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Informed consent in occupational therapy: How colonization and coercion impact access for Indigenous Peoples
Presenter: Janna MacLachlan and Lisa Boivin

January 8, 2019

 

Canada’s legacy of colonization acts as a coercive force, inhibiting free and informed consent for Indigenous clients. With ongoing reports by Indigenous peoples of distrust of and systemic racism in Canada’s institutions, it is essential that health care professionals practice cultural safety and begin to recognize and address concrete areas, such as consent, where this is not occurring. By employing concepts from bioethics, critical approaches and Indigenous worldviews, and reflecting on lived experiences, this webinar reports on barriers to and solutions for informed consent in services provided to Indigenous peoples.

After taking part in this webinar, participants will:

  1. Be able to recognize some common actions relating to consent that may be culturally unsafe in their practice;
  2. Have tools to critically assess actions and procedures within their practice related to consent in terms of cultural safety;
  3. Understand how some values and assumptions taken for granted within Western societies may not be shared by all, and how asserting these can in some cases constitute medical colonialism or impede Indigenous self-determination;
  4. Begin to consider their power and privilege relative to that of their Indigenous clients, as well as how they might practice principles of allyship;
  5. Understand how Canada’s legacy of colonization makes Indigenous clients vulnerable in all clinical settings.
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Enabling occupation for populations: Use of occupational performance models and frameworks by occupational therapists employed in strategic planning and policy environments
Presenters: Shannon Berg & Angela Sekulic
February 19, 2019

 

The Canadian Model of Occupational Performance and Engagement (CMOP-E), the Canadian Model of Client-Centred Enablement (CMCE) as well as the Canadian Practice Process Framework (CPPF) are useful guides for occupational therapists working in non-traditional roles such as health or social service planning and policy development.  For example, key skills in the CMCE, particularly “adapt”, “collaborate”, “consult”, “design/build”, “educate” and “engage” are foundational for effective enablement of sound, evidence-informed policy.  This webinar will illustrate and provide examples of how the lens of occupational therapy practice can be used to view and inform the development and implementation of high-level health system policy where the “client” is not an individual but society as a whole.

After taking part in this webinar, participants will:

  1. Understand how the various models and frameworks for occupational therapy practice can be applied at a system level where the “client” is a population or society.
  2. Recognize the application of key skills in the Canadian Model of Client-Centred Enablement (CMCE) in high level policy development in a broader health system context, such as health region/authority and government roles.

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How to improve accessibility in Canadian health care for LGBT2Q+ clients
Presenters: Nicola Schaan, Rebecca Alley & Samantha Repa
March 5, 2019

At least three per cent of Canadians identify as LGBT2Q+ and the health care provided to these individuals overwhelmingly lacks sensitivity and competency based on the literature. Occupational therapists can have a key role in improving accessibility in Canadian health care to these individuals. This webinar will provide an overview of the LGBT2Q+ community and the experiences of these individuals within the Canadian heath care system. Concrete suggestions for practice will be shared to lay the groundwork for health providers to offer more inclusive and accessible services. A case study will illustrate how to apply these suggestions into occupational therapy practice.

After taking part in this webinar, participants will:

  1. Be able to define “LGBT2Q+” and at least one identity not in the acronym.
  2. Understand at least four implications of sexuality and gender on practice on an individual and institutional level.
  3. Be able to identify at least three strategies for change that can implemented on an individual level in your own practice.

 

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Community-based adult group programming: Approaches to plan, implement and sustain services
Presenters: Rosanna Wegner and Gina Shimoda
September 10, 2019

With growing emphasis on primary prevention, occupational therapists offer a unique perspective and role in targeted group programming. Successful community-based programs can be an effective long-term strategy in providing quality occupational therapy services. The webinar will explore considerations and strategies to plan, implement and sustain an occupational therapy community-based program. The targeted adult group program “Boosting Your Brain Health” will be used as an example.

After taking part in this webinar, participants will be able to:

  1. Define community-based group programming.
  2. Identify factors to consider when developing a program.
  3. Apply strategies to enable an engaged and safe learning environment for group participants.

 

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From bedside to boardroom: Exploring patient engagement opportunities in rehabilitation care
Presenters: Siobhan Donaghy, Jennifer Shaffer & Paul Kocher
December 10, 2019

There is growing public demand for active patient engagement in health care, as demonstrated by the establishment of Accreditation Canada Standards for health care organizations. Given the profession’s focus on client-centred care through active partnerships, collaboration and shared decision-making with those who we support, occupational therapists have the foundational skills to foster and lead positive change in the area of patient engagement.  

This webinar explores the many ways that occupational therapists can actively support and lead patient engagement opportunities in rehabilitation contexts, through their roles in direct client care, clinical teaching, quality improvement, organizational development and practice-based research.  Examples will be shared which demonstrate patient engagement in action, along with practical tips, resources and references for both occupational therapists and their interprofessional colleagues to explore and apply in their own practice context.  

After taking part in this webinar, participants will be able to:

  1. Identify the role of the patient as a vital, equal and active member of their rehabilitation care team.
  2. Identify strategies that will foster active partnerships with patients / families in the care planning process.
  3. Identify opportunities for active partnerships with patients / families in the process of identifying, developing and carrying out relevant strategic planning, quality improvement, educational and / or practice-based research initiatives.
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