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#OTalk @OTalk_
Welcome everyone! @OT_rach here tonight both hosting and on support. I will be tweeting everything from this account to make life easier. #OTalk Say hello if you're out there.
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Hello pal 😉#OTalk
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Don’t forget the hashtag #otalk
Rachael @RachaelD_OT
@OTalk_ @OT_rach Good evening all 👋🏻 #OTalk
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Most importantly don't forget the hashtag in all your tweets, if you miss it others will not see what you have said and it will not make the transcript. #OTalk https://t.co/etftCW7alM
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Let's remind our-selfs of the house rules #OTalk https://t.co/R6TOdaQcYL
Colin P G Jones @colinpgjones
@OTalk_ Will try to remember............... #OTalk
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How is everyone feeling tonight? Say hello even if your just planing on lurking #otalk
Aisling Durkin @ais_d
@OTalk_ Hey pal! #otalk
Sazzle Willow @LadySarahW1
Good evening all @OTalk_ #OTalk
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@colinpgjones You don’t want to be on my naughty step! #otalk
Colin P G Jones @colinpgjones
@OTalk_ Me never...... #OTalk
Laura Yvonne Bulk @LYBOT
@OTalk_ @OT_rach Hello From Canada! #OTalk @Caot_bc
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Welcome #OTalk
Lauren @OTLaurenC
@OTalk_ Technically on maternity leave but still having a lurk 😁 #OTalk
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Lovely to have you! #otalk
ForensicDetail @ForensicDetail
@OTalk_ i'm here - im confused that twitter has changed on my computer :D #otalk
Kwaku Agyemang @KwakuOT
@OTalk_ I’m Lurking Tonight #OTalk
Laura Yvonne Bulk @LYBOT
@colinpgjones @OTalk_ I already forgot once #OTalk
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Welcome back hope you had a nice time away. #otalk
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Question 1) How do you describe occupational therapy to your colleagues, service users and organisations? #OTalk
Bill Wong, OTD, OTR/L @BillWongOT
Hello crew! #otalk
Tori OT @Tori_Doll_
@OTalk_ @OT_rach Hello @OT_rach #OTalk
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Great CPD - to help you keep up to date. #otalk Welcome
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You need to use the hashtag not the @. #otalk
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Question 1 #otalk
Erica Davis @ezzybezzy1989
@OTalk_ #OTalk I always explain it as looking at everything you do from getting up in the morning and everything in-between. Explains we look at everything
Colin P G Jones @colinpgjones
@OTalk_ I have stollen from a colleague in Hereford /Gloucestershire who says “doing” and “Being” and all that comes in between #OTalk
Tori OT @Tori_Doll_
@OTalk_ Q1) I think the description changes depending on audience (patient, MDT, family, commissioners) - however, I am always consistent with including the @RCOT_MH evidence base #OTalk
SueOT@T2O● @therapy2optimum
@OTalk_ Hello from soggy Devon #OTalk. Mostly lurking, but unlikely to stay quiet.
Erica Davis @ezzybezzy1989
@OTalk_ I love that doing and being it's so true and so who we are #OTalk
Bill Wong, OTD, OTR/L @BillWongOT
@OTalk_ I will go Chinese here, since I have to use it sometimes at work. 透过日常生活和有意义的活动去帮助病人过有意义的生活. Translation- using activities of daily living and meaningful activities to help patients/clients/service users enjoy meaningful lives. #otalk
Bill Wong, OTD, OTR/L @BillWongOT
RT @Tori_Doll_: @OTalk_ Q1) I think the description changes depending on audience (patient, MDT, family, commissioners) - however, I am alw…
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Sounds like our favourite type of lurker #OTalk
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Do you others use the word activity? #OTalk
Colin P G Jones @colinpgjones
@OTalk_ I would probably also add “meaningful activity” “stuff you choose or want to do with your time” #OTalk
Bill Wong, OTD, OTR/L @BillWongOT
@OTalk_ I will also say this in Chinese. 职能治疗不是关于帮助别人找工作. Translation- Occupational Therapy is not a field that help people find jobs (since that's a common myth with our field). #otalk
Hannah Silcock @Scrumpess
I always tell people to consider an occupation as everything that they do in their day to day life from getting up, washed and dressed to driving a car and going horse riding. If it is important to them then it matters and an occupational therapist can help #otalk #valueofOT
SueOT@T2O● @therapy2optimum
@OTalk_ #OTalk. Thought: I can support you in finding out what's important in your life, and ways to achieve it? *open to alternative thoughts #CommunityRehab
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Why simple for patients? There engaging in the therapy? Is there understanding more than perhaps your colleague who is watching it? #otalk
Laura Yvonne Bulk @LYBOT
@OTalk_ I'm here, and trying to get some abstracts submitted for @theIIQM #QHR2019YVR while I drop in on #OTalk
Bill Wong, OTD, OTR/L @BillWongOT
@OTalk_ Yes- I used the word "activity" in that sentence. #otalk
Sazzle Willow @LadySarahW1
I often explain it as looking at everything an individual does in their routines and enabling them to continue doing these as independently as possible. #OTalk
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That’s one on the naughty step with forgetting the hashtag! Don’t forget to use the hashtag otherwise it won’t go in the transcript and people want to see what’s your saying. #otalk
Bill Wong, OTD, OTR/L @BillWongOT
RT @Scrumpess: I always tell people to consider an occupation as everything that they do in their day to day life from getting up, washed a…
Bill Wong, OTD, OTR/L @BillWongOT
RT @colinpgjones: @OTalk_ I would probably also add “meaningful activity” “stuff you choose or want to do with your time” #OTalk
John Doyle @JPTDoyle
@OTalk_ I am here in the background.... #OTalk
Catherine McNulty @cathymc9781
@OTalk_ @#Otalk Hello ..folks ..
MattOT @MattOT10
@OTalk_ I love this quote from the @theOThub, ‘Occupation is just a fancy word that we use to decribe the things that we want to do, should do and expected to do’. Then the therapy side is just how we can help that person engage with the occupation. #OTalk
SueOT@T2O● @therapy2optimum
@OTalk_ Left cover already #OTalk https://t.co/WLqvo2LQid
Bill Wong, OTD, OTR/L @BillWongOT
I am a rebel today... typing in Chinese to answer some of our questions tonight. #otalk https://t.co/tggwniAFBH
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Is that not an adaption of the world Federation of occupational therapists quote? @thewfot #otalk https://t.co/XSbLTMxLHI
Bill Wong, OTD, OTR/L @BillWongOT
RT @LadySarahW1: I often explain it as looking at everything an individual does in their routines and enabling them to continue doing these…
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RT @cathymc9781: @OTalk_ @#Otalk Hello ..folks ..
Tori OT @Tori_Doll_
@ezzybezzy1989 @OTalk_ @RCOT_MH Yes, definitely - with patients I always try to put the definition of my role into context. Otherwise the description can come across as quite abstract - especially if they are acutely unwell. I work in a high secure forensic mental health environment. #OTalk
Erica Davis @ezzybezzy1989
@OTalk_ I think it's because I work with older people so they sometimes feel we help people back to work. I think how I discuss it with my patients does differ to my colleagues. But hoping there will be one definition used by both #OTalk
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Hello welcome #otalk
Bill Wong, OTD, OTR/L @BillWongOT
RT @MattOT10: @OTalk_ I love this quote from the @theOThub, ‘Occupation is just a fancy word that we use to decribe the things that we want…
Wendy Bryant @DrWMB
Hello, lurking, listening to the Proms at the same time #otalk
Laura Yvonne Bulk @LYBOT
@LadySarahW1 I feel like many of us focus on the doing aspect of occupation when we define it (especially for clients/interprofessional colleagues) What about being, becoming, belonging? #OTalk
Colin P G Jones @colinpgjones
@OTalk_ I think it is audience dependant, but a valid point about holding the value of informed consent, and informed decisions, need a relevant detailed co produced engagement and communication #OTalk
Bill Wong, OTD, OTR/L @BillWongOT
RT @ezzybezzy1989: @OTalk_ I think it's because I work with older people so they sometimes feel we help people back to work. I think how I…
Bill Wong, OTD, OTR/L @BillWongOT
RT @Tori_Doll_: @ezzybezzy1989 @OTalk_ @RCOT_MH Yes, definitely - with patients I always try to put the definition of my role into context.…
OTSheffield @ot_sheffield
@OTalk_ Working with an OT ensures you achieve the most out of your life...discovering what drives you, your values, hopes, aspirations. We work jointly to set goals which lead to positive and meaningful changes. #otalk
Erica Davis @ezzybezzy1989
So true @Tori_Doll_ I think we need to explain our role. Many of my patients can be suffering from delirium so can be difficult for them to understand at times #OTalk
Bill Wong, OTD, OTR/L @BillWongOT
@colinpgjones @OTalk_ Agreed- it's different to explain about what OT is to somebody who is a child or teenager vs. somebody who is a fellow medical professional, for example. #otalk
Bill Wong, OTD, OTR/L @BillWongOT
RT @LYBOT: @LadySarahW1 I feel like many of us focus on the doing aspect of occupation when we define it (especially for clients/interprofe…
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What do you think people understand by the word activities? #otalk
Colin P G Jones @colinpgjones
@BillWongOT @OTalk_ I feel there is a Truth here because some colleagues and client/patient/service users/ customers/ etc don’t use language in the traditional sense “actions do speak louder than words!” #OTalk may be we need to show more!
