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Lucy Pearce @lucyjpearce
Been a while, but tuned into #OTalk this evening, for some interesting discussion
Nyasha Tavatya @ntavatya1
OT talk time #OTalk
Marissa_OT @marissa_ot
RT @NTavatya1: OT talk time #OTalk
Lynsey McC @lynseymcc_ot
@RebeccaCrouch Hey, excited to have you join in! I know it's not the best of terms to use (hopefully having a separate Otalk on the words we use).Tonight it's based on the equality act definition: substantial and long-term negative effect on your ability to do normal daily activities #otalk
Margaret Spencer @margaretOT360
All ready for tonight's talk #OTalk
Bill Wong, OTD, OTR/L @BillWongOT
Hola peeps! #otalk
Lynsey McC @lynseymcc_ot
@RebeccaCrouch But I want to challenge that it is always negative #otalk #challengepresumptions
JBOT - Jo southall @jboccytherapy
Evening all! Looking forward to some interesting discussion tonight! #OTalk
Jaimee Crozier @jaimee_ot
Cup of tea in hand and ready for tonight's #OTalk 💚
Rebecca Crouch, Occupational Therapist @RebeccaCrouch
@LynseyMcc_OT Thanks for the aknowledgement re: terminology. I would generally prefer the term "difference" but understand that impairment or disability is often used. #otalk
Lynsey McC @lynseymcc_ot
Hey everyone. Will we get started on tonight's OTalk? Question 1: What do you think the potential benefits are of employing someone with an impairment or disability as an occupational therapist? #OTalk
Ellen Chisman @EllenChisman
Good evening :-) I'm really interested in reading people's experiences around this as someone just entering practice #otalk https://t.co/OESopbT1jD
Bill Wong, OTD, OTR/L @BillWongOT
@LynseyMcc_OT First hand insights are always helpful... especially if they share some conditions with their clients. #otalk
Margaret Spencer @margaretOT360
Looking at things from a different angle #OTalk
OTalk @OTalk_
RT @LynseyMcc_OT: @DrWMB @OTalk_ I really want those who have impairments to contribute! My research was from employers & employees perspec…
Bill Wong, OTD, OTR/L @BillWongOT
@LynseyMcc_OT And I know for me- I actually have a lot of swagger because I have to earn everything. #otalk
Minh Tran @otramblings
Hi peeps! My first time on here 👋👋👋 #OTalk
Bethan Mair Edwards @pixiegirle
@RebeccaCrouch @LynseyMcc_OT But can we separate the meaning of the word from the discussion itself? #OTalk
OTalk @OTalk_
Sorry for the 5 min delay folks, we were having some technical mishaps! Welcome to tonights chat with @LynseyMcc_OT, whose out there? #OTalk
JBOT - Jo southall @jboccytherapy
@EllenChisman Welcome to the field! What area are you working in/interested in? I went straight into independent practice. Partly to manage my own health issues #OTalk
OTalk @OTalk_
Question 1... #OTalk https://t.co/Z7e1BpbLfP
Lynsey McC @lynseymcc_ot
To clarify, this is based on the UK Equality Act 2010 definition as someone being disabled if you have a physical or mental impairment that has a ‘substantial’ and ‘long-term’ negative effect on your ability to do normal daily activities. #otalk
Carolina Cordero @colourful_ot
RT @theRCOT: Tonight's #OTalk topic is 'Benefits & myths of employing OTs with seen & unseen impairments” and will be hosted by @LynseyMcc_
Marissa_OT @marissa_ot
@OTalk_ @LynseyMcc_OT Here!! #OTalk 🙋‍♀️
JBOT - Jo southall @jboccytherapy
@otramblings Welcome! I'm only here every few weeks or so but I love the chats! I'm sure you will too :) #OTalk
OTalk @OTalk_
RT @LynseyMcc_OT: To clarify, this is based on the UK Equality Act 2010 definition as someone being disabled if you have a physical or ment…
Gilly- does- Doing @GillyGorry
RT @LynseyMcc_OT: To clarify, this is based on the UK Equality Act 2010 definition as someone being disabled if you have a physical or ment…
Susan Windeatt @mooartdotcom
@LynseyMcc_OT #Otalk Re: Q1 I think people with impairment/disability can offer a unique insight into actively living holistically with such. Seems like a pretty employable skill to me?
Nyasha Tavatya @ntavatya1
RT @BillWongOT: @LynseyMcc_OT First hand insights are always helpful... especially if they share some conditions with their clients. #otalk
Julie-Anne Lowe @julieannelowe1
@LynseyMcc_OT @OTalk_ @DrWMB Has #OTalk started ? I’m not getting any notifications
Bethan Mair Edwards @pixiegirle
@LynseyMcc_OT I find my lived experience often informs my practice more than my training as an OT. There are some things you just can’t teach - you have to experience it #OTalk
Lynsey McC @lynseymcc_ot
@pixiegirle @RebeccaCrouch Happy to separate the meaning of the word from the discussion. I find it really restrictive as there are so many benefits! #otalk
OTalk @OTalk_
Dont forget your codes of conducts apply online as they do within practice. Be mindful & respectful of others & their viewpoints #OTalk
Lynsey McC @lynseymcc_ot
@otramblings Excited to have you with us! #otalk
OTalk @OTalk_
@julieannelowe1 @LynseyMcc_OT We read you loud and clear Julie! #Otalk
JBOT - Jo southall @jboccytherapy
@LynseyMcc_OT Empathy, understanding, appreciation for the importance of narratives, often promotes therapeutic relationships too less of an us & them environment when both side have been 'the patient' #OTalk
Gilly- does- Doing @GillyGorry
@OTalk_ I think experience impacts on our practice and having a first hand experience of disability and other factors associated with this can enhance the Occupational lens if used appropriately #otalk
Gilly- does- Doing @GillyGorry
RT @OTalk_: Dont forget your codes of conducts apply online as they do within practice. Be mindful & respectful of others & their viewpoint…
Marissa_OT @marissa_ot
RT @GillyGorry: @OTalk_ I think experience impacts on our practice and having a first hand experience of disability and other factors assoc…
Margaret Spencer @margaretOT360
RT @JBOccyTherapy: @LynseyMcc_OT Empathy, understanding, appreciation for the importance of narratives, often promotes therapeutic relation…
Carolina Cordero @colourful_ot
RT @JBOccyTherapy: @LynseyMcc_OT Empathy, understanding, appreciation for the importance of narratives, often promotes therapeutic relation…
Sarah Barker @smb1607
@OTalk_ @LynseyMcc_OT Evening all. Lurking tonight. We talked about #otalk as part of a session on communities in uni today, so hoping some more @OTNorthumbria students might have been inspired to join in.
Bill Wong, OTD, OTR/L @BillWongOT
RT @LynseyMcc_OT: To clarify, this is based on the UK Equality Act 2010 definition as someone being disabled if you have a physical or ment…
Catriona Connell @POPPED_Project
If its known/visible - Some service users really value that you 'get it'' #otalk
OTalk @OTalk_
Dont forget to include the #OTalk hastag in all your tweets so everyone can see your contribution.
Deborah Harrison @DebbiiHarrison
Evening #OTalk, looking forward to following the discussion tonight. https://t.co/tdklXToGEH
Bill Wong, OTD, OTR/L @BillWongOT
@LynseyMcc_OT We have our own in US with ADA and IDEA. #otalk
Lauren @Lauren_OT
@LynseyMcc_OT Lived experience, different perspectives and insights, may positively impact the therapeutic relationship and instil hope in a client if the OT chooses to disclose #OTalk
JBOT - Jo southall @jboccytherapy
@pixiegirle @LynseyMcc_OT :) also I think people who live with uncooperative bodies/minds are natural creative thinkers and problem solvers. We have to be or we'd never make it out of bed! #OTalk
Bill Wong, OTD, OTR/L @BillWongOT
RT @pixiegirle: @LynseyMcc_OT I find my lived experience often informs my practice more than my training as an OT. There are some things yo…
Lelanie @LelanieBrewer
Lurking tonight on #otalk to help my daughter with her #stem week challenge for @West_Jes_School - look forward to joining as soon our experiment works #GirlsInSTEM https://t.co/TcJehfyCEP
Bill Wong, OTD, OTR/L @BillWongOT
RT @JBOccyTherapy: @LynseyMcc_OT Empathy, understanding, appreciation for the importance of narratives, often promotes therapeutic relation…
Rebecca Crouch, Occupational Therapist @RebeccaCrouch
1. They bring a different perspective & lived experience to the OT team. 2. Their differences equipe them w strengths that may not be shared by others. 3. We deliver better care w a more diverse service. Clients are not a homogenous group & neither are OTs #otalk https://t.co/hxeFOOIHxi
Bill Wong, OTD, OTR/L @BillWongOT
RT @smb1607: @OTalk_ @LynseyMcc_OT Evening all. Lurking tonight. We talked about #otalk as part of a session on communities in uni today,…
Bill Wong, OTD, OTR/L @BillWongOT
RT @POPPED_Project: If its known/visible - Some service users really value that you 'get it'' #otalk
Bill Wong, OTD, OTR/L @BillWongOT
RT @Lauren_OT: @LynseyMcc_OT Lived experience, different perspectives and insights, may positively impact the therapeutic relationship and…
Shirley Pearce @shirleypearceot
@OTalk_ @LynseyMcc_OT #OTalk Hello there.
Gilly- does- Doing @GillyGorry
I do think it's important to acknowledge an bias our own experience brings to practice to ensure we use it as a strength and do let it blinker views #otalk
Marissa_OT @marissa_ot
RT @POPPED_Project: If its known/visible - Some service users really value that you 'get it'' #otalk
Margaret Spencer @margaretOT360
Also useful to disclose to students who think it may have a negative impact, you can demonstrate how it can be useful #OTalk
Bill Wong, OTD, OTR/L @BillWongOT
RT @RebeccaCrouch: 1. They bring a different perspective & lived experience to the OT team. 2. Their differences equipe them w strengths th…
Catriona Connell @POPPED_Project
In MH, we recognise peoples expertise from lived experience in paid peer support roles, but thee is still non-disclosure +++ in HCPs #otalk
Bill Wong, OTD, OTR/L @BillWongOT
@RebeccaCrouch I think it depends on setting. Mine doesn’t come in play too much. #otalk
Rebecca Crouch, Occupational Therapist @RebeccaCrouch
@pixiegirle @LynseyMcc_OT Yup, sure can. #OTalk
OTalk @OTalk_
#OTalk https://t.co/uiZZFv8whG
Paige Barger @trillpod
@LynseyMcc_OT I think it is walking the walk and talking the talk. We are all about adaptability and showing people they CAN. If we embody that in employees it carries more weight with clients than just words. They will also have a unique lived experience to draw on. #OTalk
Susan Windeatt @mooartdotcom
#Otalk Indeed - known/visible can generate informative discussion. https://t.co/ailRYbyVlU
Bill Wong, OTD, OTR/L @BillWongOT
RT @POPPED_Project: In MH, we recognise peoples expertise from lived experience in paid peer support roles, but thee is still non-disclosur…
Lucy Pearce @lucyjpearce
@LynseyMcc_OT I also think it’s a good way to challenge stigma associated with disability. Providing clients with ‘hope’ that disability doesn’t have to mean inability #OTalk
Gilly- does- Doing @GillyGorry
I do think it's important that we acknowledge bias and ensure we use our experience as a strength and don't let it blinker views. #otalk
Julie-Anne Lowe @julieannelowe1
@LynseyMcc_OT Sorry forgot the #OTalk... naughty step for me
Bethan Mair Edwards @pixiegirle
Equally, professionals can be blinkered by their lack of lived experience #OTalk https://t.co/UxthL4UWT7
Rebecca Crouch, Occupational Therapist @RebeccaCrouch
@BillWongOT That's good to hear. Remind me what kind of setting you are in? #otalk
Shirley Pearce @shirleypearceot
@LynseyMcc_OT #OTalk Transferrable skills, relevant experience, to be able to say 'I know it's hard' because you really do...
