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sherlyn graham @sherlynmelody
Lurking tonight people.....Culture 🙂 #OTalk
Nicky Smith @nickyruthsmith
@TanyaRihtman @otalk You could immerse yourself in other culture through buddying and shadowing? Regular online facetime conversations with people living the experience or change makers? The spoken word and face to face interaction is a must #Otalk
Becky Cooper @beckycooper___
@TanyaRihtman @otalk To me, it depends on an individuals concept of culture whether in a broad or a more local sense. Basing a culture on customs of a group, it could mean your closest of friends would align with a different culture to yourself #OTalk
Tanya Rihtman @TanyaRihtman
How do we ‘immerse’ ourselves in another culture? Does this necessarily require travel? If not, how might we encourage engagement with cultural competence without travel? #OTalk @OTalk_
Bill Wong, OTD, OTR/L @BillWongOT
Hello peeps! #otalk
Nicky Smith @nickyruthsmith
@TanyaRihtman @OTalk_ You could immerse yourself in other culture through buddying and shadowing? Regular online facetime conversations with people living the experience or change makers? The spoken word and face to face interaction is a must #Otalk
Bill Wong, OTD, OTR/L @BillWongOT
RT @beckycooper___: @TanyaRihtman @otalk To me, it depends on an individuals concept of culture whether in a broad or a more local sense. B…
OTalk @OTalk_
Question 1! (also - hello to everyone just joining us!) #OTalk
Holleigh Bryan 💚🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 @HolleighLouise
@TanyaRihtman @OTalk_ I think of course traveling is one way. But through networking and talking with professionals and patients from other cultures and researching can be helpful. #OTALK
Toks Odutayo @TokunboTweetz
@TanyaRihtman @OTalk_ Using models of Occupational Therapy are helpful in getting to know the whole person, including their culture. We just have to take the time to grasp this #OTalk
Bill Wong, OTD, OTR/L @BillWongOT
@TanyaRihtman @OTalk_ In a multicultural place like Los Angeles, I definitely have access to different cultures. In fact, many OT and OT assistant programs in Southern California are pretty culturally diverse. #otalk
sherlyn graham @sherlynmelody
@OTalk_ Visiting the homes of those from a different culture is a great way. #otalk
Bill Wong, OTD, OTR/L @BillWongOT
RT @TokunboTweetz: @TanyaRihtman @OTalk_ Using models of Occupational Therapy are helpful in getting to know the whole person, including th…
OT Child (Kat Carruthers) @OT_Child
OT practice should inherently be culturally competent because of “meaningful” occupation within the context of the person and their environment (spiritually and culturally). Need to remember to question what is culturally significant to individuals to modify intervention #OTalk
Tanya Rihtman @TanyaRihtman
@beckycooper___ @otalk I agree! Culture does not necessarily equate with location, but what then does travel contribute to broadening our cultural awareness? #OTalk
Bill Wong, OTD, OTR/L @BillWongOT
@sherlynmelody @OTalk_ Or attending places of worship. #otalk
Louise McMann @louise_mcmann
Talking talking talking (which us OTs are great at) and allowing others to teach us. Always being open to learning #otalk
Holleigh Bryan 💚🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 @HolleighLouise
RT @OT_Child: OT practice should inherently be culturally competent because of “meaningful” occupation within the context of the person and…
Bill Wong, OTD, OTR/L @BillWongOT
RT @OT_Child: OT practice should inherently be culturally competent because of “meaningful” occupation within the context of the person and…
Bill Wong, OTD, OTR/L @BillWongOT
RT @TanyaRihtman: @beckycooper___ @otalk I agree! Culture does not necessarily equate with location, but what then does travel contribute t…
Nicky Smith @nickyruthsmith
RT @BillWongOT: @TanyaRihtman @OTalk_ In a multicultural place like Los Angeles, I definitely have access to different cultures. In fact, m…
Aoife Slattery @aoife_slattery
@TokunboTweetz @TanyaRihtman @OTalk_ Do you think that it’s necessary to travel to find this other cultures or can the use of the model be down in our own country? #Otalk
Lucy gordon @Lucygordon83
@OTalk_ Exploring research around different cultures and adding to this research. Just a simple conversation! And travel/field trips are a great way of immersing ourselves in another culture,but with social media & modern technology there are so many others ways this can be done! #OTalk
Becky Cooper @beckycooper___
@TanyaRihtman @otalk I guess travel allows self to experience culture but, again, that doesn't always mean that it's fully understood #OTalk
Bill Wong, OTD, OTR/L @BillWongOT
@TanyaRihtman @beckycooper___ @otalk I think sometimes traveling can allow us to see these cultures at its native setting. #otalk
Holleigh Bryan 💚🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 @HolleighLouise
@OT_Child I think often culture can get neglected and forgotten in practice #OTalk
Nicky Smith @nickyruthsmith
@BillWongOT @TanyaRihtman @OTalk_ #Otalk so maybe we can all learn a lot from the cultural experiences on our doorstep?
charlotte @charlot75473869
@OTalk_ Coming to a different country you can experience life and way people live. This gains understanding and you can visual see what people live with. Where as you can’t always understand what people go through by just talking to service users #Otalk
Tanya Rihtman @TanyaRihtman
@nickyruthsmith @otalk That's true - but how do we develop that drive and curiosity to seek these opportunities amongst OT practitioners? Do we need to formalise them? #OTalk
Bill Wong, OTD, OTR/L @BillWongOT
@nickyruthsmith @TanyaRihtman @OTalk_ Yes we definitely can in a place that is multicultural. #otalk
Holleigh Bryan 💚🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 @HolleighLouise
@TanyaRihtman @beckycooper___ @otalk I think it helps. Travel can allow you to see and even experience the culture first hand, which can be a great way of learning for a lot of people. #OTalk
Bill Wong, OTD, OTR/L @BillWongOT
RT @TanyaRihtman: @nickyruthsmith @otalk That's true - but how do we develop that drive and curiosity to seek these opportunities amongst O…
OTalk @OTalk_
Very good point being raised here about what culture means! What do we think about immersion in Deaf culture or LGBT culture, for example? #OTalk
Laura grove @grove1978_laura
Having seen the community of sunshine educare today I was very shocked at the extreme poverty people experience. We can see things on TV but it’s nothing in context unless you see it for real #OTalk https://t.co/439qaFBuzT
Sammy Randall @SammyRandallOT
@TanyaRihtman @OTalk_ Some of this could & should form part of your initial Ax - asking the right questions not assuming - eg. How do you do this at home? #OTalk
Bill Wong, OTD, OTR/L @BillWongOT
@TanyaRihtman @nickyruthsmith @otalk I think sometimes all it takes is one person in the setting trying to celebrate the diversity amongst us. #otalk
Bill Wong, OTD, OTR/L @BillWongOT
RT @charlot75473869: @OTalk_ Coming to a different country you can experience life and way people live. This gains understanding and you ca…
Jemma Blow @BlowJemma
@TanyaRihtman @OTalk_ I believe we do need to travel to totally immerse ourselves. So far from my experience on this trip I have learnt so much more than I thought I would, and do not believe I could of learnt these things without travelling here. #Otalk
Lelanie @LelanieBrewer
Sometimes the first step is to have an open mind and step outside your comfort zone #OTalk
OT Child (Kat Carruthers) @OT_Child
At NICU therapy ax training today, an example was given how the most significant cultural tradition was for the uncle to give the baby peanut butter. If there are no contraindications then accommodate! The best way is to allow approachable open communication with families #OTalk
Tanya Rihtman @TanyaRihtman
@BillWongOT @nickyruthsmith @OTalk_ Isn't everywhere multicultural today if you look closely enough? #OTalk
sherlyn graham @sherlynmelody
@TanyaRihtman @beckycooper___ @otalk My parents are from Jamaica, came to uk in the 60s. I think the culture of their time whilst in Jamaica would be different to visiting Jamaica now. People have different expectations now to what they had https://t.co/XDLwXRr8HD would give a here and now on that culture #OTalk
Bill Wong, OTD, OTR/L @BillWongOT
@charlot75473869 @OTalk_ As an immigrant to US, took me a while to understand American culture. #otalk
Lucy gordon @Lucygordon83
@OTalk_ It would be great to see more documentaries on a variety of different cultures. Also more talks with schools and workplaces too #OTalk
Lucy gordon @Lucygordon83
RT @LelanieBrewer: Sometimes the first step is to have an open mind and step outside your comfort zone #OTalk https://t.co/aIXCXGDzbC
charlotte @charlot75473869
@Lucygordon83 @OTalk_ Can we always get a full understanding by social media? And does the social media always tell the truth? #Otalk
Tanya Rihtman @TanyaRihtman
@aoife_slattery @OTalk_ I agree @aoife_slattery - but what (if any) has the 'added benefit' been of being here in South Africa? Do you think it will impact your OT practice in the future and - if so - how? #OTalk
Bill Wong, OTD, OTR/L @BillWongOT
@TanyaRihtman @nickyruthsmith @OTalk_ Good question! Look at our OT community today. We actually have access through our Internet. #otalk
OTalk @OTalk_
This ties in with what @sherlynmelody said earlier about the value of visiting people's homes for cultural awareness! Fits well with how OTs carry out assessments #OTalk
Alternative Voices @Atv1Levy21
@grove1978_laura #OTalk I think seeing it for real definitely enhances empathy but we see poverty in our own country all the time such as homeless people in our streets and I wonder how many of us stop to do something about it?
