-Antoinette E @msmarieot
RT @ACHEESEOT: @JBOccyTherapy When service users ask me personal questions such as where I live, I tend to just stick to the area rather th…
Amie Jayne @Amie_OT
@KathrynRamsden @OTalk_ @JBOccyTherapy I've been there too, I think this level of compassion is common within such a caring profession but it's learning those boundaries and having thay resilience and team support thay stop it becoming burn out #otalk
Bill Wong, OTD, OTR/L @BillWongOT
RT @SarahSharland19: @LeoKellerOT @ot_benk This is a tricky area. Some people really benefit from physical contact. We have a general rule…
Dr Stephanie Tempest @SetG75
@JBOccyTherapy @robbrooks_uk @theRCOT I'll share that with the marketing team @theRCOT!!! #OTalk
Bill Wong, OTD, OTR/L @BillWongOT
RT @MsMarieOT: Being non-judgemental and not forcing my own personal views. Additionally, not disclosing personal information about myself…
JBOT - Jo southall @jboccytherapy
Interesting view. Thoughts folks? I actually find that me appearing too formal puts up barriers. I often have appointments with clients in PJ's. would they feel comfortable with this if I was in my formal best? #OTalk https://t.co/ANgueNuqkE
Bill Wong, OTD, OTR/L @BillWongOT
RT @GillyGorry: @shazzajamie @JBOccyTherapy I read that thread with interest. We do need to be careful about what we recommend when we are…
Bill Wong, OTD, OTR/L @BillWongOT
RT @colourful_ot: @JBOccyTherapy I'm on placement at the moment and hadn't really realised before that I'd need to think about boundaries w…
Carolina Cordero 🌈 @colourful_ot
RT @margaretOT360: Me too I take the lead from the service user. Ultimately I decide what I share #OTalk https://t.co/iXBHHZ63lw
Bill Wong, OTD, OTR/L @BillWongOT
RT @Tori_Doll_: @JBOccyTherapy In High Secure MH there are so many boundaries to maintain & be aware of; physical, relational etc. I used t…
Bill Wong, OTD, OTR/L @BillWongOT
RT @mai8793: @JBOccyTherapy I try not to over share with colleagues and patients. I feel sometimes if you share something that your not to…
Bill Wong, OTD, OTR/L @BillWongOT
RT @JBOccyTherapy: Giid example of limiting therapeutic use of self. Key area between sharing enough but not too much or too little. #OTalk
latísh @ljx_01
@JBOccyTherapy I think SU’s pick up on team boundaries & that it’s really important to work as a team to not over share & be mindful of boundaries in passing and sessions. SU’s get to know who they would rather share information with as they would get a more desired answer/result #OTalk
Bill Wong, OTD, OTR/L @BillWongOT
RT @GillyGorry: @RachieRuu @robbrooks_uk @JBOccyTherapy @theRCOT I've hardly ever worn a uniform. I see the benefit in some settings. I dre…
Charlotte Fox @otnorfolk
@robbrooks_uk @JBOccyTherapy @theRCOT Not sure I could brave the green trousers again now - mine we always embarrassingly short - a colleague even bought me green socks once! But interesting thought - not sure a uniform would go down well with some of my clients & community work. Is there research? #OTalk
Rob Brooks @dr_robbrooks
@LynneGoodacre @RachieRuu @JBOccyTherapy @theRCOT Perhaps we all should to maintain professional boundaries :-) #otalk
Bill Wong, OTD, OTR/L @BillWongOT
RT @LeoKellerOT: @JBOccyTherapy I think there is a place for intrinsic knowledge based on experience rather than researched evidence. Other…
Bill Wong, OTD, OTR/L @BillWongOT
RT @shazzajamie: @JBOccyTherapy #otalk interesting point. Reminds me of another post on Facebook #pain4ot someone asked about dietary advic…
Bill Wong, OTD, OTR/L @BillWongOT
RT @ljx_01: @JBOccyTherapy I think SU’s pick up on team boundaries & that it’s really important to work as a team to not over share & be mi…
Keir Harding @Keirwales
@BethjmOT @ACHEESEOT @JBOccyTherapy I think that "right" will be different for different people though...🤔 #OTalk
Louise @Louisepenny87
@robbrooks_uk Interesting idea @robbrooks_uk Does this mean that my OT skill should be judged by what I choose to do on the weekend (so long as it is law abiding, obviously!)? #Otalk
JBOT - Jo southall @jboccytherapy
RT @KimBellOT: @JBOccyTherapy Q2 - I find it difficult when family seek advice from me or I see a situation and want to help - there is a d…
Leo Keller @LeoKellerOT
@Keirwales @robbrooks_uk @ot_benk Agreed. I often come across people who are over-professionalised and it becomes very hard to relate to them. #OTalk
Dr Stephanie Tempest @SetG75
@Louisepenny87 You're absolutely right - how we mean things to sound isn't always the same as how things are received .... good point #OTalk
JBOT - Jo southall @jboccytherapy
RT @lucyIOT: @JBOccyTherapy 2) I think as a student it’s important to work within the boundaries that are applicable to all settings (HCPC,…
JBOT - Jo southall @jboccytherapy
Q3 – Thinking back to Q2, how do you define and maintain these boundaries? #OTalk * Hint * Consider therapeutic use of self, management structure, work based friendships, social media etc.
OTalk @OTalk_
Question 3 #OTalk https://t.co/k0veKd3szc
Lauren @Lauren_OT
RT @margaretOT360: Me too I take the lead from the service user. Ultimately I decide what I share #OTalk https://t.co/iXBHHZ63lw
Kathryn Fox @OccupationalFox
@robbrooks_uk @JBOccyTherapy @theRCOT I would disagree that it breaks boundaries, professional dress can still signal a difference, but I think it's more about how we handle ourselves when working that makes the difference #OTalk
Matthew Hocking #FBPE @MatthewHocking2
An apt introduction to the topic matter of 'professional boundaries #OTalk #codeofconduct https://t.co/rbIhoDsG8d
ieesh @ieeshhhk
RT @LeoKellerOT: @JBOccyTherapy I think there is a place for intrinsic knowledge based on experience rather than researched evidence. Other…
Dr Stephanie Tempest @SetG75
RT @Lucygordon83: @JBOccyTherapy #OTalk always referring back to our code of ethics and HCPC guidelines. Being aware of your limitations an…
Bill Wong, OTD, OTR/L @BillWongOT
@ljx_01 @JBOccyTherapy In my case, since I am on YouTube... so the only decision I have is to not tell them directly about such. I would play it cool if they discover the fact. #otalk
Chris Edge @ChrisEdge81
RT @SetG75: Bit of reading on commute home for #OTalk tonight - looking forward to it 😃@bobcollinsOT @JBOccyTherapy @annekeen55 @OTalk_ htt…
Sophie Maynard @SophieMaynard8
@OccupationalFox @JBOccyTherapy This is really important, especially as you may be working with an individual for a long time, meaning those boundaries might not become as clear for some. Reaffirming them is necessary so as not to confuse expectations #OTalk
Margaret Spencer @margaretOT360
I would never work in a uniform it is an immediate barrier, but some people find it helps them #OTalk https://t.co/lsWC923WPJ
Kathryn Ramsden @kathrynramsden
@Amie_OT @OTalk_ @JBOccyTherapy #Otalk professional burn out is definitely a hot topic at the moment with stretched services
Samina @thesamina
@Amie_OT @JBOccyTherapy I'm newly qualified and 'it takes practice' was comforting to read, especially since there's so much to navigate through and be aware of #OTalk
Dr Stephanie Tempest @SetG75
RT @SophieMaynard8: @JBOccyTherapy As a student I am often the service user; lecturers, supervisors & educators are those providing support…
Bill Wong, OTD, OTR/L @BillWongOT
RT @OccupationalFox: @robbrooks_uk @JBOccyTherapy @theRCOT I would disagree that it breaks boundaries, professional dress can still signal…
SueOT@T2O @therapy2optimum
@OTalk_ #Otalk this is a skill we develop through out our career. We learn to understand when, how and where to utilise professional boundaries in a variety of settings. If you respect your clients, then they will respect the boundaries.
Dr Stephanie Tempest @SetG75
RT @ESpencerOT: @JBOccyTherapy #Otalk Also understanding our own emotional triggers and trying to be mindful of them so they don't overtake…
Shazz Jamieson-Evans @shazzajamie
@JBOccyTherapy #otalk agreed, can appear too formal in community I have scruffy jeans and shirt as ppl have thought I'm "posh, going judge them", & they tell me to get lost. Image important to reach the client
Bethan Mair Edwards 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿🇬🇧🇪🇺 🏳️‍🌈 @pixiegirle
Completely agree. Training as an #OT I was told not to disclose my MH / anything personal. Now I work in a non-clinical research role I feel I have more freedom to be ‘me’ a person & an IT #Otalk https://t.co/BIfbPFk2si
Dr Stephanie Tempest @SetG75
RT @KimBellOT: @JBOccyTherapy Q2 - I find it difficult when family seek advice from me or I see a situation and want to help - there is a d…
deb_OT @dmay_ot
I'm currently on a paediatric placement and I've found that talking about my own children to some of the children I'm working with helps build a therapeutic relationship #otalk
Sarah Sharland @SarahSharland19
@OTalk_ I’ll quite happily inform residents or colleagues that certain conversations are inappropriate. Also supervision is helpful here. And just being aware of how you present yourself and what you disclose #OTalk
Louise @Louisepenny87
@OccupationalFox @robbrooks_uk @JBOccyTherapy @theRCOT For me, it’s the lanyard. I feel like an OT if I have my lanyard round my neck. I feel like a bad OT if I have my own clothes, my lanyard, and a bad choice of footwear (I normally wear a uniform at work) #Otalk
bob collins @bobcollinsOT
@robbrooks_uk @JBOccyTherapy @theRCOT #otalk I'd say wearing a uniform does create a boundary. In the right setting this is appropriate but maybe not in others. So context is important here. Even wearing PJ's is appropriate if you're promoting #endpjparalysis @AiredaleAHPs !!