Lynsey McC @lynseymcc_ot
Seeing some really positive tweets about all the many benefits of having OTs with disabilities/impairments/long terms conditions. The positive impact these have with clients/patients/service-users seems to be a common theme too #otalk #allthebenefits
Catherine McNulty @cathymc9781
forgot the #OTalk again !!! https://t.co/x5ExFsnvxn
Bill Wong, OTD, OTR/L @BillWongOT
@RebeccaCrouch Nursing homes in USA. #otalk
OTalk @OTalk_
@otramblings Welcome aboard Minh. Great to have you with us. Shout if you need anything #Otalk
Colin P G Jones @colinpgjones
@LynseyMcc_OT #OTalk I think the same as any other OT candidate,it is important 2work 2 the persons strengths & unique qualities both able body & disabled alike have. Any reasonable adjustments are needed 4 all staff relevant 2 their circumstances. Important 2 focus on candidate’s + attributes
Bethan Mair Edwards @pixiegirle
Completely. Why do #OTs or HCPs feel they can’t disclose? I’m completely upfront with colleagues. #OTalk https://t.co/y40VdfAJiu
Tom Smith @tomsydi
@LynseyMcc_OT Obviously a unique perspective on the 'other side'. May form a different type of therapeutic relationship with clients as well. #OTalk
Bill Wong, OTD, OTR/L @BillWongOT
RT @LynseyMcc_OT: Seeing some really positive tweets about all the many benefits of having OTs with disabilities/impairments/long terms con…
Bill Wong, OTD, OTR/L @BillWongOT
RT @shirleypearceot: @LynseyMcc_OT #OTalk Transferrable skills, relevant experience, to be able to say 'I know it's hard' because you reall…
Ellen Chisman @EllenChisman
Yes good point! Adapting ways of doing things, or doing new things, or seeing things in another way :-) #OTalk https://t.co/MedAEVCgQk
Lucy Pearce @lucyjpearce
@Lauren_OT @LynseyMcc_OT Really agree. It can support development of a therapeutic relationship with clients which is invaluable #OTalk
Bill Wong, OTD, OTR/L @BillWongOT
RT @pixiegirle: Equally, professionals can be blinkered by their lack of lived experience #OTalk https://t.co/UxthL4UWT7
Bill Wong, OTD, OTR/L @BillWongOT
RT @GillyGorry: I do think it's important that we acknowledge bias and ensure we use our experience as a strength and don't let it blinker…
Lynsey McC @lynseymcc_ot
@POPPED_Project Definitely. this is an upcoming question in the talk actually! #otalk
OTalk @OTalk_
RT @LynseyMcc_OT: Seeing some really positive tweets about all the many benefits of having OTs with disabilities/impairments/long terms con…
JBOT - Jo southall @jboccytherapy
@margaretOT360 Definitely true and not just your own students, spread the word and inspire! I still hear from people who have been told 'disabled people' can't be OTs! #OTalk
Catriona Connell @POPPED_Project
@pixiegirle Can people be blinkered by their lived experience too? #otalk
Bill Wong, OTD, OTR/L @BillWongOT
@GillyGorry I learned that in my first job with kiddos. Can be hard to pull myself aside at times. #otalk
Bill Wong, OTD, OTR/L @BillWongOT
RT @trillpod: @LynseyMcc_OT I think it is walking the walk and talking the talk. We are all about adaptability and showing people they CAN.…
Hiral Khatri, OTD,Future OTR @DrHiralKhatri
Hello #OTalk
Bill Wong, OTD, OTR/L @BillWongOT
RT @colinpgjones: @LynseyMcc_OT #OTalk I think the same as any other OT candidate,it is important 2work 2 the persons strengths & unique qu…
Bill Wong, OTD, OTR/L @BillWongOT
RT @TomSydi: @LynseyMcc_OT Obviously a unique perspective on the 'other side'. May form a different type of therapeutic relationship with c…
Marissa_OT @marissa_ot
RT @shirleypearceot: @LynseyMcc_OT #OTalk Transferrable skills, relevant experience, to be able to say 'I know it's hard' because you reall…
Catriona Connell @POPPED_Project
RT @pixiegirle: Completely. Why do #OTs or HCPs feel they can’t disclose? I’m completely upfront with colleagues. #OTalk https://t.co/y40Vd…
Bill Wong, OTD, OTR/L @BillWongOT
RT @LucyJPearce: @Lauren_OT @LynseyMcc_OT Really agree. It can support development of a therapeutic relationship with clients which is inva…
Gilly- does- Doing @GillyGorry
@pixiegirle I think it's about appropriate disclosure. And ensuring we maintain boundaries. This can be hard to balance #otalk
Erin Cullen @ErinOTstudent
Yes. I feel like this profession talks the best talk. I wish I saw the walk always walked! #otalk https://t.co/DJ3YxQ1aiV
Bill Wong, OTD, OTR/L @BillWongOT
RT @JBOccyTherapy: @margaretOT360 Definitely true and not just your own students, spread the word and inspire! I still hear from people who…
Lynsey McC @lynseymcc_ot
Question 2: Do you think there are potential issues of employing someone with an impairment or disability as an occupational therapist? If so what are they? Or, what have people thought would be issues that aren't? #otalk
Bethan Mair Edwards @pixiegirle
Equally, professionals can be blinkered by their experiences / strong views of beliefs whether they have a hidden or unhidden condition or not #OTalk https://t.co/5CVbZgQpMR
Hiral Khatri, OTD,Future OTR @DrHiralKhatri
@LynseyMcc_OT #OTALK Psychological benefits of boosting up patient's confidence of being successful as the OT sitting next to him/her.
Lucy Pearce @lucyjpearce
The lived experience that OTs bring to the table, with either hidden or visible disability, also can support them to advocate for their clients #OTalk
Catriona Connell @POPPED_Project
@pixiegirle Stigma, self-stigma, fear, suppression of own needs in service of the patient? Did you come across this in your research? @LynseyMcc_OT #otalk
Ellen Chisman @EllenChisman
Yep, like you "get it" a bit more maybe #OTalk may encourage people to open up more too, and also maybe for staff and service users to advocate more in cases of injustice https://t.co/zXq0Gi2EKJ
Rebecca Crouch, Occupational Therapist @RebeccaCrouch
@POPPED_Project And if it is unseen, practitioners can share their experiences verbally with their clients (if they feel confident too & it is appropriate to share). #otalk
Bill Wong, OTD, OTR/L @BillWongOT
@JBOccyTherapy @margaretOT360 Yes- speaking of that, I will have my own placement student in 2 weeks. So I will definitely use myself as an example with her. She will get a duo experience- not just with the setting, but also through working with me. #otalk
Margaret Spencer @margaretOT360
Yes it's linked with our clinical reasoning #OTalk https://t.co/lmKZLzUYtu
OTalk @OTalk_
Question 2... #OTalk https://t.co/AKK9Wp2of4
Bill Wong, OTD, OTR/L @BillWongOT
@POPPED_Project @pixiegirle Absolutely. I remembered my first visual of someone with Alzheimer’s is with somebody who was at my church. #otalk
Bill Wong, OTD, OTR/L @BillWongOT
RT @GillyGorry: @pixiegirle I think it's about appropriate disclosure. And ensuring we maintain boundaries. This can be hard to balance #ot
Lynsey McC @lynseymcc_ot
@JBOccyTherapy @margaretOT360 Definitely! I especially encourage those interested in health care or teaching to focus on the unique attributes and lived experience they can bring to the role that others can't #otalk
Hiral Khatri, OTD,Future OTR @DrHiralKhatri
@LynseyMcc_OT Professionally, by employing the OT with Disability, would of course support what OT actually do. Providing them Employment despite of any disability would support OT ethical practice as we do help clients go back to their jobs and being OT is a job, then its a job! #OTALK
Bill Wong, OTD, OTR/L @BillWongOT
@GillyGorry @pixiegirle And with me... if my patients find out my dx through YouTube, I can’t do anything to stop it! #otalk
Bill Wong, OTD, OTR/L @BillWongOT
RT @ErinOTstudent: Yes. I feel like this profession talks the best talk. I wish I saw the walk always walked! #otalk https://t.co/DJ3YxQ1aiV
Bethan Mair Edwards @pixiegirle
@POPPED_Project Of course! My response was to a tweet that has now been deleted so it makes no sense out of context! #OTalk
Margaret Spencer @margaretOT360
I need extra time so I am conscious of 'taking that' from other colleagues #OTalk https://t.co/WVFglbGgeo
Bill Wong, OTD, OTR/L @BillWongOT
@LynseyMcc_OT In my case, it can be communication skills and being a team player. I have proved people wrong though! #otalk
Catriona Connell @POPPED_Project
@LynseyMcc_OT Will be interested much in everyones views about whether this is something occupational therapists can do different to other HCPs, or if we all as bad as each other #otalk
Bill Wong, OTD, OTR/L @BillWongOT
RT @POPPED_Project: @pixiegirle Stigma, self-stigma, fear, suppression of own needs in service of the patient? Did you come across this in…
Bill Wong, OTD, OTR/L @BillWongOT
RT @LucyJPearce: The lived experience that OTs bring to the table, with either hidden or visible disability, also can support them to advoc…
JBOT - Jo southall @jboccytherapy
@LynseyMcc_OT Speaking as someone who went independent / private right out of university. Yes there are big problems. So often the NHS and other settings are too stretched, overworked to focuss on the wellbeing of staff. My health HAS to come first but that doesn't make me a bad OT. #OTalk
Bill Wong, OTD, OTR/L @BillWongOT
RT @EllenChisman: Yep, like you "get it" a bit more maybe #OTalk may encourage people to open up more too, and also maybe for staff and ser…
Venthan Mailoo @VenthanMailoo
@LynseyMcc_OT @OTalk_ #OTalk https://t.co/2qxJIFaWn1
Rebecca Crouch, Occupational Therapist @RebeccaCrouch
RT @JBOccyTherapy: @pixiegirle @LynseyMcc_OT :) also I think people who live with uncooperative bodies/minds are natural creative thinkers…
Bethan Mair Edwards @pixiegirle
@GillyGorry Completely agree. I am a researcher & I tend to continue in that role. So I am not working clinically. #OTalk
Nyasha Tavatya @ntavatya1
@LynseyMcc_OT Oops 🙊 forgot #OTalk
Lauren @Lauren_OT
@LynseyMcc_OT This doesn’t just apply OT’s with ‘impairments’ but may be more pertinent if OT has lived exp - remembering that despite the same diagnosis, the clients experience of their illness/condition/impairment is totally unique and its that that should guide practice and goals #OTalk
Erin Cullen @ErinOTstudent
@margaretOT360 Do you mean that students feel their own impairments may negatively impact their ability to practice? That's a real shame if so... #otalk
Gilly- does- Doing @GillyGorry
@pixiegirle I agree, I think all experience have the potential to inform practice. What sets us apart is the professional guidance/ knowledge we use. #otalk
Catriona Connell @POPPED_Project
@pixiegirle Ppl are all shaped by their experiences - as long as we are aware and own it, can take steps to mitigate. Parallels with cultural competence #otalk
Bill Wong, OTD, OTR/L @BillWongOT
RT @sweet_hiral: @LynseyMcc_OT Professionally, by employing the OT with Disability, would of course support what OT actually do. Providing…
Bill Wong, OTD, OTR/L @BillWongOT
