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#OTalk @OTalk_
Evening all welcome to tonight’s #OTalk hosted by me, @OT_rach about the #EqualityAct please let us know that your here! https://t.co/ObFyGCzX0j
Holleigh Bryan 💚🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 @HolleighLouise
@OTalk_ @OT_rach Looking forward to tonight’s OTAlk #otalk
#OTalk @OTalk_
House keeping - don't forget we will not grab the transcript for at least 24 hrs so time to re-read and respond... #OTalk Just a little reminder about the 'House Rules' https://t.co/aBBXM9JwCQ
Bill Wong, OTD, OTR/L @BillWongOT
Hello folks! #OTalk
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@HolleighLouise @OT_rach Nice to have you here, don’t forget the # in all your tweets so that we can see what you say #OTalk
ᏕᏂᏋᏒLᎩᏁ 🇯🇲🇬🇧💚 @sherlynmelody
Looking forward to tonight’s chat! I need a better insight into this Act. So kind of lurking...#OTalk
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Hello bill, tonight is about a UK act of parliament do you know what the equivalent would be in the USA to the equalities act? #OTalk
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Lurks always welcome #otalk
Caroline Powell @Carolin64109281
@OTalk_ @OT_rach Looking forward to seeing what happens on #OTalk
Bill Wong, OTD, OTR/L @BillWongOT
In US, we have an equivalent act. https://t.co/UAtTEZfFdV #OTalk
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Nice to have you! #otalk
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Great
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Don't forget to include #OTalk in your responses folks, there are a lot of questions tonight I may miss retweeting some of the tweets without the # https://t.co/PrZUSgJyD2
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Ok let’s get started #otalk
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Question 1 - Before tonights chat what was you knowledge and understanding of the equity act? #OTalk
Bill Wong, OTD, OTR/L @BillWongOT
@OTalk_ And here is one from my home country- Hong Kong. https://t.co/nD7JtOdAcd #otalk
LD Occupational Therapist @CommunityLD_OT
@OTalk_ I certainly wouldn't say I know it inside and out, but I've read parts and had training on numerous occasions about equality and diversity #OTalk
Bill Wong, OTD, OTR/L @BillWongOT
@OTalk_ I have to be well versed with the ADA because I had to figure out ways to get accommodations not only for my education, but also workplace. #otalk
Bill Wong, OTD, OTR/L @BillWongOT
RT @CommunityLD_OT: @OTalk_ I certainly wouldn't say I know it inside and out, but I've read parts and had training on numerous occasions a…
ᏕᏂᏋᏒLᎩᏁ 🇯🇲🇬🇧💚 @sherlynmelody
#otalk I had a pretty good understanding. We have our own online training that I’ve done, not done a refresher but have assumed things have not changed too much since I started back in 2015,
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Sub question what Characteristics does it cover? #OTalk
Holleigh Bryan 💚🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 @HolleighLouise
@OTalk_ I think my main understanding is that you should treat everyone equally and according to their needs and not discriminate based on characteristics e.g. age, gender etc #OTalk
Caroline Powell @Carolin64109281
@OTalk_ I like to think I apply it to everything I do but don’t know it verbatim if that makes sense #OTalk
ᏕᏂᏋᏒLᎩᏁ 🇯🇲🇬🇧💚 @sherlynmelody
#otalk yeah! Defo not inside out, but generally.
Amie Jayne @Amie_OT
@OTalk_ I had equality act and human rights act training last year for work. It was optional but so helpful #otalk
Bill Wong, OTD, OTR/L @BillWongOT
RT @HolleighLouise: @OTalk_ I think my main understanding is that you should treat everyone equally and according to their needs and not di…
Holleigh Bryan 💚🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 @HolleighLouise
@OTalk_ Age, gender, sex, race, disability, pretty much any characteristics really I’d think #otalk
ᏕᏂᏋᏒLᎩᏁ 🇯🇲🇬🇧💚 @sherlynmelody
#otalk Age, gender, race, disability, religion..
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@HolleighLouise I like this ‘equally according to needs’. Some say treat everyone the same? Why might we not treat everyone the same? #OTalk
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@Amie_OT Should it be optional? #otalk
Amie Jayne @Amie_OT
@OTalk_ @OT_rach I’m a little late to the party but I am here #otalk
Lesley Hawkins @LesleyHawkins5
@OTalk_ I think my understanding is about not discriminating on grounds of race, gender, sexual orientation etc and I knew there were certain protected characteristics, but I feel there's more to it #OTalk
Bill Wong, OTD, OTR/L @BillWongOT
@Amie_OT @OTalk_ You guys are lucky. I don’t have one ever at my regular job. However, I now know I have to understand when ADA comes into play for my academia job. It will take some time for me to learn this from educator perspective. #otalk
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Always welcome #otalk
Caroline Powell @Carolin64109281
@OTalk_ Religion, sexual orientation, LGBTQ 🏳️‍🌈 included #OTalk
Holleigh Bryan 💚🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 @HolleighLouise
@OTalk_ Well we have to be holistic and treat everyone according to their needs. If we treated everyone equally regardless of need we would hoist every patient, and refer them onto services that they don’t need or want #OTAlk
Bill Wong, OTD, OTR/L @BillWongOT
@OTalk_ @HolleighLouise Hmmm... sometimes it is hard with certain situations. For example, I once heard a hospital setting turned away a placement student when she revealed she had weight lifting restrictions. #otalk
ᏕᏂᏋᏒLᎩᏁ 🇯🇲🇬🇧💚 @sherlynmelody
#otalk on assessments you may have to provide extra time for someone who has a delay in speech, mobility...I may not be able to assess all things in one visit due to these issues which may be condition specific.