Louise McMann @louise_mcmann
RT @BillWongOT: @TanyaRihtman @nickyruthsmith @otalk I think sometimes all it takes is one person in the setting trying to celebrate the di…
Sammy Randall @SammyRandallOT
RT @SammyRandallOT: @TanyaRihtman @OTalk_ Some of this could & should form part of your initial Ax - asking the right questions not assumin…
Bill Wong, OTD, OTR/L @BillWongOT
RT @sherlynmelody: @TanyaRihtman @beckycooper___ @otalk My parents are from Jamaica, came to uk in the 60s. I think the culture of their ti…
sonya d @Mozza53D
@louise_mcmann @OTalk_ Communication is an invaluable skill as an OT. Whether it be verbal or non verbal #OTalk
Lucy gordon @Lucygordon83
@TanyaRihtman @BillWongOT @nickyruthsmith @OTalk_ I agree but there is always an opportunity to educate and to learn about different cultures and the varying experiences of individuals within those cultures. One persons experience may be very different to another #OTalk
Alison @OTMcCracken
@OTalk_ Yes glad that we are not just assuming that everyone in one location share exactly the same culture. So many cultures can exist, some may overlap, some unique to particular groups. #OTalk
Khalilah Johnson, PhD, OTR/L @OccScienceBae
@TanyaRihtman @OTalk_ This is an interesting question and one that I think we wrestle with quite a bit in OT. Traveling does not always include immersion in local culture. People are often on the peripheral of “real” people and communities while on vacation unless you’re visiting locals. #OTalk
Becky Cooper @beckycooper___
@TanyaRihtman @BillWongOT @nickyruthsmith @OTalk_ Would definitely agreed with this! Along with overlaps between culture... we are all here as we have ideas/customs/beliefs regarding OT but we all also have other cultures that we would feel we belong within #OTalk
Nicky Smith @nickyruthsmith
@TanyaRihtman @beckycooper___ @otalk I think being there in person and befriending beautiful people from truly impoverished backgrounds and see where and how they live you feel REAL compassion. It's raw and compelling and makes you remember why you do what you do #Otalk
Bill Wong, OTD, OTR/L @BillWongOT
RT @beckycooper___: @TanyaRihtman @BillWongOT @nickyruthsmith @OTalk_ Would definitely agreed with this! Along with overlaps between cultur…
ed sum 🏳️‍🌈 @musedNeuroOT
@OTalk_ Nice examples @OTalk_ #OTalk !! Blowing my mind thinking about culture considering being an out gay, Chinese man, born in a mining community in the East Midlands of England, learnt British Sign Language 20 years ago, and soon to live and work in rural Scotland.
Tanya Rihtman @TanyaRihtman
@TokunboTweetz @OTalk_ For sure! The experiences we've had in South Africa so far, though, have forced us to challenge the pre-existing assumptions we might make about the person, their environments and their occupations - what is the cultural starting point for our OT process? #OTalk
Rebecca Griffith @Rebecca51546111
@TanyaRihtman @OTalk_ Travelling can help immerse in culture but you can have a conversation with someone with different culture. #otalk
Tanya Rihtman @TanyaRihtman
Here's Q2 for tonight's #OTalk: 2 As OTs, we are closely familiar with the impact of varied verbal and non-verbal communication styles. How might the opportunity to travel to different cultures expand our understanding of the impacts of these nuances in communication? @OTalk_
Khalilah Johnson, PhD, OTR/L @OccScienceBae
@TanyaRihtman @OTalk_ 2. I think it is possible to become culturally competent without travels. Building cultural competence requires that culture be at the forefront in the way engage with everyone we meet. It’s a long process and we must be invested in it. #OTalk
Sammy Randall @SammyRandallOT
RT @OTalk_: This ties in with what @sherlynmelody said earlier about the value of visiting people's homes for cultural awareness! Fits well…
Louise McMann @louise_mcmann
@Mozza53D @OTalk_ Absolutely, it's amazing his much you can learn about an individual and what's meaningful to them by just simply listening and observing. Unfortunately something that gets overlooked by so many others due to its simplicity #otalk
sherlyn graham @sherlynmelody
@Atv1Levy21 @grove1978_laura I get what you mean @grove1978_laura but I feel that we have a lot more opportunities in this country than say a 3rd world country. #Otalk
OTalk @OTalk_
It's interesting to think about "OT culture" as a culture we belong to - as a profession we have a shared language, shared history, particular ways of doing things #OTalk
Nicky Smith @nickyruthsmith
When you travel, coming face-to-face with diverse individuals through life experiences you learn to adjust your own coms style to adapt to your environment, the more exposure you have to difference the more adaptable you become #Otalk
Lelanie @LelanieBrewer
@OTalk_ @sherlynmelody Absolutely, one of my first jobs was as a social service OT in the East End of London and it was a great learning experience #OTalk
Laura grove @grove1978_laura
I also thought the same until I came to SA and saw the differences here. I’m not sure that anybody could have explained this to me and I would have fully understood. #OTalk
Alison @OTMcCracken
@TanyaRihtman @aoife_slattery @OTalk_ I think that the main benefit for me of completing a practice placement in another country was cultural difference within OT practice - that therapy itself is organised differently and that can be really refreshing and makes you question your own culture of OT #OTalk
Bill Wong, OTD, OTR/L @BillWongOT
RT @LelanieBrewer: @OTalk_ @sherlynmelody Absolutely, one of my first jobs was as a social service OT in the East End of London and it was…
Holleigh Bryan 💚🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 @HolleighLouise
RT @OTalk_: It's interesting to think about "OT culture" as a culture we belong to - as a profession we have a shared language, shared hist…
Lucy gordon @Lucygordon83
@charlot75473869 @OTalk_ It could definitely have its flaws! You may not always get the full/true story. #OTalk
Jemma Blow @BlowJemma
@SammyRandallOT @TanyaRihtman @OTalk_ I agree but do you think we totally understand just by asking these questions and not seeing with our own eyes? #otalk
sonya d @Mozza53D
@OTalk_ #OTalk incorporating and making yourself aware of cultural values within society can give you a valuable insight into various cultures. You an make connections with local people within society, making friendships and getting opinions from others.
