A network for occupational therapy practitioners, students and educators interested in exploring sustainable practice.
Our conference organized in partnership with The Thames Valley Health Innovation and Education Cluster is taking place on 24th February 2012. The day offers a great opportunity to find out about the most recent developments in sustainable healthcare including a launch of the emergent research agenda from The King's Fund. Experts will outline the major issues before looking in depth at some of the available solutions including how to cut medicines waste, benefits of greenspace, patient and staff engagement and active transport.
The annual meeting of the Society for the Study of Occupation USA was held in Park City, Utah from October 20-22, 2011. This is the second of two reports from the conference about the two sessions that were held on the topic of occupational science/occupational therapy and global climate change.
The annual meeting of the Society for the Study of Occupation USA was held in Park City, Utah from October 20-22, 2011. This is a report about two sessions that were held on the topic of occupational science/occupational therapy and global climate change.
In the spring the Green Occupational Therapy Network was relaunched as the Occupational Therapy Sustainable Practice Network or OT Susnet. Here’s the first in a series of blogs, reviewing some of what we’ve been up to and previewing upcoming blogs.
These are exciting and changing times. In the new year the Campaign for Greener Healthcare will be relaunching itself as the Centre for Sustainable Healthcare, and we will be renaming the Green Occupational Therapy Network accordingly.
Hope, empowerment, meaningful activity – the three pillars of the mental health Recovery Model are at the heart of occupational therapy practice. Can OTs use these same tools to help us discover the art of sustainable living?
An update on the Green OT project and items of interest. Plus a picture of a beautiful spider web in my urban garden!
Frances Mortimer speaks to Ben Whittaker and Tamara Rayment about the contribution of occupational therapy to a greener health service.
I spent two days last week at the Plymouth University ‘All Our Futures’ Conference. Focused on ‘Designing Sustainable Futures’, the conference hosted workshops by educators, business bods and health professionals – including me!
One of the things which makes occupational therapy special is its committed holistic approach. Yet even though the environment is considered an integral part of the OT process, the profession - at the UK at least - seems to be overlooking the single biggest threat to humans and their environment – climate change.