Bill Wong, OTD, OTR/L @BillWongOT
@JBOccyTherapy Well- work related stuff... Venmo is common in my setting. So that is fine because we will have to borrow each other money back and forth anyway. Otherwise, I exercise with caution with work peers. #otalk
Amie Jayne @Amie_OT
@margaretOT360 Although I don't wear a uniform, I've realised I wear my hair different depending on who I have meeting with depending on the professional situation I am in #OTalk
Bethan Mair Edwards 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿🇬🇧🇪🇺 🏳️‍🌈 @pixiegirle
OT! Not IT 😂 #Otalk
Dr Stephanie Tempest @SetG75
RT @GillyGorry: @Keirwales @robbrooks_uk @ot_benk I often share. It's my choice. How can we build relationships without sharing a little of…
SFT Therapy @SFTTherapyTeam
RT @theRCOT: Tonight's #OTalk 'Professional boundaries - where do we draw the line' will be supported by @annekeen55 from RCOT's Professio…
Keir Harding @Keirwales
RT @GillyGorry: @Keirwales @robbrooks_uk @ot_benk I often share. It's my choice. How can we build relationships without sharing a little of…
OTalk @OTalk_
Half way through tonights #OTalk chat... some great discussion taking place, and its interesting to everyones stance. Professional boundaries are def a hot topic! https://t.co/vk5LQe5VNV
deb_OT @dmay_ot
Of course, what I say may not be the whole truth but it does get kids to open up!!! #OTalk
latísh @ljx_01
@BillWongOT @JBOccyTherapy I think that is also what is really important about professional boundaries is oversharing on social media! As digital footprints are continuously building, it is becoming a lot easier to be discovered online. Information from personal life should not be accessed by SU’s #OTalk
JBOT - Jo southall @jboccytherapy
Burn out is worryingly common with healthcare professionals! Reminder of the importancce of supervision! #OTalk https://t.co/xqCSoPXbr0
Sarah @sk11985
@JBOccyTherapy I’ll admit to having been a previous client in PJ’s but it was my home I was inviting the therapist into and at the time found ADLs so tiring time consuming and painful that it was the only way I’d get through the contact. #OTalk
Bill Wong, OTD, OTR/L @BillWongOT
RT @ljx_01: @BillWongOT @JBOccyTherapy I think that is also what is really important about professional boundaries is oversharing on social…
Kathryn Ramsden @kathrynramsden
@OTalk_ #Otalk professional boundaries could also be based on your appearance depending on whether you wear a uniform or not
JBOT - Jo southall @jboccytherapy
Anyone know of any research? #OTalk https://t.co/jPERBbm4OA
Anne Keen @annekeen55
@JBOccyTherapy Remind self of importance of creating therapeutic and supportive relationships with service users centred on their needs #OTalk
Amie Jayne @Amie_OT
@KathrynRamsden @OTalk_ @JBOccyTherapy Completely, it's such an important area #otalk
Bethany Marshall @BethjmOT
RT @OTalk_: Half way through tonights #OTalk chat... some great discussion taking place, and its interesting to everyones stance. Professio…
Louise @Louisepenny87
@JBOccyTherapy Thinking before you say personal things, reflecting on if it was the right thing to say, role modelling for others, discussion #Otalk
Kathryn Fox @OccupationalFox
@Louisepenny87 @robbrooks_uk @JBOccyTherapy @theRCOT I've never thought of it like that but I agree, the lanyard holds a lot of our professional identity in legitimising what we're doing, especially in the community where it's a form of identification! #OTalk
bob collins @bobcollinsOT
#otalk Yes, yes and yes. Really important to define and reaffirm boundaries. They can be flexible but make sure it is discussed and made explicit. https://t.co/xjYW8L58RH
Bill Wong, OTD, OTR/L @BillWongOT
@ljx_01 @JBOccyTherapy If you got invited to do a TEDx talk like me, it’s a great honor... but at the same time... it can be a trap if you are not careful thinking what you are saying on stage. #otalk
Louise @Louisepenny87
@JBOccyTherapy Setting clear expectations and boundaries when roles and therefore boundaries change #Otalk
Kim Bell @KimBellOT
@GillyGorry @Keirwales @robbrooks_uk @ot_benk I feel that this can help interactions to be genuine and it can help to build rapport but I would only share what I feel comfortable about. I want it to be about them not me #OTalk
Shazz Jamieson-Evans @shazzajamie
#OTalk what is the concept of professional? "Someone who is removed, punctual & appearing cold or someone who "gets" the client, laughs & makes ppl comfortable". Definition from client
Maggie Ruth Morton @SensationalOT
Yes! Not very “professional” but singing Iggle Piggle’s song or identifying Marshall from Paw Patrol boosts my Street cred! And back when I used my motorbike to visit schools my rapport with small boys jumped phenomenally! 😂 #OTalk https://t.co/KKihNUKY3Y
Deborah Harrison @DebbiiHarrison
Q3 #OTalk I don’t maintain rigid boundaries; probably because I teach, but I have a solid core of professional values & constantly reflect on the fluid ways I can manifest those. https://t.co/e7QEejIwyP
Bill Wong, OTD, OTR/L @BillWongOT
RT @OccupationalFox: @Louisepenny87 @robbrooks_uk @JBOccyTherapy @theRCOT I've never thought of it like that but I agree, the lanyard holds…
Bethan Mair Edwards 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿🇬🇧🇪🇺 🏳️‍🌈 @pixiegirle
@sk11985 @JBOccyTherapy I prefer own clothes especially in mental health & the community. Breaks down barriers #Otalk
Leo Keller @LeoKellerOT
@SarahSharland19 @ot_benk It is indeed tricky. For me, this is where my 'gut' instinct comes in. Some people I hug and others I don't, depending on our general interactions, non-verbal and verbal communication. It is finding what is best for them. #OTalk
Gilly- does- Doing @GillyGorry
@pixiegirle I understand not sharing if it would be negative to relationship or risky etc otherwise I think if we have good relationships we know what's to share and what not to. #otalk
Rob Brooks @dr_robbrooks
@dmay_ot I agree this can help to build a therapeutic relationship, but I wonder if it changes the professional boundaries, where they see you as a parent rather than as a therapist? #otalk
Maggie Ruth Morton @SensationalOT
RT @shazzajamie: #OTalk what is the concept of professional? "Someone who is removed, punctual & appearing cold or someone who "gets" the c…
Emily Deadman @EmilyDeadman
@JBOccyTherapy Again I think it depends on the setting, lack of uniform in some settings can help to relax SUs to help them form a therapeutic relationship, but also sometimes it can add to professional image as you are immediately identifiable as an occupational therapist #OTalk
Lauren @Lauren_OT
@JBOccyTherapy I think that in some services especially mental health, wearing a uniform creates a potential barrier to building effective therapeutic relationships. Sometimes an individual commenting on my clothes/ appearance can be a way in for people who are harder to engage #OTalk
Amie Jayne @Amie_OT
@thesamina @JBOccyTherapy I finished in November last year, im doing just as much learning as you are! #otalk
Pippa Simkins @PippaSimkins
@SarahSharland19 @OTalk_ I am not a huge fan of “service user” but for me a big part of working with individuals is for them to know that what they share is in a confidential setting and that it’s unique to their experience. That it does not get shared out of our work lives.#Otalk
OTalk @OTalk_
Dont forget those hashtags folks #OTalk https://t.co/13W67tTWbx
Sophie Maynard @SophieMaynard8
@JBOccyTherapy I keep my social media accounts for use with friends and family private. This is a choice I make not just for service users but to provide my own boundaries - for example I had a placement in a forensic setting and felt it safer to ensure I wasn’t searchable #OTalk
Gilly- does- Doing @GillyGorry
@KimBellOT @Keirwales @robbrooks_uk @ot_benk Exactly! #otalk
Dr Heather Baglee @HeatherBaglee
#OTalk knowing when to break a boundary of appearance and sharing information can be an expression of expertise
Dr Stephanie Tempest @SetG75
Thank you for sharing this, it's a really important point. @HCPC define service user as anyone who uses your services etc so that includes students, staff etc #OTalk https://t.co/JFhvYIs5vS
Kathryn Fox @OccupationalFox
@KimBellOT @GillyGorry @Keirwales @robbrooks_uk @ot_benk A lot of it seems to be about personal comfort for the professional! #OTalk
Emily OT @EmsOTs
@pixiegirle @sk11985 @JBOccyTherapy #Otalk totally agree
Amie Jayne @Amie_OT
@JBOccyTherapy Yes and the importance of self care :) (I'll be hosting another #otalk on that in two weeks)
Bill Wong, OTD, OTR/L @BillWongOT
@OccupationalFox @Louisepenny87 @robbrooks_uk @JBOccyTherapy @theRCOT I am the only person on any rehab team ever to wear a TEDx speaker name tag. I often joke to my fellow co-workers, “I am such a rebel not wearing name tag provided by the company.” #otalk
Bethan Mair Edwards 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿🇬🇧🇪🇺 🏳️‍🌈 @pixiegirle
@GillyGorry That goes without saying - risk & relationship first. #Otalk
bob collins @bobcollinsOT
@OccupationalFox @Louisepenny87 @robbrooks_uk @JBOccyTherapy @theRCOT #OTalk Yes but in some contexts (in my experience - community MH with young people) even an ID badge can be a barrier to engagement.