Toks Odutayo @TokunboTweetz
@TanyaRihtman @OTalk_ Not to assume I would say. There is no way we can understand a person if we approach them with concepts. I also think we need to look at each person individually and then the understanding of their culture will follow #OTalk
OTalk @OTalk_
Great insights coming from question 1; here's question 2! #OTalk
Nicky Smith @nickyruthsmith
@TanyaRihtman @OTalk_ When you travel, coming face-to-face with diverse individuals through life experiences you learn to adjust your own coms style to adapt to your environment, the more exposure you have to difference the more adaptable you become #Otalk
Bill Wong, OTD, OTR/L @BillWongOT
RT @TanyaRihtman: Here's Q2 for tonight's #OTalk: 2 As OTs, we are closely familiar with the impact of varied verbal and non-verbal communi…
Holleigh Bryan 💚🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 @HolleighLouise
@grove1978_laura I personally think travelling is the most effective as you can gather a lot of info on culture in a short period of time but I do think that there are other ways to gain an understanding of different cultures e.g. discussions which may help #otalk
Khalilah Johnson, PhD, OTR/L @OccScienceBae
@TokunboTweetz @TanyaRihtman @OTalk_ We also have to be mindful that frameworks utilized in OT come from a particular cultural point of view. Our frameworks do not easily translate to non-western contexts. #OTalk
Lelanie @LelanieBrewer
Travel can broaden your horizons but in many cities around the world you sometimes just need to be aware of different neighbourhoods and cultures in your own city. Sometimes people travel and only see what they at home so it might not be that useful in that case #OTalk
Bill Wong, OTD, OTR/L @BillWongOT
@TanyaRihtman @OTalk_ I think sometimes there is also an interplay within culture too. Like as an individual with autism, sometimes how my own Chinese culture sees it is different from western. #otalk
Tanya Rihtman @TanyaRihtman
@OTalk_ Really interesting! We talked last night about how we define ourselves, & each definition includes a whole different cultural world - yes, we're certainly all part of the OT culture & should cherish what unites us, but also find ways to understand cultures we don't share #OTalk
Bill Wong, OTD, OTR/L @BillWongOT
RT @grove1978_laura: I also thought the same until I came to SA and saw the differences here. I’m not sure that anybody could have explain…
Becky Cooper @beckycooper___
@TanyaRihtman @OTalk_ Travel could support us with broadening our experiences and, therefore, understanding situations better and adapting our approach based on culture #OTalk
OT Child (Kat Carruthers) @OT_Child
@grove1978_laura I do agree. Travel and overseas work opened my eyes significantly. Being part of the daily lives and routine of that country and culture impact you on a different level #OTalk
Andrew Short @AndrewDShort
@TanyaRihtman @OTalk_ I think that travel is beneficial to understand another culture but this is not viable for everyone and so OT's should learn/ be aware of other cultures through personal study to practice as competent practitioners #OTalk
sherlyn graham @sherlynmelody
@OTalk_ In some cultures making full eye contact can be disrespectful, asking certain questions about personal care may seem a bit too intimate. Things we could learn from visiting or people in the county with that culture who are willing to educate us #OTalk
Sammy Randall @SammyRandallOT
@TanyaRihtman @OTalk_ Understanding others way of life is our business as OTs. We are in a unique position to Ax this in context with the environment #OTalk
Nicky Smith @nickyruthsmith
@beckycooper___ @TanyaRihtman @OTalk_ It definately makes you more at ease dealing with unexpected situations! #Otalk
Bill Wong, OTD, OTR/L @BillWongOT
@OT_Child @grove1978_laura Yup- even traveling to visit you guys in the UK was an experience in itself for me. #otalk
Bill Wong, OTD, OTR/L @BillWongOT
RT @TanyaRihtman: @OTalk_ Really interesting! We talked last night about how we define ourselves, & each definition includes a whole differ…
Becky Cooper @beckycooper___
@OTalk_ Yes! That's what brings us all together but important to appreciate that everyone will have their own individual cultures too. Interesting!! #OTalk
Lelanie @LelanieBrewer
The first thing I learned as a then basic grade OT after coming here straight after graduating in South Africa is that the weather is always a good topic for small talk if you're stuck for something to say 🌞🌦️ #OTalk
Jemma Blow @BlowJemma
@TanyaRihtman @OTalk_ I do believe most people learn by being there and experiencing things first hand and face to face. Without travelling and being face to face we are just going by what others have said they have experienced. #OTalk
Tanya Rihtman @TanyaRihtman
@BillWongOT @OTalk_ For sure! Culture is such a broad and all-encompassing term #OTalk
Sammy Randall @SammyRandallOT
@BlowJemma @TanyaRihtman @OTalk_ I think assessment should be done through both observation in different environments & asking the right questions #OTalk
Sammy Randall @SammyRandallOT
RT @SammyRandallOT: @TanyaRihtman @OTalk_ Understanding others way of life is our business as OTs. We are in a unique position to Ax this i…
Alternative Voices @Atv1Levy21
@TanyaRihtman @OTalk_ #OTalk I do think verbal and non verbal communication would differ across cultures but I am unsure how. The power of language fascinates me and I am sure that words have different translations in different countries but I am unsure how this impact OT practice.
Bill Wong, OTD, OTR/L @BillWongOT
@HolleighLouise @TanyaRihtman @OTalk_ Yes- for my clinical doctorate studies, I realize that many autism autobiographies were translated into Chinese. Relatively less of such that were directly written in Chinese. #otalk
Rebecca Griffith @Rebecca51546111
@HolleighLouise @OTalk_ If they have this impairment, as OT’s we could talk to their family members? #otalk
Bill Wong, OTD, OTR/L @BillWongOT
RT @Atv1Levy21: @TanyaRihtman @OTalk_ #OTalk I do think verbal and non verbal communication would differ across cultures but I am unsure ho…
Bill Wong, OTD, OTR/L @BillWongOT
RT @BlowJemma: @TanyaRihtman @OTalk_ I do believe most people learn by being there and experiencing things first hand and face to face. Wit…
Esme Wood @esmewood1
@TanyaRihtman @OTalk_ It’s all too common for people to assume that others understand the message they are telling them. When emerged in other cultures and especially around unfamiliar languages you are forced to watch and listen so much more. This teaches us so much #OTalk
Bill Wong, OTD, OTR/L @BillWongOT
@BlowJemma @TanyaRihtman @OTalk_ Yes- like when I visited some of you 3 years ago, it was very different from hearing/reading tweets vs. actually interactions and experiences. #otalk
Bill Wong, OTD, OTR/L @BillWongOT
RT @LelanieBrewer: The first thing I learned as a then basic grade OT after coming here straight after graduating in South Africa is that t…
OTalk @OTalk_
Eye contact is definitely one worth thinking about, especially in fields like working with people with autism where we might be inclined to see lack of eye contact as a problem #OTalk
Tanya Rihtman @TanyaRihtman
@grove1978_laura @OTalk_ Too true! During our visit today, we were told by our host that 'we're South African, we hug' - how might this body language be perceived by people who come from such a culture? #OTalk
sonya d @Mozza53D
#OTalk travelling gives you an insight into cultures, but from my personal perspective, it would be to have a lived experience. Staying with a families different cultures whether abroad or at home would be a fantastic opportunity to gain a deeper understanding of cultural values.
