LatestOT Week Online Toolkit 23-26 October 2018
Please join us in celebrating OT Week worldwide! Occupational therapy week is our annual week-long celebration of occupational therapy. This year our theme for Occupational Therapy Week is “the doing profession” We would like to acknowledge and thank our sponsors ‘Permobil NZ’ for their great support of our industry. This toolkit has been developed to encourage Read More…
Important announcement from TE RAU MATATINI
EVERYONE COUNTS Are you Māori and work in the health sector? Do you know that by completing the Māori Health Workforce Survey: Te Iti me te Rahi, https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/iti2018 will help us grow the Māori health workforce? Please complete Te Iti me te Rahi and share amongst your friends and Whānau
Ministry second-tier changes update takes effect 15 Oct 2018
News article 11 October 2018 Director-General of Health, Dr Ashley Bloomfield has recently reviewed the way the Ministry business units or directorates are organised at the second-tier level and, following a three week consultation period with Ministry staff, he has made some changes to the structure that affect some roles at tier two. “The new Read More…
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APPLE Technology with health related benefits - Thank you to Lynda Mance for sharing! The latest Apple Watch, known as Series 4, was unveiled today in California with numerous health-related implications.
Most headlines focused on the increased size of the watch—almost 30 percent bigger than its predecessor—but the overhauled software also includes a brand-new, built-in EKG scanner. The watch becomes the first over-the-counter EKG product ever offered directly to consumers.
By opening an App on the phone and placing your finger on the digital crown, users can trigger the EKG. The Apple Watch Series 4 has received clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA)to be used as a medical device.
The watch’s main attraction—extended battery life—remains unchanged. The watch retains up to 18 hours of battery life per day, which allows for two full days on usage on average.
The new hardware also possesses the ability to detect falls, and trigger automatic 911 calls if an individual remains immobile for more than one minute following the fall.https://youtu.be/G7xI2dUPN3AThe newest watch can detect hard falls and alert emergency contacts. WSJ’s Joanna Stern enlisted a pro to trip, slip and flip through some serious testing. D... ... See MoreSee Less
[email protected]' head @TEDchris just launched a new podcast, and he tells us how it differs from a normal Ted Talk, and also why it's different from all of the many other long-form interview podcasts out there. #CheddarLIVE
NHS: Will this winter be even worse?
NHS: Will this winter be even worse?
Experts are warning that the NHS in England will come under even greater pressure in coming months.
7 TED Talks to watch when the internet is the worst:
6 TED Talks to watch when the Internet is making you mad
Ever feel like the Internet is flooded with hatred and drivel? These speakers can empathize and give you a glimmer of hope.
Join us at our next @RCOT_CYPF NEC meeting which is open to members on 17/12 Help shape our business plan for the next 5 years. A great taster if you’d like to consider a future place on the committee. E mail [email protected]
Why practice relaxation? Not to 'conquer' a part of a clients' emotional experience, but to help them open up to their emotions because resisting the feelings we want to avoid can make them worse. #31DayOTChallenge
“Mrs May said social prescriptions would reduce pressures on the NHS and improve patients' quality of life”. You know what else reduces NHS pressures & improves quality of life @10DowningStreet? OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY! #ValueofOT @theRCOT
Kirstie on Twitter
”Seriously @10DowningStreet? Why not put OTs in GP practices instead? You know, the highly skilled, duel trained, professionals that are HUGELY ...
I learned another thing about TEDx today- you can only adapt and accommodate so much for a speaker as a curator. But, if you anticipate your audience might have a hard time listening to the speaker, sometimes you have no choice but to pull the speaker from the lineup.
OTs are better than many other professions at helping people move forward, get better at things, and increase quality of life whether or not they have a specific diagnosis. #31DayOTChallenge
Many people develop anxiety sensitivity- the perception that anxiety itself is a threat. We need to remember that feelings of anxiety are something we all experience; a normal part of human nature - @DrRandyPaterson #31DayOTChallenge #mentalhealth
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One month until the start of Occupation & Trauma: Expanding Occupational Therapy Practice. There is still time to register, but do it quickly before spaces sell out!
https://t.co/pldkSVwYId or https://t.co/lnFYcj2RLE
#31DayOTChallenge #OT #OccupationalTherapy
Great! Let us know how you get on! #OTWeek2018
sara hawker on Twitter
”Thank you @theRCOT my pack has arrived. The team are ready to share #OTWeek2018 and the #ValueofOT with colleagues”
[email protected] agrees with a growing number of parents who believe children under 11 shouldn’t be punished for refusing to do homework.