Bill Wong, OTD, OTR/L @BillWongOT
RT @ezzybezzy1989: So true @Tori_Doll_ I think we need to explain our role. Many of my patients can be suffering from delirium so can be di…
Hannah Kay @HannahKayOT
Lurking 💁‍♀️ #otalk
Susan Windeatt @mooartdotcom
.@BillWongOT This. Pretty much where we all have to start with the explanation! Every time. #Otalk
Bill Wong, OTD, OTR/L @BillWongOT
@ezzybezzy1989 @Tori_Doll_ yes- this is EMPHASIZED in the lab course that I am teaching now. Students are expected to learn to explain what OT is before they go out on placements. #otalk
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@BillWongOT @colinpgjones But if we don’t explain, it fully not assuming the language will be Miss understood - is that not half the problem with the public and colleagues not understanding what we do? #otalk
Rachael @RachaelD_OT
@OTalk_ I stress that OT focusses on what’s important to the service user and what they want to achieve. It’s for the service user to prioritise their goals as they wish, with assistance if they ask for it. There still seems to be some organisations that feel OTs should (1/2) #OTalk
Laura Yvonne Bulk @LYBOT
@BillWongOT @colinpgjones @OTalk_ When talking with policy makers (such as those at @BCLegislature), I ask what is something they do outside of work, then I go with that example and talk about how #OT is involved in helping ensure people do what is meaningful to them. @Caot_bc #OTalk
Colin P G Jones @colinpgjones
@BillWongOT @OTalk_ But should it be #OTalk
Susan Windeatt @mooartdotcom
#Otalk This is a nice explanation! :-)
Erica Davis @ezzybezzy1989
And I think they know but explaining it can be challenging #OTalk
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Question 2) What is the difference between occupation and activity? #OTalk
Bill Wong, OTD, OTR/L @BillWongOT
@colinpgjones @OTalk_ Yes- That is why I am actually thinking of bringing my "How to Curate a TEDx event" abstract to COTEC next year. I want more OT's to understand the process AND take the risk to empower others to share our values. #otalk
Bill Wong, OTD, OTR/L @BillWongOT
RT @LYBOT: @BillWongOT @colinpgjones @OTalk_ When talking with policy makers (such as those at @BCLegislature), I ask what is something the…
Rachael @RachaelD_OT
@OTalk_ decide which goals are most important for the service user to achieve, taking away from the person-centred nature of OT (1/2) #OTalk
Naomi OT @NaomiOT24
@OTalk_ Hello! 👋🏼 I’m lurking too #otalk
Laura Yvonne Bulk @LYBOT
@OTalk_ @BillWongOT @colinpgjones Perhaps it'd be helpful if we just start using occupational language in our conversations and charting ... changing the conversation, in a helpful way, explaining when we need to, being open to questions from colleagues, etc. #OTalk
Bill Wong, OTD, OTR/L @BillWongOT
@colinpgjones @OTalk_ I think we should use one of our core OT skills- meet the audience where they are at! #otalk
Tori OT @Tori_Doll_
@OTalk_ The term ‘activity’ concerns me somewhat - I feel it is losing its value in our culture, particularly in forensic services whereby the focus is on 25 hours of meaningful activity. I question the term “meaningful” in this context and the definition of this #OTalk
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So that others avoid using the word occupation? And change it to a simpler word? #otalk
Laura Yvonne Bulk @LYBOT
@BillWongOT @ezzybezzy1989 @Tori_Doll_ They are expected to explain what #OT is, but are they also expected to explain what occupation is? #OTalk #OT365
KIRSTY OT @KIRSTY_OT
@OTalk_ This... hits the nail on the head in the prison setting but can be challenging to summarise and condense and be clear exactly what the role is to prison staff #OTalk https://t.co/DvtRFTxoLv
Jo Probyn @probyn_jo
@OTalk_ #OTalk_ I think there’s confusion outside of the profession about how complex activity is and that’s where some misunderstanding s happen. OTs are great at selecting activities collaboratively and engaging and sustaining involvement, so get distracted from therapy.
Bill Wong, OTD, OTR/L @BillWongOT
@OTalk_ @colinpgjones Personally, that is why I like the TEDx platform. For those of us who have aspirations to present on it, think about it as a 15 minute opportunity to advertise what you do as an OT practitioner. #otalk
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I love this - let’s be proud of our language and use it. #otalk (let’s not water it down for anyone) @OT_rach talking hear!!
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I agree #OTalk
Erica Davis @ezzybezzy1989
RT @OTalk_: So that others avoid using the word occupation? And change it to a simpler word? #otalk https://t.co/zRufqvg3lL
Bill Wong, OTD, OTR/L @BillWongOT
@LYBOT @ezzybezzy1989 @Tori_Doll_ Yes- I believe that is included because they would be going out on placement for 1-week the following term. #otalk
Bill Wong, OTD, OTR/L @BillWongOT
RT @KIRSTY_OT: @OTalk_ This... hits the nail on the head in the prison setting but can be challenging to summarise and condense and be clea…
Bill Wong, OTD, OTR/L @BillWongOT
RT @Tori_Doll_: @OTalk_ The term ‘activity’ concerns me somewhat - I feel it is losing its value in our culture, particularly in forensic s…
Jo Probyn @probyn_jo
@Tori_Doll_ @OTalk_ Agree that 25 hours in forensics is a challenge for OT #OTalk_
Laura Yvonne Bulk @LYBOT
@KIRSTY_OT @OTalk_ Thanks! I'm having trouble accessing the image - are you able to add an alternative text version that can be accessed by folks using screen readers/access tech please? #OTalk
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There was no _ after the hashtag unlike the @ it’s #OTalk
Hannah Silcock @Scrumpess
@LYBOT @LadySarahW1 OT is a versatile professio&I guess we tailor to our audience/context.What I say now in a physical setting (doing focused) is different to what I said in a palliative setting (being/becoming/belonging focused) But this may limit our discussions by making these presumptions #otalk
Bill Wong, OTD, OTR/L @BillWongOT
@Tori_Doll_ @OTalk_ But I also think we got to think from another perspective- what if some languages don't have a precise word for occupation? #otalk
Catherine McNulty @cathymc9781
@OTalk_ #Otalk occupational therapy is the doing stuff of life ... from the everyday doing stuff ..... to the things you wish to do ....your hopes and dreams ..and everything in-btween ,,,complete with hash tag !!!
Erin Cullen @Erin_newOT
I like this one #otalk
Colin P G Jones @colinpgjones
@OTalk_ @BillWongOT But do they need 2know all the detail bells &whistles? in relation to some colleagues I have always found I can talk their ears off for hours & they still don’t get it. But get them to shadow me then demeonstrate my clinical reasoning & thought process it has more impact #OTalk
Rachael @RachaelD_OT
@OTalk_ If we are using differing definitions, it’s likely to cause confusion. What’s to stop a colleague using the description you gave them to a service user? Then you provide a slightly different definition to them and it’s the service user who is left confused... #OTalk
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Don't forget that hashtag - you don't want to be on the naughty step #OTalk https://t.co/yHsm4KSiAr
Erica Davis @ezzybezzy1989
@OTalk_ Activity is something you do something that make you who you are. An occupation is shaped by the desires and interests of that person #OTalk
#HelloMyNameIs Laura @laurareidOT
@OTalk_ I would not be able to explain OT using any kind of jargon to the students I work with in a special needs school it would be unfair to try, It has to be appropriate to their level of understanding and the situation #OTalk
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RT @RachaelD_OT: @OTalk_ If we are using differing definitions, it’s likely to cause confusion. What’s to stop a colleague using the descri…
Laura Yvonne Bulk @LYBOT
Three cheers for #OT pride! This was a big part of our conversation @Caot_bc practice network on "occupation" in occupational therapy with @MKatieBunting from @UBCOSOT #OTalk
Wendy Bryant @DrWMB
Sorry #otalk I should know!
Susan Windeatt @mooartdotcom
#OTalk Indeed @BillWongOT This is interesting because #OccupationalTherapy the profession has different names in some other languages. I do wonder if that changes the explanation/role?
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Not quite got the hashtag right there #OTalk
Erin Cullen @Erin_newOT
@OTalk_ I think occupation is a bit of an unhelpful word - because it does mean 'job' to most people #otalk
Colin P G Jones @colinpgjones
@LYBOT @OTalk_ @BillWongOT I think there is a Truth in that, not being defensive but confident. Maintaining that adult to adult communication from a transitional analysis view.#OTalk
Bill Wong, OTD, OTR/L @BillWongOT
@RachaelD_OT @OTalk_ One problem for me already as a Chinese speaker- we have 3 different translations for "occupational therapy". #otalk
Hayley OT @hayleyot1
@OTalk_ 🤣🤣 sorry #blameautocorrect #otalk
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Don’t forget that hashtag @DrWMB your tweets are so worth people reading. I wouldn’t want people to miss them #otalk
ForensicDetail @ForensicDetail
I adapt the communication to the person. With someone very unwell or have english second language "it's important for everybody to do things in the day to feel well - its my job to help you do things that make you feel well" #OTalk
Jo Probyn @probyn_jo
@OTalk_ Glad it’s not just me who’s struggling with #OTalk
KIRSTY OT @KIRSTY_OT
@OTalk_ I feel that activity is more about tasks and a general form of actions that are carried out whereas occupation is shaped by whats important, values and interests. It therefore becomes a more subjective experience which provides meaning for the individual #OTalk 🤯
Bill Wong, OTD, OTR/L @BillWongOT
RT @laurareidOT: @OTalk_ I would not be able to explain OT using any kind of jargon to the students I work with in a special needs school i…
Sophie is my name. @ciderwithsophie
@OTalk_ I dont use activity unless in the context of 'activities of daily living', which I use as a way of describing occupations people partake in #OTalk
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@laurareidOT Is the word occupation jargon? #otalk
Bill Wong, OTD, OTR/L @BillWongOT
RT @ciderwithsophie: @OTalk_ I dont use activity unless in the context of 'activities of daily living', which I use as a way of describing…
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RT @LYBOT: Three cheers for #OT pride! This was a big part of our conversation @Caot_bc practice network on "occupation" in occupational th…
Laura Yvonne Bulk @LYBOT
@Scrumpess @LadySarahW1 Some of my @ubcMedCHES work is in #Palliative and #EndOfLife settings, and for sure being/becoming/belonging focussed occupations become even more important to folks at that point (and loved ones). But I agree we don't want to assume doing occupations don't matter here. #OTalk
Rachael @RachaelD_OT
@BillWongOT @OTalk_ Oh wow. That can’t be easy! Consistency in relation to definitions seems to be something that as a profession, we struggle to achieve #OTalk
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Hi Emma, so that people can see what you’re writing you need to include the hashtag in all your tweets. #otalk https://t.co/cyf9mZ9VYL
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RT @Erin_newOT: @OTalk_ I think occupation is a bit of an unhelpful word - because it does mean 'job' to most people #otalk
Hannah Silcock @Scrumpess
@colinpgjones @OTalk_ @BillWongOT I always offer people to come and shadow. I think it is a really good way to gain understanding. Sometimes it is easier to show than it is explain. Let them see it and then talk about it #otalk
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What’s the dictionary definition? #otalk
Susan Windeatt @mooartdotcom
.@ForensicDetail What a nice short but neat explanation! #OTalk
Erin Cullen @Erin_newOT
@OTalk_ If I'm explaining OT to people I sometimes say 'by occupation, we mean not just work but all the things we do that are important to us' #otalk
Bill Wong, OTD, OTR/L @BillWongOT
@OTalk_ @laurareidOT I don't think that is a jargon. BUT... I know I have to use a round about way to explain what it is in Chinese. #otalk
Emma Keeling @emke
@OTalk_ Occupation is shaped on a persons values and beliefs. Activities are tasks and something that needs to be done #OTalk
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Just to let you know we are half way though the chat. #OTalk
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Question 3) Have you come across a lack of understanding of what occupational therapy is? If so please give examples? #OTalk
Bill Wong, OTD, OTR/L @BillWongOT
@RachaelD_OT @OTalk_ Yes- I have to be on my toes on knowing how to explain what OT is in Cantonese, Mandarin, and English all the time. (I actually told my students this.) #otalk
Rachael @RachaelD_OT
@OTalk_ @laurareidOT It’s kind of ironic to refer to ourselves as Occupational Therapists and then not refer to occupations... #OTalk
Colin P G Jones @colinpgjones
@OTalk_ Occupation- the choice or selection of, and time involved in “doing” Activity - the vehicle used during that time and journey .... #OTalk
Bill Wong, OTD, OTR/L @BillWongOT
RT @emke: @OTalk_ Occupation is shaped on a persons values and beliefs. Activities are tasks and something that needs to be done #OTalk
Wendy Bryant @DrWMB
@OTalk_ Ok ok! I’m trying to lurk #OTalk But simultaneously doing activities of emptying dishwasher & listening to @bbcproms while engaged in Rest:Do occupation to pace myself. (No I’m not sure I understand it either)
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I wonder if part of the reason occupational therapy is so misunderstood, it’s because we as a profession can’t agree on the language to use?? #otalk
OT Sophie @OTSophie
@OTalk_ "Activity" on it's own, sounds more like exercise or something being "done to". #organised fun #OTalk
Bill Wong, OTD, OTR/L @BillWongOT
RT @LYBOT: @Scrumpess @LadySarahW1 Some of my @ubcMedCHES work is in #Palliative and #EndOfLife settings, and for sure being/becoming/belon…
Hannah Silcock @Scrumpess
@LYBOT @LadySarahW1 @ubcMedCHES And thats where generalising can be quite dangerous and stop us getting the most out of our patients/for our patients. It is so important to let patients lead us not us leading the patients or thinking we know their goals because of a condition #otalk
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It’s fast paced tonight don’t worry just go with the flow but do you remember that #. #Otalk
OTSheffield @ot_sheffield
@OTalk_ I always get confused with Occupational Health! #otalk
Laura Yvonne Bulk @LYBOT
@colinpgjones @OTalk_ @BillWongOT Perhaps also would be helpful to start using occupational language with kids - they need to start hearing the words if we want them to learn the words/concepts. Of course, with appropriate explanations/framing. #OTalk
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Interesting other’s thoughts? #otalk
OT Sophie @OTSophie
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DawnVictoriaT @DawnVictoriaT
@OTalk_ @OT_rach Little bit late joining & just catching up. Will probably mostly be lurking👋 #otalk
Susan Windeatt @mooartdotcom
#OTalk Q3. Most commonly 1) to get them a job/help them work (Occupational Health) or 2) just an assumption that it's basically physiotherapy.
