Session Type: Workshop
Technology is growing in importance in our everyday lives. The role of occupational therapy and physiotherapy is to enhance or enable meaningful participation in the occupations (activities) important to everyday life. Therefore, if technology is a component of people’s lives it is important for Therapists to look for ways to incorporate technology into clinical practice. This could include using technology for treatment and rehabilitation or technology as an assistive device.
This session will showcase examples of clinical practice where therapists (OTs and PTs) have used new technologies to increase, maintain, or improve patient’s functional and cognitive capabilities. The presentations will describe the specific rationale, processes, documentation, enablers and barriers to implementation in clinical settings.
The session will involve a number of 5 minute presentations followed by a 10 minute discussion opportunity for questions, and, facilitated discussion about the enablers and barriers to introducing technology into patient care. Therapists will describe their own experiences and those of their patients in using new technologies. This session will also explore the acceptability of assistive devices from the patient’s perspective.
The general topics of the individual presentations that inform the reader of the methods.
During the discussions we invite participants/delegates to share their experiences/learning.
You can submit a short 900 word communication, on or around this topic, now until 7th April 2017.
Contact: Natalie Jones, Deputy Professional Lead Occupational Therapist, NHS, Sheffield, UK.
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