Bill Wong, OTD, OTR/L @BillWongOT
RT @LesleyHawkins5: @OTalk_ I think my understanding is about not discriminating on grounds of race, gender, sexual orientation etc and I k…
Sophie is my name. @ciderwithsophie
@OTalk_ @Amie_OT We have to do "equality and diversity training" as mandatory training #OTalk
Bill Wong, OTD, OTR/L @BillWongOT
RT @Carolin64109281: @OTalk_ Religion, sexual orientation, LGBTQ 🏳️‍🌈 included #OTalk
Bill Wong, OTD, OTR/L @BillWongOT
RT @HolleighLouise: @OTalk_ Well we have to be holistic and treat everyone according to their needs. If we treated everyone equally regardl…
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#otalk the characteristics it covers are. age gender reassignment being married or in a civil partnership being pregnant or on maternity leave disability race including colour, nationality, ethnic or national origin religion or belief sex sexual orientation
Carolina Cordero 🌈 @colourful_ot
@OTalk_ @HolleighLouise The same thing won't work for everyone! #OTalk
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Love this #otalk
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Don’t forget that # #OTalk
Amie Jayne @Amie_OT
@OTalk_ I’ve seen this before and love it too, felt like it really explains OT #otalk
LD Occupational Therapist @CommunityLD_OT
@OTalk_ I'd like to think as Occupational Therapists it's second nature not to discriminate against anyone for any reason including the protected characteristics #OTalk
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🙀 the hashtag #otalk
Bill Wong, OTD, OTR/L @BillWongOT
@Amie_OT @OTalk_ Like for example, for somebody who is pregnant, I CAN’T pick lab practical items I think she can do. Instead, it will have to be random from a list of all practical items. If it happened to be ones she can do, then so be it! #otalk
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Do any of these surprise anyone? #otalk?
LD Occupational Therapist @CommunityLD_OT
@OTalk_ #OTalk https://t.co/B5qVzNWbXv
Holleigh Bryan 💚🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 @HolleighLouise
@colourful_ot @OTalk_ Exactly! Some patients may need some advice, some equipment, some care at home but it’s equality as long as that’s needs based and not based on characteristics I.e. providing equipment to a certain characteristic of people #otalk
Bill Wong, OTD, OTR/L @BillWongOT
@Amie_OT @OTalk_ If the random picks end up being items she can’t do at this time, then she will have to make those up when she no longer has those restrictions or with doctor’s clearance. #otalk
Laura Cliff @laurafcliff
@OTalk_ @HolleighLouise Everyone is different, everyone wants different things from their life so you can't treat everyone equally but I think it's about respecting everyone equally. Respecting how everyone chooses to live their lives or how people were born. #OTalk
Carolina Cordero 🌈 @colourful_ot
@OTalk_ I realised as soon as the Tweet was posted! I was so preoccupied by trying to write a decent image description... #OTalk #DontForgetTheHashtag😅
Holleigh Bryan 💚🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 @HolleighLouise
RT @laurafcliff: @OTalk_ @HolleighLouise Everyone is different, everyone wants different things from their life so you can't treat everyone…
LD Occupational Therapist @CommunityLD_OT
@OTalk_ @Amie_OT It's mandatory in my trust too! #OTalk
Bill Wong, OTD, OTR/L @BillWongOT
RT @laurafcliff: @OTalk_ @HolleighLouise Everyone is different, everyone wants different things from their life so you can't treat everyone…
Bill Wong, OTD, OTR/L @BillWongOT
RT @HolleighLouise: @colourful_ot @OTalk_ Exactly! Some patients may need some advice, some equipment, some care at home but it’s equality…
Bill Wong, OTD, OTR/L @BillWongOT
RT @OTalk_: 🙀 the hashtag #otalk https://t.co/ogY1CbsJEg
Bill Wong, OTD, OTR/L @BillWongOT
RT @CommunityLD_OT: @OTalk_ I'd like to think as Occupational Therapists it's second nature not to discriminate against anyone for any reas…
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Do you think this is the case? We all have unconscious bias? Can we be sure that OT’s are different from other professionals? And should they be when it comes to this Act? #OTalk
Bill Wong, OTD, OTR/L @BillWongOT
RT @OTalk_: #otalk the characteristics it covers are. age gender reassignment being married or in a civil partnership being pregnant or o…
Holleigh Bryan 💚🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 @HolleighLouise
@laurafcliff @OTalk_ I agree! What is meaningful to the individual person is completely different from one person to another and it’s important to respect that and provide every patient with the opportunity to meet their own needs, and to work on what is meaningful to them #OTAlk
AshleyOT @AshleyN64
@OTalk_ Honestly, these do not surprise me. Equality is common sense, and I think most of us adhere to this without actively thinking about it. #otalk
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Seen this one before it’s a good one!! #otalk
Caroline Powell @Carolin64109281
@OTalk_ Not surprised #OTalk
Bill Wong, OTD, OTR/L @BillWongOT
RT @HolleighLouise: @laurafcliff @OTalk_ I agree! What is meaningful to the individual person is completely different from one person to an…