RT @pixiegirle: @POPPED_Project Of course! My response was to a tweet that has now been deleted so it makes no sense out of context! #OTalk
Bill Wong, OTD, OTR/L @BillWongOT
RT @JBOccyTherapy: @LynseyMcc_OT Speaking as someone who went independent / private right out of university. Yes there are big problems. So…
Lucy Pearce @lucyjpearce
I think it’s also worth considering that for some OTs, certain work environments may not suit them because of their disability, a bit like ‘fast paced settings don’t suit everyone’ kind of thinking #OTalk
Bill Wong, OTD, OTR/L @BillWongOT
RT @Lauren_OT: @LynseyMcc_OT This doesn’t just apply OT’s with ‘impairments’ but may be more pertinent if OT has lived exp - remembering th…
Lynsey McC @lynseymcc_ot
@sweet_hiral Exactly! We need to practice what we preach #otalk #walkthewalk
Margaret Spencer @margaretOT360
As OTs with disabilities I have noticed we are much more solution Focused and able to problem sole #OTalk https://t.co/Sc1CjuGRzR
Colin P G Jones @colinpgjones
@LynseyMcc_OT #OTalk with employment of any staff it’s about supporting them to be the best therapist they can be. We need to support all staff and tailor support to their individual training needs. Employing anyone can have potential risks/issues..... we need a diverse population of OTs
Bill Wong, OTD, OTR/L @BillWongOT
@ErinOTstudent @margaretOT360 I remembered I was behind the 8 ball whenever I did my placements after I found out my dx. #otalk
Colin P G Jones @colinpgjones
@LynseyMcc_OT As we have a diverse population to engage with. #OTalk
Bill Wong, OTD, OTR/L @BillWongOT
RT @GillyGorry: @pixiegirle I agree, I think all experience have the potential to inform practice. What sets us apart is the professional g…
Bill Wong, OTD, OTR/L @BillWongOT
RT @POPPED_Project: @pixiegirle Ppl are all shaped by their experiences - as long as we are aware and own it, can take steps to mitigate. P…
JBOT - Jo southall @jboccytherapy
@LynseyMcc_OT For a LOT of people with variable health conditions there isn't enough flexibility in statuatory services. It can lead to people pushing through at work then crashing at home. Not good long term. #OTalk
Lauren @Lauren_OT
@LynseyMcc_OT Maybe that there can only be support, reasonable adjustments etc. put into place if the condition/impairment is known about and without those things performance may be impacted #OTalk
OTalk @OTalk_
RT @POPPED_Project: @pixiegirle Ppl are all shaped by their experiences - as long as we are aware and own it, can take steps to mitigate. P…
Venthan Mailoo @VenthanMailoo
@BillWongOT @LynseyMcc_OT @OTalk_ #OTalk https://t.co/2qxJIFaWn1
Teresa rushton @teresa_rushton
RT @JBOccyTherapy: @margaretOT360 Definitely true and not just your own students, spread the word and inspire! I still hear from people who…
Margaret Spencer @margaretOT360
Yes most don't want to disclose on placements as they feel it will have a negative effect #otalk https://t.co/uHtKWixOqI
Carolina Cordero @colourful_ot
RT @POPPED_Project: @pixiegirle Ppl are all shaped by their experiences - as long as we are aware and own it, can take steps to mitigate. P…
Lynsey McC @lynseymcc_ot
@JBOccyTherapy Linking back to last week's topic of occupational balance, it probably means you're a better OT as you know that you have to come first so that you can engage with your clients/service-users #otalk
Ellen Chisman @EllenChisman
@JBOccyTherapy Hello :-) wow that's great to have gone straight into independent!! Gave you more flexibility/control? Currently applying for jobs...#otalk
Catriona Connell @POPPED_Project
RT @Lauren_OT: @LynseyMcc_OT This doesn’t just apply OT’s with ‘impairments’ but may be more pertinent if OT has lived exp - remembering th…
OTalk @OTalk_
RT @margaretOT360: As OTs with disabilities I have noticed we are much more solution Focused and able to problem sole #OTalk https://t.co/…
Shirley Pearce @shirleypearceot
@OTalk_ #OTalk My student placements were the hardest - as a qualified OT I can specialise in less physically demanding roles but as a student I was expected to go where I was sent, suitable or not. All but one placement used my experience of disability to advantage.
Bill Wong, OTD, OTR/L @BillWongOT
@VenthanMailoo @LynseyMcc_OT @OTalk_ That is why sometimes I feel like people are viewing me as a poster child for autistic OT peeps. #otalk
Nyasha Tavatya @ntavatya1
RT @JBOccyTherapy: @LynseyMcc_OT Speaking as someone who went independent / private right out of university. Yes there are big problems. So…
JBOT - Jo southall @jboccytherapy
RT @Lauren_OT: @LynseyMcc_OT This doesn’t just apply OT’s with ‘impairments’ but may be more pertinent if OT has lived exp - remembering th…
Bethan Mair Edwards @pixiegirle
@JBOccyTherapy @LynseyMcc_OT Agreed. Statutory service typically do not offer the flexibility that you can get elsewhere in terms of hours of employment etc or Home working #OTalk
Bill Wong, OTD, OTR/L @BillWongOT
RT @LynseyMcc_OT: @JBOccyTherapy Linking back to last week's topic of occupational balance, it probably means you're a better OT as you kno…
Bill Wong, OTD, OTR/L @BillWongOT
RT @Lauren_OT: @LynseyMcc_OT Maybe that there can only be support, reasonable adjustments etc. put into place if the condition/impairment i…
Bill Wong, OTD, OTR/L @BillWongOT
RT @JBOccyTherapy: @LynseyMcc_OT For a LOT of people with variable health conditions there isn't enough flexibility in statuatory services.…
Gilly- does- Doing @GillyGorry
@POPPED_Project @pixiegirle It's interesting. I listened to a talk by an abuse survivor who cited professionals being culturally competent as putting her in danger, although it wasn't intended that way. We definitely need to check our assumptions at times. #otalk
Julie-Anne Lowe @julieannelowe1
@LynseyMcc_OT It depends on the impairment , the working environment and the support available , and understanding of manager/team ... in some cases anticipated problems do not arise and things that you may not have anticipated can be a problem, sight issues can be an issue in Nvc #OTalk
Bill Wong, OTD, OTR/L @BillWongOT
RT @shirleypearceot: @OTalk_ #OTalk My student placements were the hardest - as a qualified OT I can specialise in less physically demandin…
Bill Wong, OTD, OTR/L @BillWongOT
RT @pixiegirle: @JBOccyTherapy @LynseyMcc_OT Agreed. Statutory service typically do not offer the flexibility that you can get elsewhere in…
#hellomynameis David @D_MARSDEN_OT
@OTalk_ #otalk increased ability to empathise, expertise by experience-I’m not sure that term explains it but someone who has the experience of impairment/disability/accessing services (what it feels like) is in a great position to promote positive experience for patients/service users.
Bill Wong, OTD, OTR/L @BillWongOT
RT @julieannelowe1: @LynseyMcc_OT It depends on the impairment , the working environment and the support available , and understanding of m…
Susan Windeatt @mooartdotcom
#Otalk Sadly they might feel that any disclosure might affect their placement allocation. Genuine fear of students just trying to graduate to OT! https://t.co/llCfNeNC5d
Lucy Pearce @lucyjpearce
Q2. Relates back to my last tweet, but I think issues may arise due tothe ‘fit’ between the disability and the setting. But services should accommodate as much as possible, and OTs need to have insight into their disability to support effective practice #OTalk
JBOT - Jo southall @jboccytherapy
@LynseyMcc_OT I like to think so! It's how I've ended up a professional mentor just one year out of my BSc! Sometimes the lived experience is worth more than the degree. The degree just informs how I present and apply my lifeskills at times! #OTalk
Rebecca Crouch, Occupational Therapist @RebeccaCrouch
I would strongly respond 'no' to this question & under the Equality Act, this is a definiate 'no'. There is support available for employers & employees with impairments/disabilities in the work place such as Access To Work. They can provide equip, adap & awareness training #otalk https://t.co/AWDPKBkJ3Z
Lynsey McC @lynseymcc_ot
@margaretOT360 I'm hoping by having talks like this and breaking down what people THINK are potential barriers and being more aware of all the benefits will mean students and staff feel more comfortable to ask for help if needed. We all need to help each other in a team #otalk
Erin Cullen @ErinOTstudent
It's a common topic of debate among my course peers - should we get the same kind of understanding and adaptations that we would want for clients? #otalk Full-time study + placements is a massive challenge even without health problems/disabilities
Gilly- does- Doing @GillyGorry
@margaretOT360 I know lots of OTs with disabilities. As a profession I think we should be proud of how inclusive we are in this respect. #otalk
Colin P G Jones @colinpgjones
@JBOccyTherapy @LynseyMcc_OT Oops #OTalk
Hiral Khatri, OTD,Future OTR @DrHiralKhatri
@LynseyMcc_OT There are potential issues such as - Limitation to physically help if client is too heavy to assist or running around a hyper active child. #otalk
Carolina Cordero @colourful_ot
RT @GillyGorry: @margaretOT360 I know lots of OTs with disabilities. As a profession I think we should be proud of how inclusive we are in…
Bethan Mair Edwards @pixiegirle
I am extremely lucky, as when I attended my interview for a clinical post, which I could not do bcos it was F/T, my employers offered me a Research position so I would get this flexibility - which is my dream job #OTalk https://t.co/IN9pHlbOER
OTalk @OTalk_
Interesting point. #Otalk https://t.co/YW59sKESdD
Julie-Anne Lowe @julieannelowe1
@LynseyMcc_OT 2 of 2 That said a collaborative solution focused approach needs to be utilised , the benefits wil often outweigh the difficulties #OTalk
Tim McVicar @timmcvicarpt
RT @LynseyMcc_OT: I'm hosting an @OTalk_ tomorrow night on Twitter from 8-9PM. It's on 'Benefits & myths of employing OTs with seen & unsee…
Anna Braunizer @ABraunizer
RT @RebeccaCrouch: 1. They bring a different perspective & lived experience to the OT team. 2. Their differences equipe them w strengths th…
JBOT - Jo southall @jboccytherapy
@EllenChisman Yep. I offer appointments via videochat and work from home. Hours between 11am and 8pm 7 days a week but within that some days are no work others are just an hour or so! Part time but nothing close to regular hours! #OTalk
Hiral Khatri, OTD,Future OTR @DrHiralKhatri
@LynseyMcc_OT I beleive people have thought would be issues such as controlling the work-environment. But with available OTA or OT-Aides, I beleive there is not such issue that is not solvable by an OT practitioner. #Otalk
Gilly- does- Doing @GillyGorry
@LynseyMcc_OT I think the issue would be specific to the job role. If you can do the job with reasonable adjustments that's great. If you can't, you can't. #otalk. Some adjustments aren't reasonable.