Emma Keeling @emke
@OTalk_ I was once asked if I work in a job centre? #otalk
Erica Davis @ezzybezzy1989
I think this could be true. We can't agree on the best terminology so it gets changed and adapted and then different trusts explain it differently. There needs to be a general definition and everyone everywhere uses that. #OTalk
Wendy Bryant @DrWMB
@RachaelD_OT @OTalk_ @laurareidOT That’s what we did all through the 1980s and 1990s. Occupation was a word we didn’t want to be associated with, because it either meant paid work, or keeping people “occupied” in most passive sense #otalk
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Lost count of how many people are on my naughty step for forgetting to use the hashtag! #otalk
Bill Wong, OTD, OTR/L @BillWongOT
@OTalk_ Common ones will be if I have Uber drivers picking me up to go to airport (from where I live to LAX). Because occupational therapy is not popular in China yet, so I have to explain to these drivers about what I do for a living in detail. #otalk
Laura Yvonne Bulk @LYBOT
@DrWMB @RachaelD_OT @OTalk_ @laurareidOT Also can mean 'occupation' as in the presence of an occupying force (such as the Nazi's occupation of the Netherlands in WWII) #OTalk
Tori OT @Tori_Doll_
@probyn_jo @OTalk_ Yes - I question this daily! What constitutes as ‘meaningful’ and who is it ‘meaningful’ to? The patient? ... or the service? ... two very different things. #OTalk
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At least you tried with the hashtag - 🤣🤣 #otalk
Bill Wong, OTD, OTR/L @BillWongOT
@otsamantha @LYBOT @OTalk_ @colinpgjones and as somebody who is multilingual, we need to be prepared to explain in multiple ways for each language we are fluent in. #otalk
Abi Edwards @AbiEdwards7
@OTalk_ #otalk some interpret occupation as being occupied and busy. I think meaningful occupation helps a lot in explanation-has meaning and importance to the person. Therapy can vibe through assessment, grading, use of self, engagement, motivation
Erica Davis @ezzybezzy1989
@OTalk_ Yes agreed I always get told. Oh your the person that will help me back to work after an injury. Well actually we cover everything form paediatric to older people and everything in-between including learning disabilities and mental health #OTalk
Bill Wong, OTD, OTR/L @BillWongOT
RT @mooartdotcom: #OTalk Q3. Most commonly 1) to get them a job/help them work (Occupational Health) or 2) just an assumption that it's bas…
#HelloMyNameIs Laura @laurareidOT
@OTalk_ To students with additional needs that struggle with communication I would say yes as it holds no meaning, but a symbol/makaton sign can be used for playing, toileting, brushing teeth etc to explain what I can help with, I haven’t found that for occupations as a whole #OTalk
Bill Wong, OTD, OTR/L @BillWongOT
RT @LYBOT: @colinpgjones @OTalk_ @BillWongOT Perhaps also would be helpful to start using occupational language with kids - they need to st…
Rachel OT 🌻 @_rachelOT
@OTalk_ In my experience a lot of people have been confused when I say that I work in mental health.. Expecting our role to be solely equipment provision/physical health. Also the belief that we are just there to provide activities/entertain service users... #otalk
Wendy Bryant @DrWMB
@colinpgjones @OTalk_ That’s an interesting distinction: is it one you use to explain to people? #otalk
#OTalk @OTalk_
Absolutely, I like to say think of the word occupation we see is everything we do for the minute we get up in the morning to the minute we go to bed at night. #otalk ( The things we need to and want to do)
Bill Wong, OTD, OTR/L @BillWongOT
@LYBOT @colinpgjones @OTalk_ I think we need to encourage kids to bring us to their show and tell days! Also, we should make bigger presence in career fairs. #otalk https://t.co/OH9bdLLxgs
Erin Cullen @Erin_newOT
@OTalk_ Quick Google: most dictionary sites have 1: job or profession. 2: military occupation or occupying a building. Some also have 3: an activity ppl engage in e.g. a hobby #otalk
Susan Windeatt @mooartdotcom
#OTalk Best "professional misunderstanding" referral into service this week: "Patient needs Physiotherapy to provide walking stick and OT to adjust the height of the stick" lol!
#OTalk @OTalk_
Interesting #otalk
ForensicDetail @ForensicDetail
Occupation or activity - is there a difference or are we getting bogged down in semantics? *controversy klaxon* #OTalk
Bill Wong, OTD, OTR/L @BillWongOT
RT @_rachelOT: @OTalk_ In my experience a lot of people have been confused when I say that I work in mental health.. Expecting our role to…
Bill Wong, OTD, OTR/L @BillWongOT
RT @ezzybezzy1989: @OTalk_ Yes agreed I always get told. Oh your the person that will help me back to work after an injury. Well actually w…
OTSheffield @ot_sheffield
@OTalk_ Yes I would very much agree with that #otalk
Bill Wong, OTD, OTR/L @BillWongOT
RT @Erin_newOT: @OTalk_ Quick Google: most dictionary sites have 1: job or profession. 2: military occupation or occupying a building. Som…
Samantha Shann @otsamantha
Sorry first time lurking, couldn’t keep quiet then got the hashtag wrong!! #otalk
Becks Blain @BecksBlain
@Tori_Doll_ @OTalk_ Sometimes I think that occupations/activities for my area in an MSU is never going to be meaningful - I don’t necessarily use the word. I use ‘good enough’. People see the activities as ‘fun’ and I see occupations I do as treatment and my therapy is via occupation #OTalk
Wendy Bryant @DrWMB
@OTalk_ It’s one activity we’re struggling to engage with. Or is it a task? #OTalk
Erica Davis @ezzybezzy1989
@OTalk_ People's perceptions are very direct @_rachelOT I work predominantly in physical but am very aware of the other areas that are important and think it's about educating people of the areas #OTalk
KIRSTY OT @KIRSTY_OT
@OTalk_ I was once introduced as an 'Occupational Health Therapist'.... that really confused people!! 😂 but its 100% getting better and more often than not now, a lot of people have had a connection with OT in some shape or form and the #valueofOT is being recognised #OTalk
#HelloMyNameIs Laura @laurareidOT
@OTalk_ ‘Oh like a physiotherapist’ #OTalk
Samantha Pywell @smileyfacehalo
@ezzybezzy1989 Hi #OTalk am lurking... Completely fascinated with this point.. "we can't agree on the language to use".... This can be massively unpicked when looking at complexity and our focus: the individual.....