Bill Wong, OTD, OTR/L @BillWongOT
RT @AshleyN64: @OTalk_ Honestly, these do not surprise me. Equality is common sense, and I think most of us adhere to this without actively…
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Question 2 - Ok over to you now all please ask one question to hopefully further your knowledge and understanding (everyone is welcome to answer) #OTalk
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Is this others experience? #otalk
Amie Jayne @Amie_OT
@OTalk_ I think this is the ideal and where we hope to be, but in experience it's not always easy, then again I've known people to be treated differently and being discriminated against because they are staff side and not a service user in a previous role. #OTalk
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Your forgetting the hashtag - don’t discriminate against the hashtag! 😉 #OTALK
Bill Wong, OTD, OTR/L @BillWongOT
RT @Amie_OT: @OTalk_ I think this is the ideal and where we hope to be, but in experience it's not always easy, then again I've known peopl…
AshleyOT @AshleyN64
@OTalk_ I apologise! 😂 #otalk
ᏕᏂᏋᏒLᎩᏁ 🇯🇲🇬🇧💚 @sherlynmelody
RT @OTalk_: Love this #otalk https://t.co/ogY1CbsJEg
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RT @Amie_OT: @OTalk_ I think this is the ideal and where we hope to be, but in experience it's not always easy, then again I've known peopl…
LD Occupational Therapist @CommunityLD_OT
@OTalk_ I'm sure, sadly, it isn't always the case. As a person my belief system is very liberal so I've never been one to judge others or have preconceived ideas, but I can imagine not everyone in our job is like that, so my own values inform my practice a lot anyway #OTalk
Bill Wong, OTD, OTR/L @BillWongOT
@Amie_OT @OTalk_ Speaking of getting treated differently, there are definitely times where I felt people forget that I am #actuallyautistic. #otalk
Holleigh Bryan 💚🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 @HolleighLouise
@OTalk_ I think it’s likely that everyone has some form of unconscious bias, but that’s why reflection is so essential. There’s a few studies on how healthcare professionals do not take pain complaints from women as seriously as men, which is quite upsetting to hear #otalk
ᏕᏂᏋᏒLᎩᏁ 🇯🇲🇬🇧💚 @sherlynmelody
#otalk not at all!
ᏕᏂᏋᏒLᎩᏁ 🇯🇲🇬🇧💚 @sherlynmelody
RT @CommunityLD_OT: @OTalk_ #OTalk https://t.co/B5qVzNWbXv
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Can’t jump from one account to another, but this is @OT_rach talking, I want to challenge this, have people every felt discriminated against by our profession? #OTalk
Sophie is my name. @ciderwithsophie
@CommunityLD_OT @OTalk_ I think also, sometimes professionals are so caught up in their OWN interpretation of what someone may want, that they forget that's imposing that judgement on someone else, that that is what they "should" want #OTalk
LD Occupational Therapist @CommunityLD_OT
@OTalk_ I like to think because we are such a holistic and person centred profession that separates us from other professions. But if people have pre conceived biases they should probably leave them at the door when they're at work. Easier said than done #OTalk
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And should own values impact our practice? #otalk
Bill Wong, OTD, OTR/L @BillWongOT
@HolleighLouise @OTalk_ And same thing with invisible disabilities too. That is why sometimes I don’t like to be the top dog of something important in OT or clinically. Yes- they can be opportunities to grow, but mistakes will make me lose confidence. #otalk
Carolina Cordero 🌈 @colourful_ot
@OTalk_ I think the OT community tends to be more open to talking about social justice than other health professions because it's such a big part of our theory base, but we do all have unconscious bias (and there's going to be people who are just outright prejudiced in any group) #OTalk
Bill Wong, OTD, OTR/L @BillWongOT
RT @colourful_ot: @OTalk_ I think the OT community tends to be more open to talking about social justice than other health professions beca…
Lauren @OTLaurenC
@OTalk_ I think so - my most recent role was in disability support & advice where I had to have a good knowledge of the #EqualityAct and something I feel I picked up very naturally due to the ethos and culture of OT #OTalk
Caroline Powell @Carolin64109281
@OTalk_ Working in the public sector, education and now in healthcare it has been my experience. #OTalk
Lesley Hawkins @LesleyHawkins5
@OTalk_ In an ideal world this should be where we are, but when there's a lack of understanding, eg of religious beliefs, different non-cis genders, then discrimination creeps in without realising #OTalk
Holleigh Bryan 💚🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 @HolleighLouise
@ciderwithsophie @CommunityLD_OT @OTalk_ This is such an important point for OTs, often we want patients to have things that we feel they need but they may not want to have, due to our duty of care, but their choice is always the most important #otalk
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So here is a great example of how within health care, we as professionals discriminate on the grounds of gender, even without thinking about it #otalk - interesting!
