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to Occupational Therapists across the UK, over the past four years, obtain your share this year!

There’s lots for you at the show, including a selection of over 80 hours of FREE accredited CPD education, which you can see by clicking here to view the full education programme. You can also download and print a pdf version of the latest education programme, here so you can share with your team too.

Here are just a few sessions you can attend at the show this year:


Like a river; the power of client narrative in Occupational Therapy, presented by Professor Michael Iwama, Professor & Chair, Occupational Therapy.

The most powerful occupational therapy aims to enable people from all walks of life, to engage and participate in activities and processes that they value. Dr Iwama will explain why client narratives of their real experiences and struggles in everyday life are essential for occupational therapy to succeed. An overview of the Kawa (River) Model is presented as an effective method to access client narratives, and in turn configure an occupational therapy that is relevant, and powerfully effective.

By attending in this session, delegates will be able to:

  • Explain the importance of Client Narratives in OT.
  • Explain the Structure & Concepts of the Kawa Model.
  • Explain How the Kawa Model can be Applied in OT.

Taking place on Wednesday 22nd November, Keynote Theatre at 10:30 – 11:30


See the full education programme here
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Positively evaluating leadership from an occupational perspective, presented by Dr Jenny Preston, Consultant Occupational Therapist.

Occupational Therapists are emerging as leaders in a range of settings and roles.  This has generated enquiry into the personal and professional attributes of occupational therapists as leaders.  During this presentation theoretical models of occupational therapy will be accessed to understand leadership within the context of the person, the environment and occupations.  This will be framed within the personal leadership journey of a Consultant Occupational Therapist as a non-medical clinical lead and how the vision and model of care for a Neurological Rehabilitation Service were theoretically informed, implemented and evaluated.

By attending this session, delegates will be able to:

  • Critically debate theoretical models of leadership and occupational therapy.
  • Understand the impact and importance of the person, environment and occupation within a leadership context.
  • Justify the reasoning to support relevant models of care, evaluate service provision and demonstrate value for money.

Taking place on Wednesday 22nd November, Keynote Theatre at 14:45 – 15:30


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Professionalism in an age of austerity: law, policy, practice – challenges and opportunities, Mr Michael Mandlestam.

Considers occupational therapy in health and social care at a time of significantly increasing demand, austerity and managerialism in statutory services. Outlines the legal and policy context of the Care Act 2014 and the NHS Act 2006. Highlights significant challenges to professional good practice and integrity – including registration (HCPC) requirements (in relation to Standards of Conduct, Performance and Ethics, 2016). Also illustrates opportunities for occupational therapists to demonstrate their value.

By attending this session, delegates will understand the:

  • Overview of legal and policy context.
  • How this context can threaten professional good practice and integrity.
  • How this context can support professional good practice.

Taking place on Thursday 23rd November, Keynote Theatre at 13:15 – 14:15

See the full education programme here.

 


NICE guidance:  why the evidence matters, presented by Professor Gillian Leng, Deputy Chief Executive, NICE.

The presentation will provide an overview of NICEs role and why it is relevant to occupational therapy.  It will describe how research evidence is used to inform guidance and standards, and discuss the challenges of changing practice.  The presentation will conclude with benefits of evidence-based practice for occupational therapy, and how this can be measured.

Taking place on Thursday 23rd November, Theatre 1 at 09:45 – 10:30

 

See the full education programme here.


Supporting individuals who have dementia to move and transfer, presented by Melanie Sturnam, MSF Manual Handling & Back Care.

How do you support individuals who have dementia and may express behaviour that challenges?  This session will focus on the importance of identifying antecedents that may cause behaviour that challenges and implementing safe moving and handling practices to promote function, independence and dignity.

By attending this session, delegates will be able to:

  • How to identify behavioural triggers.
  • Recognise behavioural triggers in care.
  • Identify and implement safe systems to reduce behaviour that challenges.

Taking place on Thursday 23rd November, Theatre 2 at 11:00 – 11:45

See the full education programme here.


Sexuality in spinal cord injury, presented by Amy Gilder, Specialist Neurological Occupational Therapist.

An opportunity to explore how a spinal cord injury can impact on sexual function and understand how we as therapists can educate and support patients with both the physical and psychological impact of this process.

By attending this session, delegates will be able to:

  • Gain a basic understanding of how a spinal cord injury can impact on sexual function.
  • Become aware of the possible psychological impact of a spinal cord injury on sexuality.
  • Learn the OT’s role in sexuality.

Taking place on Thursday 23rd November, Theatre 2 at 14:00 – 15:00

See the full education programme here.

More than 4,700 Occupational Therapist (OT) delegates are expected over the two days, this is YOUR SHOW…the perfect opportunity to meet 270+ OT suppliers, update your knowledge, share ideas, network with peers/colleagues, and more importantly, have fun and be inspired. Register for FREE today so you don’t miss out!

We all look forward to welcoming you to The Occupational Therapy Show in November!

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