Carol @carspring27
Hi there, my experience is that as you gain more practice and experience so your professional identity and sense of who you are along with your boundaries as an OT come along too. It becomes less of a struggle to navigate so many waters all at once. #OTalk https://t.co/xU9qIpkDj5
JBOT - Jo southall @jboccytherapy
Service users can see this? Perhaps only share things you'd be happy for ANYONE to see! #OTalk https://t.co/LWF7OTPmOx
Bill Wong, OTD, OTR/L @BillWongOT
RT @OccupationalFox: @KimBellOT @GillyGorry @Keirwales @robbrooks_uk @ot_benk A lot of it seems to be about personal comfort for the profes…
Carolina Cordero 🌈 @colourful_ot
RT @carspring27: Hi there, my experience is that as you gain more practice and experience so your professional identity and sense of who yo…
Lauren @Lauren_OT
Totally agree. It comes with experience and you learn yourself what you feel comfortable with. #OTalk https://t.co/wpCMpxNLvo
Venthan Mailoo @VenthanMailoo
@bobcollinsOT @EmilyDeadman @JBOccyTherapy When I worked for @MarsMinerva my patients were my best friends, providers and bodyguards. The rest of the world seems to have artificial boundaries between humans. I preferred the former. @OTalk_ @annekeen55 @setG75 #OTalk https://t.co/pBw5Lbv01r https://t.co/bXUr9e9nRr
Shazz Jamieson-Evans @shazzajamie
@Lauren_OT @JBOccyTherapy #otalk i have a green velvet jacket so people can comment or see me & easily id me when we're out on desensitization intervention, lowers anxiety. Helped me create good rapport
Amie Jayne @Amie_OT
@colourful_ot @JBOccyTherapy It was something I was asked to read up on and consider on my first placement, definitely helped to consider my relationship with future educators #otalk
Lucy gordon @Lucygordon83
I find sharing a bit about myself or experiences helps to break the ice & build rapport with patients, colleagues, tutors etc.Every setting may be different & I choose to share different things.I always refer back to our code of ethics & HCPC guidelines if I am unsure. #OTalk
Lauren @Lauren_OT
@JBOccyTherapy Shows abit of our personality and that we are human too! #OTalk
Bill Wong, OTD, OTR/L @BillWongOT
@OccupationalFox @KimBellOT @GillyGorry @Keirwales @robbrooks_uk @ot_benk I chose not to wear scrubs. I instead wear a lab coat daily because I feel more comfortable wearing a lab coat with casual clothes. #otalk
Rob Brooks @dr_robbrooks
Maintaining professional boundaries is a constantly shifting process, I think I change them based on the situation #OTalk
JBOT - Jo southall @jboccytherapy
@sk11985 Absolutely fine. I wear PJ's a lot of the time. Doesn't impact the way I reply to emails or write notes. #OTalk
Bill Wong, OTD, OTR/L @BillWongOT
RT @SophieMaynard8: @JBOccyTherapy I keep my social media accounts for use with friends and family private. This is a choice I make not jus…
Dr Stephanie Tempest @SetG75
RT @OTalk_: Question 3 #OTalk https://t.co/k0veKd3szc
Kim Bell @KimBellOT
@OccupationalFox @GillyGorry @Keirwales @robbrooks_uk @ot_benk Yes, it is hard to balance and probably harder in situations where you regularly see your service user #OTalk
Freya Sledding @SleddingFreya
RT @bobcollinsOT: @robbrooks_uk @JBOccyTherapy @theRCOT #otalk I'd say wearing a uniform does create a boundary. In the right setting this…
Leo Keller @LeoKellerOT
@JBOccyTherapy I try to dress down at work because I too often have sessions with clients in PJs. It's that balance between not looking scruffy (i.e. looking like you care about your work) and not enhancing the power imbalance by dressing very smart. #OTalk
Sophie Maynard @SophieMaynard8
@OTNorfolk @robbrooks_uk @JBOccyTherapy @theRCOT I think that some settings certainly do not lend themselves to the uniform, mental health and supporting individuals in the community would be setting far too bigger boundaries for both you and issues for the service users if we were to adopt the green trousers #OTalk
Bill Wong, OTD, OTR/L @BillWongOT
RT @PippaSimkins: @SarahSharland19 @OTalk_ I am not a huge fan of “service user” but for me a big part of working with individuals is for t…
latísh @ljx_01
@JBOccyTherapy As a rapport builds so does SU comfort. I think it is important to remind SU if at any point interaction become inappropriate and if your rapport is respected this won’t damage your relationship with SU but highlights the important difference between client & clinician #OTalk
Bill Wong, OTD, OTR/L @BillWongOT
RT @Lauren_OT: @JBOccyTherapy I think that in some services especially mental health, wearing a uniform creates a potential barrier to buil…
Bill Wong, OTD, OTR/L @BillWongOT
RT @EmilyDeadman: @JBOccyTherapy Again I think it depends on the setting, lack of uniform in some settings can help to relax SUs to help th…
Rachel Payne @RachieRuu
@SophieMaynard8 @JBOccyTherapy I believe this is really important, and even with the highest privacy settings it can be possible to be searchable. That's why I still feel a need to be professional due to even private posts being visible to some extent #OTalk
Bill Wong, OTD, OTR/L @BillWongOT
RT @robbrooks_uk: @dmay_ot I agree this can help to build a therapeutic relationship, but I wonder if it changes the professional boundarie…
Bill Wong, OTD, OTR/L @BillWongOT
RT @GillyGorry: @pixiegirle I understand not sharing if it would be negative to relationship or risky etc otherwise I think if we have good…
Bill Wong, OTD, OTR/L @BillWongOT
RT @LeoKellerOT: @SarahSharland19 @ot_benk It is indeed tricky. For me, this is where my 'gut' instinct comes in. Some people I hug and oth…
Bill Wong, OTD, OTR/L @BillWongOT
RT @pixiegirle: @sk11985 @JBOccyTherapy I prefer own clothes especially in mental health & the community. Breaks down barriers #Otalk
Pippa Simkins @PippaSimkins
@OTalk_ Accountability from your peer group, supervision and mostly importantly reflective practice. I believe we lack reflective practice in nhs services but this is really important to maintain best practice. #OTalk
Bill Wong, OTD, OTR/L @BillWongOT
RT @SensationalOT: Yes! Not very “professional” but singing Iggle Piggle’s song or identifying Marshall from Paw Patrol boosts my Street c…
Emily OT @EmsOTs
@PippaSimkins @SarahSharland19 @OTalk_ #Otalk Yeh me neither but then I find my self saying gentlemen which feels a bit formal!
Bill Wong, OTD, OTR/L @BillWongOT
RT @shazzajamie: #OTalk what is the concept of professional? "Someone who is removed, punctual & appearing cold or someone who "gets" the c…
Chloe @ctonksot
@JBOccyTherapy I think it’s important to build therapeutic relationships with service users for them to relate to us as real people & show authenticity which can help to build up trust. When it comes to personal questions id keep things brief & general with not too much in depth detail. #Otalk
Bethany Marshall @BethjmOT
@EmilyDeadman @JBOccyTherapy Yes I agree! On placement in a hospital setting, being in uniform allowed the ward staff, service users and their families to know that I was an OT. I don’t feel that it created a barrier, I focused on the way I presented myself to them and being client centred #OTalk
Charlotte Fox @otnorfolk
@OTalk_ Review of goals / outcomes etc helps, communication is a biggie (obviously!), Supervision, and almost constant reflection (Car journeys help me for this)! #OTalk
bob collins @bobcollinsOT
@OTNorfolk @robbrooks_uk @JBOccyTherapy @theRCOT Green socks 😂😂😂😂 brilliant! #OTalk Not sure about research either. More a question of professional judgement maybe?
latísh @ljx_01
When working with SU’s it is easy to become interested in your life and ask questions but is important to refocus to the session that you are engaging it #OTalk https://t.co/h8nfOlYoCw
Dr Stephanie Tempest @SetG75
RT @dmay_ot: I'm currently on a paediatric placement and I've found that talking about my own children to some of the children I'm working…
Bill Wong, OTD, OTR/L @BillWongOT
@shazzajamie In my setting... we have very loose definition of being punctual. Instead, the only rule we have regarding time is that there is an earliest log in time and latest log out time. #otalk
Sue Parkinson @MOHOspark
@JBOccyTherapy #OTalk. I found the Intentional relationship model research interesting. Empathy is just one of 6 modes OTs use
Sarah Sharland @SarahSharland19
@LeoKellerOT @ot_benk Absolutely! #OTalk
Amie Jayne @Amie_OT
@robbrooks_uk I know I do, mainly my hair/approach/language used dependant on whether I am talking to friends, students, colleagues, my line manager etc #otalk
Dr Stephanie Tempest @SetG75
RT @ljx_01: @BillWongOT @JBOccyTherapy I think that is also what is really important about professional boundaries is oversharing on social…
Bill Wong, OTD, OTR/L @BillWongOT
@shazzajamie And yet... some people are HORRIBLE rule breakers about when they should come in and when they should leave! #otalk
JBOT - Jo southall @jboccytherapy
One for the calendar folks! #OTalk https://t.co/q6n9512J8A
Dr Stephanie Tempest @SetG75
RT @JBOccyTherapy: Burn out is worryingly common with healthcare professionals! Reminder of the importancce of supervision! #OTalk https://…
Dr Stephanie Tempest @SetG75
RT @annekeen55: @JBOccyTherapy Remind self of importance of creating therapeutic and supportive relationships with service users centred on…
Louise @Louisepenny87
@KimBellOT @JBOccyTherapy But should we find it difficult @KimBellOT? A mechanic would have no qualms in telling you you had a flat tyre, and might even help you change it - why is OT different? #Otalk
Anne Keen @annekeen55
#OTalk https://t.co/Mw1JD5gEKB
Sarah @sk11985
@pixiegirle @JBOccyTherapy Also prevents it looking like a therapy session if you are walking round the estate as part of your therapy. I felt very anxious at it looking like I was undertaking some form of therapy despite it looking back being very self conscious to do so. #OTalk
Emily Deadman @EmilyDeadman
RT @robbrooks_uk: Maintaining professional boundaries is a constantly shifting process, I think I change them based on the situation #OTalk
Kathryn Ramsden @kathrynramsden
@robbrooks_uk #Otalk professional boundaries also apply when someone is asking for advice and not directly a service user for example family or friends
Jess Wilson @jessica_wOT
RT @Tori_Doll_: @OTalk_ "Taking responsibilty for the impression & impact you make on others, presenting yourself in a professional manner…
Bill Wong, OTD, OTR/L @BillWongOT
@JBOccyTherapy Self care- this week I am such a BAD example. Have a 50+ hour work week this week. My mind feel like I am on Wednesday already! #otalk
Amie Jayne @Amie_OT
@MOHOspark @JBOccyTherapy I'll have to take a look at this #otalk
Bill Wong, OTD, OTR/L @BillWongOT
RT @MOHOspark: @JBOccyTherapy #OTalk. I found the Intentional relationship model research interesting. Empathy is just one of 6 modes OTs u…
Freya Sledding @SleddingFreya
@bobcollinsOT @robbrooks_uk @JBOccyTherapy @theRCOT @Airedaleahps Love the link @bobcollinsOT and the mention #endPJparalysis #OTalk https://t.co/uBpAG8dXzJ
Bill Wong, OTD, OTR/L @BillWongOT
RT @ljx_01: When working with SU’s it is easy to become interested in your life and ask questions but is important to refocus to the sessio…
Lucy @lucyiot
#otalk https://t.co/uwOki79e4x
Maggie Ruth Morton @SensationalOT
❤️ it when #OTalk suggests homework #ConfessionsOfAnOTnerd 😁 https://t.co/XGIshi2sU2
Margaret Spencer @margaretOT360
And the environment which you work in. I am often in a room in a leisure centre or library @margaretOT360 #otalk https://t.co/W3ft4pjpRL
OTalk @OTalk_
#OTalk https://t.co/ejVu50E7yc
Bill Wong, OTD, OTR/L @BillWongOT
RT @OTNorfolk: @OTalk_ Review of goals / outcomes etc helps, communication is a biggie (obviously!), Supervision, and almost constant refl…
Bill Wong, OTD, OTR/L @BillWongOT
RT @BethjmOT: @EmilyDeadman @JBOccyTherapy Yes I agree! On placement in a hospital setting, being in uniform allowed the ward staff, servic…
Bill Wong, OTD, OTR/L @BillWongOT
RT @CTONKSOT: @JBOccyTherapy I think it’s important to build therapeutic relationships with service users for them to relate to us as real…
Bill Wong, OTD, OTR/L @BillWongOT
RT @ESpencerOT: @PippaSimkins @SarahSharland19 @OTalk_ #Otalk Yeh me neither but then I find my self saying gentlemen which feels a bit for…
Bill Wong, OTD, OTR/L @BillWongOT
RT @PippaSimkins: @OTalk_ Accountability from your peer group, supervision and mostly importantly reflective practice. I believe we lack re…
Bill Wong, OTD, OTR/L @BillWongOT
RT @RachieRuu: @SophieMaynard8 @JBOccyTherapy I believe this is really important, and even with the highest privacy settings it can be poss…
Bill Wong, OTD, OTR/L @BillWongOT
RT @ljx_01: @JBOccyTherapy As a rapport builds so does SU comfort. I think it is important to remind SU if at any point interaction become…
bob collins @bobcollinsOT
@CTONKSOT @JBOccyTherapy #otalk So self disclosure is important and can be appropriate in the right context. Remember to always consider if this in the persons best interest though.