Lynsey McC @lynseymcc_ot
@julieannelowe1 Unfortunately it seems to be that the lack of understanding of the manager or team is the main barrier of people. This is based on both the population I work it (pain team) and previous research on OTs, physios, social workers an nurses experiences #otalk
Deborah Harrison @DebbiiHarrison
RT @GillyGorry: @margaretOT360 I know lots of OTs with disabilities. As a profession I think we should be proud of how inclusive we are in…
Hiral Khatri, OTD,Future OTR @DrHiralKhatri
#OTalk yes! right? :) https://t.co/HIYfCd22SA
Catriona Connell @POPPED_Project
@GillyGorry @pixiegirle Could argue that would be cultural incompetence? Cultural competence not the same as making allowances for the unacceptable of UK law. Some tough calls though #otalk
Erin Cullen @ErinOTstudent
RT @shirleypearceot: @OTalk_ #OTalk My student placements were the hardest - as a qualified OT I can specialise in less physically demandin…
OTalk @OTalk_
Lots of interesting points & views coming out of tonights #OTalk topic 👍🏼
Bethan Mair Edwards @pixiegirle
@RebeccaCrouch But not all disabilities can be supported by equipment & access to work. Whilst legislation states one thing, in practice, people with certain conditions don’t always get the right support #OTalk
Marissa_OT @marissa_ot
RT @OTalk_: Lots of interesting points & views coming out of tonights #OTalk topic 👍🏼
Lucy Pearce @lucyjpearce
@mooartdotcom As an OT student, with a long term health condition, I’ve always been up front with uni and educators. How I manage it, seeking support when I need it etc. My personal belief that doing so makes me a more efficient professional. It’s always worked well for me #OTalk
Lynsey McC @lynseymcc_ot
Question 3: Why do you think someone might not disclose their impairment or disability at work? #OTalk
JBOT - Jo southall @jboccytherapy
@colinpgjones @LynseyMcc_OT Very true. Actually, one of the big problems people come to me with is 'My manager has offered to help but I don't know what to ask for'. I think we need to spread awareness about options and responsibilities :) #OTalk
Margaret Spencer @margaretOT360
Yes I have a portfolio career which helps me do things at my own pace #otalk https://t.co/y8IdSG8PI1
Nyasha Tavatya @ntavatya1
RT @shirleypearceot: @OTalk_ #OTalk My student placements were the hardest - as a qualified OT I can specialise in less physically demandin…
Susan Windeatt @mooartdotcom
.@OTalk_ Absolutely! Is certainly generating discussion! #OTalk https://t.co/96LXJ8V06G
Venthan Mailoo @VenthanMailoo
@LynseyMcc_OT Different is not necessarily worse or better. @OTalk_ #dyslexia #OTalk https://t.co/GBkt9FCEEw https://t.co/FNKI6xIA2w
Marissa_OT @marissa_ot
@LynseyMcc_OT For fear of judgement or fear of being seen as incompetent #OTalk
OTalk @OTalk_
#OTalk https://t.co/ZoAWFmnBGA
Bethan Mair Edwards @pixiegirle
It was for me. But I asked for part time placements over a longer duration - so my placements went into the holiday period. I was really supported #OTalk it’s about being creative! https://t.co/4uhyxCuqhZ
OTalk @OTalk_
#OTalk https://t.co/vPAT29RMyf
Lynsey McC @lynseymcc_ot
@julieannelowe1 Definitely! I think others don't always see things in this way unfortunately #otalk
Ellen Chisman @EllenChisman
@JBOccyTherapy Really good you worked it around what you needed/could do. Did you get support with setting up or basically teach/work out yourself?! #otalk
Gilly- does- Doing @GillyGorry
@POPPED_Project @pixiegirle Yes I agree, although I think the professionals were not intending it that way. It was interesting to hear the perspective of the person impacted. #otalk
Margaret Spencer @margaretOT360
Discrimination is still around #OTalk especially when people are pressured https://t.co/LKtTJu91rO
OTalk @OTalk_
Question 3... #OTalk https://t.co/TeqXypKnYU
Lynsey McC @lynseymcc_ot
RT @OTalk_: Lots of interesting points & views coming out of tonights #OTalk topic 👍🏼
OTalk @OTalk_
#OTalk https://t.co/qsmUA9oVpE
Carolina Cordero @colourful_ot
@GillyGorry @LynseyMcc_OT Hard to find a very clear line between reasonable and unreasonable adjustments - I'm sure a lot of accommodations we make nowadays would have been considered totally unrealistic in the past #OTalk
Rebecca Crouch, Occupational Therapist @RebeccaCrouch
@pixiegirle In which case change is needed. OTs with impairments, whatever they might be, must be supported by their employers. Otherwise this will result in difficulties. Do you have any suggestions as to how these OTs can be supported? #OTalk
Margaret Spencer @margaretOT360
RT @Marissa_OT: @LynseyMcc_OT For fear of judgement or fear of being seen as incompetent #OTalk
JBOT - Jo southall @jboccytherapy
@LynseyMcc_OT So many reasons. Fear of discrimination is a big one. Fear of being sent to Occy Health (who often don't know what to do with complex people). Partly just beacuse constantly talking about what you 'can't do' and whats 'wrong' with you is demoralizing/disheartening. #OTalk.
Lucy Pearce @lucyjpearce
@mooartdotcom In saying that though, I am blessed to have a supportive tutor, who has been invaluable to my learning of how to disclose my condition #OTalk
Bill Wong, OTD, OTR/L @BillWongOT
RT @LynseyMcc_OT: @julieannelowe1 Unfortunately it seems to be that the lack of understanding of the manager or team is the main barrier of…
Bill Wong, OTD, OTR/L @BillWongOT
RT @pixiegirle: @RebeccaCrouch But not all disabilities can be supported by equipment & access to work. Whilst legislation states one thing…
#hellomynameis David @D_MARSDEN_OT
@OTalk_ #otalk I’m definitely a better occupational therapist and leader post my hearing impairment. It reinforced how difficult it is for care staff to really understand and empathise unless they have the particular disability/impairment. I present it as an asset in interviews.
Jane Moseley @janiemoseley
RT @theRCOT: Tonight's #OTalk topic is 'Benefits & myths of employing OTs with seen & unseen impairments” and will be hosted by @LynseyMcc_
Lynsey McC @lynseymcc_ot
@JBOccyTherapy @colinpgjones We need to have more open and honest discussions about this to not only help ourselves, but our patients/clients and our colleagues #otalk
OTalk @OTalk_
Dont forget to include the #OTalk hashtag in ALL your tweets 👍🏼 https://t.co/DwuKEzNAdp
Bill Wong, OTD, OTR/L @BillWongOT
@pixiegirle @RebeccaCrouch And in my case, I feel like I am lucky I am self sufficient in the support department. Other people like me... might not be so... even though it has gotten better overall. #otalk
Catriona Connell @POPPED_Project
@margaretOT360 It's easy to accommodate if you are aware. Unis will help studnet/educator. if you have a unhelpful educator, raise at university #otalk
Shirley Pearce @shirleypearceot
@OTalk_ #OTalk We are affected by stigma just like everyone else...
Carolina Cordero @colourful_ot
RT @RebeccaCrouch: @pixiegirle In which case change is needed. OTs with impairments, whatever they might be, must be supported by their emp…
JBOT - Jo southall @jboccytherapy
@EllenChisman Lots of research and working things out the hard way. My partner helped with the finance and registration stuff, I have an OT mentor for professional development otherwise I'd be solo a lot too :) #OTalk
Erin Cullen @ErinOTstudent
But then pretty much all of the mature students on my course (well, all of my friendship group for sure) have lived experience of mental health problems. It's what has brought us here and we'll be better OTs for it #OTalk
Nyasha Tavatya @ntavatya1
RT @OTalk_: Dont forget to include the #OTalk hashtag in ALL your tweets 👍🏼 https://t.co/DwuKEzNAdp
Bill Wong, OTD, OTR/L @BillWongOT
@mskarinjaneot @shirleypearceot @OTalk_ Long time no talking to you, by the way! #otalk
OTalk @OTalk_
#OTalk https://t.co/SBTO3rQXZ7
Bill Wong, OTD, OTR/L @BillWongOT
#otalk https://t.co/frTzpGcO3v
Santer Hill @santerhill
@LynseyMcc_OT Working in MH, I have found many clients fear the stigma that may be attached to them if they disclose anything #OTalk
Lauren @Lauren_OT
@LynseyMcc_OT I think it’s a case of personal choice. Some of the things that might affect someone’s decision may be: fear, embarrassment, stigma, not wanting a fuss, not having confidence in the service to provide correct support. #OTalk
Bill Wong, OTD, OTR/L @BillWongOT
#otalk https://t.co/Sk63osnupz
Lynsey McC @lynseymcc_ot
@mskarinjaneot @shirleypearceot @BillWongOT @OTalk_ I hope tonight's talk helps you see you will be able to manage! That's really interesting... One of my colleagues said the same things about their condition #otalk
Margaret Spencer @margaretOT360
You need a very understanding line manager DWP have been very unsupportive in my experience @margaretOT360 #otalk https://t.co/ke3bFxT7vT
Bill Wong, OTD, OTR/L @BillWongOT
RT @ErinOTstudent: But then pretty much all of the mature students on my course (well, all of my friendship group for sure) have lived expe…
Bill Wong, OTD, OTR/L @BillWongOT
RT @JBOccyTherapy: @EllenChisman Lots of research and working things out the hard way. My partner helped with the finance and registration…
Bill Wong, OTD, OTR/L @BillWongOT
RT @POPPED_Project: @margaretOT360 It's easy to accommodate if you are aware. Unis will help studnet/educator. if you have a unhelpful educ…
Gilly- does- Doing @GillyGorry
@colourful_ot @LynseyMcc_OT It depends on the resources of the employer also and we have to have reasonable expectation. If working in the community and you have a mobility issue, it's not reasonable to expect every client to have an accessible home for example #otalk
Bill Wong, OTD, OTR/L @BillWongOT
@POPPED_Project @margaretOT360 I know for me because I went through that phase- first thing I included in my orientation list for a placement student is accommodations. #otalk
Lucy Pearce @lucyjpearce
Q3. I would say many reasons... fear of being treated differently, feeling less valued or like an inconvenience to employers. The nature of the demands of a health service do not help, as it can lead to the feeling that managers aren’t supportive #OTalk
Bill Wong, OTD, OTR/L @BillWongOT
RT @LynseyMcc_OT: @JBOccyTherapy @colinpgjones We need to have more open and honest discussions about this to not only help ourselves, but…
#hellomynameis David @D_MARSDEN_OT
@JBOccyTherapy @LynseyMcc_OT #otalk I agree based on my personal experiences of occupational health and with clients. It’s a really open, listening and non judgemental approach but when it comes to solutions it’s ‘what do you think?’ Need occupational therapists in OHDs.
