Occupational Therapy New Zealand Whakaora Ngangahau Aotearoa

Join Lucy Charles and Arul Hamill at 10 a.m., and Lynda Mance and Lucy Lyon today at 11 a.m.!

Join Lucy Charles and Arul Hamill at 10am – 11am today for an interactive session via Zoom, at the OTNZ-WNA e-Clinical workshops 2020.

Practice evolutions during and post COVID-19. How we meet and match children and families where they are.

We will share with you our reflections on how we are meeting and matching children and families where they are at during and post Covid-19.

We will share some of the frameworks and approaches that underpin our way of thinking. Reflecting on the worldwide influences such as the Sustainable Development goals (United Nations), World Health Organisation, International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health (ICF), Hauora, CanChild F-Words for Childhood and Coaching approaches and how these underpin our practice?

This also includes The F-words Life Wheel which is an approach and a way of thinking that facilitates conversations, interactions, engagement and goal setting for children and their families to enable them to have a voice. What does this mean in practical terms to us as Occupational Therapists?

What does our practice look like now? How would we like it to look? What changes can we make in our practice? How can we form partnerships between families and therapists? How can we provide children with a voice? And how do we establish what is important to the child and family during this changing climate, given that their perspective and capacity has been changing daily? And what this evolution looks like in our practice?

The medical profession have textbooks and families have stories. How do we listen to the child and family’s story and how do we empower families on their own journey without throwing out the textbooks or our clinical reasoning?

Access the Zoom links for this workshop, along with more information here: otnz.co.nz/links

See the abstract for this workshop here: https://www.otnz.co.nz/otweek2020/e-clinicalworkshops/

Join Lynda Mance and Lucy Lyon today at 11am – 1130am for an interactive session via Zoom, at the OTNZ-WNA e-Clinical workshops 2020.

Telehealth and lessons learned during lockdown

Prior to Covid-19 occupational therapy was for the most part, a hands-on profession. During lockdown, challenges using Telehealth were realised as therapists found this approach more intense and exhausting than face to face contact.  Client feedback gathered by Paediatricians and the team on Telehealth were largely positive.

We learned that a whānau centred approach with meaningful participation can be achieved with Telehealth. Going forward, occupational therapists need opportunities to integrate Telehealth into practice, improving skills and knowledge to practice in this way. Furthermore, we need to address Pae ora – healthy futures and equity for Māori – and acknowledging Te Tiriti within a telehealth framework.

Access the Zoom links for this workshop, along with more information here: otnz.co.nz/links

See the abstract for this workshop here: https://www.otnz.co.nz/otweek2020/e-clinicalworkshops/