Khalilah Johnson, PhD, OTR/L @OccScienceBae
@TanyaRihtman @BillWongOT @OTalk_ The underlying assumption is exposure to various communication systems creates more understanding. This becomes apparent when working in diverse communities. I’m not sure my personal travels have impacted this more than my work with individuals with severe profound ID #OTalk
Lelanie @LelanieBrewer
@TanyaRihtman @BillWongOT @OTalk_ Absolutely, its all the way from verbal and non verbal communication to knowing what's appropriate to bring up in conversation to knowing when it's taboo to keep your shoes on #OTalk
Bill Wong, OTD, OTR/L @BillWongOT
RT @OccScienceBae: @TanyaRihtman @BillWongOT @OTalk_ The underlying assumption is exposure to various communication systems creates more u…
Rebecca Griffith @Rebecca51546111
@ZamzamOmar13 @HolleighLouise @OTalk_ what do you mean by Reminiscing activities? #otalk
Bill Wong, OTD, OTR/L @BillWongOT
RT @LelanieBrewer: @TanyaRihtman @BillWongOT @OTalk_ Absolutely, its all the way from verbal and non verbal communication to knowing what's…
Lelanie @LelanieBrewer
@Carrie156 I know! #OTalk
Toks Odutayo @TokunboTweetz
@OccScienceBae @TanyaRihtman @OTalk_ I thought that just after I wrote it! But then I also was reminddd that we can adapt these to our client, I.e when the PEOP and CMOP address culture and spirituality we can apply that to our client #OTalk
OTalk @OTalk_
(Autistic culture in itself being quite a fascinating area! https://t.co/HJVmNfXgYJ ) #OTalk
Bill Wong, OTD, OTR/L @BillWongOT
@LelanieBrewer @TanyaRihtman @OTalk_ Yes- as an individual with autism, I definitely have to pick up nonverbal cues fast in the clinical environment. #otalk
Nicky Smith @nickyruthsmith
@BlowJemma @TanyaRihtman @OTalk_ Completely! You must experience things for yourself to truly understand. Everything else is second hand and doesn't have the same learning / lifechanging impact #OTalk
Becky Cooper @beckycooper___
@esmewood1 @TanyaRihtman @OTalk_ Love this point - the power of the senses! #OTalk
Bill Wong, OTD, OTR/L @BillWongOT
@LelanieBrewer @TanyaRihtman @OTalk_ And even to this day, sometimes nonverbal communication is the hardest for me to recognize and pick up! I might have made lots of people angry and frustrated unknowingly! #otalk
Steph Russell @StephRussellOT
RT @sherlynmelody: @OTalk_ In some cultures making full eye contact can be disrespectful, asking certain questions about personal care may…
Tanya Rihtman @TanyaRihtman
@SammyRandallOT @OTalk_ Indeed, but do we always get it right? I think the @covuniOT students have seen how easy it is to make assumptions that might not be 100% accurate (& which come from pre-existing world views). The new OT&Complexity doc from @RCOT puts this into a fascinating new light #OTalk
Bill Wong, OTD, OTR/L @BillWongOT
RT @Mozza53D: #OTalk travelling gives you an insight into cultures, but from my personal perspective, it would be to have a lived experienc…
Bill Wong, OTD, OTR/L @BillWongOT
RT @OTalk_: Eye contact is definitely one worth thinking about, especially in fields like working with people with autism where we might be…
charlotte @charlot75473869
@sherlynmelody @OTalk_ Exactly I have been in South Africa and been shocked at what people have been saying as at home they could be fired for saying words they used. However in the South Africa culture these words are accepted and used #OTalk
Bill Wong, OTD, OTR/L @BillWongOT
@OTalk_ Yes- that is why when I come over to visit you... I can be a good test for you guys... lol! 😆 #otalk
Lucy gordon @Lucygordon83
@TanyaRihtman @OTalk_ Body language is something you may struggle to see through a video call,online or through social media. Yet it can tell us so much! By travelling to diff cultures&being in a persons presence you can see all forms of communication. Allowing the opportunity to build rapport! #OTalk
Tanya Rihtman @TanyaRihtman
Q3 for tonight's #OTalk : How has your first-hand experience of travel informed your clinical occupational therapy practice in general, and specifically in relation to your cultural competence? @OTalk_ (multiple tweeting is really testing my multi-tasking skills!)
ed sum 🏳️‍🌈 @musedNeuroOT
@Atv1Levy21 @TanyaRihtman @OTalk_ Also some languages have concepts unfamiliar to other cultures/languages and some don't have tenses you have in English; I think Japanese has past tense and non-past tense only #OTalk
sonya d @Mozza53D
#OTalk I always find it amazing how children are always able to find the correct communication strategies when meeting children from different cultures such as in a park etc.
Bill Wong, OTD, OTR/L @BillWongOT
@OTalk_ And another thing is participation. Look at our conferences. A good bit might not be accessible for our autistic peers because of their issues- such as sensory, social, etc. I am an exception because I know I got to soldier on with my high social demands. #otalk
Nicky Smith @nickyruthsmith
@TanyaRihtman @OTalk_ Cultural competence is the ability to step outside your frame of reference and experience issues from another's perspective - much like empathy. But environmental and lifestyle awareness cannot be taught, it must be seen! #Otalk
OTalk @OTalk_
Anyone have any good stories to share for question 3? 😀 #OTalk
Bill Wong, OTD, OTR/L @BillWongOT
RT @Mozza53D: #OTalk I always find it amazing how children are always able to find the correct communication strategies when meeting childr…
Aoife Slattery @aoife_slattery
@TanyaRihtman @OTalk_ I was also conscious of my accent when coming here, as an Irish person we tend to talk very quickly and we can be hard to understand. To compensate this Iv learnt to rephrase my questions and try to talk a bit slower #Otalk
Bill Wong, OTD, OTR/L @BillWongOT
RT @musedNeuroOT: @Atv1Levy21 @TanyaRihtman @OTalk_ Also some languages have concepts unfamiliar to other cultures/languages and some don't…
Julia's Friends @julias_friends
RT @OTalk_: Eye contact is definitely one worth thinking about, especially in fields like working with people with autism where we might be…
Tanya Rihtman @TanyaRihtman
@musedNeuroOT @Atv1Levy21 @OTalk_ And we learned at the recent WFOT that many African languages don't have a direct translation for the word 'therapy' - which is fascinating in terms of how we translate ideas and concepts with service users who think in different languages from those we think in #OTalk
Bill Wong, OTD, OTR/L @BillWongOT
@musedNeuroOT @Atv1Levy21 @TanyaRihtman @OTalk_ Even though I speak English for 20+ years now, I still mess up he/she because the pronunciation is the same for he/she/it in Cantonese and Mandarin. #otalk
OT Child (Kat Carruthers) @OT_Child
The @thewfot have some good resources and opportunities exploring practice and experiences across cultures #OTalk
Becky Cooper @beckycooper___
@TanyaRihtman @OTalk_ Travelling promotes cultural competence but it's a person's individual drive that deems how much of an immersive cultural experience is gained #OTalk
Carrie_OT @Carrie156
Perception of one's own culture can vary greatly from person to person. Give the individual the chance to explain what their culture means to them. #OTalk
Andrew Short @AndrewDShort
@TanyaRihtman @OTalk_ Travelling to different cultures enables direct experience to be gained of nuances in communication styles. In South Africa I have witnessed that people typically hug each other as a greeting whereas in the UK this generally would not be seen due to a more reserved culture #OTalk
Khalilah Johnson, PhD, OTR/L @OccScienceBae