OTalk @OTalk_
Interesting point about working with a client group who share your conditions/difficulty #OTalk https://t.co/ZoAWFmnBGA
Bill Wong, OTD, OTR/L @BillWongOT
RT @LucyJPearce: @mooartdotcom In saying that though, I am blessed to have a supportive tutor, who has been invaluable to my learning of ho…
Bethan Mair Edwards @pixiegirle
@RebeccaCrouch They should be supported but try finding a band 5 position part time. It’s very difficult. Just looking for a job you can apply for is hard. I decided I would apply 4 F/T posts & hope that they’d see my value in interview. It worked, but not all would feel able to do this #OTalk
Bill Wong, OTD, OTR/L @BillWongOT
RT @RebeccaCrouch: @pixiegirle In which case change is needed. OTs with impairments, whatever they might be, must be supported by their emp…
Margaret Spencer @margaretOT360
RT @santerhill: @LynseyMcc_OT Working in MH, I have found many clients fear the stigma that may be attached to them if they disclose anythi…
Rebecca Crouch, Occupational Therapist @RebeccaCrouch
@LucyJPearce @mooartdotcom I have had similar positive experiences. Although it has taken me a long time to feel confident about talking about these impairments. In my 20s I dodn't feel confident at all. Now I am in my 30s, I feel much more in control #OTalk
Lynsey McC @lynseymcc_ot
@pixiegirle I think all work places and placements should be more flexible like this. I argue that if someone had child care needs they would be given this option with no questions asked. But then they don't always offer it to someone for a different reason #otalk
Carolina Cordero @colourful_ot
RT @mooartdotcom: #Otalk Sadly they might feel that any disclosure might affect their placement allocation. Genuine fear of students just t…
@OTMoyra @moyrapugh
RT @margaretOT360: Yes most don't want to disclose on placements as they feel it will have a negative effect #otalk https://t.co/uHtKWixOqI
OTalk @OTalk_
Wonderful to see those with differing opinions/views debating & discussing in a respectful & understanding way. #OTalk
Catherine McNulty @cathymc9781
#OTalk everyone has potential 2 have health issues 1 way or another that includes occupational therapists we hav 2 think differently we are all just people that is our starting point. If a person fits the bill 4 the job then employ them & C how best U can support them as employer https://t.co/dHNBrIsqY4
Anna Braunizer @ABraunizer
RT @LynseyMcc_OT: @JBOccyTherapy @colinpgjones We need to have more open and honest discussions about this to not only help ourselves, but…
Bill Wong, OTD, OTR/L @BillWongOT
RT @LynseyMcc_OT: @pixiegirle I think all work places and placements should be more flexible like this. I argue that if someone had child c…
Catriona Connell @POPPED_Project
@GillyGorry @pixiegirle Hearing back when you've messed something up is 10x as powerful as +ve feedback #otalk
Bill Wong, OTD, OTR/L @BillWongOT
RT @RebeccaCrouch: @LucyJPearce @mooartdotcom I have had similar positive experiences. Although it has taken me a long time to feel confide…
Bill Wong, OTD, OTR/L @BillWongOT
RT @D_MARSDEN_OT: @JBOccyTherapy @LynseyMcc_OT #otalk I agree based on my personal experiences of occupational health and with clients. It’…
Rebecca Crouch, Occupational Therapist @RebeccaCrouch
@margaretOT360 I am sorry to hear you have had a bad experience with DWP. I hope that you have a supportive line manager? #otalk
JBOT - Jo southall @jboccytherapy
@D_MARSDEN_OT @LynseyMcc_OT The last two times I've seen Occy Health I've wheeled into the room to find the consultant googling #EhlersDanlosSyndrome. One then proceeded to lecture me about it like it was new information.. I worked with the charity who wrote the page he was reading from.. #OTalk
Bill Wong, OTD, OTR/L @BillWongOT
RT @GillyGorry: @colourful_ot @LynseyMcc_OT It depends on the resources of the employer also and we have to have reasonable expectation. If…
Bill Wong, OTD, OTR/L @BillWongOT
RT @Lauren_OT: @LynseyMcc_OT I think it’s a case of personal choice. Some of the things that might affect someone’s decision may be: fear,…
Bill Wong, OTD, OTR/L @BillWongOT
@Lauren_OT @LynseyMcc_OT And in my case... now with YouTube, people will find out anyway. #otalk
#hellomynameis David @D_MARSDEN_OT
@OTalk_ #otalk based in the individuals perception of the employers view. This may be correct or not but hard to read and no way to hold to account. We don’t know individual and organisational biases and some might think it’s not worth the risk disclosing.
Bethan Mair Edwards @pixiegirle
@POPPED_Project @GillyGorry Definitely!! I’ve learnt more from my mistakes #OTalk
Francesca S @OT_Francesca
@ErinOTstudent @margaretOT360 There is still some degree of stigma with disclosing a disability as a student. I was once allocated a placement & e-mailed them my disability action plan. They suggested changing placement as they thought I'd struggle. I changed placement but it knocked my confidence #Otalk
Lucy Pearce @lucyjpearce
Q3. I’d also say perhaps as well, the stage at which the person is at in accepting and dealing with their disability/condition. They may be in denial, and may not have insight into how it affects their practice #OTalk
Bill Wong, OTD, OTR/L @BillWongOT
RT @cathymc9781: #OTalk everyone has potential 2 have health issues 1 way or another that includes occupational therapists we hav 2 think d…
Shirley Pearce @shirleypearceot
@LynseyMcc_OT @mskarinjaneot @BillWongOT @OTalk_ #OTalk I'm unlikely to work in a setting that specialises in my disability as it might be too physically demanding, but in a more general setting I have insights that other OTs wouldn't necessarily have.
Catriona Connell @POPPED_Project
And a manager that has latitude to make adjustments without having to go through a massive uncomfortable and distressing HR process #otalk https://t.co/5BQRjGbvwg
Ellen Chisman @EllenChisman
@mskarinjaneot @BillWongOT Ah yes! Focusing not just on the person presenting with a disability, impairment, condition - but before that (and still relevant now) and the impact of that #otalk
Bill Wong, OTD, OTR/L @BillWongOT
RT @D_MARSDEN_OT: @OTalk_ #otalk based in the individuals perception of the employers view. This may be correct or not but hard to read and…
Margaret Spencer @margaretOT360
Outstanding 😀 she is an OT #otalk https://t.co/TnC5zyx0PF
Bill Wong, OTD, OTR/L @BillWongOT
RT @EllenChisman: @mskarinjaneot @BillWongOT Ah yes! Focusing not just on the person presenting with a disability, impairment, condition -…
Bill Wong, OTD, OTR/L @BillWongOT
RT @shirleypearceot: @LynseyMcc_OT @mskarinjaneot @BillWongOT @OTalk_ #OTalk I'm unlikely to work in a setting that specialises in my disab…
Lauren @Lauren_OT
@LynseyMcc_OT Unsupportive managers who use Occupational Health as a threat 🤷🏻‍♀️ and see referrals to them as a negative thing rather than it being a support for the employee #OTalk
Colin P G Jones @colinpgjones
@LynseyMcc_OT @JBOccyTherapy I feel that is where Local groups and regional groups can be a great forum for this as it is not organisational based but about peer support. #OTalk
Margaret Spencer @margaretOT360
RT @OT_Francesca: @ErinOTstudent @margaretOT360 There is still some degree of stigma with disclosing a disability as a student. I was once…
Rebecca Crouch, Occupational Therapist @RebeccaCrouch
@pixiegirle That's great to hear Bethan. I'm please that your approach worked. Are you feeling well supported in your work place? #otalk
Bill Wong, OTD, OTR/L @BillWongOT
RT @Lauren_OT: @LynseyMcc_OT Unsupportive managers who use Occupational Health as a threat 🤷🏻‍♀️ and see referrals to them as a negative th…
Bethan Mair Edwards @pixiegirle
@margaretOT360 Particularly for mental health conditions. Access to work does not provide support for this long term #OTalk
Kathleen N-Cassidy @KNthakomwa
@OTalk_ #OTalk stigma previous bad experiences fear of losing job
Gilly- does- Doing @GillyGorry
@pixiegirle @POPPED_Project Failing forward makes for good learning #otalk
Bethan Mair Edwards @pixiegirle
RT @margaretOT360: You need a very understanding line manager DWP have been very unsupportive in my experience @margaretOT360 #otalk https:…
JBOT - Jo southall @jboccytherapy
@colinpgjones @pixiegirle @LynseyMcc_OT There is some flexibility yes. I think it unlikely any service could accomodate my hours but then I'm complicated. I start work at 11am and have hourly horizontal breaks! #OTalk
Margaret Spencer @margaretOT360
RT @pixiegirle: @margaretOT360 Particularly for mental health conditions. Access to work does not provide support for this long term #OTalk
Shirley Pearce @shirleypearceot
@RebeccaCrouch @pixiegirle #OTalk As an OTA I had a lot of help from Unison when an employer was less than helpful.
Bethan Mair Edwards @pixiegirle
@GillyGorry @colourful_ot @LynseyMcc_OT I completely agree. I work 11-7 normally. However, services are typically 8-4 or 9-5, I recognise I can’t do this as it would impact on the delivery of services & support. #OTalk
Colin P G Jones @colinpgjones
@cathymc9781 I agree I thinks it should be about supporting OT whatever the situation which is never static, and being the best therapist we can be. #OTalk
Julie-Anne Lowe @julieannelowe1
@shirleypearceot @OTalk_ That’s what I love about students .. I learn from them daily and they constantly challenge my thinking #OTalk
Lynsey McC @lynseymcc_ot
@OT_Francesca @ErinOTstudent @margaretOT360 Did you get to visit the placement setting at all? #otalk
Bill Wong, OTD, OTR/L @BillWongOT
@JBOccyTherapy @colinpgjones @pixiegirle @LynseyMcc_OT I bet you will like my setting then... as long as you get work done, you can schedule such breaks if you need it. And I come at just before 11 am a lot to start my 8 hour day. #otalk
Kwaku Agyemang @KwakuOT
RT @LucyJPearce: I think it’s also worth considering that for some OTs, certain work environments may not suit them because of their disabi…
#hellomynameis David @D_MARSDEN_OT
@pixiegirle @RebeccaCrouch #otalk very much agree. Think occupational therapists in occupational health would be very skilled in looking at the less tangible adjustments.