Bill Wong, OTD, OTR/L @BillWongOT
RT @SophieMaynard8: @OTNorfolk @robbrooks_uk @JBOccyTherapy @theRCOT I think that some settings certainly do not lend themselves to the uni…
latísh @ljx_01
@JBOccyTherapy I think it goes back to the whole “don’t post anything you wouldn’t want your grandparents seeing” - discussion topics for #OTalk specifically are relating to practice & isn’t going to divulge any personal/inappropriate information that could be shared within your setting
Bill Wong, OTD, OTR/L @BillWongOT
RT @LeoKellerOT: @JBOccyTherapy I try to dress down at work because I too often have sessions with clients in PJs. It's that balance betwee…
Bill Wong, OTD, OTR/L @BillWongOT
RT @KimBellOT: @OccupationalFox @GillyGorry @Keirwales @robbrooks_uk @ot_benk Yes, it is hard to balance and probably harder in situations…
Bill Wong, OTD, OTR/L @BillWongOT
RT @robbrooks_uk: Maintaining professional boundaries is a constantly shifting process, I think I change them based on the situation #OTalk
Bill Wong, OTD, OTR/L @BillWongOT
RT @Lauren_OT: @JBOccyTherapy Shows abit of our personality and that we are human too! #OTalk
Sarah @sk11985
RT @KathrynRamsden: @robbrooks_uk #Otalk professional boundaries also apply when someone is asking for advice and not directly a service us…
Emily OT @EmsOTs
@carspring27 #Otalk as a newly qualified mature student this is definitely something I reflect on a lot. For me it's a gut instinct as to sharing about my experience and only if it's going to add something for that person
Kathleen N-Cassidy @KNthakomwa
RT @OTalk_: #OTalk https://t.co/ejVu50E7yc
Kwaku Agyemang @KwakuOT
That Is A Bit Odd... Also You Can Tell The Staff Who The Patients Are More Drawn To. #OTalk https://t.co/Mi8ozIUVFU
Kim Bell @KimBellOT
@SetG75 @LynneGoodacre I think mutual respect helps. In my work life (prior to OT training) I have built friendships with my managers but I have no issue in them being my manager - I respect those boundaries #OTalk
JBOT - Jo southall @jboccytherapy
Are uniforms more 'expected' in hospitals? Hospital settings can be very different and often more 'formal' that community settings? #OTalk https://t.co/5BZmcyBEi9
Dr Stephanie Tempest @SetG75
RT @KimBellOT: @SetG75 @LynneGoodacre I think mutual respect helps. In my work life (prior to OT training) I have built friendships with m…
bob collins @bobcollinsOT
RT @MOHOspark: @JBOccyTherapy #OTalk. I found the Intentional relationship model research interesting. Empathy is just one of 6 modes OTs u…
Amie Jayne @Amie_OT
@ESpencerOT @SetG75 @JBOccyTherapy Yes!!! It can be hard to hide our own emotions and remain professional in different situations #OTalk
Bill Wong, OTD, OTR/L @BillWongOT
@Lauren_OT @JBOccyTherapy That is what I like to do on my social media space. I do put emojis if I put a golf related tweet. Of course often would be 🤯😡😢🤬 category since I am rubbish at it. #otalk
Bill Wong, OTD, OTR/L @BillWongOT
RT @Lucygordon83: I find sharing a bit about myself or experiences helps to break the ice & build rapport with patients, colleagues, tutors…
Charlotte Fox @otnorfolk
@MOHOspark @JBOccyTherapy Oooh I love this at first glance! https://t.co/01tcQjHeNs #OTalk
Shazz Jamieson-Evans @shazzajamie
@BethjmOT @EmilyDeadman @JBOccyTherapy #otalk I once wore a uniform. I changed at work, colleagues laughed. I really don't like seeing off duty health professionals chewing gum in Tesco. I know off duty but looks unprofessional to me as public see uniform.
Orla @orlatheot
RT @MOHOspark: @JBOccyTherapy #OTalk. I found the Intentional relationship model research interesting. Empathy is just one of 6 modes OTs u…
Emily OT @EmsOTs
@PippaSimkins @SarahSharland19 @OTalk_ #Otalk Yeh individual feels loads better and gender spacific
Dr Stephanie Tempest @SetG75
RT @MOHOspark: @JBOccyTherapy #OTalk. I found the Intentional relationship model research interesting. Empathy is just one of 6 modes OTs u…
Sophie Maynard @SophieMaynard8
@RachieRuu @JBOccyTherapy Absolutely, I have a different name on my facebook & would never disclose info about myself enough to become searchable, but I still find myself being mindful that you never actually know what can be seen. That said, I don’t feel I have anything in particular to hide! #OTalk
JBOT - Jo southall @jboccytherapy
Q4 – How would you manage situations were you were concerned there was the potential for boundaries to become blurred? #OTalk
Bill Wong, OTD, OTR/L @BillWongOT
@Lucygordon83 In my case, letting patients know where my home country is is a good thing. I think sometimes they want to know differences between US and HK. #otalk
Lucy gordon @Lucygordon83
RT @DebbiiHarrison: Q3 #OTalk I don’t maintain rigid boundaries; probably because I teach, but I have a solid core of professional values &…
Louise @Louisepenny87
@annekeen55 @SetG75 @robbrooks_uk So where is the line? What is acceptable and what is unacceptable? Surely as long as I am not doing anything illegal, and I’m not identifying myself as an OT at the time, then it is ok? #Otalk
Charlotte Fox @otnorfolk
This is well worth a nosey - my top takeaway from #OTalk tonight I think - https://t.co/01tcQjHeNs
Rachel Payne @RachieRuu
@JBOccyTherapy In hospital settings I think it is the infection control policies that dictate the need for uniform, which then makes it more formal. It's then down to our communication and interpersonal skills to make this more relaxed I guess? #OTalk
Dr Stephanie Tempest @SetG75
RT @ljx_01: @JBOccyTherapy I think it goes back to the whole “don’t post anything you wouldn’t want your grandparents seeing” - discussion…
deb_OT @dmay_ot
... leaves #OTalk to google this... https://t.co/Q51zkdo3pF
Amie Jayne @Amie_OT
@KimBellOT @SetG75 @JBOccyTherapy I struggle here too, knowing when to step back when it's family and not do the "well I would have thought...." can be challenging #otalk
latísh @ljx_01
@shazzajamie @BillWongOT @JBOccyTherapy That is interesting. Do you feel comfortable about the information that they have been able to access about you? Because information is easily accessed online (if not filtered or protected) it really does not surprise me that people do this prior to meeting or even after #OTalk
OTalk @OTalk_
Question 4 #OTalk https://t.co/KOaWKNtaUD
JBOT - Jo southall @jboccytherapy
What sort of example does this set to others? Akin to Drs not drinking while at work but putting patients on fluid charts! Deminstrating self-care often proves that it's possible! #OTalk https://t.co/qPwE0WbfUZ
bob collins @bobcollinsOT
@Amie_OT @ESpencerOT @SetG75 @JBOccyTherapy #otalk yes absolutely! It takes practice to be able to stay professional if your buttons have been pushed and emotions are running high!
Bill Wong, OTD, OTR/L @BillWongOT
@JBOccyTherapy When I use to use services at USC OT Faculty practice, the OT and I don’t engage on social media in general... even if we are connected in some way. #otalk
Bill Wong, OTD, OTR/L @BillWongOT
RT @SophieMaynard8: @RachieRuu @JBOccyTherapy Absolutely, I have a different name on my facebook & would never disclose info about myself e…
Airedale AHPs @Airedaleahps
RT @bobcollinsOT: @robbrooks_uk @JBOccyTherapy @theRCOT #otalk I'd say wearing a uniform does create a boundary. In the right setting this…
Airedale AHPs @Airedaleahps
RT @SleddingFreya: @bobcollinsOT @robbrooks_uk @JBOccyTherapy @theRCOT @Airedaleahps Love the link @bobcollinsOT and the mention #endPJpara
Iris Benson MBE @irisbenson100
RT @SetG75: Bit of reading on commute home for #OTalk tonight - looking forward to it 😃@bobcollinsOT @JBOccyTherapy @annekeen55 @OTalk_ htt…
Pippa Simkins @PippaSimkins
@OTalk_ Reflective practice, a bit like mindfulness, helps us step back and see the bigger picture. Rather than rushing on to the next thing and the next. Often creative solutions happen when we stop though it’s a challenge to stop! #OTalk
Alexandra Cheese @ACHEESEOT
@JBOccyTherapy I think social media is a big way to maintain these boundaries. I wouldn’t want to be posting on a public Facebook or twitter information on where I live, my family or what I get up to on a night out. If you post something you need to be so careful- anyone can get access! #otalk
Rob Brooks @dr_robbrooks
@Louisepenny87 @annekeen55 @SetG75 I think you negotiate that line yourself, based on your identify as a professional the situation you are in #otalk
Leo Keller @LeoKellerOT
@MOHOspark @JBOccyTherapy Whats the intentional relationship model? #OTalk
Bethany Marshall @BethjmOT
@lucyIOT @EmilyDeadman @JBOccyTherapy Yes Lucy I had that during placement, from staff & service users at times! That brings in the discussion about awareness of what an occupational therapist is and what our role is #OTalk
Bill Wong, OTD, OTR/L @BillWongOT
@SophieMaynard8 @RachieRuu @JBOccyTherapy And a good thing to think about if you are invited on TEDx talk! How searchable you want to be by general public? #otalk
Dr Stephanie Tempest @SetG75
RT @BillWongOT: @Lucygordon83 In my case, letting patients know where my home country is is a good thing. I think sometimes they want to kn…
Bill Wong, OTD, OTR/L @BillWongOT
RT @Amie_OT: @ESpencerOT @SetG75 @JBOccyTherapy Yes!!! It can be hard to hide our own emotions and remain professional in different situati…
Kathryn Ramsden @kathrynramsden
@bobcollinsOT @EmilyDeadman @JBOccyTherapy #Otalk you rely on your colleagues sharing some information can be important so they know where you are at in a frame of mind
Keir Harding @Keirwales
@KimBellOT @OccupationalFox @GillyGorry @robbrooks_uk @ot_benk When you feel uncomfortable that's a good sign your boundaries are being pushed #OTalk
Rachel Payne @RachieRuu
@Louisepenny87 @annekeen55 @SetG75 @robbrooks_uk I would say it depends on how you are identifying yourself, and what also the situation. If someone knows you are an OT then even without self identifiying, the profession can still be seen, and potenitally discreditied. #Otalk
Orla @orlatheot
@JBOccyTherapy As student, I would bring any concerns up in supervision with my educator or ask for advice straight away #OTalk
latísh @ljx_01
@OTNorthumbria Equally I think that it is some times a second thought but I would hate to think that my practice could be influenced in a negative way due to what I could have posted online for anyone to see. An important issue to definitely be continually mindful of #OTalk
Amie Jayne @Amie_OT
@bobcollinsOT @ESpencerOT @SetG75 @JBOccyTherapy I've had some experiences of service users trying to push my buttons, it's also about knowing when to step back or seem support of colleagues #otalk
Dr Lynne Goodacre @LynneGoodacre
Thanks for checking this out @OTNorfolk and sharing @MOHOspark #OTalk https://t.co/O9ObQAHNGj
Maggie Ruth Morton @SensationalOT
My biggie is to try to keep my work life and home life separate. I don’t do OT in my children’s schools or with families I know outside of work and disclose if I can’t see someone #OTalk https://t.co/R8v4NUmC0L
Olivia James @oliviajamesot
RT @HD55: #OTalk I think its really important to maintain personality and not become professional clones... OT's are diverse and happily so…
Bill Wong, OTD, OTR/L @BillWongOT
@Amie_OT @ESpencerOT @SetG75 @JBOccyTherapy Haha- that is why I save all that on the weekends at the golf course. No judgment there to vent out everything even though my playing partners would hear them! #otalk
JBOT - Jo southall @jboccytherapy
I aways feel unccomfortable walking past my local hospital staff smoking outside the fence in uniform :/ On my 2nd placement I was told all staff MUST change at work. #OTalk https://t.co/N9x6wvRyTp
Kim Bell @KimBellOT
@Louisepenny87 @JBOccyTherapy As a student I don't feel qualified! However, I think once qualified I would still be mindful as I'm giving 'advice'. A recent example is my Nan due to be discharged after a hospital stay. I couldn't stand by and not highlight potential issues with home environment! #OTalk
Orla @orlatheot
@JBOccyTherapy As a student, I would bring up any concerns in supervision with my educator or ask for advice straight away #OTalk
OTalk @OTalk_
#OTalk https://t.co/mkOOQkW76b
Louise @Louisepenny87
@robbrooks_uk @annekeen55 @SetG75 Surely though it is actually society that draws the line, if a person is being judged as a professional when they are not at work? #Otalk
latísh @ljx_01
Really struggling with the character limit on Twitter for #OTalk tonight, who knew I would have so much to say?!