@nickyruthsmith @BlowJemma @TanyaRihtman @OTalk_ Being able to learn first-hand from members of a cultural group is important, but we have to acknowledge that traveling is a privilege. Some may only be able to learn through the experiences of their clients or other practitioners. #OTalk
Bill Wong, OTD, OTR/L @BillWongOT
@TanyaRihtman @OTalk_ Having traveled for OT conferences globally for last few years, it’s interesting to learn how OT has to adapt itself to different cultures. #otalk
charlotte @charlot75473869
@TanyaRihtman @OTalk_ Travelling makes you reflect on your own live and pull out your strengths and weaknesses. So you can understand your self better and therefore give service users a better service #Otalk
Lucy gordon @Lucygordon83
@Mozza53D @BillWongOT I love this! I see my children doing this. It’s wonderful #OTalk
Bill Wong, OTD, OTR/L @BillWongOT
RT @charlot75473869: @TanyaRihtman @OTalk_ Travelling makes you reflect on your own live and pull out your strengths and weaknesses. So you…
Nicky Smith @nickyruthsmith
@TanyaRihtman @OTalk_ As OT's we are concerned with how environment shapes the individual, exploring new environments helps you understand Occupational Risk Factors. Spending time in temporary communities and their environmental challenges in SA has been so eye-opening #Otalk
Lelanie @LelanieBrewer
@TanyaRihtman @OTalk_ I'm finding being from SA & working in the UK a great experience & learned a lot from caring for the elderly in terms of cultural differences while waiting for my OT registration to come through here. And then my husband is American so I get that cultural perspective too #OTalk
Rebecca Griffith @Rebecca51546111
@HolleighLouise @OTalk_ yes this is the reason why we should immerse ourselves in cultures. But do we need to travel to do this? #otalk
Tanya Rihtman @TanyaRihtman
@AndrewDShort @OTalk_ Too true! And it can often make people who are not used to this style feel very uncomfortable #OTalk
Bill Wong, OTD, OTR/L @BillWongOT
@charlot75473869 @TanyaRihtman @OTalk_ I was in India last month and O definitely thought about it when I was there. #otalk
Bill Wong, OTD, OTR/L @BillWongOT
RT @LelanieBrewer: @TanyaRihtman @OTalk_ I'm finding being from SA & working in the UK a great experience & learned a lot from caring for t…
OTalk @OTalk_
@BillWongOT There's definitely an overlap between cultural competence and accessibility; a space won't be accessible to someone if there's a lack of understanding of the culture they're coming from #OTalk
Bill Wong, OTD, OTR/L @BillWongOT
RT @Carrie156: Perception of one's own culture can vary greatly from person to person. Give the individual the chance to explain what their…
Alternative Voices @Atv1Levy21
@Yazminmillward @TanyaRihtman @OTalk_ #OTalk if not ever!
ed sum 🏳️‍🌈 @musedNeuroOT
@aoife_slattery @TanyaRihtman @OTalk_ And your first name leads to some awkward situations??? #OTalk
Nicky Smith @nickyruthsmith
@charlot75473869 @TanyaRihtman @OTalk_ Yes! It helps us become self-aware practitioners #Otalk
Toks Odutayo @TokunboTweetz
@OTalk_ Spending time with my clients has been more valuable than travel. I’ve travelled to quite a few places, but never to the countries that my displaced clients have come from. Getting to know them 1:1 has been invaluable to practice #OTalk
Lelanie @LelanieBrewer
This all has been very useful for the different client groups that I have worked with and then being trilingual (English, Afrikaans and Italian) is pretty useful too along with level 1 British signlanguage #OTalk
Tanya Rihtman @TanyaRihtman
@aoife_slattery @OTalk_ It's been really apparent @aoife_slattery how much you've been considering this in your interactions with people here - and also extremely apparent how much it has been valued by everyone who has met you :) #OTalk
Khalilah Johnson, PhD, OTR/L @OccScienceBae
@TanyaRihtman @OTalk_ Travel has really expanded how I acknowledge and draw on clients’ spirituality/faith systems in practice. #OTalk
Louise McMann @louise_mcmann
@Mozza53D Absolutely... May be due to the lack of barriers they have developed in communication which we all do consciously or unconsciously. It's amazing. #otalk
Aoife Slattery @aoife_slattery
@musedNeuroOT @TanyaRihtman @OTalk_ Nothing I haven’t heard before, I love when people come up with new versions for it brings a bit of light into the conversation at least #Otalk
OT Child (Kat Carruthers) @OT_Child
@TanyaRihtman @OTalk_ In particular the significance of what food can mean to a family and community. Food forms such a big part of religion, festivals and society and translating that back to my own UK clients and the importance of daily family meals #OTalk
Lucy gordon @Lucygordon83
@TanyaRihtman @OTalk_ Having attended the @enOThe1 conference last year, I was lucky enough to listen to presentations & meet with OTs from all over Europe. Each country talked about varying areas of practice. It was great to look at different approaches & specialisms from diff countries! #OTalk
Nicky Smith @nickyruthsmith
@beckycooper___ @TanyaRihtman @OTalk_ Yep, as always it's up to the individual to pull the valuable learning experiences from the trip! And be reflective. Two people could interperate the same experience very differently #Otalk
Bill Wong, OTD, OTR/L @BillWongOT
@OTalk_ Or sometimes we have some cool festive activities that are loud and rowdy. Like at AOTA conference now, I prefer to sit towards the middle or back whenever I hear the Slagle lecture. Front is too loud (though I know that will compromise my ability to tweet). #otalk
Lelanie @LelanieBrewer
@musedNeuroOT @aoife_slattery @TanyaRihtman @OTalk_ Mine has loads of times! Whenever our community paeds team got a call and the clients couldn't pronounce my name people correctly guessed it was for me #OTalk
Bill Wong, OTD, OTR/L @BillWongOT
RT @Lucygordon83: @TanyaRihtman @OTalk_ Having attended the @enOThe1 conference last year, I was lucky enough to listen to presentations &…
Tanya Rihtman @TanyaRihtman
@nickyruthsmith @charlot75473869 @OTalk_ I love this idea! The power of reflective practice! #OTalk
Becky Cooper @beckycooper___
@TokunboTweetz @OTalk_ I agree with this.. Just because a client is from a particular country, speaks a different language, has differing beliefs, etc. it does not mean that is the culture that solely defines them as an individual #OTalk
Bill Wong, OTD, OTR/L @BillWongOT
@Lucygordon83 @TanyaRihtman @OTalk_ @enOThe1 That is why I have adopted my schedule to travel to as many international conferences as I can. Glad to have work that is understanding. #otalk
Bill Wong, OTD, OTR/L @BillWongOT
RT @OT_Child: @TanyaRihtman @OTalk_ In particular the significance of what food can mean to a family and community. Food forms such a big p…
Jemma Blow @BlowJemma
@TanyaRihtman @OTalk_ I am not yet qualified but I know that this experience on South Africa will totally inform me as a practicing OT. It has opened my eyes to things that are important to consider when working with individuals to asses the importance of their individual occupations. #OTalk
Tanya Rihtman @TanyaRihtman
@nickyruthsmith @OTalk_ I'm so glad that it's been eye-opening @nickyruthsmith! #OTalk
Bill Wong, OTD, OTR/L @BillWongOT
RT @aoife_slattery: @musedNeuroOT @TanyaRihtman @OTalk_ Nothing I haven’t heard before, I love when people come up with new versions for it…
ed sum 🏳️‍🌈 @musedNeuroOT
@BillWongOT @Atv1Levy21 @TanyaRihtman @OTalk_ With Hakka being my first language, how I construct sentences was great for British Sign Language, but not so great for written or spoken English. Note: topic-comment construction #OTalk
Bill Wong, OTD, OTR/L @BillWongOT