Catriona Connell @POPPED_Project
@probyn_jo Some wld say being both sets up confusing dynamic, may disrupt therpeutic effectiveness. #otalk
Bethan Mair Edwards @pixiegirle
@JBOccyTherapy @colinpgjones @LynseyMcc_OT Me too! 11-7pm I have a greater than normal need for sleep too! #OTalk
Margaret Spencer @margaretOT360
I work till 7pm too #otalk https://t.co/II0j5YQV8k
JBOT - Jo southall @jboccytherapy
@pixiegirle @GillyGorry @colourful_ot @LynseyMcc_OT Snap! 11am starts for the win! I can't imagine anyone getting those hours with the NHS. #OTalk
Shirley Pearce @shirleypearceot
@julieannelowe1 @OTalk_ #OTalk My best placement experience had supervisors who were willing to learn, and they taught me to learn from clients/patients too.
Lucy Pearce @lucyjpearce
@POPPED_Project I think a lot comes down to managers’ personal approach in managing staff. Having had 2 managers in the same service, one approach made me feel valued and supported, the other made me feel like an inconvenience for having health issues #OTalk
Bethan Mair Edwards @pixiegirle
@RebeccaCrouch Yes! I have wonderful managers who have supported me throughout in my unusual role / working conditions #OTalk
Erin Cullen @ErinOTstudent
q3. am interested in disclosure - started new placement this week supporting ppl with MH problems into work. Met someone this morning whose experience reminded me a lot of where i was 7 years ago - i tried to let him know this without hijacking the session #otalk
Julie-Anne Lowe @julieannelowe1
@shirleypearceot @OTalk_ Collaborative learning in practice ! #OTalk
Margaret Spencer @margaretOT360
Always thought this, maybe it needs to be an emerging role placement? #OTalk https://t.co/cwWyovR0sc
Lynsey McC @lynseymcc_ot
Question 4: How can you (or we) positively challenge and change colleagues’ negative or unsupportive attitudes towards fellow employees with an impairment or disability? #OTalk
Jaimee Crozier @jaimee_ot
@LynseyMcc_OT #OTalk It can be down to the individuals past experience. I have worked with people who feel disclosing impairments means they get the necessary support but then some feel like the minute they do, doors start to close for them and they're seen as a condition rather than a person.
Carolina Cordero @colourful_ot
RT @shirleypearceot: @julieannelowe1 @OTalk_ #OTalk My best placement experience had supervisors who were willing to learn, and they taught…
JBOT - Jo southall @jboccytherapy
@BillWongOT @colinpgjones @pixiegirle @LynseyMcc_OT Most days I only have an hours work to be honest. Paper work is sometimes done at 2am when insomnia set in. I often work from the sofa or even bed if I'm struggling. Flexibility is key to self-management! #OTalk
Lynsey McC @lynseymcc_ot
@LucyJPearce @POPPED_Project It just goes to show how much of an impact one person at work can have! #otalk
Bethan Mair Edwards @pixiegirle
@D_MARSDEN_OT @RebeccaCrouch Yes! A big frustration of mine! Why are OTs not routinely working in occupational health?! #OTalk
Bill Wong, OTD, OTR/L @BillWongOT
@margaretOT360 Sometimes I work til 10 pm! #otalk
OTalk @OTalk_
Question 4... #OTalk https://t.co/UdgrNY1Mk4
teach w/ disability @gallianstone
RT @jaimee_OT: @LynseyMcc_OT #OTalk It can be down to the individuals past experience. I have worked with people who feel disclosing impair…
Bill Wong, OTD, OTR/L @BillWongOT
@JBOccyTherapy @colinpgjones @pixiegirle @LynseyMcc_OT In my setting, you just got to make sure they are signed at no later than 10 pm by latest. #otalk
Bethan Mair Edwards @pixiegirle
@JBOccyTherapy @GillyGorry @colourful_ot @LynseyMcc_OT No not at all. Well I do, but I am a Research OT, so my hours of work don’t impact on services #OTalk
Colin P G Jones @colinpgjones
@pixiegirle @GillyGorry @colourful_ot @LynseyMcc_OT Again I think it’s about individual services and insightful managers as in a lot of children’s services, parent need support especially around sleep management and behavioural support around those non traditional hours and that’s past traditional 5pm times #OTalk
#hellomynameis David @D_MARSDEN_OT
@JBOccyTherapy @LynseyMcc_OT #otalk that’s terrible. I hope you found a way through the system. I have a condition that they didn’t understand or try too. It’s is frustrating isn’t it.
Francesca S @OT_Francesca
RT @ErinOTstudent: But then pretty much all of the mature students on my course (well, all of my friendship group for sure) have lived expe…
Jo Probyn @probyn_jo
@POPPED_Project True, that’s how we use peerness v professional skill, maybe that makes disclosure harder. #otalk
Margaret Spencer @margaretOT360
Think creatively, problem solve and look to what can be gained #OTalk https://t.co/THTZsrKlMx
Margaret Spencer @margaretOT360
RT @pixiegirle: @D_MARSDEN_OT @RebeccaCrouch Yes! A big frustration of mine! Why are OTs not routinely working in occupational health?! #OT
Bill Wong, OTD, OTR/L @BillWongOT
RT @probyn_jo: @POPPED_Project True, that’s how we use peerness v professional skill, maybe that makes disclosure harder. #otalk
Nyasha Tavatya @ntavatya1
@LynseyMcc_OT Encouraging through training and education the importance of diversity of therapists #Otalk
Catriona Connell @POPPED_Project
@Lauren_OT @LynseyMcc_OT Not having confidence in the service to provide support - thats a great observation #otalk
Ellen Chisman @EllenChisman
Focus on ability, strengths - what people bring to the job. Teams work well by having different people on them :-) #otalk https://t.co/B0d4kbNFXt
Marissa_OT @marissa_ot
RT @NTavatya1: @LynseyMcc_OT Encouraging through training and education the importance of diversity of therapists #Otalk
#hellomynameis David @D_MARSDEN_OT
@pixiegirle @RebeccaCrouch #otalk there must be one at least. Maybe we can generate some action from this twitter chat!
Lynsey McC @lynseymcc_ot
@ErinOTstudent My thoughts about disclosure are frequently challenged! I think it depends on what someone is comfortable sharing. I encourage my client group to focus on the unique benefits they have and how passionate they are to work in that area #otalk #disclosure
Gilly- does- Doing @GillyGorry
@LynseyMcc_OT I think as long as colleagues don't feel they are disadvantaged ie: taken on extra workload for colleague and they understand why, they are usually supportive, in my experience anyway. I do think disclosing to colleague's is mostly beneficial #otalk
Bethan Mair Edwards @pixiegirle
@colinpgjones @GillyGorry @colourful_ot @LynseyMcc_OT I am all for non traditional hours, weekend working but at present this rarely happens. I did work in the private sector & I did my 11am starts - this matched the SUs waking up times so I was in good company! #OTalk
Lucy Pearce @lucyjpearce
Q4. Being mindful about how we react and respond when colleagues are sick, or known to have a disability. Negative comments of any kind only serve to reinforce the stigma #OTalk
Lauren @Lauren_OT
@OTalk_ By not being afraid to speak up and nip negative attitudes or gossip in the bud. I don’t think you have to say too much and become over involved, but politely letting them know it’s not professional or appropriate. #OTalk
Venthan Mailoo @VenthanMailoo
@JBOccyTherapy @LynseyMcc_OT Somebody recently (briefly) appointed to the @officestudents had previously criticised #SocialInclusion and allegedly attended a conference on #eugenics! It might be naive to not expect workplace #disability #discrimination in #ToryBritain. https://t.co/NrqA1CUBsE @OTalk_ #OTalk https://t.co/e01ES2MLwi
Julie-Anne Lowe @julieannelowe1
@LynseyMcc_OT Employing our core skills of enablement in the first instance, leading by example on the second #OTalk
Bill Wong, OTD, OTR/L @BillWongOT
@pixiegirle @JBOccyTherapy @GillyGorry @colourful_ot @LynseyMcc_OT You are lucky. Mine does all the time! I don’t want my notes and reports to get audited... lol! #otalk
Catriona Connell @POPPED_Project
@Lauren_OT @LynseyMcc_OT parallels with disclosing sexual assault/workplace harassment/racism/sexisim etc #otalk
Margaret Spencer @margaretOT360
Let's find out! #OTalk https://t.co/OuxGe7FfxX
Karin Jane @mskarinjaneot
@LynseyMcc_OT @BillWongOT @pixiegirle I think I'm going to choose a research topic on OT supporting returning to work after mTBI, but I wonder if there is research on OTs themselves working after brain injury? #OTalk
#hellomynameis David @D_MARSDEN_OT
@margaretOT360 #Otalk yes, agree that’s a good way in. How about the fire service occ health for a start @breeze_paula ?
Francesca S @OT_Francesca
RT @JBOccyTherapy: @pixiegirle @LynseyMcc_OT :) also I think people who live with uncooperative bodies/minds are natural creative thinkers…
JBOT - Jo southall @jboccytherapy
@LynseyMcc_OT By continuing to kick ass regardless of how un-cooperative my body is! Seriously though, pictures speak louder than words, the more OTs with impairments who get out there and do the job the sooner people will realise it can be an asset not a limitation #OTalk
Bill Wong, OTD, OTR/L @BillWongOT
@LynseyMcc_OT Sometimes it would be a direct message if it is towards myself. Sometimes I think sharing something constructive on my page is important in light of such. #otalk
Shirley Pearce @shirleypearceot
@OTalk_ #OTalk With difficulty! You have to have support from colleagues and managers in order to perform at your best - if they are just negative, it's really difficult. I used job interviews to gauge their attitudes to my ability/disability.