JBOT - Jo southall @jboccytherapy
RT @RachieRuu: @JBOccyTherapy In hospital settings I think it is the infection control policies that dictate the need for uniform, which th…
Sophie Maynard @SophieMaynard8
@JBOccyTherapy The forensic low secure psychiatric ward I was placed on however, was aimed at feeling like being at home, the patients could live there for up to 2 years & I would have felt imposing being in uniform! #OTalk
Alexandra Cheese @ACHEESEOT
@JBOccyTherapy Speak to your supervisor/ senior to express your concerns! #OTalk
Carol @carspring27
my thoughts....to be clear and open with the person whose boundaries are blurred and to tell them clear examples illustrating your concerns....it is often best to get clear communications going I think........trying to encourage self reflection.....#OTalk https://t.co/XPoChTWv2t
Lauren @Lauren_OT
@JBOccyTherapy In terms of patients... Supervision. Working closely as a team and having a consistent approach. Reflection. Ensuring your interactions with your patients are documented accurately, including those tiny details that seem irrelevant just don’t ‘feel right’ in your gut. #OTalk
Chloe @ctonksot
@bobcollinsOT @JBOccyTherapy Yes 100% . I also think this depends on the individual as to what type of information & in what context you disclose information. It’s really important to evaluate the impact of what you disclose before doing so. This could include identifying an individuals mental state. #OTalk
Emily OT @EmsOTs
@JBOccyTherapy #Otalk - something we have to be so mindful of....self care...it's so easy to forget when you are busy
Bill Wong, OTD, OTR/L @BillWongOT
@JBOccyTherapy Or here is another one- if you are a smoker at a healthcare setting! #otalk
Kim Bell @KimBellOT
@Keirwales @OccupationalFox @GillyGorry @robbrooks_uk @ot_benk Good advice #OTalk
Shazz Jamieson-Evans @shazzajamie
@ljx_01 @BillWongOT @JBOccyTherapy #Otalk some of my accounts are very private with very private settings. I don't use LinkedIn or twitter much and they're my professional social media accounts.
Lucy gordon @Lucygordon83
@OTalk_ Follow your gut feelings. If something doesn't feel right and you have concerns about blurred boundaries then discuss it with your colleagues and whoever supervises you. Refer back to and stay up to date with the code of ethics & HCPC guidelines #OTalk
OTalk @OTalk_
#OTalk https://t.co/GX3WKd9lAm
JBOT - Jo southall @jboccytherapy
@ljx_01 @shazzajamie @BillWongOT I know some of my service users follow me on social media. even the less professional ones like Instagram. I wouldn't do or post anything I didn't want them (or anyone else) to see. #OTalk
Carolina Cordero 🌈 @colourful_ot
@ljx_01 @JBOccyTherapy I always feel slightly conflicted about the grandparents rule; for me there are definitely issues that I wouldn't want to get into a conversation with my grandparents about but are relevant to health/wellbeing and worth talking about as OTs - e.g. sexual health? #OTalk
Kathleen N-Cassidy @KNthakomwa
#OTalk https://t.co/Y97QTvOIPK
Amie Jayne @Amie_OT
@JBOccyTherapy I would say sensitively, but in other words remaining aware of the boundaries / how your actions may influence or blur the lines / how your emotions may impede your judgement and by seeking support or advice from colleagues #otalk
Sarah Sharland @SarahSharland19
@OTalk_ Reinforce boundaries or what is appropriate. If appropriate then I would withdraw to whatever extent was necessary #OTalk
OTalk @OTalk_
And were onto our last 10 minutes... #OTalk
Sarah @sk11985
RT @Lucygordon83: @OTalk_ Follow your gut feelings. If something doesn't feel right and you have concerns about blurred boundaries then dis…
Dr Stephanie Tempest @SetG75
@robbrooks_uk @Louisepenny87 @annekeen55 Appreciate it's a tricky one and agree with Rob. As professionals we have to think about our conduct outside of work - a service user may still see us so we have to be aware how we may come across to them #OTalk
JBOT - Jo southall @jboccytherapy
Oh my goodness I can't keep up with the notifications. Hosting is so fast paced. Keep it coming folks #OTalk
Bill Wong, OTD, OTR/L @BillWongOT
@JBOccyTherapy Hard to do when every day matters in my setting. Have on let patients know that my work setting is a business! #otalk
Rachel Reece OT @RRenable
@JBOccyTherapy *otalk #otalk ... it has been a while oops!
latísh @ljx_01
@JBOccyTherapy I would say it is important to be honest about your role when maintaining professional boundaries if this occurs & having a clear conversation what the aims/goals of sessions are & the capacity in which you’re working in with that SU #OTalk
Dr Stephanie Tempest @SetG75
RT @Lucygordon83: @OTalk_ Follow your gut feelings. If something doesn't feel right and you have concerns about blurred boundaries then dis…
bob collins @bobcollinsOT
#Otalk For me its about utilising supervision. Regularly and honestly. I have a supervisor I trust and can be open with and I try discuss any issues early. https://t.co/WkRrnBxalb
Leo Keller @LeoKellerOT
@JBOccyTherapy Speak honestly about it. With our residents it's a great opportunity for learning. With colleagues and managers it's also an opportunity for learning - assumptions are often false, honest communication can be powerful. #OTalk
Sophie Maynard @SophieMaynard8
@BillWongOT @RachieRuu @JBOccyTherapy Yeah that’s interesting, especially as social media is growing so rapidly! I would only want to be searchable on Twitter as this is where I look at professional things and don’t share pictures with family etc. #OTalk
JBOT - Jo southall @jboccytherapy
@BillWongOT @Amie_OT @ESpencerOT @SetG75 Everyone needs some way to relax! We all know the value of occupations ;) #OTalk
Dr Stephanie Tempest @SetG75
RT @Keirwales: @KimBellOT @OccupationalFox @GillyGorry @robbrooks_uk @ot_benk When you feel uncomfortable that's a good sign your boundarie…
Samina @thesamina
@JBOccyTherapy Interesting! My colleagues and I were recently discussing the impact of environment; there may be a power imbalance when in our respective environments, e.g. SU may feel more comfortable/open/authorative when a session is completed in their home compared to a clinic space #OTalk
Margaret Spencer @margaretOT360
RT @orlatheot: @JBOccyTherapy As a student, I would bring up any concerns in supervision with my educator or ask for advice straight away #…
Maggie Ruth Morton @SensationalOT
Work says we aren’t allowed to friend or follow service users. I still post as if they could TBH. #OTalk https://t.co/iUiyo2fa8Y
Lauren @Lauren_OT
RT @Amie_OT: @JBOccyTherapy I would say sensitively, but in other words remaining aware of the boundaries / how your actions may influence…
Keir Harding @Keirwales
Lots of talk about being 'appropriate' as if the concept is very clear. Need to bear in mind our clients might have come from backgrounds with ++different boundaries to us. We might need to explain 'inappropriate' in more depth. #OTalk
Amie Jayne @Amie_OT
@OccupationalFox @margaretOT360 Uniforms can make or break relationships, they can create trust and respect but also lead a service user to feeling that you don't know or can't relate to them and their experiences #otalk
Sarah Sharland @SarahSharland19
@PippaSimkins @ESpencerOT @OTalk_ I much prefer “individuals” too, the term “user” has negative connotations to me. Also, we don’t refer to people as their conditions so why would we refer to them as service users when they are so much more? #OTalk
Emily Deadman @EmilyDeadman
@JBOccyTherapy I’m lost already too! Will have to read the transcript later to catch up. There seem to be lots of interesting discussions #Otalk
Molly Harris @mollharrisOT
@JBOccyTherapy I had an experience on a placement where I was unsure how appropriate it was to accept hugs from patients when they were being discharged. I discussed this in detail with my educator in supervision #OTalk
bob collins @bobcollinsOT
RT @CTONKSOT: @bobcollinsOT @JBOccyTherapy Yes 100% . I also think this depends on the individual as to what type of information & in what…
Bill Wong, OTD, OTR/L @BillWongOT
@JBOccyTherapy @Amie_OT @ESpencerOT @SetG75 Yes- that is why I always tell my OT friends that I can be a completely different person at the golf course! #otalk
Andrew Bateman @ozcboss
RT @JBOccyTherapy: Pleasantly surprised especially when competing with #Winterwatch tweeting! #OTalk https://t.co/YHzZ9cO7Ou
Michelle @Symbolic_Life
RT @LynneGoodacre: Maybe it’s honouring the values implicit in professionalism that permeates everything rather than the boundaries themsel…
Andrew Bateman @ozcboss
RT @JBOccyTherapy: Evening all. I'm co-host for this evenings chat. I'm an independent OT. I offer supported self-management skills via vid…
Michelle @Symbolic_Life
RT @bobcollinsOT: #otalk I am co-hosting tonight's chat too. I'm an OT working in community mental health. I have recently started in a tea…
Anne Keen @annekeen55
@Louisepenny87 @robbrooks_uk @SetG75 We must act with honesty and integrity at all times. The code of ethics states that we must not engage in unprofessional behaviour or activity which is likely to damage the public’s confidence in us or our profession #OTalk
Louise @Louisepenny87
@JBOccyTherapy Definitely talk to someone senior / more experienced than me. And my default would be to really just stick to those professional boundaries #Otalk
Shazz Jamieson-Evans @shazzajamie
@OTalk_ #Otalk time going so quick
OTNorthumbria @OTNorthumbria
The other important fact to consider is that it’s difficult for educators to assess your placement performance objectively if the boundaries are blurred. #otalk https://t.co/SLyWkWu0bq
latísh @ljx_01
@JBOccyTherapy @shazzajamie @BillWongOT My own preference to keep professional and personal separate is to have higher security settings on social media which are less professional (even though content is still appropriate) & would be less inclined to allow interaction on there with my SU’s #OTalk
Bethany Marshall @BethjmOT
@JBOccyTherapy Go to your supervisor or your manager. Discuss your concerns with them and seek support/advice. Be honest! #OTalk
Carolina Cordero 🌈 @colourful_ot
@ljx_01 @JBOccyTherapy Also a grey area with expressing political opinions, I think - I wouldn't initiate a conversation with a client about e.g. gender inequality in case it damaged the relationship but I don't think it's unprofessional to talk openly about those issues as a future OT online #OTalk
Wendy Bryant @DrWMB
@colourful_ot @ljx_01 @JBOccyTherapy My grandparents all died before I qualified. Feels ageist to me. I need to be mindful of boundaries as any young professional. Is it more about respect than topics? #OTalk
Dr Stephanie Tempest @SetG75
RT @annekeen55: @Louisepenny87 @robbrooks_uk @SetG75 We must act with honesty and integrity at all times. The code of ethics states that we…
Kathryn Fox @OccupationalFox
@mollharrisOT @JBOccyTherapy That's a really interesting one, curious if you wouldn't mind sharing what conclusion you came to on this? #OTalk
Orla @orlatheot
@JBOccyTherapy Would you ever have some sort of written contract/list of rules with a service user that you could revisit and review if you felt boundaries were being pushed? #OTalk
Debra Hughes @Debraj_OT
Q4 kook at you code of ethics and HCPC guidelines and I would possible reflect on the situation that way I can look at what I did and how I would need to improve #OTalk