RT @TokunboTweetz: @OTalk_ Spending time with my clients has been more valuable than travel. I’ve travelled to quite a few places, but neve…
Lelanie @LelanieBrewer
@Carrie156 Absolutely @Carrie156 #OTalk
OTalk @OTalk_
RT @nickyruthsmith: @beckycooper___ @TanyaRihtman @OTalk_ Yep, as always it's up to the individual to pull the valuable learning experience…
Alison @OTMcCracken
@TokunboTweetz @OTalk_ I'd completely agree that the 1:1 time is what is really required. We will never be able to travel physically to all the countries that our clients have come from (let alone truly understand). But we can listen, not assume and then adapt our practice on individual basis #OTalk
Bill Wong, OTD, OTR/L @BillWongOT
RT @BlowJemma: @TanyaRihtman @OTalk_ I am not yet qualified but I know that this experience on South Africa will totally inform me as a pra…
Bill Wong, OTD, OTR/L @BillWongOT
RT @beckycooper___: @TokunboTweetz @OTalk_ I agree with this.. Just because a client is from a particular country, speaks a different langu…
Khalilah Johnson, PhD, OTR/L @OccScienceBae
@TokunboTweetz @OTalk_ Absolutely! Your first connection is to your client! We can always draw on our experiences from travel; however, our clients and their experiences, needs, etc. drive the therapeutic process. #OTalk
Becky Cooper @beckycooper___
@OT_Child @TanyaRihtman @OTalk_ Yes! I once saw a patient that would be incredibly offended if I did not accept some sort of food during my visit! #OTalk
Tanya Rihtman @TanyaRihtman
@LelanieBrewer @OTalk_ @LelanieBrewer, have you found yourself in any situations were your SA-based experiences might not have prepared you for UK-based experiences? Anything that was surprising/eye-opening that you hadn't expected as an SA-trained OT? #OTalk
Nicky Smith @nickyruthsmith
RT @nickyruthsmith: @TanyaRihtman @OTalk_ You could immerse yourself in other culture through buddying and shadowing? Regular online faceti…
Holleigh Bryan 💚🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 @HolleighLouise
RT @OTMcCracken: @TokunboTweetz @OTalk_ I'd completely agree that the 1:1 time is what is really required. We will never be able to travel…
Toks Odutayo @TokunboTweetz
@OTalk_ @BillWongOT Absolutely agree with this! #OTalk
Laura grove @grove1978_laura
I think that as human beings we all make unconscious judgements about people on first commuinications. However this trip has taught me about different norms and how my judgements may be impaired. #OTalk_
sonya d @Mozza53D
@TanyaRihtman @OTalk_ Cultural differences mean OTs don't have suitable equipment for various therapies. It is taken for granted that equipment to treat patients. Compensatory methods would have to be implemented in certain poverty stricken areas of the world #OTalk
Tanya Rihtman @TanyaRihtman
@BillWongOT @OTalk_ @WFOT congress was hugely inspiring in that regard! #OTalk
charlotte @charlot75473869
RT @nickyruthsmith: @TanyaRihtman @OTalk_ As OT's we are concerned with how environment shapes the individual, exploring new environments h…
Nicky Smith @nickyruthsmith
RT @TanyaRihtman: @grove1978_laura @OTalk_ Too true! During our visit today, we were told by our host that 'we're South African, we hug' -…
Lelanie @LelanieBrewer
@BillWongOT @OTalk_ Good tip @BillWongOT incase my AOTA19 abstract is accepted #OTalk
Bill Wong, OTD, OTR/L @BillWongOT
@TanyaRihtman @OTalk_ @wfot That is why I am breaking the norm of American OT clinicians to go to as many international conferences as I can. Cultural exchange + knowledge exchange makes it a great experience. #otalk
Nicky Smith @nickyruthsmith
RT @nickyruthsmith: @TanyaRihtman @OTalk_ As OT's we are concerned with how environment shapes the individual, exploring new environments h…
ed sum 🏳️‍🌈 @musedNeuroOT
@Carrie156 But I can talk about my culture because I share some reference point with you and I highlight differences. I don't talk to you about how the Chinese use toilets because I assume you do the same, but may talk about it if I believe you do something different #OTalk
charlotte @charlot75473869
@Lucygordon83 @OTalk_ @TanyaRihtman @enOThe1 How has this affected your practice now? #Otalk
Louise McMann @louise_mcmann
@TokunboTweetz @OTalk_ Absolutely agree with this! #otalk
Bill Wong, OTD, OTR/L @BillWongOT
RT @Mozza53D: @TanyaRihtman @OTalk_ Cultural differences mean OTs don't have suitable equipment for various therapies. It is taken for gran…
Nicky Smith @nickyruthsmith
RT @AndrewDShort: @TanyaRihtman @OTalk_ Travelling to different cultures enables direct experience to be gained of nuances in communication…
Tanya Rihtman @TanyaRihtman
@beckycooper___ @OT_Child @OTalk_ We've found that here on the @CovUniOT trip - places with so very little will make sure to offer hospitality in some form or another, fundamental to the SA culture #OTalk
Bill Wong, OTD, OTR/L @BillWongOT
@Mozza53D @TanyaRihtman @OTalk_ Or sometimes within our own practice too! As an individual with autism, I often try to ask for info on patients that I am unfamiliar. I do that because I want to know things to avoid and strategies on how to build rapport with patients quickly. #otalk
Toks Odutayo @TokunboTweetz
@OTMcCracken @OTalk_ Absolutely! #OTalk
Lelanie @LelanieBrewer
@TanyaRihtman @OTalk_ Yes, definitely. I guess in South Africa you're always problem solving due to lack of resources so sometimes I'm surprised when people don't apply this here as one expect someone to provide you with things #OTalk
Alternative Voices @Atv1Levy21
@TanyaRihtman @OTalk_ #OTalk I also think this trip has made me value the idea that we are all individuals and our stories all contribute to learning and understanding about the world and other cultures. For example on this trip I have not only learnt about south african culture....
Toks Odutayo @TokunboTweetz
@beckycooper___ @OT_Child @TanyaRihtman @OTalk_ My favourite kinda visits! 😝#OTalk
Aoife Slattery @aoife_slattery
@Mozza53D @TanyaRihtman @OTalk_ Do we need all of the fancy equipment we have in England to give Beneficial therapy to our clients?, something I have learnt on this trip is the amount people can do with so little #Otalk
Tanya Rihtman @TanyaRihtman
The @OTalk_ conversations are fascinating! Q4 for tonight's #OTalk: How might OT students and practitioners overcome their anxieties about travelling to other cultures with the express purpose of viewing different cultural lived experience from an occupational therapy lens?
Nicky Smith @nickyruthsmith
@TanyaRihtman @beckycooper___ @OT_Child @OTalk_ @CovUniOT And after the intense debates and questions and conversations that our group has had with the amazing hosts I have been incredibly grateful for the muffins and drinks to refuel #OTalk #Brainfood
Bill Wong, OTD, OTR/L @BillWongOT
And speaking of culture, definitely have observed that into play even in a game of golf. Like in South Africa, golfers often have a mid round meal. In LA, sometimes we play to the back 9 with minimal breaks (e.g restroom or quick snack). #otalk
Bill Wong, OTD, OTR/L @BillWongOT
RT @musedNeuroOT: @Carrie156 But I can talk about my culture because I share some reference point with you and I highlight differences. I d…
OT Child (Kat Carruthers) @OT_Child
@beckycooper___ @TanyaRihtman @OTalk_ Yes! When I was in the orphanage in Tanzania, the children bit in half everything they had to offer you half. It was more important to them that you shared their meal than that they had enough themselves. I tell my little girl (age 4) that story for her to to learn #OTalk
OTalk @OTalk_
Our final #OTalk question for tonight!
