Sustainable Occupational Therapy Practice - Online Networking  Event

Sustainable Occupational Therapy Practice - Online Networking Event

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A free event for any occupational therapy practitioners, students, educators, managers, researchers wanting to explore sustainable practice.

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Our scheduled occupational therapy event on July 13th is now going to be the first networking event for Greener AHPs. Occupational therapists and all other AHPs are welcome: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/greener-ahp-online-networking-event-tickets-372632422607?aff=ebdssbdestsearch

Sustainable occupational therapy practice means using resources to deliver healthcare today without compromising the health of current or future generations. 

The climate emergency is a health emergency, and as a result, addressing climate change has been described as the greatest health opportunity this century.  

In 2012, the World Federation of Occupational Therapists (WFOT) stated that occupational therapists need to “re-evaluate practice models and expand clinical reasoning about occupational performance to include sustainable practice.” 

In 2018, WFOT published Sustainability Matters which detailed five sustainability guiding principles that are being considered by occupational therapy associations around the world. For example, The Royal College of Occupational Therapists have stated that these WFOT guiding principles need incorporating into UK curricula and have cited them in the RCOT professional standards and code of ethics. 

Sustainable Quality Improvement (SusQI) methodology joins carbon reduction to the core aim of providing the best possible healthcare. WFOT’s QUEST strategy includes sustainability as one of the seven quality indicators applicable to all settings for occupational therapy practice.

Come along to this global networking event and meet other occupational therapists who would like to practice more sustainably. We have our Zoom call at the same time on the second Wednesday of each month. All are welcome.

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