Bill Wong, OTD, OTR/L @BillWongOT
@SophieMaynard8 @RachieRuu @JBOccyTherapy That is why I often tell my friends who want to go on TEDx talks- you know there are consequences behind the glory. So you got to think hard if you want to achieve the dream. #otalk
Bill Wong, OTD, OTR/L @BillWongOT
RT @ljx_01: @JBOccyTherapy @shazzajamie @BillWongOT My own preference to keep professional and personal separate is to have higher security…
Kwaku Agyemang @KwakuOT
Steps Have To Be Taken To Reaffirm And Assert The Boundaries Again...Make It Clear That You Are Not Comfortable Sharing Anymore Info...Or Perhaps Pass The Patient On To Another Colleague. #OTalk https://t.co/7Zlpxwgkr6
Keir Harding @Keirwales
I think if often means "I'm finding this uncomfortable" and we should explain why. Again, if people know the impact of what they do they have the choice about whether to try to change. #OTalk
Emily OT @EmsOTs
@shazzajamie Completely #Otalk
JBOT - Jo southall @jboccytherapy
Q5 – Any closing thoughts on boundaries within practice? #OTalk
JBOT - Jo southall @jboccytherapy
@SensationalOT You can't follow them but can they follow you? #OTalk
Emily OT @EmsOTs
RT @shazzajamie: #OTalk what is the concept of professional? "Someone who is removed, punctual & appearing cold or someone who "gets" the c…
Bill Wong, OTD, OTR/L @BillWongOT
RT @Debraj_OT: Q4 kook at you code of ethics and HCPC guidelines and I would possible reflect on the situation that way I can look at what…
Bill Wong, OTD, OTR/L @BillWongOT
RT @orlatheot: @JBOccyTherapy Would you ever have some sort of written contract/list of rules with a service user that you could revisit an…
Bill Wong, OTD, OTR/L @BillWongOT
RT @OccupationalFox: @mollharrisOT @JBOccyTherapy That's a really interesting one, curious if you wouldn't mind sharing what conclusion you…
Sophie Maynard @SophieMaynard8
@JBOccyTherapy I would go with my gut feeling on making sure that I was protected too and reaffirm those boundaries if someone is doing something I don’t feel comfortable with. Professional boundaries can be personal! Also I would speak to my supervisor #OTalk #OTstudent
Bill Wong, OTD, OTR/L @BillWongOT
RT @colourful_ot: @ljx_01 @JBOccyTherapy Also a grey area with expressing political opinions, I think - I wouldn't initiate a conversation…
Claire Louise @ClaireL19680001
RT @OTalk_: #OTalk https://t.co/mkOOQkW76b
Wendy Bryant @DrWMB
It’s a fascinating resource: helped me reflect on & understand complex aspects of practice #OTalk https://t.co/hZ3NQQrTyl
Anne Keen @annekeen55
@JBOccyTherapy Discuss with manager/supervisor. Reflect and review situation #OTalk
Kathryn Ramsden @kathrynramsden
@JBOccyTherapy #otalk depending on the context using paraphrasing can help a Service user understand that they have said something that may be inappropriate. If they don’t realise they will most likely just affirm what they said and you have to manage that situation as well as you can.
Amie Jayne @Amie_OT
Great advice for any.student worried about blurring the lines of professional boundaries! #otalk https://t.co/6O57BELjSP
Rob Brooks @dr_robbrooks
@Keirwales And I would argue that 'appropriate' is culturally determined, and can be very different to different people #otalk
Andrew Bateman @ozcboss
@SensationalOT #OTalk boundaries are something to explore and push against?... Sometimes drawn up in a different era. #changeagent @willchegwidden
Venthan Mailoo @VenthanMailoo
RT @HD55: #OTalk I think its really important to maintain personality and not become professional clones... OT's are diverse and happily so…
OTalk @OTalk_
#OTalk https://t.co/aRJOWvtX5H
Chloe @ctonksot
@Chazzzatron @OTalk_ I agree, it can also affect the relationship you have with the service user if the service user may take this personally and see this as therapist not wanting to engage. Which could have a negative impact on the work you are doing with that individual. #OTalk
latísh @ljx_01
@colourful_ot @JBOccyTherapy I completely understand what you mean & would think that this is down to individual discretion as to what they are willing/not willing to share being mindful of appropriateness of content #OTalk
Rachel Payne @RachieRuu
@orlatheot @JBOccyTherapy I wonder if this could potenitally make the session feel more like a school lesson, which could bring about its own negativity. A discussion of boundaries could be useful though #OTalk
Kathryn Ramsden @kathrynramsden
@JBOccyTherapy #Otalk taking a second person on visits where you may be vulnerable is a good consideration
Bill Wong, OTD, OTR/L @BillWongOT
@colourful_ot @ljx_01 @JBOccyTherapy And I know there was a recent debate in US regarding our point of entry requirements for OT practitioners. It was where I learned the hard way that I must tread lightly now on issues like this... even though I love to express my personal opinion. #otalk
Emily OT @EmsOTs
Thanks everyone at #OTalk this was my first evening....got loads from in. Till next time 😊
Louise @Louisepenny87
@annekeen55 @robbrooks_uk @SetG75 I think what I am trying to get at is that there is no clear definition of what counts as unprofessional behaviour #Otalk
OTalk @OTalk_
RT @MOHOspark: @JBOccyTherapy #OTalk. I found the Intentional relationship model research interesting. Empathy is just one of 6 modes OTs u…
Orla @orlatheot
RT @Amie_OT: Great advice for any.student worried about blurring the lines of professional boundaries! #otalk https://t.co/6O57BELjSP
Sophie Maynard @SophieMaynard8
@mollharrisOT @JBOccyTherapy You’ll probably find in different settings this will change as well, in my forensic placement it was an absolute zero tolerance as we couldn’t encourage this behaviour #OTalk
Charlotte Fox @otnorfolk
@JBOccyTherapy It’s been great to follow. I am however setting my own boundary and heading off now as I am knackered & in practice for the theme of #OTalk in 2 weeks on self care!
JoLM @makingartmarks
#OTalk it’s part of our relational security explorer (forensic unit) ‘boundaries’ & is frequently discussed. Never a fan of the word ‘appropriate’ ...I’m an advocate of describing the actual behaviour
Molly Harris @mollharrisOT
@OccupationalFox @JBOccyTherapy It was quite difficult! Ultimately, to maintain professionalism my educator said that we shouldn’t really hug patients, however it was quite hard when we had built that therapeutic relationship to see them go and polity decline a hug! #OTalk
Liv @liv1204
RT @Keirwales: I think if often means "I'm finding this uncomfortable" and we should explain why. Again, if people know the impact of what…
Liv @liv1204
RT @Keirwales: Lots of talk about being 'appropriate' as if the concept is very clear. Need to bear in mind our clients might have come fr…
OTalk @OTalk_
Last one. Question 5 #OTalk https://t.co/9RPT6LN6aO
JBOT - Jo southall @jboccytherapy
Anyone ever done this? Sounds like an interesting idea! #OTalk https://t.co/wihguCycvu
Bill Wong, OTD, OTR/L @BillWongOT
RT @mollharrisOT: @OccupationalFox @JBOccyTherapy It was quite difficult! Ultimately, to maintain professionalism my educator said that we…
Orla @orlatheot
@RachieRuu @JBOccyTherapy True, maybe if it was something devised together at the start of the relationship. But yeah, it does remind me of when you had a new teacher #OTalk
Emily OT @EmsOTs
Thanks everyone this was my first time and found it really intresting. Till next time 😊. #Otalk
Tori OT @Tori_Doll_
@JBOccyTherapy Q3) Discuss & reflect in supervision, liaise with colleagues, be mindful of own practice & conduct, be mindful of how colleagues personal lives can impact their performance, create a culture of mutual support, ensure there is no 'blurring' of boundaries on my social media #OTalk
Lucy @lucyiot
@JBOccyTherapy I think boundaries are adaptable based on the patient and setting, and as a therapist using your knowledge of guidelines, instinct and common sense will help you establish boundaries for each patient #otalk
Margaret Spencer @margaretOT360
RT @JBOccyTherapy: Anyone ever done this? Sounds like an interesting idea! #OTalk https://t.co/wihguCycvu
Maggie Ruth Morton @SensationalOT
@JBOccyTherapy TBH, work hasn’t caught up with twitter yet so I worry less about it. My Twitter feed is sort of like a page of 140 character blog posts about #OT, #health and #LifelongLearning. Perfect for the distracted and distractible 😉 #OTalk
Orla @orlatheot
RT @JBOccyTherapy: Anyone ever done this? Sounds like an interesting idea! #OTalk https://t.co/wihguCycvu
Kathryn Fox @OccupationalFox
@mollharrisOT @JBOccyTherapy That's what I was thinking, it's difficult to decline a hug without damaging a relationship in some way! #OTalk
Amie Jayne @Amie_OT
@robbrooks_uk @Keirwales I would agree and everyone naturally share different amounts, it's about judging what is appropriate in a situation #otalk
Dr Lynne Goodacre @LynneGoodacre
This is my reaction to the word boundary too. I’m not sure they can be static as social norms change, cultures impact etc etc #OTalk. So they need to be questioned from time to time https://t.co/Fxza5ZHNYE
JBOT - Jo southall @jboccytherapy
Good point. Lone working comes with it's own set of potential risks and challenges #OTalk https://t.co/3Lh8RVeRTO
Carol @carspring27
great discussion all...thank you...until next time.... #OTalk
Kwaku Agyemang @KwakuOT
Ahh My Supervisor Introduced Me To This Model At Work...It Is Very Interesting! #OTalk https://t.co/zYziIbpVuN
Leo Keller @LeoKellerOT
@Keirwales Or ask what their understanding of 'appropriate' is, so we don't judge, assume or interpret behaviour based on our understanding/values/beliefs. #OTalk
Kirstie @Kirstie_OT
Been on #OTalk support tonight, with my grumpy sidekick 🤦🏻‍♀️ https://t.co/aQv3ttRjtB
Anne Keen @annekeen55
@Louisepenny87 @robbrooks_uk @SetG75 Anything that breaches the standards of conduct, performance and ethics #OTalk
latísh @ljx_01
@DrWMB @colourful_ot @JBOccyTherapy Respect is definitely important & if within your role your SU needs to explore more sensitive or alternative topics with you as part of their ongoing therapy it is important to address these as long as in an appropriate manor (1/2) #OTalk
Shazz Jamieson-Evans @shazzajamie
@JBOccyTherapy #otalk a couple of times when a client has identified not understanding social cues as a barrier to engaging in meaningful occupation
Margaret Spencer @margaretOT360
@JBOccyTherapy We never run a group without this in place and we resist every week and keep it on the wall to refer too. Keeps everyone safe #OTalk @margaretOT360
Bill Wong, OTD, OTR/L @BillWongOT
@mollharrisOT @OccupationalFox @JBOccyTherapy In my setting, that can actually be loosened. If we know for reals that it is unlikely that the patient will come back... we are OK with such! Meanwhile, sometimes we are scavengers of patient’s goodies that they intend to give us. 😈 #otalk
Leo Keller @LeoKellerOT
@mollharrisOT @JBOccyTherapy What was the outcome? #OTalk
bob collins @bobcollinsOT
@robbrooks_uk @Keirwales #OTalk. This is absolutely about context, cultural or otherwise. The line can be drawn in very many different places and ways. The important thing is that the line IS drawn/defined/made explicit and maintained. The confusion and conflict comes in the unknown/confused/ blurred.
