#OTalk Research – Tuesday 5th September 2023 – Developing a research community network for occupational therapists.
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by @OT_rach
6M ago
Sadly this will be OTalk last every chat, please join us for one last twitter chat. Don’t forget the hashtag! Hosts: Dr. Gill Ward, Head of Research and Innovation, Royal College of Occupational Therapists Dr. Elizabeth Taylor, Research and Development Manager, Royal College of Occupational Therapists OTalk support: Nikki Daniels Title: Developing a research community network for occupational therapists. We’ve enjoyed a fabulous seven years of bringing members of the occupational therapy community together to connect around topics related to research. But sadly, this will be our last #OTalk Re ..read more
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#OTalk – End of an era but not the end of us!
OTalk
by @OT_rach
6M ago
OTalk has been run by innovative volunteer occupational therapists and students since its beginning. As one of the first professions to acknowledge the potential of social media for connection, promotion, and community development, the founders faced skepticism and dismissive attitudes from others in the field who considered it unprofessional. On October 25th, 2011, OTalk was launched on World Occupational Therapy Day, providing occupational therapy staff and students with a weekly opportunity to engage in discussions related to the profession and wider occupational sciences every Tuesday nig ..read more
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#OTalk Tuesday 25th July 2023 8pm – Waiting – hosted by @chaniedavies and @anyadei
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by @OT_rach
7M ago
This week @chaniedavies and @anyadei are hosting an #OTalk We’ve been waiting to do this #OTalk for over a year now! In writing our paper for Journal of Occupational Science, Understanding the Occupational Impact of Waiting using Occupational Science Concepts, we talked a lot about waiting… and really wanted to explore the topic with as many OTs and colleagues as possible, hence this OTalk! The more we delved into the concept of waiting, and tried to use occupational science to understand it, the more questions we had! For the purpose of the article, we focused on the waiting that our pa ..read more
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#OTalk – Tuesday 18th July – Exploring holidays from an occupational lens
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by @Ruth_Hawley
8M ago
This #OTalk wants to explore holidays from an occupational lens. Holidays can be important part of overall occupational routines in an individuals life. They can be aimed at periods of rest or can be more action packed and adventure seeking. They are perhaps most easily defined as a difference in routine (and often but not necessarily, location) from that individuals usual pattern. Despite traditional stereotyped images often associated with holidays, in terms of what is done, when it is done and how it is done, the truth will be that as with other occupational choices each individual will hav ..read more
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#OTalk – Tuesday 11th July 2023 – Spotting and Challenging Ableism #BeAnAbleOTUKAlly
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by kirstyes
8M ago
July is Disability Pride Month and it is nearly two years since the AbleOTUK affinity group popped into existence. Today’s #OTalk is being hosted by the group on how to spot and challenge ableism and continue to #BeAnAbleOTUKAlly  Do check out our previous chats here: 18th August 2020 https://otalk.co.uk/2020/08/11/otalk-18th-august-2020-occupational-therapy-and-ableism/  26th July 2022 Tuesday 26th July 2022 -Celebrating Disability Pride Month become an Ally hosted by @AbleOTUK These introduce the concept of ableism and discuss concepts re allyship to the disabled community ..read more
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#OTalk Research – Tuesday July 4th 2023 – Into the unknown, how a scoping review can be a useful tool within occupational therapy.  
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by @OT_rach
8M ago
  Hosted by @SamOTantha and supported by @Bevaturtle on the #OTalk account  One of my favourite descriptions of a scoping review in the literature is as a “reconnaissance” activity (Peters et al., 2015) this was particularly beneficial when faced with needing to present the literature in a relatively unexplored area of occupational therapy for my PhD.    For context, my PhD aims to explore the lived experience and impact of endometriosis on occupation.  When I started, I could only find a few sources to support my work, I knew there would not be enough data to support ..read more
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#OTalk Tuesday 27th June 2023: Using physical activity in OT practice to tackle health inequalities hosted by @MovingOTs
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by @Ruth_Hawley
8M ago
As occupational therapists, our profession is based around the basic tenet that occupation influences people’s health and wellbeing, with occupational therapy having the potential to be a health promoting profession (Wilcock 1998). But do we see ourselves as health promoters in our work roles, and if so, what does this mean? At least 60% of occupational therapists in the UK work in the NHS or adult social care (Health & Care Professions Council 2021), and current pressures on these services have been highlighted through the Royal College of Occupational Therapists’ recent survey (RCOT 2023 ..read more
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#OTalk Tuesday 20th June 8pm – The LGBTQIA+ Community and Occupational Therapy – Where Are We Now? Hosted by @LGBTQIAOTUK
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by @Ruth_Hawley
8M ago
2023 sees the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) ‘strengthen’ their equality, diversity and inclusion (EDI) commitments (HCPC, 2022). The expectations of registrants are now clear, but how to achieve said expectations, less so.  The number of LGBTQIA+ individuals requiring health and social care support is increasing (Lecompte et al., 2020). As part of HCPC’s (2022) updated standards in relation to EDI, the following is now expected of all registrants: “respond appropriately to the needs of all different groups and individuals in practice, recognising this can be affected by diffe ..read more
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#OTalk – Diabetes Awareness Week 13th June 2023- hosted by @mel_chieza
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by @OT_rach
9M ago
As part of the Diabetes Week, I’m facilitating today’s Twitter discussion to talk about whether occupational therapists can help people manage their diabetes. Diabetes Week is around the third week of June from the 12th to the 18th. During this crucial week it raises awareness of the condition, and it gives an opportunity for everyone to gather and support those who are affiliated with Diabetes.   According to Tack et al. (2018) people living diabetes on average, can make up to 180 decisions related to diabetes per day. Good glycaemic control is achieved by the hourly decisions made ..read more
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#OTalk Tuesday 6th June 2023 8pm – Exploring aspects of ethical approval in the Occupational Therapy Research process.
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by @Ruth_Hawley
9M ago
Hosted by @SimonRainesOT1 & @AAMNOT_ We are two OT students conducting a research project titled “Factors influencing the lack of Occupational Therapists in the research field. – A comparative study of OT Academics, Clinicians, and Pre- Registration students “.  In light of the barriers and challenges we’ve faced in our research journey in seeking ethical approval, we’ve decided to base this week’s #OTalk topic on gaining ethical approval to undertake research. This blog showcases our first-hand experience with acquiring ethics approval so far and our opinions about how this process c ..read more
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