Toks Odutayo @TokunboTweetz
@aoife_slattery @Mozza53D @TanyaRihtman @OTalk_ This is such a valuable lesson to learn, especially with our ever-shrinking resources #OTalk
Tanya Rihtman @TanyaRihtman
@Yazminmillward @OTalk_ I agree! I think that we don't really ever leave our history behind (and by history, I'd include our own life course and ancestors as well). We don't often stop and think about how the people who came before inform the opportunities we have today #OTalk
Becky Cooper @beckycooper___
@aoife_slattery @Mozza53D @TanyaRihtman @OTalk_ Maybe a cultural expectation of how services are delivered - interesting point!! #OTalk
Lelanie @LelanieBrewer
@anita_atwal Yes definitely! It's the solution to everything here in the UK even though I prefer coffee myself #OTalk https://t.co/LHI6kk0Ouo
Khalilah Johnson, PhD, OTR/L @OccScienceBae
@Yazminmillward @OTalk_ @TanyaRihtman Can you say more about this? Do you mean history of a place or history with therapists? I immediately thought about how some communities of color do not trust the healthcare system because of deception in care (eg Tuskegee Syphillis Trials). #OTalk
charlotte @charlot75473869
@TanyaRihtman @OTalk_ By the internet and making connections around the world so you can visit and know you have everything in place before you go. #Otalk
Nicky Smith @nickyruthsmith
@Yazminmillward @TanyaRihtman @OTalk_ And how to respect someone's history in a way that they find appropriate #Otalk
Jemma Blow @BlowJemma
@TanyaRihtman @OTalk_ By visiting as a group. I have learnt from this experience that it is lovely to be with people with the same ideas and visions as you. You can share and learn so much from the experience and debates throughout the group. #OTalk
Becky Cooper @beckycooper___
@OT_Child @TanyaRihtman @OTalk_ Wow! And what a credit to you - your input must have been extremely valued #OTalk
Aoife Slattery @aoife_slattery
@TanyaRihtman @OTalk_ I think we can do research before travelling so certain aspects of the culture don’t come as a shock when we arrive, for instance SA has a very important history that still affects people to this day #Otalk
charlotte @charlot75473869
RT @BlowJemma: @TanyaRihtman @OTalk_ By visiting as a group. I have learnt from this experience that it is lovely to be with people with th…
Andrew Short @AndrewDShort
@TanyaRihtman @OTalk_ I think that travelling to different cultures broadens an OT's awareness of how to build rapport with people #OTalk
Tanya Rihtman @TanyaRihtman
@charlot75473869 @OTalk_ We really are so lucky to live in an era that gives us this type of access! #OTalk
Lelanie @LelanieBrewer
@BillWongOT Then you'll be blown away by crickets🏏 which has lunch and tea breaks #OTalk
Alternative Voices @Atv1Levy21
@TanyaRihtman @OTalk_ #OTalk I experience intense anxiety when I travel. I think being in a Uni group helped immensely as we all had a common goal to learn about culture and challenge our own biases and opinions.
Aoife Slattery @aoife_slattery
@Mozza53D @TanyaRihtman @OTalk_ I think Ot can become a service of giving out equipment to help people instead of giving them therapy? Especially with the limited hours we can have with patients these days #Otalk
Tanya Rihtman @TanyaRihtman
@grove1978_laura @OTalk_ I hope that they have been opportunities for genuine, meaningful reflection for action #OTalk
Bill Wong, OTD, OTR/L @BillWongOT
@LelanieBrewer Haha- in LA... if your group has mid round meal, you are going to get passed by at least couple groups. And given the courses are usually busy on weekends, just extending an already long day. #otalk
Becky Cooper @beckycooper___
@TanyaRihtman @OTalk_ I think with the nature of the role, experiencing differing cultures is bound to happen almost on a daily basis - it's about how we embrace these cultures and get to know our patients as individuals to assess the value and impact of their culture of their daily lives #OTalk
sherlyn graham @sherlynmelody
@OTalk_ We should be ourselves, but mindful of other people’s behaviours and attitudes. Be open minded and understanding. Just as we would if we were dealing with someone from our own culture #OTalk
Tanya Rihtman @TanyaRihtman
@Yazminmillward @OTalk_ I agree! #OTalk
Bill Wong, OTD, OTR/L @BillWongOT
RT @aoife_slattery: @Mozza53D @TanyaRihtman @OTalk_ I think Ot can become a service of giving out equipment to help people instead of givin…
Nicky Smith @nickyruthsmith
@TanyaRihtman @OTalk_ Being able to compare from one culture to another gives context and generates ideas - in SA the public sector is so resource challenged. But I have been so inspired by the power of individuals and their determination to make projects happen #Otalk
ed sum 🏳️‍🌈 @musedNeuroOT
@TanyaRihtman @Yazminmillward @OTalk_ Would you agree @BillWongOT that the Chinese culture still generally does revere our ancestors? Chung yeung is next month and I will come down every year from Scotland to clean my mum's grave and pay respects to her and my ancestors for 'smoothing my life's journey' #OTalk
charlotte @charlot75473869
@ZamzamOmar13 @OTalk_ I agree. Me going in a big group to South Africa has made me less nervous however I would be very nervous and anxious going by myself #OTalk
#Child❤ @makgabow_
RT @louise_mcmann: Talking talking talking (which us OTs are great at) and allowing others to teach us. Always being open to learning #otalk
Tanya Rihtman @TanyaRihtman
@Atv1Levy21 @OTalk_ I'm so glad to hear that the @CovUniOT trip has been able to do so! It wouldn't have been the same without you Maddy! #OTalk
Nicky Smith @nickyruthsmith
@LelanieBrewer @TanyaRihtman @OTalk_ It's good to be challenged! I think it makes us more adaptable OT's #OTalk
Bill Wong, OTD, OTR/L @BillWongOT
@musedNeuroOT @TanyaRihtman @Yazminmillward @OTalk_ Yes- my family doesn’t do it because it is quite far for us to do it on site. I think mine is an exception, not the norm. #otalk
Lucy gordon @Lucygordon83
@charlot75473869 @OTalk_ @TanyaRihtman @enOThe1 It’s definitely made me aware of different areas of practice we have not explored as much over here - it’s opened my mind. And made me more curious about OT practice in other cultures! I would like to travel abroad to work alongside other OTs #OTalk
Bill Wong, OTD, OTR/L @BillWongOT
RT @TanyaRihtman: @Atv1Levy21 @OTalk_ I'm so glad to hear that the @CovUniOT trip has been able to do so! It wouldn't have been the same wi…
Khalilah Johnson, PhD, OTR/L @OccScienceBae
@TanyaRihtman @OTalk_ This is an interesting question and I’m grappling with how I’d like to respond. New experiences definitely evoke excitement and anxiety, but I’d ask students and practitioners to examine where those anxieties come from and what they hope to gain from the experience. #OTalk
Becky Cooper @beckycooper___
@aoife_slattery @Mozza53D @TanyaRihtman @OTalk_ This is one of my frustrations within my current role.. On the plus side we work with Physiotherapists so therapy can be an option. Difficult to weigh up cost of equipment vs therapy hours/costs #OTalk
Lelanie @LelanieBrewer
@aoife_slattery @TanyaRihtman @OTalk_ True but then we also need to acknowledge history in the places we work in now and probably controversial but the impact of our current political climate and how it affects people. A lot of people in the world are very anxious as a result and we cant ignore it #OTalk
Bill Wong, OTD, OTR/L @BillWongOT
@TanyaRihtman @Atv1Levy21 @OTalk_ @CovUniOT At @USCChanOSOT, Ghana is a common destination for students for on what is now called externships. (Before the location was a popular 2-week placement site) #otalk
Holleigh Bryan 💚🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 @HolleighLouise
Tonight’s #otalk has increased my awareness of some assumptions we may make in practice about someone’s culture (esp. location = specific culture). Furthermore, it has highlighted that there are subcultures, which we may need to consider in practice.