#OTalk @OTalk_
To others talk about self-care productivity and measure, does anyone have any other domains that could be added to this? #otalk https://t.co/aYDivvCbW7
Rachael @RachaelD_OT
@OTalk_ During a placement, the consultant for the ward viewed all Occupational Therapists as Discharge Co-ordinators. He was adamant that all we were able to was to provide equipment for discharge & not for use on the ward #OTalk
Bill Wong, OTD, OTR/L @BillWongOT
RT @KIRSTY_OT: @OTalk_ I was once introduced as an 'Occupational Health Therapist'.... that really confused people!! 😂 but its 100% getting…
Colin P G Jones @colinpgjones
@DrWMB @OTalk_ Yes on occasions then depending on the Responce enter into more discussion #OTalk
#OTalk @OTalk_
RT @RachaelD_OT: @OTalk_ @laurareidOT It’s kind of ironic to refer to ourselves as Occupational Therapists and then not refer to occupation…
Jo Young @HandyOTJO
@ForensicDetail I really like that definition #otalk
Bill Wong, OTD, OTR/L @BillWongOT
RT @RachaelD_OT: @OTalk_ During a placement, the consultant for the ward viewed all Occupational Therapists as Discharge Co-ordinators. He…
Abi Edwards @AbiEdwards7
@OTalk_ #otalk hence the dark side of occupation- important to the person but don’t match with mainstream beliefs and values, or seen to be damaging
#OTalk @OTalk_
@LYBOT @DrWMB @RachaelD_OT @laurareidOT So the problem is our title? do we need to change it? #otalk
Tori OT @Tori_Doll_
@BecksBlain @OTalk_ Or you have to be creative in making it meaningful for that person through getting to know them, knowing their goals/aspirations for the future etc. I think this perspective is what makes us so unique within the forensic environment. #OTalk
Erica Davis @ezzybezzy1989
@smileyfacehalo I think there should just be a general definition which everyone understand however it does need to be individually tailored #OTalk
Jo Probyn @probyn_jo
@BillWongOT @OTalk_ What do you say @BillWongOT #OTalk
#OTalk @OTalk_
LOL I was going to say I had to read that tweet twice! #otalk
#OTalk @OTalk_
Question 4) What resources have you used to explain Occupational Therapy better to your patients, colleagues and organisations? #OTalk
ForensicDetail @ForensicDetail
@HandyOTJO i have a different one pinned to my feed - for use in different contexts #otalk
Bill Wong, OTD, OTR/L @BillWongOT
@otsamantha @LYBOT @OTalk_ @colinpgjones Here is one thing I am thinking for #wfot22 in Paris. Maybe it will be cool to compile a video on what occupational therapy is in each language + a brief description of what we do. #otalk
Sharon Lythgoe @conkerabi3
RT @Scrumpess: I always tell people to consider an occupation as everything that they do in their day to day life from getting up, washed a…
Becks Blain @BecksBlain
@OTalk_ I think people think I’m there to cure ‘boredom’ and just keep the patients amused. Anyone can play board games, go for a walk or have a cuppa with a patient. An OT uses occupation as a way of a person learning about themselves and why they do what they do- it’s treatment #OTalk
Rachael @RachaelD_OT
@DrWMB @OTalk_ @laurareidOT I understand, it’s a common misconception still today. Perhaps we need to delve deeper into this? If occupation is a word that not many Occupational Therapists want to be associated with, maybe we shouldn’t be called Occupational Therapists? Playing devils advocate here... #OTalk
Kwaku Agyemang @KwakuOT
@ForensicDetail I Think We Are All Getting Bogged Down...😕...#OTalk
#OTalk @OTalk_
Don’t forget that hashtag #OTalk
Laura Yvonne Bulk @LYBOT
@OTalk_ @DrWMB @RachaelD_OT @laurareidOT That's a tricky one! I've heard some say we should have been called functional therapists. But, I think occupation means so much more than function or activity... The doing, being, becoming, belonging approach is so meaningful. #OTalk
#HelloMyNameIs Laura @laurareidOT
RT @Scrumpess: I always tell people to consider an occupation as everything that they do in their day to day life from getting up, washed a…
Aisling Durkin @ais_d
@OTalk_ I think of activities as individual blocks - you can do an activity once but occupations are repeated (doesn't have to be frequent) activities that have meaning to you #otalk
Samantha Pywell @smileyfacehalo
@OTalk_ @LYBOT @DrWMB @RachaelD_OT @laurareidOT No. We just need to be clear occupation holds ambiguity within the term and can be open to interpretation.... And be aware how to talk with people about this. #OTalk
Bill Wong, OTD, OTR/L @BillWongOT
@probyn_jo @OTalk_ well- I have to first explain that OT is in allied health, just like PT and SLP. And then I will go into what OT is in definition + a snapshot of my day. #otalk
Tori OT @Tori_Doll_
@OTalk_ I think the #VdTMoCA occupational performance area domains cover this well - social ability, personal management, use of free time, work ability. I feel these encompass all areas of functioning succinctly. #OTalk
Susan Windeatt @mooartdotcom
@BillWongOT That sounds great! If you do it please share it afterward! #OTalk
Hannah Silcock @Scrumpess
@OTalk_ When I was @ Uni people would ask what I studied. When I said Occupational Therapy I would then be asked what I wanted to do when I graduated. Or a discussion would start about occupational health. Theres such little knowledge of OT in the general public #otalk
✨ Lynne Bowers ✨ @LynneBowers2
@WeAHPs @PeteBudge @theRCOT Liking the individualised inference - values, beliefs, preferences, cognition are so important
Sophie is my name. @ciderwithsophie
@OTalk_ We complete training with our support workers. Let's not forget #OTWeek2019 as an opportunity to be planning immediately 😉 #OTalk
Betsey Walker @walker_betsey
@OTalk_ Yes! I have, all the common ones in secure settings, patients are bored, need more to do, not meeting 25 hours, but focusing more on what we are doing and how it supports bigger picture services goals is definitely helping #OTalk
Erin Cullen @Erin_newOT
@OTalk_ My heart broke during one 'interprofessional education' week when a lecturer from another discipline addressed all the students in our class from different groups by summarising the good stuff they do and then ended...oh yeah OTs, they give out equipment #otalk
Samantha Shann @otsamantha
@OTalk_ I’m constantly asked what #ocupationaltherapy is but it doesn’t frustrate me; I love any opportunity to talk about my amazing profession & enjoy being able to give someone the correct facts so they don’t make incorrect assumptions #otalk
Wendy Bryant @DrWMB
@OTalk_ @LYBOT @RachaelD_OT @laurareidOT No, because I don’t think we are the only health profession that is misunderstood. Better to be prepared to discuss with people. I used to love that moment when people understood occupational therapy. #OTalk
Laura Yvonne Bulk @LYBOT
@BillWongOT @otsamantha @OTalk_ @colinpgjones What a beautiful idea! Make sure #ASL/#LSQ and other sign languages are included too, and that we use integrated audio description. #OTalk
Bill Wong, OTD, OTR/L @BillWongOT
@chloe_kitto @colinpgjones @OTalk_ The first part is always easy because I can get people excited. The second part is usually what scares people away- because to pull even a small event off requires a lot of sacrifices. #otalk
Colin P G Jones @colinpgjones
@RachaelD_OT @OTalk_ I think it is the art or the application, but diversity needs differing facets of the profession to be described, dependant on the situation. It’s important we don’t confuse but also we should not limit the richness of the profession. It’s a balance. #OTalk
KIRSTY OT @KIRSTY_OT
@OTalk_ I have discussed and shared lots, the #ValueofOT documents with colleagues and partnerships which is also helpful for them to read in their own time. It's always helpful to throw in a few wee facts which these publications demonstrate #OTalk
#OTalk @OTalk_
But can everyone, other professions seem to struggle to engage people in doing? Is it harder than it looks? Do we make it look easy? #otalk is it about pitching it at the right level?
Emma Keeling @emke
@OTalk_ I once did a presentation to colleagues titled "the OT stood there and did nothing" to try and explain our assessment process. The title still gets talked about several years on! #otalk
Becks Blain @BecksBlain
@Tori_Doll_ @OTalk_ I always use good enough, the guys I’ve worked with find it hard to have something that they do that’s nice/caring- they don’t believe they are worthy of having care from someone or doing something fun. It’s about introducing it gently and exploring occupations with them #OTalk
Sophie is my name. @ciderwithsophie
@Erin_newOT @OTalk_ #OTalk https://t.co/KASgErrYf8
Laura Yvonne Bulk @LYBOT
@DrWMB @OTalk_ @RachaelD_OT @laurareidOT agreed. I have many nursing friends, for example, who feel very misunderstood. Being misunderstood is an #UnexpectedOpportunity to enable discovery and learning #OTalk
Hayley OT @hayleyot1
@OTalk_ Perception of the OT role as an activities coordinator role when in MH inpatients. Perception that all OT’s do is assess for care packages and provide equipment in a CMHT #otalk
Bill Wong, OTD, OTR/L @BillWongOT
@LYBOT @otsamantha @OTalk_ @colinpgjones Maybe this is homework for WFOT delegates for each country to start collaborating! #otalk
Lauren @OTLaurenC
@OTalk_ Oops #otalk
Becky Kelly @beckykelly920
@OTalk_ I agree - however working in a hospital we are faced with certain constraints meaning we are assessing someone’s readiness for discharge based on their capabilities in mobilising/washing/dressing/cooking etc - all of which may not be important to that specific individual #Otalk
Betsey Walker @walker_betsey
@OTalk_ For example, OT will work on developing the skills that will help this person engage meaningfully in risk reduction work, will provide conditions to test out and rehearse new coping strategies etc, #OTalk
Sadie Blue @SadieBlueOT
@OTalk_ I find the easiest way is to make it personal/relatable to the individual. I usually have a conversation and start with - tell me what you have to do every day and what you would love to do every day? Then I give them the spiel #OTalk
Bill Wong, OTD, OTR/L @BillWongOT
RT @BecksBlain: @Tori_Doll_ @OTalk_ I always use good enough, the guys I’ve worked with find it hard to have something that they do that’s…
Bill Wong, OTD, OTR/L @BillWongOT
RT @emke: @OTalk_ I once did a presentation to colleagues titled "the OT stood there and did nothing" to try and explain our assessment pro…
#OTalk @OTalk_
And as @BillWongOT said how do the words occupational therapist translate into other languages? Something to think about? #otalk
Bill Wong, OTD, OTR/L @BillWongOT
RT @KIRSTY_OT: @OTalk_ I have discussed and shared lots, the #ValueofOT documents with colleagues and partnerships which is also helpful fo…
Bill Wong, OTD, OTR/L @BillWongOT
RT @DrWMB: @OTalk_ @LYBOT @RachaelD_OT @laurareidOT No, because I don’t think we are the only health profession that is misunderstood. Bett…
Erica Davis @ezzybezzy1989
@OTalk_ Ive been involved in a support worker study day to give them a better understanding of different areas we as occupational therapists work. And agree with @ciderwithsophie we shouldn't forget #OTweek2019 #OTalk
Erin Cullen @Erin_newOT
@ForensicDetail Do patients/service users want/have time or mental space to get involved in this conversation? #otalk
#OTalk @OTalk_
RT @ais_d: @OTalk_ I think of activities as individual blocks - you can do an activity once but occupations are repeated (doesn't have to b…
Colin P G Jones @colinpgjones
@otsamantha @OTalk_ Great point #OTalk
#OTalk @OTalk_
A few of you have, so just another reminded Don't forget that hashtag - if you don't use it, your tweet will not be on the transcript and people will not see what your saying #OTalk https://t.co/d2JVBkWnP9
Susan Windeatt @mooartdotcom
@emke Haha that's brilliant! #OTalk
#OTalk @OTalk_
RT @smileyfacehalo: @OTalk_ @LYBOT @DrWMB @RachaelD_OT @laurareidOT No. We just need to be clear occupation holds ambiguity within the term…
Wendy Bryant @DrWMB
@RachaelD_OT @OTalk_ @laurareidOT For me, being able to talk about and study occupation was hugely liberating. At last there was a focus for the profession again that extended beyond techniques and adapted theories from other professions. #OTalk
Becks Blain @BecksBlain
I can speak for my ward - the staff need to just do something to build relationships with the pts. Instead of reading a newspaper on their own, encourage the pt to join in. It’s not about HCAs creating treatment/care plans- it’s about building relationships via occupation #OTalk
#OTalk @OTalk_
I like it ✊🏽✊🏽 #otalk
Nicola Stirling @nicola_stirling
I fear this is the same in many services. Currently working hard to change this in the acute hospital setting #otalk
Jo Probyn @probyn_jo
@Tori_Doll_ @OTalk_ Agree with this, that’s why I think models are really useful so we have a shared language and it’s the same across a clinical area. #OTalk
Bill Wong, OTD, OTR/L @BillWongOT
And as I also shared in some other #otalk discussions- TEDx event curators are people who could be our amplifiers! However, now we need people to break open the space after I hacked it!