Dr Stephanie Tempest @SetG75
Agree with you Louise - there can feel like a grey area. I always try to think "what would an impartial spectator think of me right now?" #OTalk https://t.co/oy4kEA2Oxg
Amie Jayne @Amie_OT
@JBOccyTherapy Use your own judgement, be aware of what is or isn't necessary to share, seek support if you need it and remember to breathe, it takes time #otalk
OTNorthumbria @OTNorthumbria
@theRCOT & @The_HCPC professional guidelines are always good start to follow #OTalk https://t.co/byp38VuTZR
Kathryn Ramsden @kathrynramsden
@colourful_ot @ljx_01 @JBOccyTherapy #Otalk if clients are sharing an opinion that I do not agree with I listen and reply identifying that individuals have many different outlooks on the topic
OTalk @OTalk_
Well thats our official hour up. Please feel free to keep chatting & catch up. We will grab the transcript in a few days #OTalk https://t.co/UkQl0kiHBU
Carolina Cordero 🌈 @colourful_ot
@DrWMB @ljx_01 @JBOccyTherapy Respect is definitely a big part of it! For me I suppose what I "wouldn't want my grandparents seeing" would be things that they'd be uncomfortable talking to me about, whether personal or political - not sure what that means in terms of what I should post on social media! #OTalk
Bill Wong, OTD, OTR/L @BillWongOT
#otalk https://t.co/MgVbQpN0r3
Keir Harding @Keirwales
@LeoKellerOT Indeed. "That's inappropriate" is as useful as "that breaks boundaries" or "That's bad". We need to give more context than that...#OTalk
Bill Wong, OTD, OTR/L @BillWongOT
RT @KathrynRamsden: @colourful_ot @ljx_01 @JBOccyTherapy #Otalk if clients are sharing an opinion that I do not agree with I listen and rep…
Sophie Maynard @SophieMaynard8
@JBOccyTherapy It would be interesting to see how this is instigated. I saw similar thing in terms of from the whole MDT in the forensic setting I was in, but boundaries had to be rigidly kept for safety. Might feel out of place in other settings? #OTalk
Bill Wong, OTD, OTR/L @BillWongOT
RT @Amie_OT: @JBOccyTherapy Use your own judgement, be aware of what is or isn't necessary to share, seek support if you need it and rememb…
Bill Wong, OTD, OTR/L @BillWongOT
RT @bobcollinsOT: @robbrooks_uk @Keirwales #OTalk. This is absolutely about context, cultural or otherwise. The line can be drawn in very m…
Wendy Bryant @DrWMB
@LynneGoodacre When I worked within psychodynamic framework, boundaries were actively considered in routine practice #OTalk
Anne Keen @annekeen55
RT @annekeen55: @Louisepenny87 @robbrooks_uk @SetG75 Anything that breaches the standards of conduct, performance and ethics #OTalk
Bill Wong, OTD, OTR/L @BillWongOT
RT @shazzajamie: @JBOccyTherapy #otalk a couple of times when a client has identified not understanding social cues as a barrier to engagin…
Lucy gordon @Lucygordon83
Thank you @OTalk_ for a fantastic discussion tonight on professional boundaries! So many great tips and opinions shared by all, I'm looking forward to hosting my own #OTalk in March! 💚
Molly Harris @mollharrisOT
@SophieMaynard8 @JBOccyTherapy Yes it’s completely different in different settings! I feel it really wouldn’t have been appropriate in my last placement setting which was community mental health #OTalk
Amie Jayne @Amie_OT
Thank you @annekeen55 for great topic and talk tonight #otalk
OTalk @OTalk_
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Bill Wong, OTD, OTR/L @BillWongOT
@shazzajamie @JBOccyTherapy I can relate to that! #otalk
deb_OT @dmay_ot
@robbrooks_uk I think it would if they knew my children but I don't think kids see all adults with kids as parents. My children don't see teachers and TAs at school as anything other than teachers and TAs even when the kids are in the same school, and even their friends! #OTalk
Kwaku Agyemang @KwakuOT
I Think This Would Really Be Dependent On The Setting One Is In...I Personally Wouldn’t Feel Comfortable Doing That Because Then At Times, We As Professionals Have To Ask Very Intrusive Questions Too. #OTalk https://t.co/ZZqF9tHRsT
OTalk @OTalk_
Thanks to everyone for sharing all your thoughts & ideas. Its been a busy chat! Well done to our fab hosts/support @bobcollinsOT @JBOccyTherapy @SetG75 & @annekeen55, you did a great job #OTalk https://t.co/0GEBzXM1lR
OTalk @OTalk_
We shall be back again next week for our first #OTalk research chat of the year! Blog to follow shortly.
OTalk @OTalk_
Thanks again folks, this is @Kirstie_OT signing off. Tweet with you all soon. #OTalk https://t.co/rViwwEAL7y
Bill Wong, OTD, OTR/L @BillWongOT
RT @dmay_ot: @robbrooks_uk I think it would if they knew my children but I don't think kids see all adults with kids as parents. My childre…
Dr Stephanie Tempest @SetG75
This is an interesting point but I find that when we use the broader @The_HCPC definition of service user, then it doesn't feel as negative. Members of @theRCOT are my service users, as were students when I worked in uni sector #OTalk https://t.co/PbWteGQ8OJ
Bill Wong, OTD, OTR/L @BillWongOT
RT @mollharrisOT: @SophieMaynard8 @JBOccyTherapy Yes it’s completely different in different settings! I feel it really wouldn’t have been a…
Tori OT @Tori_Doll_
@JBOccyTherapy Be mindful that we are all human & are learning. Being open and receptive to feedback & promoting this practice within the team. Exploring the possible impact on the individual and team due to X situation within group/individual supervision & then exploring ways to rectify #OTalk
Kathryn Ramsden @kathrynramsden
@annekeen55 @Louisepenny87 @robbrooks_uk @SetG75 #Otalk honesty and openness is another hot topic
Bill Wong, OTD, OTR/L @BillWongOT
RT @Lucygordon83: Thank you @OTalk_ for a fantastic discussion tonight on professional boundaries! So many great tips and opinions shared b…
latísh @ljx_01
@DrWMB @colourful_ot @JBOccyTherapy I think it links in with your lifestyle and the way in which you portray yourself. It’s important to separate your professional and personal life. I was thinking more in terms of people having access to things posted online rather than topics that could be explored (2/2) #OTalk
Bill Wong, OTD, OTR/L @BillWongOT
RT @DrWMB: @LynneGoodacre When I worked within psychodynamic framework, boundaries were actively considered in routine practice #OTalk
Rob Brooks @dr_robbrooks
First otalk for a while - brain frazzled with pace of discussion, but great ideas and discussion. Thanks everyone and @bobcollinsOT @JBOccyTherapy for hosting #OTalk
Bill Wong, OTD, OTR/L @BillWongOT
RT @SophieMaynard8: @JBOccyTherapy It would be interesting to see how this is instigated. I saw similar thing in terms of from the whole MD…
Bill Wong, OTD, OTR/L @BillWongOT
RT @Keirwales: @LeoKellerOT Indeed. "That's inappropriate" is as useful as "that breaks boundaries" or "That's bad". We need to give more…
Bill Wong, OTD, OTR/L @BillWongOT
RT @colourful_ot: @DrWMB @ljx_01 @JBOccyTherapy Respect is definitely a big part of it! For me I suppose what I "wouldn't want my grandpare…
Maggie Ruth Morton @SensationalOT
Yes! What we REALLY need is a Venn diagram of all the intersecting boundaries we have! (Personal space, presentation, topics and personal use of self) this would be a fascinating group exercise for an OT Service 🤔#OTalk https://t.co/A5esz0gwzi
Chloe @ctonksot
@JBOccyTherapy To remember that whether service user or OT we’re all real people & different individuals. So to use our proffesional skills to identify how we approach boundaries with a SU by knowing what is appropriate or not in that specific situation with justification in doing so. #OTalk
Claire Louise @ClaireL19680001
RT @JBOccyTherapy: Anyone ever done this? Sounds like an interesting idea! #OTalk https://t.co/wihguCycvu
Sophie Maynard @SophieMaynard8
@lucyIOT @JBOccyTherapy This is true and I guess that’s why it is so important as #OTstudents we have engrained in us the essence of professionalism, so that we then have the skills to use our judgement when practicing #OTalk reflection is important though to ensure we don’t become complacement
Debra Hughes @Debraj_OT
@OTalk_ I think professional boundaries start with my core values as a therapist. Respecting colleagues, good communication to everyone. How I present myself as a professional and how I approach things as a professional.#OTalk
OTalk @OTalk_
Were looking forward to it as well Lucy! #OTalk https://t.co/fku7Q9hW6R
Bill Wong, OTD, OTR/L @BillWongOT
RT @CTONKSOT: @JBOccyTherapy To remember that whether service user or OT we’re all real people & different individuals. So to use our proff…
Shazz Jamieson-Evans @shazzajamie
@JBOccyTherapy #otalk yes seeing staff smoking in uniform, chewing gum on duty concerns me
Bill Wong, OTD, OTR/L @BillWongOT
RT @SensationalOT: Yes! What we REALLY need is a Venn diagram of all the intersecting boundaries we have! (Personal space, presentation,…
Bill Wong, OTD, OTR/L @BillWongOT
RT @robbrooks_uk: First otalk for a while - brain frazzled with pace of discussion, but great ideas and discussion. Thanks everyone and @bo
Molly Harris @mollharrisOT
@OccupationalFox @JBOccyTherapy There were a few exceptions where my educator felt it was appropriate for us to accept hugs, as it was quite often family members and carers as well #OTalk
Bill Wong, OTD, OTR/L @BillWongOT
RT @ljx_01: @DrWMB @colourful_ot @JBOccyTherapy I think it links in with your lifestyle and the way in which you portray yourself. It’s imp…
Bill Wong, OTD, OTR/L @BillWongOT
RT @Tori_Doll_: @JBOccyTherapy Be mindful that we are all human & are learning. Being open and receptive to feedback & promoting this pract…
Louise @Louisepenny87
@SetG75 And the impartial spectator would think very different things if you were at work in a uniform vs on a night out on a Saturday night. What is acceptable changes, both from Work to not at work, and generally over time as values of society change #Otalk
Rachel Payne @RachieRuu
Really enjoyed my first time tweeting in #otalk What a great experience!