Bill Wong, OTD, OTR/L @BillWongOT
@colourful_ot @OTalk_ I remembered when I disclosed my autism diagnosis to my OT classmates. They were like, “No way! You got through all this time in education with no accommodations? You maybe a little introverted, but you are a friendly guy. I never would have imagined!” #otalk
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You need that hashtag in all your tweets #otalk so we can all see them
LD Occupational Therapist @CommunityLD_OT
@OTalk_ I suppose it depends what they are. I'd never "push" my values on someone else. As I said earlier, I'd like to think people who have decided to become an OT are open minded, kind and caring people who want to treat people equitably in general and in their practice #OTalk
Lauren @OTLaurenC
@HolleighLouise @OTalk_ Wow I was not aware of that sounds like an interesting study #OTalk
Bill Wong, OTD, OTR/L @BillWongOT
RT @Carolin64109281: @OTalk_ Working in the public sector, education and now in healthcare it has been my experience. #OTalk
ᏕᏂᏋᏒLᎩᏁ 🇯🇲🇬🇧💚 @sherlynmelody
#otalk oh yes always expected to do the work of a social worker....but I don’t see social workers doing moving and handling assessments 😝 #giveittotheOT #theycandoEVERYTHING Yes we are a super bunch of professionals but we are #human but I think there needs to be a line...💚
Shelley Faulkner OT @shelleyamybeth
@OTalk_ I used to advise on the Equality Act & Human Rights Act in a previous job role...it has strengthened my understanding of the legislation that underpins occupational therapy practice & the relevance of the duties listed. #OTalk
Bill Wong, OTD, OTR/L @BillWongOT
RT @sherlynmelody: #otalk oh yes always expected to do the work of a social worker....but I don’t see social workers doing moving and handl…
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@HolleighLouise @ciderwithsophie @CommunityLD_OT Is capacity important here? Answering my own question later on but its capacity or having / not capacity a characteristic that is missing from this act? Or is that covered somewhere else? #otalk
LD Occupational Therapist @CommunityLD_OT
@HolleighLouise @ciderwithsophie @OTalk_ Absolutely. I've had referrals asking for input for people to regain eating and drinking skills in the past, and when I've met with the person they're happy with the carer feeding them. The carers can often not quite understand why, but it's not about what they or I want! #OTalk
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Don’t forget that hashtag #otalk
Holleigh Bryan 💚🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 @HolleighLouise
@OTLaurenC @OTalk_ It’s absolutely fascinating but it’s interesting to think that there are probably so many more unconscious biases that we do not realise even goes on everyday in healthcare! #OTalk
LD Occupational Therapist @CommunityLD_OT
@OTalk_ @HolleighLouise @ciderwithsophie The mental capacity act covers that in great depth, so I don't think it needs covering in the Equality Act #OTalk
Bill Wong, OTD, OTR/L @BillWongOT
RT @OTalk_: Don’t forget that hashtag #otalk https://t.co/bpYetuEcyG
AshleyOT @AshleyN64
@HolleighLouise @ciderwithsophie @CommunityLD_OT @OTalk_ This is an interesting point. I can envision we can become so motivated and driven to provide therapy and assist with ADLs- but sometimes doing the minimum/nothing is harder, and in fact is all the patient wants. #otalk
Amie Jayne @Amie_OT
@OTalk_ I think stereotypes have a lot to answer for when considering the way in which we approach people amd how we are taught to sort of 'naturally discriminate' against others #OTalk
Lauren @OTLaurenC
@CommunityLD_OT @HolleighLouise @ciderwithsophie @OTalk_ Another great point #OTalk getting that balance between fostering independence and remaining client centred!