#OTalk @OTalk_
Again don’t forget that hashtag #otalk
Bill Wong, OTD, OTR/L @BillWongOT
RT @ciderwithsophie: @OTalk_ We complete training with our support workers. Let's not forget #OTWeek2019 as an opportunity to be planning i…
Tori OT @Tori_Doll_
@OTalk_ Recently presented to my clinical team around the OT role and use of #VdTMoCA. My team present at the trust induction/away days. We have developed resources to educate staff/patients in the form of handouts. And I think a great deal comes from quality of clinical notes. #OTalk
KIRSTY OT @KIRSTY_OT
@Murphlemurph @OTalk_ Here we are https://t.co/P40QfYDTtb @theRCOT #OTalk
Samantha Shann @otsamantha
@BillWongOT @LYBOT @OTalk_ @colinpgjones Many Associations & groups do something similar for #WorldOTDay. Good to be thinking ahead, call for abstracts #WFOT2022 will be next year 🙂#otalk
#OTalk @OTalk_
Yes but I will teaching this enough, in this country currently? #otalk
Rachael @RachaelD_OT
@OTalk_ @LYBOT @DrWMB @laurareidOT Personally, I don’t think the problem is our title. Perhaps the problem lies in a lack of confidence in regards to explaining occupation & the role of an Occupational Therapist... Changing our title would still require us to explain our role... #OTalk
Abi Edwards @AbiEdwards7
@OTalk_ #otalk writing service improvement / business plan on #otstudent placement that clearly defines what Occupational Therapy is and why the project is within the remit.... rather than activity coordinator, peer support worker, recovery college
Bill Wong, OTD, OTR/L @BillWongOT
@OTalk_ If I have time, I will show my first TEDx talk. #otalk https://t.co/qJLcNtoAzB
Erica Davis @ezzybezzy1989
I think they can struggle but it's taking those tools we've learnt and fixing the problem we are faced with. We need to be better at sharing how best to engage other professionals. #OTalk
Susan Windeatt @mooartdotcom
#OTalk But the question remains what would be called then?
Hannah Silcock @Scrumpess
@emke @OTalk_ I love that title 😂😂 #otalk
Bill Wong, OTD, OTR/L @BillWongOT
@otsamantha @LYBOT @OTalk_ @colinpgjones you can count on me submitting my share! #otalk
Lauren @OTLaurenC
@Erin_newOT @OTalk_ I agree. I hear a lot about how we just need to use the word occupation more so that people understand what OT is - but I think the problem is the word itself! 🤷🏼‍♀️ Don't have a clue what we should replace it with though! #otalk
Bill Wong, OTD, OTR/L @BillWongOT
RT @nicola_stirling: I fear this is the same in many services. Currently working hard to change this in the acute hospital setting #otalk h…
Bill Wong, OTD, OTR/L @BillWongOT
RT @BecksBlain: I can speak for my ward - the staff need to just do something to build relationships with the pts. Instead of reading a new…
Catherine McNulty @cathymc9781
@OTalk_ #Otalk .. you can always 'show by your practice' ... a truly powerful tool in your kit bag ....
Wendy Bryant @DrWMB
@LYBOT @OTalk_ @RachaelD_OT @laurareidOT I like the way you put that! Since I’ve been on the receiving end of many health services, it has been interesting discussing occupational therapy. Most people are very interested and say what a brilliant idea and why aren’t there more OTs? #OTalk
Anna Barnett @otannab
@OTalk_ We seem to have to explain to anyone who isn’t an OT what ‘occupation’ means in our terms - we are great at understanding this within the profession, but it needs to go further & it’s hard to constantly have to explain! #otalk
Abi Edwards @AbiEdwards7
@OTalk_ #Otalk upstream and downstream thinking!
Lauren @OTLaurenC
@Erin_newOT @OTalk_ That's a nice way of putting it #otalk
Bill Wong, OTD, OTR/L @BillWongOT
RT @ezzybezzy1989: I think they can struggle but it's taking those tools we've learnt and fixing the problem we are faced with. We need to…
Aisling Durkin @ais_d
@Erin_newOT @OTalk_ I usually say that it about the things that you want to do or need to do that occupy your time, hence, occupational therapy #otalk
#OTalk @OTalk_
🙈🙉 because you need a degree to do that? #otalk
Samantha Shann @otsamantha
@BillWongOT @LYBOT @OTalk_ @colinpgjones Check out the @thewfot resource centre https://t.co/Qy6RL94jCk there is a document with definitions of #occupationaltherapy from member organisations #otalk
Tori OT @Tori_Doll_
@OTalk_ Is the #VdTMoCA being taught enough specifically? Or models in general? ... Sorry I’m not sure on your response #OTalk
#OTalk @OTalk_
Fantastic way of looking at it. #otalk
Bill Wong, OTD, OTR/L @BillWongOT
@ezzybezzy1989 I think ALL OT's should know this! https://t.co/fEGkwhFSrw If people want multimedia, there is always TEDx talks! #otalk
Erica Davis @ezzybezzy1989
Wow.... We do a lot more than that. #Otalk
OT Akweley Gyasi @mirajay11
RT @mooartdotcom: #OTalk Q3. Most commonly 1) to get them a job/help them work (Occupational Health) or 2) just an assumption that it's bas…
Bill Wong, OTD, OTR/L @BillWongOT
RT @otsamantha: @BillWongOT @LYBOT @OTalk_ @colinpgjones Check out the @thewfot resource centre https://t.co/Qy6RL94jCk there is a document…
Kirstie @Kirstie_OT
@ForensicDetail Occupation, Activity or Social Prescription? 😉 #ControversyIsContagious #OTalk
#OTalk @OTalk_
RT @DrWMB: @OTalk_ @LYBOT @RachaelD_OT @laurareidOT No, because I don’t think we are the only health profession that is misunderstood. Bett…
Samantha Shann @otsamantha
RT @OTalk_: Fantastic way of looking at it. #otalk https://t.co/S4iYcWEOuc
#OTalk @OTalk_
Question 5) What more could be done to ensure that organisations understand the role of occupational therapists? #OTalk
Aisling Durkin @ais_d
@OTalk_ Yes all the time but i am more than happy to explain what it is that we do!!! #otalk usually it's that i am a physiotherapist but i am happy to explain the differences but also how our professions complement each other when working with patients towards their goals
Betsey Walker @walker_betsey
@emke @OTalk_ You need to copywrite that! It’s brilliant! #OTalk
Jo Carruthers @Jostaffs1
@OTalk_ #otalk I try to keep it simple and say it's about maintaining peoples independence and quality of life, although I agree, if does depend on the audience. It is interesting how we all have our own personal construct of the role, probably depending upon the setting in which we work
Hannah Silcock @Scrumpess
@RachaelD_OT @OTalk_ @LYBOT @DrWMB @laurareidOT I agree we need to promote more. I went to Australia for a year and was shocked that I rarely had to explain what an OT was to anybody. I would start my process of 'I am an occupational therapist which is...' and most knew straight away. It was like a breath of fresh air! #otalk
Lauren @OTLaurenC
@BecksBlain @Tori_Doll_ @OTalk_ I think this is a very realistic view and can completely understand where you are coming from having spoken to friends who work in your setting #otalk
Wendy Bryant @DrWMB
@OTalk_ It’s much harder than it looks, to engage someone who is unwell or struggling to do stuff. But it’s a way of undermining power, to say it is easy or trivial (because it is a powerful thing to be able to do, to be an occupational therapist) #OTalk
Tori OT @Tori_Doll_
@OTalk_ I’ve received a few phone calls in my time from staff trying to contact Occupational Health. I’m getting good at highlighting the difference between the two roles! Haha! #OTalk
RachelEastOT @east_ot
@OTalk_ I understand occupation to involve the process of “doing” and “engaging” in an activity 🤔 #otalk
ForensicDetail @ForensicDetail
@Erin_newOT I wouldn't want to speak on behalf of service users . My impression is often not, esp in early stages of admission - my service users are not in hospl by choice. would hazard guess, that many don't care what occupational therapy is as long as it helps them (not always) #otalk
#OTalk @OTalk_
This is an interesting idea 💡, I like it #OTalk also does shortening occupational therapy and occupational therapist to OT, increase the lack of understanding, I recall @JuliaScottRCOT encouraging us not to use the Acreman!
Bill Wong, OTD, OTR/L @BillWongOT
@probyn_jo @otalk It's a lovely idea... we just need somebody who is very good at organizing community events. #otalk
Chloe Kitto @chloe_kitto
@OTalk_ #OTalk | I maximise the opportunity to share my clinical reasoning (often in the PEO model) to patients and colleagues to highlight the skill behind our interventions. Ive also pitched an ‘OT thought process’ poster to my therapies manager so will aim to get that out for #OTweek.
Sarah L Howard @SarahLHoward2
@OTalk_ Develop strategic OT leaders to influence transformation across all aspects of health and social care #OTalk
Lee Ann Hoffman @LeeAnnHoffman2
RT @otsamantha: @BillWongOT @LYBOT @OTalk_ @colinpgjones Check out the @thewfot resource centre https://t.co/Qy6RL94jCk there is a document…
#OTalk @OTalk_
That # again #OTalk
Rachel OT 🌻 @_rachelOT
@Tori_Doll_ @OTalk_ I'm really interested in this model, but have only ever really heard of it being used in forensic settings.. I've been given some creative freedom to develop more of an OT role in a previously generic team, do you think it would be easily applied/understood in CMHT? #otalk
Laura Kate @OT_LauraF
RT @BecksBlain: @OTalk_ I think people think I’m there to cure ‘boredom’ and just keep the patients amused. Anyone can play board games, go…
Laura Kate @OT_LauraF
RT @AbiEdwards7: @OTalk_ #otalk some interpret occupation as being occupied and busy. I think meaningful occupation helps a lot in explana…
Bill Wong, OTD, OTR/L @BillWongOT
And another thing I think of- I have seen some TEDx talks by future OT's! By future- I mean some are in high school right now who have ambitions to be one of us. It will be great if some of us drop a line to keep their enthusiasm going! #otalk
ForensicDetail @ForensicDetail
@Kirstie_OT no difference - occupational therapy is something else though #otalk
Wendy Bryant @DrWMB
@otannab @OTalk_ But I think every good health professional has to explain their role, repeatedly. It’s part of the job. It’s important so best use is made of you, as a resource. It’s an opportunity, not a burden. #OTalk
Bill Wong, OTD, OTR/L @BillWongOT
RT @chloe_kitto: @OTalk_ #OTalk | I maximise the opportunity to share my clinical reasoning (often in the PEO model) to patients and collea…
Becks Blain @BecksBlain
@OTalk_ I think explaining to our colleagues and patients more.I explain in our ward round meetings all the time.I explain why a pt is doing a certain intervention and what I see future work looking like.I get the pt to explain back to the team aswell.Being present on the ward too #OTalk
Laura Kate @OT_LauraF
RT @walker_betsey: @OTalk_ Yes! I have, all the common ones in secure settings, patients are bored, need more to do, not meeting 25 hours,…
#OTalk @OTalk_
And where can I find some of your findings Wendy? @DrWMB #otalk
Laura Kate @OT_LauraF
RT @walker_betsey: @OTalk_ For example, OT will work on developing the skills that will help this person engage meaningfully in risk reduct…
Laura Kate @OT_LauraF
RT @hayleyot1: @OTalk_ Perception of the OT role as an activities coordinator role when in MH inpatients. Perception that all OT’s do is as…
Tori OT @Tori_Doll_
@OTalk_ I think this comes from our ability to thoroughly assess and use “just the right challenge” for patients to help them to progress. We also have an understanding around the grading of activity and therapeutic value ... as opposed to running an activity ‘just because’ #OTalk
Laura Kate @OT_LauraF
RT @RachaelD_OT: @OTalk_ During a placement, the consultant for the ward viewed all Occupational Therapists as Discharge Co-ordinators. He…
Erica Davis @ezzybezzy1989
@OTalk_ Explaining what we do and why. #Otalk
Bill Wong, OTD, OTR/L @BillWongOT
@OTalk_ Yes- and I also encourage students who are potentially multilingual to start practice explaining what occupation and occupational therapy is in their native languages. If they need help, ask their parents/grandparents. #otalk
Hannah Silcock @Scrumpess
@OTalk_ Of course you do... you can't buy most of it in argos after all 😉 #otalk
Laura Kate @OT_LauraF
RT @ciderwithsophie: @Erin_newOT @OTalk_ #OTalk https://t.co/KASgErrYf8
Colin P G Jones @colinpgjones
@OTalk_ Get involved, get vocal and be brave #OTalk inhabit our space and what we do best.
