Day 1 (03 November 2017, Friday)
|0900-1030||Workshop 1Occupational Therapy and Primary Care: Building your Practice
Dr. Catherine Donnelly
|Workshop 2Occupational Performance Coaching 1 Day Introductory Workshop: Enabling Participation through Coaching Caregivers
Dr. Fiona Graham
|1100-1230||Workshop 1(continued)||Workshop 2(continued)||Workshop 3(continued)|
|1400-1530||Workshop 1(continued)||Workshop 2(continued)||Workshop 3(continued)|
|1600-1730||Workshop 1(continued)||Workshop 2(continued)||Workshop 3(continued)|
Day 2 (04 November 2017, Saturday)
Conference Programme Outline
|0830-0840||Welcome AddressDr Lim Chun Yi, President, Singapore Association Of Occupational Therapists|
|0840-0900||Opening AddressGuest of Honour:|
|0900-0915||A Tribute to Mrs Siva|
|0915-0930||Inspiring Occupational Therapist Award|
|0930-1030||Key Note LectureOccupational Therapy and Primary Care: Expanding Boundaries
Dr Catherine Donnelly
|1100-1230||Concurrent Sessions: Paper Presentations|
|Session 1||Session 2||Session 3|
|1330-1500||Concurrent Sessions: Paper Presentations|
|Session 4||Session 5||Session 6|
|1500-1545||The Inside Chat|
Dr Fiona Graham
|1715-1730||Closing Speech & Award PresentationMs Elain Koh, Chairperson, Scientific Committee, NOTC 2017|
* Programme schedule subject to changes
Key Note Lecture
Key Note Lecture Occupational Therapy and Primary Care: Expanding Boundaries
Speaker: Dr. Catherine Donnelly
04 November 2017, Saturday
Primary care reform has been a global theme with a specific focus on team-based primary care. Recent papers have urged occupational therapists to consider their role and understand occupational therapy’s contribution in this setting. There is growing research highlighting the role of occupational therapy in primary care as generalists working across the lifespan, however there remains only emerging evidence as to the impact of occupational therapy on outcomes such as participation, health and well-being. The keynote will review the core features of primary care and emphasize the clear fit with the domain of occupational therapy. Research related to occupational therapy and primary care will be examined and specific examples of occupational therapy within the setting will be introduced. Finally, key research priorities for occupational therapy in primary care will be explored.
Workshop 1 Occupational Therapy and Primary Care: Building your Practice
Presenter: Dr. Catherine Donnelly
03 November 2017, Friday
By the end of the workshop participants will be able to:
- Describe the core features and principles of primary care.
- Articulate how to apply OT conceptual and practice models within a primary care context.
- Apply health promotion and chronic disease management/prevention strategies to occupational therapy primary care case examples.
- Identify key evidence-informed resources to inform OT in primary care.
Describe the unique roles for occupational therapy in primary care, with an emphasis on health promotion and chronic disease management/prevention.
The workshop will employ a number of active learning strategies including: pair and share, small and large group discussion and case based learning. Brief didactic presentations interspersed with active learning strategies will provide key foundational knowledge related to occupational therapy and primary care.
This workshop will demonstrate how primary care principles and processes can be combined with occupational therapy frameworks to enable the community participation of individuals and groups who are at risk of or experience disability and illness. Evidence-informed resources will be described and integrated into case-study examples that illustrate the application of occupational therapy processes and enabling strategies into a primary health care context. Participants will be introduced to the Do-Live-Well, an occupation-based health promotion framework that can be used to support primary care intervention. The workshop will highlight how the primary health care context creates unique opportunities for practicing occupational therapy to its full scope and potential.
Workshop 2 Occupational Performance Coaching 1 Day Introductory Workshop: Enabling Participation through Coaching Caregivers
03 November 2017, Friday
Occupational Performance Coaching (OPC) is a way of working with caregivers to achieve their goals. OPC is relevant to health professionals working with caregivers of people with any health condition across the lifespan that restricts participation in home, school or community settings. OPC is particularly useful to directly address situations in the lived environment and when building caregivers’ capacity to self-manage situations is desired. OPC involves highly collaborative goal setting and shared analysis of situations with caregivers. Communication with caregivers is structured in ways that enhance caregiver engagement and sense of competence.
At the completion of the workshop participants will be able to:
- Describe the philosophy and purpose of coaching in the context of rehabilitation, and articulate their reflections on its application in staffs’ clinical areas.
- Describe and demonstrate the key techniques of coaching namely meaning-oriented goal-setting, eliciting caregiver knowledge and collaborative performance analysis.
- Identify key learning areas in their use of coaching and describe how these will be developed following the workshop.
Teaching methods used in this workshop include lecturing supported by Powerpoint material, clinical storytelling, small group work and role play.
Emerging research evidence supports the use of coaching approaches, particularly in paediatric rehabilitation but also in the presence of significant physical and cognitive disability. Coaching entails specific methods of engagement with caregivers and patients that go beyond being client-centred. This workshop will enable individual therapists, and service managers and designers to attempt coaching methods in their service contexts and consider the implications for the design of services in implementing coaching methods.
Fiona Graham is an occupational therapist (NZROT) with over 20 years’ experience working with children and families in private, health and education sectors as well as several areas of adult disability. OPC emerged from Fiona’s doctoral studies at the University of Queensland examining the effectiveness of coaching parents of children facing occupational performance challenges. She is currently based in Christchurch, New Zealand, with the University of Otago, Rehabilitation Teaching and Research Unit, teaching postgraduate interprofessional rehabilitation. She continues to work with children and families through private consultation.