Forensic occupational therapy in Europe: Occupational therapists perspectives and the evidence applied in practice

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 This research is part of a Europe-wide initiative to develop best practice in forensic psychiatric services.  By studying occupational therapists perspectives of their role in forensic services, this research will contribute to guidelines and standards being developed.

Occupational therapists with experience practising occupational therapy in a forensic setting in Europe are invited to take part in a short online survey.  

  • The online survey will take approximately 15-20 minutes
  • It can be done from a location of your choice
  • Participation in this research study is voluntary
  • Your responses will be treated and kept in a confidential manner

By taking part you will be contributing to development of an evidence base for occupational therapy in forensic settings and undertaking continuing professional development (CPD).

For more details and to take part, click here:

In order to participate, you may either:

Click on this link or copy and paste http://www.sogosurvey.com/k/SsRPSQSsTsPsPsP 

If you have any questions or require more information about this study, please contact the researcher using the contact details below. 

Caty Connell, MCOT MCOTSSMH MSc BSc(Hons)                            

Specialist Forensic Occupational Therapist
Birmingham and Solihull Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust
United Kingdom

Email: cconnell1@nhs.net   

WFOT Student Occupational Therapist Invitation

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World Federation of Occupational Therapists in connection with 4 Canadian students are gathering information on the student experience of Occupational Therapy and the preparations of international clinical fieldwork placements.

They are actively seeking participants now!
To participate in the study click here

Deadline 12th May 2015

eHealth overview

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The European Commission has put together an overview of eHealth studies. Reports include areas that cover; impact, legal framework, good practice and more. 

The reports highlight the development of eHealth in its many facets and provides a great background to the recent project proposal led by the Technical University of Delft on developing internet based technology that can be used within OT education, OT practice and research which was mentioned in our March Newsletter. 

WFOT Research

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World Federation of Occupational Therapists in collaboration with the University of Sydney is conducting a survey to identify research priorities within Occupational Therapy

The request is for 1 response from each WFOT representative per University/College
If this is you click here to launch the survey

Deadline 22nd March & should take no more than 15 minutes

Guardian/BAOT Article

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Recently in the UK the Guardian a national Newspaper, sponsored by the British Association of Occupational Therapists and College of Occupational Therapists ran a short series about OT in their Social Care segment.
Click here to be directed to the website 
Exposure like this, even if limited, really does help raise the profile of Occupational Therapy.
Do you know of any other articles from across Europe about Occupational Therapy we can help support?
We want to help raise the profile of OT in every EU country both nationally and internationally!

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