Emma Keeling @emke
@OTalk_ @JuliaScottRCOT I try hard not to use OT but sometimes it's just easier. I always introduce myself to patients as an Occupational Therapist. The reasons for the presentation title being OT was because it was to direct colleagues #otalk
#OTalk @OTalk_
Only five mins left any final thoughts? #OTalk
Bill Wong, OTD, OTR/L @BillWongOT
RT @DrWMB: @otannab @OTalk_ But I think every good health professional has to explain their role, repeatedly. It’s part of the job. It’s im…
#OTalk @OTalk_
Hi James welcome to OTalk please don’t forget the hashtag, otherwise your tweets will not end up in the transcript and people can’t see what you’re saying! #otalk
#OTalk @OTalk_
RT @otsamantha: @BillWongOT @LYBOT @OTalk_ @colinpgjones Many Associations & groups do something similar for #WorldOTDay. Good to be thinki…
Laura Kate @OT_LauraF
RT @OTalk_: Question 2) What is the difference between occupation and activity? #OTalk
Lauren @OTLaurenC
@BillWongOT @RachaelD_OT @OTalk_ Wow! #otalk
Erin Cullen @Erin_newOT
@ForensicDetail I think that's true in a lot of settings - and probably some are interested and others aren't #otalk
Laura Yvonne Bulk @LYBOT
@jowilliamsOT @smileyfacehalo @OTalk_ @DrWMB @RachaelD_OT @laurareidOT I've been using that one for a long time (particularly the 'occupy our time' part). But lately I've question that one - because it is only about 'doing' #OTalk
Wendy Bryant @DrWMB
@_rachelOT @Tori_Doll_ @OTalk_ It’s used in CMH teams in Essex #OTalk
Laura Kate @OT_LauraF
RT @KIRSTY_OT: @OTalk_ I feel that activity is more about tasks and a general form of actions that are carried out whereas occupation is sh…
#OTalk @OTalk_
Now there’s a challenge!! #otalk
Erica Davis @ezzybezzy1989
RT @OTalk_: Now there’s a challenge!! #otalk https://t.co/RPm2lFkVFR
Bill Wong, OTD, OTR/L @BillWongOT
@DrWMB @otannab @OTalk_ That was why I was a bit surprised that my "How to Curate a TEDx event" proposal got only accepted for Australian conference. The reviewers don't know what they actually rejected! #otalk
Laura Kate @OT_LauraF
RT @emke: @OTalk_ Occupation is shaped on a persons values and beliefs. Activities are tasks and something that needs to be done #OTalk
Bill Wong, OTD, OTR/L @BillWongOT
RT @emke: @OTalk_ @JuliaScottRCOT I try hard not to use OT but sometimes it's just easier. I always introduce myself to patients as an Occu…
Kwaku Agyemang @KwakuOT
@OTalk_ I Personally Think Most Organisations Where OTs Are, The Role Is Understood Otherwise Positions Would Be cut Regularly...I Personally Feel We Need To Get Our Heads Down And Continue Doing What We Do Best...Making A Difference To People’s Lives Is What Will Get Us Noticed #OTalk
#OTalk @OTalk_
Interesting point and I think I agree with you there! #otalk
Becks Blain @BecksBlain
@OTLaurenC @Tori_Doll_ @OTalk_ If you put too much pressure on patients to be the ‘best’ at something - it’s doesn’t work. It’s about understanding themselves and adapting their coping strategies for future living and not setting pts up to fail #OTalk
Laura Kate @OT_LauraF
RT @colinpgjones: @OTalk_ Occupation- the choice or selection of, and time involved in “doing” Activity - the vehicle used during that tim…
Erica Davis @ezzybezzy1989
@OTalk_ Ensuring that management understand what we do. #OTalk
Betsey Walker @walker_betsey
@OTalk_ Very true, using the #VdTMoCA levels has helped our service identify who will be more able to engage in the activity offered with less support and OT focus on the lower levels #OTalk
hazel lesley spencer @aitch49
RT @OTalk_: Question 5) What more could be done to ensure that organisations understand the role of occupational therapists? #OTalk
Abi Edwards @AbiEdwards7
@DrWMB @RachaelD_OT @OTalk_ @laurareidOT Thinking about and learning about occupation through the lens of occupation and occupational science? #otalk
#OTalk @OTalk_
Love is #OTalk using the occupation of occupational therapy to explain occupational therapy. #Genius
OTSheffield @ot_sheffield
@OTalk_ We encounter a lot of stick from the staff 😠Same old jokes...OTs are like buses, typical three come along at once. I make sure I include staff wherever possible...tell them what I'm doing and why, or get the patient to say #otalk
Wendy Bryant @DrWMB
@OTalk_ Er google scholar? I haven’t finished emptying the dishwasher! #OTalk
ForensicDetail @ForensicDetail
@_rachelOT @Tori_Doll_ @OTalk_ Unfortunately there is no peer reviewed research to support the validity of the model #otalk
Nicola Stirling @nicola_stirling
@OTalk_ We make it look easy cos its what we do! Whole lot of clinical reasoning going on & perhaps we need to be talking about that more... #otalk
Jo Carruthers @Jostaffs1
@OTalk_ #Otalk it would be great if the dept. of health & social care could look at skill mix in the NHS rather than doing more of the same. An OT & SW could make a huge difference to bed blocking but the NHS employs more nurses!
Bill Wong, OTD, OTR/L @BillWongOT
RT @AbiEdwards7: @DrWMB @RachaelD_OT @OTalk_ @laurareidOT Thinking about and learning about occupation through the lens of occupation and o…
#OTalk @OTalk_
@smileyfacehalo He will do amazingly! 🎤 #OTalk (imagine that microphone has been dropped)
Tori OT @Tori_Doll_
@_rachelOT @OTalk_ Most definitely - the model can be used with various diagnosis, client groups, trauma and across settings. If you head over to the @VdTMoCAFUK website - you can contact the directors for info and access to lit/resources around the use of the model in a similar setting. #OTalk
#OTalk @OTalk_
RT @ais_d: @Erin_newOT @OTalk_ I usually say that it about the things that you want to do or need to do that occupy your time, hence, occup…
Hayley OT @hayleyot1
@OTalk_ In the MSU I work in, I find explaining my clinical reasoning, for example in ward rounds, for selecting assessments & interventions & how the outcomes inform the next steps taken, invaluable. A great OT @BecksBlain reinforced the importance of this for me 😉 #oTalk
Rachel OT 🌻 @_rachelOT
@DrWMB @Tori_Doll_ @OTalk_ That's good to hear Wendy! Thank you. I have been leaning towards using MOHO to guide my assessments (the accessibility of resources is really helpful), but I'm really intrigued by the VdT MoCA! #otalk
Wendy Bryant @DrWMB
@LYBOT @jowilliamsOT @smileyfacehalo @OTalk_ @RachaelD_OT @laurareidOT I find the occupying-time idea slightly unnerving. Feels too close to passing or filling time #OTalk
#OTalk @OTalk_
Love a good resource thank you Sam! #otalk
Betsey Walker @walker_betsey
@BecksBlain @OTalk_ I agree, although it brought many challenges with it being ward based has made a big difference for us #OTalk
Rachael @RachaelD_OT
RT @otsamantha: @BillWongOT @LYBOT @OTalk_ @colinpgjones Check out the @thewfot resource centre https://t.co/Qy6RL94jCk there is a document…
#OTalk @OTalk_
@Tori_Doll_ Sorry tweeting fast, meant to read is this model being taught, enough currently in this country. #otalk
#OTalk @OTalk_
#OTalk Research Tuesday 6th August at 8pm https://t.co/OmME3uOBOE
Laura Kate @OT_LauraF
RT @BecksBlain: @OTLaurenC @Tori_Doll_ @OTalk_ If you put too much pressure on patients to be the ‘best’ at something - it’s doesn’t work.…
#OTalk @OTalk_
Wow where did the time go! There is still loads I haven’t read, Carry on chatting, and I will put the transcript on probably Thursday evening. #otalk
Lauren @OTLaurenC
@OTalk_ @LYBOT @DrWMB @RachaelD_OT @laurareidOT I know it's a really unpopular opinion, but I do think it's just too similar to "occupational health" and it confuses people. Please be kind all, as I say, I know I'm probably on my own here 😆 #otalk
Betsey Walker @walker_betsey
@BecksBlain @OTalk_ Able to be much more responsive and the OTs find they are sort out much more to be involved in joint care planning #OTalk
ForensicDetail @ForensicDetail
@OTalk_ @Tori_Doll_ we should teach models with an evidence base. not the ones that cost the most #otalk
Wendy Bryant @DrWMB
Thank you @OTalk_ I have enjoyed this discussion #otalk have some tasks (taking meds), activities (emptying dishwasher) & occupations to do now (sleeping). Goodnight all! #OTalk
Lauren @OTLaurenC
RT @chloe_kitto: @OTalk_ #OTalk | I maximise the opportunity to share my clinical reasoning (often in the PEO model) to patients and collea…
Laura Kate @OT_LauraF
RT @Tori_Doll_: @OTalk_ I think this comes from our ability to thoroughly assess and use “just the right challenge” for patients to help th…
Laura Kate @OT_LauraF
RT @BecksBlain: @OTalk_ I think explaining to our colleagues and patients more.I explain in our ward round meetings all the time.I explain…
Rachel OT 🌻 @_rachelOT
@Tori_Doll_ @OTalk_ @VdTMoCAFUK Thank you, that's really helpful! I will get in touch to get some more info. The enthusiasm is contagious! ☺️ #otalk
#OTalk @OTalk_
This is @OT_rach signing off for now so she can eat her tea as it’s gone a bit cold. #otalk https://t.co/PqkZHeUWB1
Rachel OT 🌻 @_rachelOT
@ForensicDetail @Tori_Doll_ @OTalk_ Oh that's a shame! #otalk
Laura Kate @OT_LauraF
RT @SarahLHoward2: @OTalk_ Develop strategic OT leaders to influence transformation across all aspects of health and social care #OTalk
Tori OT @Tori_Doll_
@OTalk_ Haha its a struggle to keep up! The answer is yes ... the amount of universities that the model is being taught at is growing. However clinicians need to be formally trained prior to using in practice. There is also a growing evidence base around its use in the UK. #OTalk
KIRSTY OT @KIRSTY_OT
@OTalk_ Even within our own teams we still get the odd referrals which for example should be for physio and vice versa or even SW. I'm more than happy to nicely redirect and explain our role at any given opportunity! AND it really is key to promote, promote, promote!! #OTalk
Laura Kate @OT_LauraF
RT @DrWMB: @OTalk_ It’s much harder than it looks, to engage someone who is unwell or struggling to do stuff. But it’s a way of undermining…
Laura Kate @OT_LauraF
RT @Scrumpess: @RachaelD_OT @OTalk_ @LYBOT @DrWMB @laurareidOT I agree we need to promote more. I went to Australia for a year and was shoc…
Hannah Silcock @Scrumpess
@Jostaffs1 @OTalk_ There are so many examples of this. The nurses are understaffed and there is a critical shortage, but still jobs go out that other AHPs (including OTs) could do, but only nurses are specified. Time for the NHS to realise the value of al AHPs and look in to the skill mix #otalk
Chloe Kitto @chloe_kitto
@OTalk_ @LYBOT @DrWMB @RachaelD_OT @laurareidOT We, the OTs, control the narrative. We get to inform the uninformed what OT is and as others in the #OTalk have said - it’s an opportunity to showcase! There are plenty of “vague” job titles out there - management consultant, digital merchandiser, etc. Let’s sell OUR product!