Sophie is my name. @ciderwithsophie
@OTalk_ @HolleighLouise @CommunityLD_OT Absolutely it sits nicely with Care Act and Mental capacity act. It's a natural reaction when in a caring profession- challenge is learning to be empathetic rather than sympathetic! #OTalk
Amie Jayne @Amie_OT
@BillWongOT @OTalk_ Unfortunatley i know it happens but try to be more aware myself #otalk
Sarah Innes @SarahInnes16
@colourful_ot @OTalk_ I agree occupational therapists are good at challenging injustices and advocating for improvement. I don’t think we are perfect at this by any means. Services are often set up in a way that discriminates. We work hard to counteract discrimination #otalk
Bill Wong, OTD, OTR/L @BillWongOT
@OTalk_ @HolleighLouise @ciderwithsophie @CommunityLD_OT I think capacity is important because accommodations should not be a one size fit list... because each person needing such has unique combination of strengths and weaknesses. #otalk
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@HolleighLouise @OTLaurenC Lots of evidence that healthcare is discriminatory towards men over women. Most drugs are only ever tested on males because the female body is interrupted by hormones and monthly periods so it confuses the statistics!! #otalk #madness
Sophie is my name. @ciderwithsophie
@OTLaurenC @CommunityLD_OT @HolleighLouise @OTalk_ Definitely, otherwise the risk of disabling rather than en-abling is high!teaching newly qualified staff this can be hard. #OTalk
Bill Wong, OTD, OTR/L @BillWongOT
@Amie_OT @OTalk_ I think part of it is also the byproduct that I have done some crazy amazing things. #otalk
Holleigh Bryan 💚🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 @HolleighLouise
@AshleyN64 @ciderwithsophie @CommunityLD_OT @OTalk_ Quite often being/becoming independent can come with a lot of energy exertion which can make it difficult for someone to find the energy to do the activities that they enjoy doing. So the person may choose some care over equipment or advice #otalk
Bill Wong, OTD, OTR/L @BillWongOT
RT @OTalk_: @HolleighLouise @OTLaurenC Lots of evidence that healthcare is discriminatory towards men over women. Most drugs are only ever…
Bill Wong, OTD, OTR/L @BillWongOT
RT @SarahInnes16: @colourful_ot @OTalk_ I agree occupational therapists are good at challenging injustices and advocating for improvement.…
Bill Wong, OTD, OTR/L @BillWongOT
RT @OTLaurenC: @CommunityLD_OT @HolleighLouise @ciderwithsophie @OTalk_ Another great point #OTalk getting that balance between fostering i…
Quetzalli Atlahuilli @Atlahuilli
RT @OTalk_: Love this #otalk https://t.co/ogY1CbsJEg
LD Occupational Therapist @CommunityLD_OT
@ciderwithsophie @OTalk_ @HolleighLouise I remember a patient some time ago talking about how sympathy is patronising and that always stuck with me. The challenge can be empathy when you've never been in a similar situation, so it's truly hard to put yourself in their shoes #OTalk
Holleigh Bryan 💚🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 @HolleighLouise
RT @OTalk_: @HolleighLouise @OTLaurenC Lots of evidence that healthcare is discriminatory towards men over women. Most drugs are only ever…
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Question 3 - How if at all do you think this act impacts on or influences you’re clinical practise? #OTalk
Holleigh Bryan 💚🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 @HolleighLouise
@OTalk_ @OTLaurenC Wow I didn’t know that! It’s shocking to think that we may not know the full effects of drugs if they are not tested on women #otalk
Bill Wong, OTD, OTR/L @BillWongOT
@ciderwithsophie @OTLaurenC @CommunityLD_OT @HolleighLouise @OTalk_ I think it is definitely a fine line between empowering and discouraging. #otalk
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Can I just day you guys are great!! This for me a lovely and interesting chat!! #otalk
Shelley Faulkner OT @shelleyamybeth
@OTalk_ This is relevant to tonight’s #OTalk https://t.co/EObZJ8y8vP
Lauren @OTLaurenC
@Amie_OT @OTalk_ Yes I've came across this! #OTalk
Sophie is my name. @ciderwithsophie
@HolleighLouise @AshleyN64 @CommunityLD_OT @OTalk_ Good point- thereby highlighting choice and control element. #OTalk
Sophie is my name. @ciderwithsophie
@BillWongOT @OTLaurenC @CommunityLD_OT @HolleighLouise @OTalk_ Risk enablement is great for supporting that. Again though , requires experience and confidence which can be hard for people #OTalk
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@HolleighLouise @OTLaurenC Once’s I’m not busy with this will find where I read that, I think it was in one of my feminist books recently- but will find the link for people #otalk