Carolina Cordero @colourful_ot
RT @NTavatya1: @LynseyMcc_OT Encouraging through training and education the importance of diversity of therapists #Otalk
Gilly- does- Doing @GillyGorry
@D_MARSDEN_OT @pixiegirle @RebeccaCrouch I think it would make another good chat if anyone wants to host? #otalk
Julie-Anne Lowe @julieannelowe1
@LynseyMcc_OT Golly, where to start? Completely multifaceted and again depends on the impairment... #OTalk
Venthan Mailoo @VenthanMailoo
@JBOccyTherapy @LynseyMcc_OT Somebody recently (briefly) appointed to the @officestudents had previously criticised #SocialInclusion and allegedly attended a conference on #eugenics! It might be naive to not expect workplace #disability #discrimination in #ToryBritain. @OTalk_ #OTalk https://t.co/NrqA1CUBsE https://t.co/QtHFGMIeFy
UWE_AHP @uwe_ahp
There is also an @OTalk_ tweet chat happening now, take a look at the questions and answers using #OTalk @uweotsociety #OccupationalTherapy https://t.co/V9ObdtZ52n
Lynsey McC @lynseymcc_ot
@LucyJPearce Or even if we don't know if they have a disability. They may have not shared this with their colleagues and feared telling them because of comments they've overheard them say. This happened to someone I know #otalk
Margaret Spencer @margaretOT360
Ahhh but they do sometimes have to take on extra work if reasonable adjustments are made #OTalk that's what makes disclosure a challenge https://t.co/qBNQkVkS3Z
Erin Cullen @ErinOTstudent
...it's interesting to think of the power difference - I was able to find myself work without support, without disclosure (even if I did fail over and over again) in contrast to people who rely on the support but go into a job with the employer knowing their diagnosis #otalk
Venthan Mailoo @VenthanMailoo
RT @JBOccyTherapy: @LynseyMcc_OT For a LOT of people with variable health conditions there isn't enough flexibility in statuatory services.…
Bill Wong, OTD, OTR/L @BillWongOT
@mskarinjaneot @LynseyMcc_OT @pixiegirle I don’t know... but you can sure find some on social media. #otalk
Lucy Pearce @lucyjpearce
@EllenChisman Exactly! Completely agree with that! Whilst I appreciate my condition sometimes forms my limitations, I always give 100% and my enthusiasm to do a good job supports me through challenging days #OTalk
Catriona Connell @POPPED_Project
@probyn_jo Guess if you disclose to one SU because it would help - you can't control whether that SU then shares it with their peers. The confidentiality is not reciprocal #otalk
Colin P G Jones @colinpgjones
@LynseyMcc_OT Having regular learning sets where all the team have those supportive discussions. Getting 2 the bottom of why those opinions are held. Open communication is key as miscommunication can lead to bitterness from all parties & unsupportive attitudes may b misplaced support #OTalk
Karin Jane @mskarinjaneot
@BillWongOT @LynseyMcc_OT @pixiegirle My classmate is looking at researching how students are supported in study at University as well. I suspect not so much, the NZ enrolment forms didn't even really cover cognitive disability #OTalk
Carolina Cordero @colourful_ot
Including not being afraid to speak up about personal experience - not a workplace issue but I did challenge a classmate recently on a comment about mental health by talking about how I've dealt with anxiety in the past! #OTalk https://t.co/iGTFLqzCsu
Rebecca Crouch, Occupational Therapist @RebeccaCrouch
Oh tough question, but so important... mandatory equality and diversity training should mean we don't get colleagues with those types of views in the work place. If you do however, ask them why they think that & help they see the value the employee brings to the team. #Otalk https://t.co/y5xUCsXDB4
Lynsey McC @lynseymcc_ot
@mskarinjaneot @BillWongOT @pixiegirle There is very little research on OTs experience of having a long term conditions/impairments/difficulties. Happy to share my resources #otalk
Colin P G Jones @colinpgjones
@LynseyMcc_OT Not being defensive but inquisitive #OTalk
Bethan Mair Edwards @pixiegirle
To be fair I haven’t met an OT in practice who has had an ‘unhelpful’ attitude towards an OT with a disability. I think it’s more the processes, procedures, structure and culture of larger organisations that are most ‘unhelpful’ #OTalk
Gilly- does- Doing @GillyGorry
@margaretOT360 I know, and I think this is we're the hostility comes in. But a colleagues can see the difference in case loads. Some explanation might make the more understanding. #otalk
#hellomynameis David @D_MARSDEN_OT
@OTalk_ #otalk occupational therapists in occupational health and advising HR Directors to develop positive and meaningful HR and Irganisationsl Development policies - with effective levers which change the leadership culture. Modelling from top down also.
Catherine McNulty @cathymc9781
@margaretOT360 #OTalk great thinking also grading and adapting making things work
Carolina Cordero @colourful_ot
RT @mskarinjaneot: @LynseyMcc_OT @BillWongOT @pixiegirle I think I'm going to choose a research topic on OT supporting returning to work af…
Bill Wong, OTD, OTR/L @BillWongOT
@LynseyMcc_OT @mskarinjaneot @pixiegirle I do mine informally. International conferences have to get lucky if I get to share my insights! #otalk
teach w/ disability @gallianstone
Need to take off the medicalized/interventionist lenses of our profession when evaluating (potential) employees. Coworkers are not clients and deserve peer respect and equal access #OTalk
Lucy Pearce @lucyjpearce
@GillyGorry @LynseyMcc_OT I think a lot of this comes down to managers as well though. Poor management and visible frustrations that arise when employees are off sick, unfortunately reinforces ideas that colleagues are forced to ‘pick up the slack’ for others. For me, it has to come from top down #OTalk
Gilly- does- Doing @GillyGorry
@margaretOT360 Also worth considering if it's a reasonable adjustments if someone else has to take on an unreasonable work load to make it happen. #otalk
Lelanie @LelanieBrewer
So it turned out putting a 5 year old to bed turned out to be harder than getting our experiment to work. Joining in for the last few minutes but some good points have been made #OTalk https://t.co/fFONcIGCo0
Minh Tran @otramblings
@LynseyMcc_OT Forgot #OTalk: Beat them up. Just kidding! I think education is helpful when it comes to changing someone’s attitude (def works on me). But also by being a role model and demonstrating the right attitude or by being brave and challenging behaviours that aren’t appropriate.
Catriona Connell @POPPED_Project
@ErinOTstudent How did that go? Would be a good reflective piece with your educator #otalk
Rebecca Crouch, Occupational Therapist @RebeccaCrouch
RT @margaretOT360: Think creatively, problem solve and look to what can be gained #OTalk https://t.co/THTZsrKlMx
Carolina Cordero @colourful_ot
RT @gallianstone: Need to take off the medicalized/interventionist lenses of our profession when evaluating (potential) employees. Coworker…
Rebecca Crouch, Occupational Therapist @RebeccaCrouch
RT @EllenChisman: Focus on ability, strengths - what people bring to the job. Teams work well by having different people on them :-) #otalk
Shirley Pearce @shirleypearceot
@colourful_ot #OTalk There's a fine line between using your experience positively in a situation and unprofessional disclosure or focus.
#hellomynameis David @D_MARSDEN_OT
@GillyGorry @pixiegirle @RebeccaCrouch #otalk when we find an occupational therapist or role emerging students in occ health it would be really good. We should do it anyway but would be stronger if we had the experience in the conversation.
Bill Wong, OTD, OTR/L @BillWongOT
RT @otramblings: @LynseyMcc_OT Forgot #OTalk: Beat them up. Just kidding! I think education is helpful when it comes to changing someone’s…
teach w/ disability @gallianstone
Btdt #OTalk https://t.co/u6KH9YSAbP
JBOT - Jo southall @jboccytherapy
@GillyGorry @margaretOT360 A little bit of honeslty and resciprocity can go a long way, often if people understand WHY you need things a certain way they are more willing to support changes. #OTalk
Bill Wong, OTD, OTR/L @BillWongOT
@otramblings @LynseyMcc_OT That is why I have been trying to bring myself to conferences across the globe. Michael Iwama’s nickname for me is OT’s Temple Grandin. #otalk
Rebecca Crouch, Occupational Therapist @RebeccaCrouch
RT @Lauren_OT: @OTalk_ By not being afraid to speak up and nip negative attitudes or gossip in the bud. I don’t think you have to say too m…
Bill Wong, OTD, OTR/L @BillWongOT
RT @GillyGorry: @margaretOT360 Also worth considering if it's a reasonable adjustments if someone else has to take on an unreasonable work…
Catherine McNulty @cathymc9781
#OTalk show by your practice very powerful to show by what you do as an occupational therapist use your skills openly because they are actually amazing and different from other professions https://t.co/MktKgr8Mjj
Lelanie @LelanieBrewer
So putting a 5 year old to bed turned out to be harder than getting our experiment to succeed. Joining in for the last few minutes but some great points have been made on #OTalk this evening. https://t.co/fFONcIGCo0
Lucy Pearce @lucyjpearce
@margaretOT360 I think there are ways of distributing work to make it feel as a ‘team’ without generating a ‘weakest link’ mentality #OTalk
#hellomynameis David @D_MARSDEN_OT
@JBOccyTherapy @GillyGorry @margaretOT360 #OTalk agree completely.
Rachel Reece OT @rrenable
When you disclose a disability/ condition to colleagues in the hopes of empathy, some colleagues may take this as permission to discuss it or advise which is probably not what the individual wants or needs! #OTalk
Hiral Khatri, OTD,Future OTR @DrHiralKhatri
@LynseyMcc_OT Discussion on code of ethics. A gentle lunch-time-talk on "how to's " and all. Showing importance of OT achievements are not just for clients, but being an ethical practitioner, it is our duty to grow altogether by sticking to basics - independence for all. #OTalk
Bill Wong, OTD, OTR/L @BillWongOT
@GillyGorry @margaretOT360 It’s interesting because I actually sometimes have to take MORE at my job than my other OTR’s... if they are behind in their reports. #otalk
Bill Wong, OTD, OTR/L @BillWongOT
RT @cathymc9781: @margaretOT360 #OTalk great thinking also grading and adapting making things work
Bill Wong, OTD, OTR/L @BillWongOT
RT @D_MARSDEN_OT: @OTalk_ #otalk occupational therapists in occupational health and advising HR Directors to develop positive and meaningfu…
Rebecca Crouch, Occupational Therapist @RebeccaCrouch
RT @JBOccyTherapy: @LynseyMcc_OT By continuing to kick ass regardless of how un-cooperative my body is! Seriously though, pictures speak lo…
Bill Wong, OTD, OTR/L @BillWongOT
RT @GillyGorry: @margaretOT360 I know, and I think this is we're the hostility comes in. But a colleagues can see the difference in case lo…
Lynsey McC @lynseymcc_ot
@LucyJPearce @GillyGorry These are what came up as issues in my research, which was completed by OTs about colleagues. However, research on lived experiences and managers contradicted these #otalk
Gilly- does- Doing @GillyGorry
@LucyJPearce @LynseyMcc_OT I agree. Its a difficult issue to manage when there are service users to care for and staff needs to be met. #otalk compassion goes a long way though.
Colin P G Jones @colinpgjones
#OTalk I think unconditional positive regard to your colleagues not matter what there circumstances and situation goes a long way.
JBOT - Jo southall @jboccytherapy
@shirleypearceot @colourful_ot This isn't a fixed line though. each situation, story and person is different. Equally some people are natural 'sharers' and other are more private. These tendencies translate into practice regardless of impairments. #OTalk
#hellomynameis David @D_MARSDEN_OT
@gallianstone #otalk agree. I also think we are all workers and clients so there should be no distinction. We should all be supported equally to work.
Ellen Chisman @EllenChisman
Great point!! Yes, teams can work in ways which support all (and are better for this) - how it's delivered, the language used etc, what is valued and praised. #otalk https://t.co/cLj3UbR14x
Bill Wong, OTD, OTR/L @BillWongOT
RT @GillyGorry: @LucyJPearce @LynseyMcc_OT I agree. Its a difficult issue to manage when there are service users to care for and staff need…
Bill Wong, OTD, OTR/L @BillWongOT
RT @LynseyMcc_OT: @LucyJPearce @GillyGorry These are what came up as issues in my research, which was completed by OTs about colleagues. Ho…
Erin Cullen @ErinOTstudent
RT @JBOccyTherapy: @LynseyMcc_OT For a LOT of people with variable health conditions there isn't enough flexibility in statuatory services.…
Bill Wong, OTD, OTR/L @BillWongOT
RT @sweet_hiral: @LynseyMcc_OT Discussion on code of ethics. A gentle lunch-time-talk on "how to's " and all. Showing importance of OT achi…
Shirley Pearce @shirleypearceot
@pixiegirle #OTalk I have - I was told by my OT supervisor on 1st placement that I'd never make an OT and there was no such thing as an OT role that didn't require ability to do heavy moving & handling.