latísh @ljx_01
@KathrynRamsden @colourful_ot @JBOccyTherapy Definitely a good way to approach the conversation! Challenging thinking without being threatening #OTalk
Carolina Cordero 🌈 @colourful_ot
@ljx_01 @JBOccyTherapy That's very true - I suppose my question is just how to define appropriateness for social media when the audience is so varied and topics that one person might consider inappropriate won't seem inappropriate to someone else (and may even be important to discuss)? #OTalk
bob collins @bobcollinsOT
#otalk Thank you so much everyone!! That is going to take quite some time to take in properly, digest and reflect on. Really honoured to have been involved!💚💚💚
Kathryn Fox @OccupationalFox
@KathrynRamsden @colourful_ot @ljx_01 @JBOccyTherapy Touching on politics is always a tough one! I think I'd always try to steer away from that topic as much as possible with a client, strong views from either side could seriously damage the relationship #OTalk
Orla @orlatheot
RT @margaretOT360: @JBOccyTherapy We never run a group without this in place and we resist every week and keep it on the wall to refer too.…
Bill Wong, OTD, OTR/L @BillWongOT
@Tori_Doll_ @JBOccyTherapy And if you are a student... you should welcome any feedback from experienced qualified OT practitioners. Don’t have to take everything as truths, but understanding their advices is important. #otalk
Keir Harding @Keirwales
@bobcollinsOT @robbrooks_uk Or that the boundaries can change if it's thought about. There's a theory that suggests when we are at our best (a negotiator) when we are firm but flexible as opposed to rigid or diaphanous. #OTalk
Dr Stephanie Tempest @SetG75
RT @OTalk_: Dont forget participating in an #OTalk can contribute towards your CPD. Head over to our website to download & complete the ref…
Orla @orlatheot
RT @shazzajamie: @JBOccyTherapy #otalk a couple of times when a client has identified not understanding social cues as a barrier to engagin…
Orla @orlatheot
RT @SophieMaynard8: @JBOccyTherapy It would be interesting to see how this is instigated. I saw similar thing in terms of from the whole MD…
Lucy @lucyiot
thanks everyone! what a brilliant #OTalk, my brain is slightly fried trying to keep up but i found it so interesting 💚
Bethany Marshall @BethjmOT
@RachieRuu It’s great isn’t it Rachel! The hour flys by, and so many discussions. Great for our CPD too! #OTalk
Molly Harris @mollharrisOT
@BillWongOT @OccupationalFox @JBOccyTherapy My educator advised me that really we shouldn’t have accepted hugs from patients, however there were exceptions where a patient was really thankful for our help and they wanted to show us with a hug! #otalk
Leo Keller @LeoKellerOT
@RachieRuu You joined for a very busy week! Well done for keeping up #OTalk
Bill Wong, OTD, OTR/L @BillWongOT
RT @mollharrisOT: @BillWongOT @OccupationalFox @JBOccyTherapy My educator advised me that really we shouldn’t have accepted hugs from patie…
Debra Hughes @Debraj_OT
Sorry I was late..... Just working way through questions #OTalk Great questions xxx thank you
Wendy Bryant @DrWMB
@ljx_01 @colourful_ot @JBOccyTherapy It interests me because I am blurring my service user experience & my professional life online, exploring. But I’m academic not clinical. Will explore what I don’t tweet! #OTalk
latísh @ljx_01
@colourful_ot @JBOccyTherapy @KathrynRamsden had a great reply which I think is very relevant to this. It’s dealing with the situation in a way that address the SU view but also challenged thinking around the topic to consider a variety of opinions differing from their own #OTalk
Kathryn Fox @OccupationalFox
Such an interesting discussion tonight, I love that we have this forum to reflect on professional issues and share our experiences! #OTalk
OTalk @OTalk_
RT @bobcollinsOT: #otalk Thank you so much everyone!! That is going to take quite some time to take in properly, digest and reflect on. Rea…
Kathryn Ramsden @kathrynramsden
@OccupationalFox @colourful_ot @ljx_01 @JBOccyTherapy #otalk I definitely do not share my opinions on daily news topics but have identified with clients how it affects them
Carolina Cordero 🌈 @colourful_ot
@OccupationalFox @KathrynRamsden @ljx_01 @JBOccyTherapy Definitely agree in relation to in-person interaction - think it's more complicated on social media because "steering clear" of politics might mean not being a good enough advocate for service users? (e.g. avoiding talking about cuts to healthcare!) #OTalk
Margaret Spencer @margaretOT360
We have noticed this with international students #otalk https://t.co/dtjwQLxKSb
Leo Keller @LeoKellerOT
@OccupationalFox @KathrynRamsden @colourful_ot @ljx_01 @JBOccyTherapy What about election time when many people using healthcare services don't get the opportunity to vote? Should we not support their rights and occupations as citizens? And can non-biased information be provided? #OTalk
Sophie Maynard @SophieMaynard8
Thank you @OTalk_ I ended up getting stuck in, lots to catch up on and reflect on. That’s me for the night though #OTalk
latísh @ljx_01
@DrWMB @colourful_ot @JBOccyTherapy I would view service user experience alongside professional life both linking into practice/impacting on practice, could this be that the thought process around these are similar therefore easier to share in a professional and appropriate manor online? #OTalk
Kathryn Fox @OccupationalFox
@colourful_ot @KathrynRamsden @ljx_01 @JBOccyTherapy I agree! It's the personal interactions that I think matter with this, a discussion about politics in person can create a very different atmosphere than a post about an issue you're passionate about! #OTalk
Molly Harris @mollharrisOT
@LeoKellerOT @JBOccyTherapy my educator advised me that we shouldn’t really accept hugs off patients, however she also said that I should use my thereapitoc self to judge when I felt it was appropriate for example with patients I had worked very closely with #otalk
Dr Stephanie Tempest @SetG75
RT @Keirwales: Lots of talk about being 'appropriate' as if the concept is very clear. Need to bear in mind our clients might have come fr…
Keir Harding @Keirwales
@SophieMaynard8 @JBOccyTherapy DBT training encourages you to write down the top 10 things that 'push your buttons'. I used to share those with clients, not as 'rules to follow' but to make it explicit what would affect our relationship. #otalk
Rob Brooks @dr_robbrooks
Just been part of #OTalk on professional boundaries, didn't spot anyone from @LBOTSociety?
Bethany Marshall @BethjmOT
For those who have asked or any new students getting involved. Taking part in #OTalk can be used for our CPD by filling in the reflective log below 💻 https://t.co/56xxtrfI09
JBOT - Jo southall @jboccytherapy
@colourful_ot @OccupationalFox @KathrynRamsden @ljx_01 True. Junior doctors strike got loads of SU/patient support online! I think whatever you discuss the end point needs to be that your own opinions won't impact service provision and professional practice. #OTalk
Wendy Bryant @DrWMB
@colourful_ot @ljx_01 @JBOccyTherapy I try to respect the privacy of my family: that seems important but it’s challenging when sharing experiences as a carer. #OTalk
Chloe @ctonksot
Again another fantastic talk it really gets you thinking passionately about the Occupational Therapy Career and all of our opinions. Can’t wait to be fully qualified soon! #OTalk
Kathryn Fox @OccupationalFox
@LeoKellerOT @KathrynRamsden @colourful_ot @ljx_01 @JBOccyTherapy I think non-biased information can be provided but it's a very hard thing to do well #OTalk
Tori OT @Tori_Doll_
@BillWongOT @JBOccyTherapy Exactly ... developing as a person/professional is all about listening, considering constructive feedback, reflecting, using opportunities to grow etc. #OTalk
Emily OT @EmsOTs
RT @Keirwales: Lots of talk about being 'appropriate' as if the concept is very clear. Need to bear in mind our clients might have come fr…
Keir Harding @Keirwales
@DrWMB @LynneGoodacre Can also argue that boundaries keep the inside in and the outside out. They keep us safe. ☺ #otalk
latísh @ljx_01
RT @JBOccyTherapy: @colourful_ot @OccupationalFox @KathrynRamsden @ljx_01 True. Junior doctors strike got loads of SU/patient support onlin…
Michelle @Symbolic_Life
What’s the definition of boundaries? Sorry I missed the talk I was in a lecture but I’m interested to understand what was determined :) #otalk
Kathryn Ramsden @kathrynramsden
@LeoKellerOT @OccupationalFox @colourful_ot @ljx_01 @JBOccyTherapy #Otalk focusing on clients needs, views, or important occupations is part of the role but I try not to impart my opinions as my views and beliefs may be different
Leo Keller @LeoKellerOT
@mollharrisOT @JBOccyTherapy Hm. What was the rationale for not giving hugs? If I wanted to thank my OT by giving them a hug I'd be a little offended if they declined. #OTalk
JBOT - Jo southall @jboccytherapy
Can you even divide the two? My whole private practice was initially inspired by my experiences as a service user. Being a patient teaches me a lot about being a professional! #OTalk https://t.co/KJQ2vpzACu
The OT Hub @theOThub
RT @BethjmOT: For those who have asked or any new students getting involved. Taking part in #OTalk can be used for our CPD by filling in th…
Molly Harris @mollharrisOT
@hoopermeg @BillWongOT @OccupationalFox @JBOccyTherapy I agree, I was on an elderly rehab ward where most of the patients would often hug members of ward staff when discharged, as well as thanking us with boxes of biscuits or chocolate! #otalk
Carolina Cordero 🌈 @colourful_ot
RT @JBOccyTherapy: Can you even divide the two? My whole private practice was initially inspired by my experiences as a service user. Being…
latísh @ljx_01
@JBOccyTherapy @colourful_ot @OccupationalFox @KathrynRamsden I would agree & say that this is why professional boundaries can’t easy be defined as a collective. It is clinician discretion/knowing your SU’s & what approach is best suited and you’re willing to take #OTalk
Anna Troughton @anna_troughton
RT @MOHOspark: @JBOccyTherapy #OTalk. I found the Intentional relationship model research interesting. Empathy is just one of 6 modes OTs u…
OTNorthumbria @OTNorthumbria
However educators have a duty to ensure that students’ professional practice meets professional clinical guidelines so feedback especially during supervision needs to be carefully considered #otalk https://t.co/AdtWHG7QxF
latísh @ljx_01
@DrWMB @colourful_ot @JBOccyTherapy I think the way in which information is shared is equally important & can still be respectful when sharing experiences online #OTalk