Sarah Innes @SarahInnes16
@OTalk_ @BillWongOT @HolleighLouise @OTLaurenC I work in a service which only offers care to men. Women are automatically disadvantaged by that #otalk
Holleigh Bryan 💚🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 @HolleighLouise
@OTalk_ Ensuring that we provide all our patients with the opportunity to address the things they are finding difficult, respecting their decision equally, providing them with equal choice #otalk
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@DanWaldronOT Why? #OTAlk
Caroline Powell @Carolin64109281
@OTalk_ I see the person and ask my favourite question: what is important to you? Do I do that because of legislation? Not really. I do that because I’m an OT. 💚 #OTalk
Holleigh Bryan 💚🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 @HolleighLouise
RT @Carolin64109281: @OTalk_ I see the person and ask my favourite question: what is important to you? Do I do that because of legislation?…
LD Occupational Therapist @CommunityLD_OT
@OTalk_ Well I'm aware of the protected characteristics or course. But I don't feel I need to be "mindful" or discriminating against someone due to them because I just wouldn't do that anyway, at work or at home. It's not a "conscious" choice if you know what I mean #OTalk
Bill Wong, OTD, OTR/L @BillWongOT
@ciderwithsophie @OTLaurenC @CommunityLD_OT @HolleighLouise @OTalk_ Definitely is a fine line. Like when I decided to take on curating a TEDx event last year, many people were happy and excited! Now many people after knowing the risks associated with such, they were like, “I need to eat my words that I said to you in the beginning.” #otalk
Dan Waldron OT @DanWaldronOT
A brilliant visual depiction of equality and inclusion 👇👇
LD Occupational Therapist @CommunityLD_OT
@Carolin64109281 @OTalk_ Exactly! #OTalk
Sophie is my name. @ciderwithsophie
@OTalk_ A resource at the back of my brain that I pull forward to help frame intervention and assessment. To keep me on track and try to quiet on any bias! #OTalk.
LD Occupational Therapist @CommunityLD_OT
RT @Carolin64109281: @OTalk_ I see the person and ask my favourite question: what is important to you? Do I do that because of legislation?…
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Interesting- what other area’s in health care do people see/ think that the sex of the service user instantly creates discrimination
Lauren @OTLaurenC
@OTalk_ I think knowledge of this act can help to empower patients as well - if we understand their rights we can help if ever needed with a bit of information advice and guidance in our clinical practice #educationapproach #OTalk
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RT @OTLaurenC: @OTalk_ I think knowledge of this act can help to empower patients as well - if we understand their rights we can help if ev…
Lauren @OTLaurenC
@ciderwithsophie @OTalk_ This too #OTalk
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Question 4 - Is there anything not cover by the act that you think should be consider for future updates of the act? #OTalk
Bill Wong, OTD, OTR/L @BillWongOT
@ciderwithsophie @OTLaurenC @CommunityLD_OT @HolleighLouise @OTalk_ And they instead said, “Oh my gosh! You are taking on way more risk than I thought you would. I should have been a better friend and realizing that you are doing something way out of your comfort zone.” #otalk
Bill Wong, OTD, OTR/L @BillWongOT
RT @OTLaurenC: @OTalk_ I think knowledge of this act can help to empower patients as well - if we understand their rights we can help if ev…
LD Occupational Therapist @CommunityLD_OT
@OTalk_ People with learning disabilities face discrimination as a regular occurrence in the UK. Over 1200 people with learning disabilities die completely avoidably in mainstream hospital services each year. They do not receive equitable healthcare #OTalk
Amie Jayne @Amie_OT
@OTLaurenC @OTalk_ I try my best to make sure I am more aware of my own actions and impact on others to avoid this though #otalk
Sarah Innes @SarahInnes16
@OTalk_ I think the act supports OTs to challenge barriers to injustice as we have it as evidence to support our clinical judgement #otalk
Bill Wong, OTD, OTR/L @BillWongOT
@OTLaurenC @OTalk_ And I think such knowledge can also be helpful to help mentoring peers with disabilities with their CPD goals. #otalk
Shelley Faulkner OT @shelleyamybeth
Having once seen “read twice, tweet once” & with being an over-thinker...grammatical errors bug me so much when people tweet in a professional capacity. ‘More haste, less speed’ to those tweeting #OTalk & other forums for CPD professional engagement. NB. I’ve had a long day.
