The role of occupational therapy in cancer rehabilitation
University of Montreal
May 31 and June 1, 2021
8h30 to 16h30
School of Rehabilitation, University of Montreal
This training is offered in partnership with the Continuing Professional Development Program of the UdeM Occupational Therapy Program.
This course will provide occupational therapy practitioners with evidence-based evaluation and treatment strategies for adult survivors of cancer across the treatment continuum. Using the International Classification of Function as a guiding framework, the course will focus on common body structure and function, activity and participation restrictions experienced by survivors of cancer across the adult life span and across the cancer care treatment continuum. The impact of long term and late effects of cancer treatment on occupational performance, including fatigue, cancer related cognitive impairment, chemotherapy-induced peripheral neuropathy, lymphedema and psychosocial function will be covered. Assessments and interventions to support performance of activities of daily living, instrumental activities of daily living, sleep and rest, work, and social participation will also be covered. The course will include opportunities for interactive, hands on experiences with interpreting assessment results and creating evidence-based, occupation-focused treatment plans.