Aoife Slattery @aoife_slattery
@beckycooper___ @Mozza53D @TanyaRihtman @OTalk_ Always frustrating that it has to come down to money Aswell. But I suppose that is the world we live in and we have to do our best with what we have #otalk
Bill Wong, OTD, OTR/L @BillWongOT
RT @sherlynmelody: @OTalk_ We should be ourselves, but mindful of other people’s behaviours and attitudes. Be open minded and understanding…
Andrew Short @AndrewDShort
@TanyaRihtman @OTalk_ I think that travel enables you to have empathy for other cultures experienced and this can be reflected in your OT practice in general and specifically culturally #OTalk
Tanya Rihtman @TanyaRihtman
@Joanneporter19 @OTalk_ Yes! It's the subtlety that's key - the things we miss when we don't know what we're looking out for #OTalk
Bill Wong, OTD, OTR/L @BillWongOT
@sherlynmelody @OTalk_ And also when you add disability into play, working with the other person’s weakness can be a work in progress. I know OT has done a good job in integrating strengths based approach with my leadership ventures. #otalk
OT Child (Kat Carruthers) @OT_Child
@beckycooper___ @aoife_slattery @Mozza53D @TanyaRihtman @OTalk_ Equipment should be one tool in the box but with finance and waiting list pressures it sometimes becomes the only tool that can do the job within constraints which isn’t what our profession is designed to be #OTalk
Bill Wong, OTD, OTR/L @BillWongOT
RT @AndrewDShort: @TanyaRihtman @OTalk_ I think that travel enables you to have empathy for other cultures experienced and this can be refl…
OTalk @OTalk_
Glad to hear you got something out of it, Holleigh! 😀 #OTalk
charlotte @charlot75473869
@Lucygordon83 @OTalk_ @TanyaRihtman @enOThe1 I think it’s a great opportunity to go travelling and see opportunity I will definitely go travelling again to see how occupational therapy is done in another country as I think it would in rich my knowledge and make me a better OT #Otalk
Becky Cooper @beckycooper___
@OT_Child @aoife_slattery @Mozza53D @TanyaRihtman @OTalk_ Unfortunate.... but true 😞 #OTalk Could we work towards changing this?
Bill Wong, OTD, OTR/L @BillWongOT
RT @charlot75473869: @Lucygordon83 @OTalk_ @TanyaRihtman @enOThe1 I think it’s a great opportunity to go travelling and see opportunity I w…
Nicky Smith @nickyruthsmith
@TanyaRihtman @OTalk_ I think we all experience anxiety when we venture into unknown situations but it's important to remember our humanity and the things that we share. I spent the afternoon pretending to eat make believe food that kids had 'made' and saying 'yum' the same everywhere #oneworld #Otalk
Bill Wong, OTD, OTR/L @BillWongOT
@charlot75473869 @Lucygordon83 @OTalk_ @TanyaRihtman @enOThe1 Take a page from my book! I am a pro at this. 😁 #otalk
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This evening's #OTalk is coming to an end - thank you @TanyaRihtman for hosting and asking such thought-provoking questions, and thank you everyone else for contributing!
ed sum 🏳️‍🌈 @musedNeuroOT
RT @HolleighLouise: Tonight’s #otalk has increased my awareness of some assumptions we may make in practice about someone’s culture (esp. l…
OT Child (Kat Carruthers) @OT_Child
@charlot75473869 @Lucygordon83 @OTalk_ @TanyaRihtman @enOThe1 It’s definitely reminded me why I loved travel so much. Haven’t had the chance recently with two small children but it has definitely re-ignited the passion! #OTalk
Tanya Rihtman @TanyaRihtman
@OccScienceBae @OTalk_ I find it fascinating that - despite the anxiety that new experiences bring - humans seek these opportunities out. An inherent drive to expose ourselves to the unknown perhaps? Do we instinctively know that they will benefit us? #OTalk
charlotte @charlot75473869
@OccScienceBae @OTalk_ @TanyaRihtman I think personally reflection is very important in this line of work to give service users a better service #Otalk
Nicky Smith @nickyruthsmith
RT @nickyruthsmith: @TanyaRihtman @OTalk_ I think we all experience anxiety when we venture into unknown situations but it's important to r…
ed sum 🏳️‍🌈 @musedNeuroOT
RT @LelanieBrewer: @aoife_slattery @TanyaRihtman @OTalk_ True but then we also need to acknowledge history in the places we work in now and…
Bill Wong, OTD, OTR/L @BillWongOT
RT @OT_Child: @charlot75473869 @Lucygordon83 @OTalk_ @TanyaRihtman @enOThe1 It’s definitely reminded me why I loved travel so much. Haven’t…
Bill Wong, OTD, OTR/L @BillWongOT
@OT_Child @charlot75473869 @Lucygordon83 @OTalk_ @TanyaRihtman @enOThe1 Whenever you go to somewhere cool for conference, make it a family vacation. I heard that is how some OT folks do it. #otalk
Bill Wong, OTD, OTR/L @BillWongOT
RT @nickyruthsmith: @TanyaRihtman @OTalk_ I think we all experience anxiety when we venture into unknown situations but it's important to r…
Andrew Short @AndrewDShort
@TanyaRihtman @OTalk_ I think that OT students and practitioners need to be aware that to grow as practitioners you need to sometimes step out of your comfort zone #OTalk
sherlyn graham @sherlynmelody
@charlot75473869 @OccScienceBae @OTalk_ @TanyaRihtman Amen #otalk 👍🏾
ed sum 🏳️‍🌈 @musedNeuroOT
@nickyruthsmith @TanyaRihtman @OTalk_ I wonder if drums and kicking a football are universal??? #OTalk
Bill Wong, OTD, OTR/L @BillWongOT
RT @AndrewDShort: @TanyaRihtman @OTalk_ I think that OT students and practitioners need to be aware that to grow as practitioners you need…
Bill Wong, OTD, OTR/L @BillWongOT
@AndrewDShort @TanyaRihtman @OTalk_ Just not over-extend yourself! I have learned a lot this year through the consequences of doing that! #otalk
Bill Wong, OTD, OTR/L @BillWongOT
RT @TanyaRihtman: @OccScienceBae @OTalk_ I find it fascinating that - despite the anxiety that new experiences bring - humans seek these op…
Lucy gordon @Lucygordon83
Thank you @TanyaRihtman for hosting a thought provoking and brilliant #OTalk I look forward to hearing about your field trip when you return! Have a fantastic time @CovUniOT
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Oh and don't forget that participating in #OTalk and reflecting on what you've learned from it can be part of your CPD!
Tanya Rihtman @TanyaRihtman
@HolleighLouise I'm so glad to hear it @HolleighLouise - this is a topic very close to my heart which I could discuss forever! #OTalk
Khalilah Johnson, PhD, OTR/L @OccScienceBae
@OTalk_ @TanyaRihtman One of my favorite chats thus far! #OTalk
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