Laura Cliff @laurafcliff
@HolleighLouise @OTalk_ I think it underpins who we are as professionals because if we can't treat everyone equally then we are not showing the true uniqueness of OT, that everyone deserves to participate in meaningful occupations to enhance their health and wellbeing. #OTalk
Bill Wong, OTD, OTR/L @BillWongOT
RT @HolleighLouise: @OTalk_ Ensuring that we provide all our patients with the opportunity to address the things they are finding difficult…
LD Occupational Therapist @CommunityLD_OT
@OTalk_ People with learning disabilities are also not taken seriously when they enter into relationships, in relation to sex and sexual relationships, in relation to paid work. The list goes on. #OTalk
Bill Wong, OTD, OTR/L @BillWongOT
RT @CommunityLD_OT: @OTalk_ People with learning disabilities are also not taken seriously when they enter into relationships, in relation…
LD Occupational Therapist @CommunityLD_OT
@OTalk_ Sorry, I know you asked about sex but I wanted to raise this point #OTalk
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@laurafcliff @HolleighLouise And what do we mean by treating equally? #OTAlk
Caroline Powell @Carolin64109281
@LesleyHawkins5 @OTalk_ I think you’re right, me too! #OTalk
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@CommunityLD_OT No it was a great point! 👍🏾 #otalk
Lauren @OTLaurenC
Absolutely Bill #OTalk
Lauren @OTLaurenC
@BillWongOT @OTalk_ Absolutely Bill #OTalk
Lauren @OTLaurenC
@HolleighLouise @OTalk_ Agreed! #OTalk
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Wow tonight’s has gone so fast - 2 questions left, sorry if I missed anything doing both the job of host and support tonight!! #otalk 😅
Lauren @OTLaurenC
@OTalk_ @HolleighLouise Yes please do! #OTalk
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Question 5 - How can we as occupational therapist influence future act of parliament? #OTalk
Sarah Innes @SarahInnes16
@OTalk_ I think there are huge discriminatory barriers by the way services are designed for lots of the characteristics. OTs are usually key to problem solving this for individual patients to overcome this #OTalk
Laura Cliff @laurafcliff
@OTalk_ @HolleighLouise That we are all humans and deserve to be respected for who we are, what decisions we make and how we want to live our own lives no matter what our age, gender....etc #OTalk
Bill Wong, OTD, OTR/L @BillWongOT
@CommunityLD_OT @OTalk_ Like on me taking an academia position, I wanted to get my feet wet, master what is expected of me, and making sure I don’t step over toes for my first class. On top of that, do I have good chemistry with the program director? #otalk
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Love love love #otalk
Lauren @OTLaurenC
@OTalk_ Lots more empirical research #OTalk
Bill Wong, OTD, OTR/L @BillWongOT
#otalk!
Bill Wong, OTD, OTR/L @BillWongOT
RT @laurafcliff: @OTalk_ @HolleighLouise That we are all humans and deserve to be respected for who we are, what decisions we make and how…
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Don’t forget that hashtag let’s not discriminate against the #OTALK
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@DanWaldronOT How do we change that as OT’s ? #otalk
Bill Wong, OTD, OTR/L @BillWongOT
@OTalk_ In US- we need students and practitioners to participate in state association hill days and hopefully also AOTA hill days, too! (AOTA also has a virtual hill day.) #otalk
Caroline Powell @Carolin64109281
@OTalk_ Employment status, previous/history of criminal offending, homelessness. #OTalk although they are probably covered by other legislation???
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RT @OTLaurenC: @OTalk_ Lots more empirical research #OTalk
Amie Jayne @Amie_OT
@OTalk_ By advocating what we do and promoting equality and shouting from the rooftops. Maybe I’m a little bit airy fairy.... but as an individual I don’t know what influence I can have but if we shout enough together there’s hope for change #otalk
Bill Wong, OTD, OTR/L @BillWongOT
RT @Amie_OT: @OTalk_ By advocating what we do and promoting equality and shouting from the rooftops. Maybe I’m a little bit airy fairy....…
Bill Wong, OTD, OTR/L @BillWongOT
@Amie_OT @OTalk_ I am trying to figure out too. I think me just finishing curating a TEDx event was an ambitious step for many in our profession. But I hope we all can learn from it and better game plan for next such effort from my mistakes. #otalk
LD Occupational Therapist @CommunityLD_OT
@OTalk_ I wish people could be in my brain for five minutes and see what it's like to think like an OT. It's liberating. I think we need more research and we need to keep promoting what we do because people still don't get it #otalk
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These are interesting- are this a result of early discrimination? And is class a characteristic? #otalk
AshleyOT @AshleyN64
@OTalk_ Effective team working, promotion of our profession, and being dedicated to collecting data including our outcome measures. This will enhance our ability to have a strong voice to communicate our views to parliament. #otalk
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RT @AshleyN64: @OTalk_ Effective team working, promotion of our profession, and being dedicated to collecting data including our outcome me…
Bill Wong, OTD, OTR/L @BillWongOT
@Amie_OT @OTalk_ I know the Tedx event was not a perfect 10 in execution... which I don’t expect to because this was my first experience and my team had to get over mistakes I made! #otalk
Laura Cliff @laurafcliff
@Carolin64109281 @OTalk_ I think there are a lot of marginalised groups within society that maybe should be covered in this act. The homeless, asylum seekers, people living in poverty, informal caregivers. #OTalk
Lauren @OTLaurenC
@OTalk_ @DanWaldronOT I think there is an opportunity for us to train employers so that they both recognise their legal obligations but also appreciate the benefits of being equality friendly to their organisation and see it as something to embrace rather than fear! #OTalk
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Don’t forget to include the #OTalk hashtag in ALL your tweets so everyone can see what you have to say & join in the conversation.