Bill Wong, OTD, OTR/L @BillWongOT
RT @RRenable: When you disclose a disability/ condition to colleagues in the hopes of empathy, some colleagues may take this as permission…
Bill Wong, OTD, OTR/L @BillWongOT
RT @LucyJPearce: @margaretOT360 I think there are ways of distributing work to make it feel as a ‘team’ without generating a ‘weakest link’…
Catriona Connell @POPPED_Project
@probyn_jo In some settings i'm sure it would. In others maybe not. Prob depends on the HCP, their role, the service users views of authority and self-stigma. One to chew on in forensic mental health #otalk
#hellomynameis David @D_MARSDEN_OT
@pixiegirle #otalk and time. Sometime managers are too pressured to think things through creatively.
Minh Tran @otramblings
@Lauren_OT @LynseyMcc_OT Damnit forgot #OTalk : Yes agreed, especially the ‘not wanting to make a fuss’. We never get to hear from these peeps :(
Bill Wong, OTD, OTR/L @BillWongOT
@LucyJPearce @margaretOT360 I don’t feel that too much... but that’s because I bounce around a lot. #otalk
OTalk @OTalk_
RT @pixiegirle: To be fair I haven’t met an OT in practice who has had an ‘unhelpful’ attitude towards an OT with a disability. I think it’…
Ellen Chisman @EllenChisman
WOW #OTalk https://t.co/mTJfSMlebt
#hellomynameis David @D_MARSDEN_OT
@LynseyMcc_OT @mskarinjaneot @BillWongOT @pixiegirle I’d love to see this #OTalk
JBOT - Jo southall @jboccytherapy
SO TRUE. Often the use of evidence based practice falls away here too.. "My brothers, friends, aunt licked an emu every day for a year and it cured her back pain" #OTalk https://t.co/3TiUgJPJb6
OTalk @OTalk_
Well thats our official hour up! Thank you to everyone who has shared their views this evening #OTalk. Big thanks also to @LynseyMcc_OT for hosting & sparking a great discussion. https://t.co/8HMxFusVoP
Colin P G Jones @colinpgjones
@JBOccyTherapy @shirleypearceot @colourful_ot I suppose that’s where professional oversight and mentoring can come into its own #OTalk
Margaret Spencer @margaretOT360
Well glad you proved her wrong Shirley! #otalk https://t.co/Cm4TgzAekg
Shirley Pearce @shirleypearceot
@EllenChisman #OTalk Of course that spurred me on to prove her wrong...
Hiral Khatri, OTD,Future OTR @DrHiralKhatri
Signing off #otalk it was great discussion :)
Bill Wong, OTD, OTR/L @BillWongOT
RT @JBOccyTherapy: @shirleypearceot @colourful_ot This isn't a fixed line though. each situation, story and person is different. Equally so…
OTalk @OTalk_
Participating in and Hosting an #OTalk can contribute towards your CPD. Be sure to complete your reflective log 👍🏼 https://t.co/Dnl21vqZqu
Lynsey McC @lynseymcc_ot
@shirleypearceot @pixiegirle It's a shame to hear an OT speak like that. Especially as within OT it is well known that we work in so many different areas in different ways, many of which are not physical. But reminds us why we need to have these discussions #otalk
teach w/ disability @gallianstone
@RRenable Or as rationale to overrule you when you disagree. Especially hard when you're in a minority and fighting for a more social model/disability-positive approach! #OTalk
Carolina Cordero @colourful_ot
RT @OTalk_: Well thats our official hour up! Thank you to everyone who has shared their views this evening #OTalk. Big thanks also to @Lyns
Minh Tran @otramblings
@OTalk_ @LynseyMcc_OT Thanks Lynsey! Thanks Otalk! Thanks everybody That was really enjoyable x #OTalk
Bill Wong, OTD, OTR/L @BillWongOT
@JBOccyTherapy @shirleypearceot @colourful_ot True- look at the #autism community in OT amongst those who have it- I capitalize on opportunities in front of me... but others are content to be who they are #otalk
Marissa_OT @marissa_ot
RT @OTalk_: Participating in and Hosting an #OTalk can contribute towards your CPD. Be sure to complete your reflective log 👍🏼 https://t.co…
Gilly- does- Doing @GillyGorry
@LynseyMcc_OT @LucyJPearce Interesting. Is there a disconnect between how OTs feel supported in the work place and management policy and targets which explains the contradiction? #otalk
#hellomynameis David @D_MARSDEN_OT
@natlouj @ErinOTstudent @pixiegirle @RebeccaCrouch #otalk I’d love to discuss. Can promise passion about the subject and ideas - possibly connections but can’t promise funding :-( but maybe we can work out a way between us and others interested.
Margaret Spencer @margaretOT360
Fascinating discussion tonight, much more mileage including personal and professional disclosure, to disclosure for students on placements #otalk a few dissertation projects there! @margaretOT360
JBOT - Jo southall @jboccytherapy
If you haven't joined already, I co-run a facebook group for OT's with long term health conditions - All the problem solving takes place! please pop over -https://t.co/TWlyUNhwey #otalk
Marissa_OT @marissa_ot
Thanks so much @LynseyMcc_OT . Questions really made me think! #OTalk https://t.co/IPAlhktK9x
Shirley Pearce @shirleypearceot
@LynseyMcc_OT @pixiegirle #OTalk It was a shame but I took great delight in proving her wrong!
Rebecca Crouch, Occupational Therapist @RebeccaCrouch
@margaretOT360 Really enjoyed this evenings #OTalk. So insightful & always good to hear about & learn from other OTs. Thanks @OTalk_ @LynseyMcc_OT
teach w/ disability @gallianstone
RT @D_MARSDEN_OT: @gallianstone #otalk agree. I also think we are all workers and clients so there should be no distinction. We should all…
Gilly- does- Doing @GillyGorry
Great #otalk @LynseyMcc_OT lots of food for thought.
Deborah Harrison @DebbiiHarrison
There’s been so much to reflect on in this evening’s #OTalk. I’ve been following & appreciating everyone’s honesty & professionalism. Thank you! 💚 https://t.co/tfQ6E6IWXD
#hellomynameis David @D_MARSDEN_OT
@JBOccyTherapy #OTalk great news. I’ll be checking it out.
Margaret Spencer @margaretOT360
I have had a student on placement in a forensic setting with a hook, and we managed. #OTalk https://t.co/GqUsM8eBf5
Nyasha Tavatya @ntavatya1
RT @Marissa_OT: Thanks so much @LynseyMcc_OT . Questions really made me think! #OTalk https://t.co/IPAlhktK9x
Carolina Cordero @colourful_ot
RT @JBOccyTherapy: If you haven't joined already, I co-run a facebook group for OT's with long term health conditions - All the problem sol…
Lucy Pearce @lucyjpearce
Great #OTalk this evening! Lots of interesting discussion around practicing a with disability, hidden or otherwise. Feel reassured by the thoughts and experiences of others. Helps me to be more aware of how I manage mine!
Catherine McNulty @cathymc9781
#OTalk my greatest teachers were service users I have worked woth over the years the tutors & colleagues open humanistic in their thinking, working showing by practice https://t.co/I0842KWJsC
Lynsey McC @lynseymcc_ot
Thanks everyone for joining in! Here's some more benefits that people identified in my research :D . I'll be on here a while longer to chat #otalk #thankyou https://t.co/vKWSCminxE
Bethan Mair Edwards @pixiegirle
@shirleypearceot @LynseyMcc_OT So glad you proved her wrong! Yes I did have a lecturer tell me that I wouldn’t be able to work as an OT & I’ve proved them wrong too! #OTalk
Marissa_OT @marissa_ot
RT @LynseyMcc_OT: Thanks everyone for joining in! Here's some more benefits that people identified in my research :D . I'll be on here a wh…
#hellomynameis David @D_MARSDEN_OT
@OTalk_ @LynseyMcc_OT #otalk great talk. Thanks all. Lots to follow up on. We will see more occupational therapists in occupational health depts. I’m sure of it. This will go a long way to helping the whole workfirce and changing minds.
Catriona Connell @POPPED_Project
@margaretOT360 what's a hook? We are an inclusive accommodating bunch, not scary at all. Before i was referring to disclosing lived experience in the sense of have a mental health condition #otalk
JBOT - Jo southall @jboccytherapy
Fantastic chat @LynseyMcc_OT :D #OTalk
Bethan Mair Edwards @pixiegirle
@POPPED_Project @probyn_jo Yes I agree. I did not disclose when I worked in that setting. #OTalk
Margaret Spencer @margaretOT360
RT @JBOccyTherapy: If you haven't joined already, I co-run a facebook group for OT's with long term health conditions - All the problem sol…
Shirley Pearce @shirleypearceot
@LynseyMcc_OT @pixiegirle #OTalk I also had problems when sent to an inappropriate placement (acute physical setting). Placement educator agreed unsuitable but uni told me to go again and come back with a different answer. I came back with an idea for a different placement...
OTalk @OTalk_
RT @LynseyMcc_OT: Thanks everyone for joining in! Here's some more benefits that people identified in my research :D . I'll be on here a wh…
Lynsey McC @lynseymcc_ot
@JBOccyTherapy Thanks for joining Jo! I had a proper giggle about your emu curing back pain tweet. Especially as I'm currently on a pain management and rehab team. I've heard patients say they've tried some eh unusual things to 'cure' it #otalk
Bethan Mair Edwards @pixiegirle
@POPPED_Project @probyn_jo I don’t think I’d reached the point of being comfortable being open & honest with colleagues. It took a job as a ‘SU’ researcher to do that, where I disclosed as part of my job. #OTalk
Shirley Pearce @shirleypearceot
@margaretOT360 #OTalk I do the same - but that'e easier once you have experience behind you. Building up that experience in employment is a real hurdle.
Bethan Mair Edwards @pixiegirle
@POPPED_Project @probyn_jo I also think you need to consider risk etc etc & the implications of disclosing. I hadn’t reached a place I was comfortable with myself so it wasn’t a consideration then. #OTalk
OTalk @OTalk_
Tonights topic has raised some other interesting ideas, such as terminology & the lack of OTs in occ health roles. If anyone fancies exploring these topics through an #OTalk you can apply via the link ⬇️ https://t.co/Kf8nFtq4Zi
Lynsey McC @lynseymcc_ot
It definitely sounds like we will have some more OTalk discussions from tonight! I would highly recommend hosting. Great to see so many positive tweets. Sometimes the research can be pretty negative. Happy to share literature I've read on the area & my own #otalk
Catriona Connell @POPPED_Project
@margaretOT360 Great. SUs relate to our students with seen disabilities, they say that the person knows what its like to have to overcome challenges.#otalk
JBOT - Jo southall @jboccytherapy
@LynseyMcc_OT haha most of my clients live with chronic pain (as well as me). I've always gone with the 'if it work for you and it isn't proven to actually do harm' approach! Sometimes all you need to do is convince people to stop trying cures and start living again with the pain! #OTalk
Catherine McNulty @cathymc9781
also the service users who have challenged me .. to think differently i don't particularly like the term service users either !! #OTalk
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