Laura Kate @OT_LauraF
RT @Erin_newOT: @OTalk_ My heart broke during one 'interprofessional education' week when a lecturer from another discipline addressed all…
Lauren @OTLaurenC
@OTalk_ One way is making sure we have a voice in MDT meetings and always being prepared to talk about our clinical reasoning and outcome measures #otalk
Rachel Booth 💚 @OT_rach
thank you everyone for your contributions I really enjoyed this evening’s chat , lots to think about #OTalk
Laura Yvonne Bulk @LYBOT
@OTLaurenC @OTalk_ @DrWMB @RachaelD_OT @laurareidOT Absolutely! I've oft been confused for someone from "OHS" Occupational health and safety Perhaps they should change their name ;) #OTalk
Laura Yvonne Bulk @LYBOT
RT @chloe_kitto: @OTalk_ @LYBOT @DrWMB @RachaelD_OT @laurareidOT We, the OTs, control the narrative. We get to inform the uninformed what O…
ForensicDetail @ForensicDetail
@_rachelOT @Tori_Doll_ @OTalk_ its an ethical responsibility to look at the evidence base before you make a practice choice. It is then your clinical judgement what you choose to do #otalk
Nicola Stirling @nicola_stirling
@BecksBlain @OT_LauraF @OTalk_ Agree with you. Being more visible on wards definitely helps other MDT members to understand our role. #otalk
Samantha Shann @otsamantha
This is an excellent article showing the impact of using the word #occupation when describing #occupationaltherapy #otalk https://t.co/stzLU5R6ZI
#OTalk @OTalk_
Next weeks #OTalk with @chloe_kitto
Anna Barnett @otannab
@DrWMB @OTalk_ Definitely, and I always use it as an opportunity. There is no doubt though, that the term occupation confuses many - not that I have managed to come up with an alternative or better term! #otalk
Aisling Durkin @ais_d
Tonight's #OTalk has reminded me of that Mary Reilly quote that i love “Man, through the use of his hands, as they are energized by mind & will, can influence the state of his own health,” (I also like to think of it as "woman, through the use of her hands..) @RFTherapyTeam
Nicola Stirling @nicola_stirling
Sad face
Chloe Kitto @chloe_kitto
@Scrumpess @RachaelD_OT @OTalk_ @LYBOT @DrWMB @laurareidOT #OTalk | And being an Aussie in the UK I’m still surprised at the lack of acknowledgement when I introduce myself as an OT. AHPs are a very prestigious job in Aus (up there with medicine), whereas here I don’t find it as prominent.
#OTalk @OTalk_
This looks great thank you Sam! (Food really getting cold now) #OTalk (putting phone down)
Dr Mary Birken @MaryBirken
Missed #otalk so catching up now...I like these explanations of occupation and activity👇
Rachel OT 🌻 @_rachelOT
@ForensicDetail @Tori_Doll_ @OTalk_ Absolutely! I found very limited information about this model in my research (other than hearing great things from other trusts using it via twitter), MOHO seemed more suitable, but I'm still interested to hear more, even if it's not used in practice ☺️ #OTalk
Nicola Stirling @nicola_stirling
@OT_rach Great session! #otalk
Becks Blain @BecksBlain
@nicola_stirling @OT_LauraF @OTalk_ When I’m on the ward, I can explain to nurses and HCAs why a pt is going to a group, or why taking an activity off them as ‘punishment’ isn’t ok and why they go and the benefits.We almost have to prove ourselves,but when you get into a team and they know,it’s fab& it works #OTalk
Samantha Shann @otsamantha
Really enjoyed my first #otalk interesting discussion & great #CPD. Now must get back to that #occupation I’ve been avoiding for the last hour 🙄.
Chloe Kitto @chloe_kitto
That’s me🙋🏻‍♀️ #OTalk #OTsWhoResearch #OccupationalTherapy @theRCOT @RnohTherapies
#OTalk @OTalk_
Last tweet - enjoyed tonight’s chat, why not write a little reflection on how it has impacted on your practice then you can use it as a piece of evidence of continuing professional development! #OTalk https://t.co/Dnl21vIAi2
#OTalk @OTalk_
RT @chloe_kitto: That’s me🙋🏻‍♀️ #OTalk #OTsWhoResearch #OccupationalTherapy @theRCOT @RnohTherapies https://t.co/WeAkyrc5U6
Chloe Kitto @chloe_kitto
RT @ais_d: Tonight's #OTalk has reminded me of that Mary Reilly quote that i love “Man, through the use of his hands, as they are energized…
Lauren @OTLaurenC
@OTalk_ I know inpatient OT's who are asked daily to drive a patient home "to pick up a few things".This has arisen from it being noticed that OT's will do home visits with a patient as part of graded exposure of returning back to their home environment &caused misunderstanding #otalk
Dr Mary Birken @MaryBirken
RT @Tori_Doll_: @probyn_jo @OTalk_ Yes - I question this daily! What constitutes as ‘meaningful’ and who is it ‘meaningful’ to? The patient…
Lauren @OTLaurenC
@otannab @DrWMB @OTalk_ This is my thinking. I love my job and the opportunity to explain it. But I equally think the title causes confusion. I don't think you have to be of one school of thought or the other #otalk
Tori OT @Tori_Doll_
@_rachelOT @ForensicDetail @OTalk_ Lots of the literature originates from South Africa, but pop over to the website and you can obtain the EBP list from there which was updated in April 2019. #OTalk
Rachel Booth 💚 @OT_rach
RT @ais_d: Tonight's #OTalk has reminded me of that Mary Reilly quote that i love “Man, through the use of his hands, as they are energized…
Dr Mary Birken @MaryBirken
RT @BecksBlain: @OTalk_ I think people think I’m there to cure ‘boredom’ and just keep the patients amused. Anyone can play board games, go…
Lauren @OTLaurenC
@OTalk_ @JuliaScottRCOT I think being worried about shortening it makes it look a little professionally insecure. It would be like GP's being told they must only use the term 'general practitioner' #otalk
Debra Jeffery @Debbiejanej
RT @BecksBlain: @OTalk_ I think people think I’m there to cure ‘boredom’ and just keep the patients amused. Anyone can play board games, go…
Laura Kate @OT_LauraF
RT @BecksBlain: @nicola_stirling @OT_LauraF @OTalk_ When I’m on the ward, I can explain to nurses and HCAs why a pt is going to a group, or…
Waggy Tales @CWaggett1
RT @nicola_stirling: I fear this is the same in many services. Currently working hard to change this in the acute hospital setting #otalk h…
Hannah Silcock @Scrumpess
@chloe_kitto @RachaelD_OT @OTalk_ @LYBOT @DrWMB @laurareidOT We need to look at models like Australias in this country and how they have managed to get it that way. It clearly isn't impossible #otalk
The Occupational Therapy Hub @theOThub
RT @MattOT10: @OTalk_ I love this quote from the @theOThub, ‘Occupation is just a fancy word that we use to decribe the things that we want…
ed sum 🏳️‍🌈 ❤🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 @musedNeuroOT
RT @emke: @OTalk_ I once did a presentation to colleagues titled "the OT stood there and did nothing" to try and explain our assessment pro…
Anna Pettican @AnnaPettican
RT @DrWMB: @OTalk_ It’s much harder than it looks, to engage someone who is unwell or struggling to do stuff. But it’s a way of undermining…
ForensicDetail @ForensicDetail
@Tori_Doll_ @_rachelOT @OTalk_ Anyone can write anything in literature- but the peer review process is important for credibility #OTalk
The Occupational Therapy Hub @theOThub
@MattOT10 @OTalk_ #OTalk
The Occupational Therapy Hub @theOThub
@MattOT10 @OTalk_ #OTalk
Eleanor Cecil @El_Cecil_
RT @MattOT10: @OTalk_ I love this quote from the @theOThub, ‘Occupation is just a fancy word that we use to decribe the things that we want…
Tori OT @Tori_Doll_
@MaryBirken @_rachelOT @ForensicDetail @OTalk_ Yes - there is the 'Creating the evidence: Research priorities for VdT Model of Creative Ability informed Occupational Therapy’ document, which will focus on developing EB of the model #OTalk
Sue Parkinson @MOHOspark
@DrWMB @AnnaPettican @OTalk_ Yep - simple doesn't cut it - occupation is FUNDAMENTAL ... often with an emphasis on the Fun #OTalk
Eleanor Cecil @El_Cecil_
RT @DrWMB: @OTalk_ It’s much harder than it looks, to engage someone who is unwell or struggling to do stuff. But it’s a way of undermining…
#OTalk @OTalk_
RT @MOHOspark: @DrWMB @AnnaPettican @OTalk_ Yep - simple doesn't cut it - occupation is FUNDAMENTAL ... often with an emphasis on the Fun #…
Dawn Scull 🕷 @DawnScull
@LizSamuel9
Margaret Spencer @margaretOT360
#otalk boggged down in semantics
Margaret Spencer @margaretOT360
Role emerging placements for students. Then people really understand the value of #occupationaltherapy
Becks Blain @BecksBlain
@MOHOspark @DrWMB @AnnaPettican @OTalk_ Sometimes simple works, our weekly coffee mornings work so well and the other staff facilitate it when I’m away. Maybe it works because I’ve ‘trained’ up the staff to facilitate this and explained as we go along? Our staff are amazing and enthusiastic to get involved #OTalk
dave ogden @DaveDaoggio
RT @MattOT10: @OTalk_ I love this quote from the @theOThub, ‘Occupation is just a fancy word that we use to decribe the things that we want…
Tori OT @Tori_Doll_