Lauren @OTLaurenC
RT @AshleyN64: @OTalk_ Effective team working, promotion of our profession, and being dedicated to collecting data including our outcome me…
Amie Jayne @Amie_OT
@AshleyN64 @OTalk_ I think more focus at times needs to be on outcome measures within the service I am in to prove what we do works #OTalk
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Don't forget the #OTalk https://t.co/CDE0QkiraQ
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Last one - Question 6 - Don’t forget to fill in the reflective log (link on blog post) and do you have any suggestions for future chats about government Policy, legislation and or acts? #OTalk
Sarah Innes @SarahInnes16
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Bill Wong, OTD, OTR/L @BillWongOT
RT @Amie_OT: @AshleyN64 @OTalk_ I think more focus at times needs to be on outcome measures within the service I am in to prove what we do…
Bill Wong, OTD, OTR/L @BillWongOT
RT @OTLaurenC: @OTalk_ @DanWaldronOT I think there is an opportunity for us to train employers so that they both recognise their legal obli…
Bill Wong, OTD, OTR/L @BillWongOT
@OTLaurenC @OTalk_ @DanWaldronOT In terms of education, a training can be nice in terms of how to accommodate students. #otalk
Lauren @OTLaurenC
RT @ciderwithsophie: @BillWongOT @OTLaurenC @CommunityLD_OT @HolleighLouise @OTalk_ Risk enablement is great for supporting that. Again tho…
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You need the hashtag!!!!!!’n #otalk
ᏕᏂᏋᏒLᎩᏁ 🇯🇲🇬🇧💚 @sherlynmelody
#otalk has there been any chats on MCA’s and Best interest decisions?
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That hashtag again!!!#otalk
Lauren @OTLaurenC
@BillWongOT @OTalk_ @DanWaldronOT Great point #OTalk
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That’s me @OT_rach logging off!! #OTalk https://t.co/LLICImiNDE
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Your all amazing and every #otalk rekindles my faith in the profession and my passion for the profession go you lot!!! https://t.co/cqCHbbWlAz
Sarah Innes @SarahInnes16
@OTLaurenC @OTalk_ Great point! Everyone should absolutely know their rights and be supported to advocate for themselves too #Otalk
Bill Wong, OTD, OTR/L @BillWongOT
@OTLaurenC @OTalk_ @DanWaldronOT Yes- that was why I asked about policies for students who may need accommodations during orientation. It is good to know in the back of my mind. #otalk
lisa Knott @lisaKnott20
RT @OTalk_: Your all amazing and every #otalk rekindles my faith in the profession and my passion for the profession go you lot!!! https://…
#hellomynameis Sharon @mcmorrow_sharon
@OTalk_ #OTalk sorry 🙈
Lesley Hawkins @LesleyHawkins5
@OTalk_ @OT_rach Thanks. That was my first #OTalk It flew by, but I missed the end. #multitasking
Elena Luck @elenaluck_OT
RT @CommunityLD_OT: @OTalk_ #OTalk https://t.co/B5qVzNWbXv
Sarah-Jane @0909cavendish
@OTalk_ We can’t help but be shaped by our experiences, the impact of which won’t always be immediately obvious to us, therefore, I think there is always the potential for unconscious bias. But our OT skills enable us to reflect and challenge ourselves to strive for that ideal! #otalk
Rachel Booth 💚 @OT_rach
@LesleyHawkins5 @OTalk_ No to worry fled you enjoyed check out the blog later this week for transcript of chat, you will be able to read every there!! #otalk
Bill Wong, OTD, OTR/L @BillWongOT
RT @0909cavendish: @OTalk_ We can’t help but be shaped by our experiences, the impact of which won’t always be immediately obvious to us, t…
Bill Wong, OTD, OTR/L @BillWongOT
RT @SarahInnes16: @OTLaurenC @OTalk_ Great point! Everyone should absolutely know their rights and be supported to advocate for themselves…
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@0909cavendish Great easier done when your in the flow, but it will not go in the transcript with mout the # #OTalk
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@mcmorrow_sharon Your forgive, this time! 😜 #OTalk
K w a n 💚 i m a h @HolistiQueen
RT @OTalk_: Question 1 - Before tonights chat what was you knowledge and understanding of the equity act? #OTalk
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RT @OTalk_: Question 3 - How if at all do you think this act impacts on or influences you’re clinical practise? #OTalk
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RT @OTalk_: Question 4 - Is there anything not cover by the act that you think should be consider for future updates of the act? #OTalk
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RT @OTalk_: Question 5 - How can we as occupational therapist influence future act of parliament? #OTalk
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RT @OTalk_: Last one - Question 6 - Don’t forget to fill in the reflective log (link on blog post) and do you have any suggestions for futu…
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