He says it “brings stress to the home, the child, parents, and the parent-child relationship”.
Where do you stand? 🤔
Please consider donating to disaster relief to help those affected by Hurricane Michael. We know our FOTA family has such big hearts!
Here are links to the Red Cross campaign and The Florida Disaster Fund.
Hurricane Michael Campaign
Please support disaster relief services for Hurricane Michael by making a financial donation to the American Red Cross. This helps us provide shelter,...
Learning about health delivery changes and innovations across insurance payers so we can bring this information back to you!
Patrick Conway on Twitter
”Excited to sit down with Adam in a few minutes. CMMI is a major driver of value-based care, partnering with providers and others across the na...
370. In which year, The Citizenship Act passed ?
Answer & Test Ur #GK Ability
369th Answer: [A] New Delhi.
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Advance Happy Birthday Rebel Star #Prabhas
Have you read October's @OTnews? Don't forget you can access 12 months of back copies digitally: https://t.co/G1v4D56WVB
3 ways to change up your job-hunting approach:
Looking for a job? Highlight your ability, not your experience
Very few of us hold jobs that line up directly with our past experiences or what we studied in college. Take TED Resident Jason Shen; he studied biolo...
NIH is seeking public input on the key policy provisions that NIH is considering for inclusion in a future draft policy aimed at replacing NIH’s existing Data Sharing Policy. For links and more info see:
A Data Sharing Renaissance: Music to My Ears!
When world famous cellist, Yo-Yo Ma, visited the NIH campus, he shared a story from the history of music, in which the peak of stringed instrument qua...
"There is a stigma attached to mental weakness among men – especially for those who are seen as physically robust – and there shouldn’t be."
@marklambert3 writes about the importance of men being in each other's corners:
As a rugby player, I'm not ashamed to discuss my mental health
We might all look like silverback gorillas but the basis of our relationship with each other is emotion.
@UHCPhysio @fizzyGigi @JoannaMowbray @AJohnso10 @preston_jenny Charity call for Scots 'right to rehab'
Charity call for Scots 'right to rehab'
Chest Heart and Stroke Scotland say about one in five patients do not get the support they need.
‘Our roles are swapping sooner than we thought. But I'm here to help you, be your rock, like you have been to me.’
Every day, 11-year-old Jacob helps his dad Pete to live well with younger onset dementia.
Watch their video and read Jacob’s open letter to his Dad below:
ABC Life on Twitter
”If you missed Jacob's remarkable story on @abc730 tonight you can catch up here: https://t.co/mboQwb3VTO #abc730”
Are you ready for an exciting new role in digital services? We're looking for 6 dynamic people to join our friendly, innovative and hard-working team. Could this be you? https://t.co/kY85naBusn #jobs #joblisting #jobposting #nowhiring #joinourteam #digital
We've published all of our new #advocacy leaflets online! If you like, you can download them at https://t.co/WXus9aPluj #aaw18
Lots of coverage this weekend about our research into older people's eating habits and their level of social interaction. Thank you @HuffPostUK for sharing.
HuffPost UK on Twitter
”1 in 5 over-70s eat most meals alone â here's how you can help https://t.co/9nBmOAdd4n”
Participants come from all over Canada to attend CAOT workshops!
Help make all your social media followers aware of #OTWeek2018 by adding a branded OT Week header graphic to your #Twitter and #Facebook profiles! Available from 'downloadable resources' here: https://t.co/ZQcOPAna6Q #occupationaltherapy
Advance #HappyBirthdayPrabhas, the Rebel Star from Us
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Which career should you pursue? Should you break up -- or get married?! Where should you live?
Big decisions like these can be agonizingly difficult. But that's because we think about them the wrong way.
How to make hard choices
Here's a talk that could literally change your life. Which career should I pursue? Should I break up -- or get married?! Where should I live? Big deci...