@ForensicDetail @_rachelOT @OTalk_ I’m sensing a reluctance around innovative practice and developing the profession, and wondering why that may be? Would love to discuss this further and hear your views. #OTalk
Margaret Spencer @margaretOT360
Does anyone say that to the GPs? #OT #OTalk
Margaret Spencer @margaretOT360
RT @OTalk_: Absolutely, I like to say think of the word occupation we see is everything we do for the minute we get up in the morning to t…
Odeth Richardson @OdethRichardson
RT @otsamantha: This is an excellent article showing the impact of using the word #occupation when describing #occupationaltherapy #otalk
Jamie Grant @jamiegrantOT
RT @MattOT10: @OTalk_ I love this quote from the @theOThub, ‘Occupation is just a fancy word that we use to decribe the things that we want…
Anne Bontoft @AnneBontoft
RT @emke: @OTalk_ I once did a presentation to colleagues titled "the OT stood there and did nothing" to try and explain our assessment pro…
Sue Parkinson @MOHOspark
@chloe_kitto @Scrumpess @RachaelD_OT @OTalk_ @LYBOT @DrWMB @laurareidOT And yet when I was in Australia, although I met some amazing OTs, I also met OTs whose job descriptions (based on funding policies) only allowed them to do hand massage. We need to fly the flag for OT wherever we are. #OTalk
Becks Blain @BecksBlain
@MOHOspark @DrWMB @AnnaPettican @OTalk_ Sorry yes, totally agree. Maybe what has helped on my ward is I’ve done training with all the staff around what my OT role is. It’s also about empowering staff on our ward to not be afraid to do activities with the patients to build therapeutic relationships #OTalk
Sue Parkinson @MOHOspark
RT @ForensicDetail: @_rachelOT @Tori_Doll_ @OTalk_ its an ethical responsibility to look at the evidence base before you make a practice ch…
Kayleigh Wain @WainKayle
RT @MattOT10: @OTalk_ I love this quote from the @theOThub, ‘Occupation is just a fancy word that we use to decribe the things that we want…
Sally Parker-west @SallyParkerwes1
Absolutely #OTalk #DementiaCare
Linda Renton @LindaRenton
RT @otsamantha: This is an excellent article showing the impact of using the word #occupation when describing #occupationaltherapy #otalk
OT_Expert 🏳️‍🌈 @OT_Expert
RT @MattOT10: @OTalk_ I love this quote from the @theOThub, ‘Occupation is just a fancy word that we use to decribe the things that we want…
Emma Harman @OTEmmaHarman
Agreed - well said @KwakuOT #ContinueToPromoteOurProfession 👏
Rachel Booth 💚 @OT_rach
@KwakuOT @OTalk_ I’m inclined to disagree with you l, I don’t feel role of an occupational therapist is truly understood or valued within the #NHS, red tape means we can often only assess and rarely treat, and we are good at doing other things so the focus on occupation gets missed. #otalk
Rachel Booth 💚 @OT_rach
@otannab @OTalk_ @BucksHealthcare So more that just a paper exercise? Sounds good #OTalk
Samantha Shann @otsamantha
Sorry forgot to tag you @clarewilding & @GailWhiteford #otalk
Dr Carolynne White OT @Carolynne_OT
@BillWongOT @Tori_Doll_ @OTalk_ Being able to translate occupational therapy concepts into the language of people we work with is essential to communicate effectively. #OTalk
Dr Carolynne White OT @Carolynne_OT
@OTalk_ Just catching up on a fantastic #OTalk. Researching occupation with people with health conditions helped me untangle occupation and activity and gave me insights into occupation beyond self-care, productivity and leisure. https://t.co/q6UBotgk6k
Jess Wilson @jessica_wOT
@OTalk_ #OTalk all the time & even exam boards for suitable adjustments stating the need for it to be from "specialist children's occupational therapy" then with the example given of an "occupational health letter"
Somia Jan @SomiaOT
Brilliant thread defining Occupational Therapy 💚
Somia Jan @SomiaOT
RT @otsamantha: @BillWongOT @LYBOT @OTalk_ @colinpgjones Check out the @thewfot resource centre https://t.co/Qy6RL94jCk there is a document…
Jess Wilson @jessica_wOT
#OccupationalTherapy
Dave Peters @Dpeters1977
RT @Carolynne_OT: @OTalk_ Just catching up on a fantastic #OTalk. Researching occupation with people with health conditions helped me untan…
Dave Peters @Dpeters1977
RT @Carolynne_OT: @BillWongOT @Tori_Doll_ @OTalk_ Being able to translate occupational therapy concepts into the language of people we work…
Kwaku Agyemang @KwakuOT
@OT_rach @OTalk_ That’s A Fair Analysis...I Guess I Am Just Slightly Uncomfortable With Always Trying To Seek Recognition From Others By Explaining The Intricacies Of Occupational Therapy Rather Than Focusing My Energy On Cutting The Red Tape By “Doing” & “Being” What I Was Trained To Do. #OTalk
Lee Ann Hoffman @LeeAnnHoffman2
@MOHOspark @DrWMB @AnnaPettican @OTalk_ Loved reading this. So powerful to know your worth and be able to explain our Vocation #OTPower !! In my student days - had a Dr. referring pts to the “fun and entertainment therapist” ! Tsk Tsk. #OT365 #FUNdemental #OccupationalPerformance #OccupationalTherapy #OTalk late share
Kelly S @KellyOT
RT @OTalk_: Question 3) Have you come across a lack of understanding of what occupational therapy is? If so please give examples? #OTalk
Chris Styranka @ChrisOaty_
RT @BecksBlain: I can speak for my ward - the staff need to just do something to build relationships with the pts. Instead of reading a new…
OT_Expert 🏳️‍🌈 @OT_Expert
@SigningOTQueen #OTalk hosted by @OTalk_ have different topics each week as a TwitterChat session There are lots of great OTs who join in and give support
Merrolee Penman @merrolee
But sometimes there isn’t a direct or literal translation?
OT_Expert 🏳️‍🌈 @OT_Expert
RT @BillWongOT: @OTalk_ Yes- and I also encourage students who are potentially multilingual to start practice explaining what occupation an…
Holly C @ot_hollyc
RT @Scrumpess: I always tell people to consider an occupation as everything that they do in their day to day life from getting up, washed a…
Libby Lamb @LibbyLamb04
RT @BillWongOT: @OTalk_ I will also say this in Chinese. 职能治疗不是关于帮助别人找工作. Translation- Occupational Therapy is not a field that help peopl…
Anna B @FrailtyPracAnna
RT @MattOT10: @OTalk_ I love this quote from the @theOThub, ‘Occupation is just a fancy word that we use to decribe the things that we want…
Jane Sayner @JaneSayner_OT
RT @MattOT10: @OTalk_ I love this quote from the @theOThub, ‘Occupation is just a fancy word that we use to decribe the things that we want…
#OTalk @OTalk_
@HandTherapyHG Hi Helen, there was a lot of discussion during last night‘s chat about not keeping it simple being proud and using our words. Perhaps if we watered-down How exclamations of occupational therapy is that’s how it gets misunderstood? #otalk thoughts?
Rachel Booth 💚 @OT_rach
@KwakuOT @OTalk_ And ‘doing’ is so important- but if we don’t explain, then what is the point in doing, if we explain, fight and ask for more resources we can do more ‘doing’ better. #otalk
Rachel Booth 💚 @OT_rach
@BecksBlain @MOHOspark @DrWMB @AnnaPettican @OTalk_ Did you hit barriers? In the rehab wards I do the clinical supervision of the OT’s staff, doing and activity is seen as the OT’s role, we have tried to empower staff including giving them #VDTmoca training, but there is still a culture of that’s not our role? #otalk
Rachel Booth 💚 @OT_rach
RT @otsamantha: @BillWongOT @LYBOT @OTalk_ @colinpgjones Many Associations & groups do something similar for #WorldOTDay. Good to be thinki…
OT_Expert 🏳️‍🌈 @OT_Expert
RT @BillWongOT: @otsamantha @LYBOT @OTalk_ @colinpgjones Here is one thing I am thinking for #wfot22 in Paris. Maybe it will be cool to com…
OT_Expert 🏳️‍🌈 @OT_Expert
RT @otsamantha: @BillWongOT @LYBOT @OTalk_ @colinpgjones Many Associations & groups do something similar for #WorldOTDay. Good to be thinki…
Becks Blain @BecksBlain
@OT_rach @MOHOspark @DrWMB @AnnaPettican @OTalk_ Things like buying ingredients for cooking-but gave them the forms and I sign it off to get the money back. Staff do activities with me and then build their confidence to do alone. Our ward staff are enthusiastic so when they want to do something I encourage straight away #OTalk
Becks Blain @BecksBlain
@OT_rach @MOHOspark @DrWMB @AnnaPettican @OTalk_ The staff also want to be doing more with the pts on a w/end so nurses do quizzes/walks in the garden/cooking.It’s a very interactive ward as they’re all able to do tasks Ind and don’t need support with ‘life skills’ it’s the relational side that they need support with #OTalk
Wendy Bryant @DrWMB
Apologies for my terribly uninformative response to this. I was getting tired. This year I have papers in BJOT & @JDisSoc The 2016 Casson lecture is about occupational alienation. DM me if you can’t get hold of any of these papers. Enjoy. #OTalk
KIRSTY OT @KIRSTY_OT
RT @KIRSTY_OT: @OTalk_ I feel that activity is more about tasks and a general form of actions that are carried out whereas occupation is sh…
Rebecca coughlan @Rebeccacoughla3
RT @OTalk_: Interesting #otalk https://t.co/JyXg383eEX
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