Book Review: Listening, Learning, Caring & Counselling
Australian mental-health expert Dr. Cate Howell, the author of Listening, Learning, Caring & Counselling: The Essential Manual for Psychologists, Psychiatrists, Counsellors and Other Healthcare Professionals on Caring for Their Clients, has over thirty years’ experience in the healthcare field and began in occupational therapy. Her specialty is mental health and she is trained in clinical hypnosis, couple therapy, cognitive therapy, acceptance and commitment therapy, and interpersonal therapy. She wrote this book not as a skills training resource, but as a guide to her way of counseling which she calls, “l...
Source: Psych Central - September 24, 2016 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Stan Rockwell, PsyD Tags: Book Reviews Career Cognitive-Behavioral Disorders General Health Insurance Mindfulness Professional Psychiatry Psychological Assessment Psychology Psychotherapy Students Treatment Anxiety Disorder books for mental health pro Source Type: news

Occupational therapy reduces hospital readmissions, research finds
A recent study has found that 30-day readmission rates for heart failure, pneumonia, and acute myocardial infarction were improved with the help of occupational therapy. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - September 16, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

Supermarket Employs Genius Idea To Help Soothe Kids With Autism
A Shop Rite in Pennsylvania has introduced a specialized checkout lane, and the change could benefit young people with autism.  On Sept.7, the supermarket, located in the town of Brookhaven, got rid of the candy display next to one of its registers and began offering an array of toys: Play-Doh, putty, rattles, small puzzles and more.  Such toys are often used as calming tools in occupational therapy for kids who have autism or are on the autism spectrum and also struggle to process everyday sensory information. If a person with autism who has difficulty processing sensory info becomes overwhelmed, ...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - September 9, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

First hand transplant recipient in NC gains use of new hand (video)
Treatment TermsHand transplant Author Shawn Rocco Overview On May 27th, Duke doctors performed the first-of-its-kind hand transplant surgery in North Carolina on 54-year-old Rene Chavez. Content Blocks Section Features Images/Media Header Gaining use of new hand ContentLed by hand transplant surgeonDr. Linda  Cendales,  two teams worked to attach a donor hand and forearm onto the left arm of Chavez, who lost his hand in an accident when he was four-years-old., Chavez, who lives in Laredo, Texas, is now participating in daily four-hour occupational therapy sessions and gaining the use of his new left h...
Source: dukehealth.org: Health Features - September 9, 2016 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: dg62 at duke.edu Source Type: news

Occupational therapy home modification assessment and intervention - Somerville E, Smallfield S, Stark S, Seibert C, Arbesman M, Lieberman D.
Evidence Connection articles describe a clinical application of a systematic review developed in conjunction with the American Occupational Therapy Association's Evidence-Based Practice (EBP) Project. This Evidence Connection provides a case report of a cl... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 27, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

Functional assessment in mental health: lessons from occupational therapy - Rogers JC, Holm MB.
Occupational therapists have been conducting functional assessments since World War I, and this accumulated experience has taught us several critical lessons. First, a comprehensive profile of a patient's functioning requires multiple assessment methods. S... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 7, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

Asa Hutchinson Announces Appointments to Boards, Commissions
Gov. Asa Hutchinson on Friday announced the following appointments to boards, commissions and other groups: Matthew Flemister, Little Rock, to the Child Welfare Agency Review Board. Appointment expires March 3, 2019. Replaces Mary Pickard. Sanford Tollette, Little Rock, to the Child Welfare Agency Review Board. Appointment expires March 3, 2020. Reappointment. Beverly Foti, Little Rock, to the Child Welfare Agency Review Board. Appointment expires March 3, 2020. Reappointment. Joe Christian, Jonesboro, to the Arkansas Rice Research and Promotion Board. Appointment expires June 30, 2018. Reappointment. Jay Coker, Stuttg...
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - August 6, 2016 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Who is your Health Hero?
Do you know a support worker in the NHS who deserves national recognition for their dedication? Perhaps you’re one yourself? Then the Our Health Heroes awards, organised by UNISON, in partnership with Skills for Health and the National Skills Academy for Health, could be just the thing for you. Nominations are now open for the UK’s only dedicated awards scheme to celebrate the healthcare support workforce, recognising and promoting the significant contribution they make to the health sector. We know that the support workforce is crucially important in the delivery of patient care and are significant contributors in ...
Source: UNISON meat hygiene - July 26, 2016 Category: Food Science Authors: Rosa Ellis Tags: Article News health health awards one team Source Type: news

Best Plan For Autism Starts With Behavioral Therapy
Although there is no cure for autism, various interventions can help diminish the symptoms, sometimes profoundly. Since both social and communication differences are part of the diagnosis, behavioral and speech language therapy are typically the foundation of intervention. But one challenge in planning, and a stress for parents, is that no single educational plan works for all children. From a research point of view, the most proven approach for children with autism remains behavioral therapy. While behavioral intervention sometimes seems meant only for overly rambunctious children who act out, that's not the case. I...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - July 8, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Occupational Therapy Assistants - Career Overview
How do you become an occupational therapy assistant? What do occupational therapy assistants do? Learn more about the ota job outlook. (Source: About.com Health Careers)
Source: About.com Health Careers - July 2, 2016 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: healthcareers.guide at about.com Tags: careers Source Type: news

Torn ACL treatment: It ’s different for girls
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Source: dukehealth.org: Duke Health News - June 27, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: ec199 at duke.edu Source Type: news

Use of a driving simulator to improve on-road driving performance and cognition in persons with Parkinson's disease: a pilot study - Devos H, Morgan JC, Onyeamaechi A, Bogle CA, Holton K, Kruse J, Sasser S, Akinwuntan AE.
BACKGROUND/AIM: The use of simulators as an assessment and intervention tool for driving is an emerging field in occupational therapy. We investigated the potential usefulness of a driving simulator to improve on-road skills and cognitive functions in driv... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 29, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Distraction, Fatigue, Chronobiology, Vigilance, Workload Source Type: news

The Community Integration Questionnaire - Revised: Australian normative data and measurement of electronic social networking - Callaway L, Winkler D, Tippett A, Herd N, Migliorini C, Willer B.
BACKGROUND/AIM: Consideration of the relationship between meaningful participation, health and wellbeing underpins occupational therapy intervention, and drives measurement of community integration following acquired brain injury (ABI). However, utility of... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 29, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Community-Based Prevention Source Type: news

Playing Ping Pong with Disability
Table tennis players train at Majd Sports. Majd Sports is a recreational centre catering for people with disabilities in Ramallah, occupied West Bank. Credit: Silvia Boarini/IPSBy Silvia BoariniRAMALLAH, Occupied West Bank, Apr 28 2016 (IPS)Despite formally adopting progressive laws, such as Law Number 4, and ratifying the UN Convention on the Rights of People with Disability, Palestinian authorities still struggle to get beyond rhetoric when it comes to supporting the 7 to 11 per cent of the population that is affected by disability. As the ongoing Israeli military occupation of the West Bank and Gaza continues to block ...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - April 28, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Authors: Silvia Boarini Tags: Active Citizens Armed Conflicts Civil Society Featured Global Geopolitics Headlines Health Human Rights Middle East & North Africa Population Source Type: news

What Can Be Done for Victims Still Fighting for Survival?
By Sheikh Nazmul Huda, Desdemona Khan, Labin Rahman and John RichardsApr 24 2016 (The Daily Star, Bangladesh)Three years have elapsed since the collapse of Rana Plaza, Savar, on a fine morning of April 24, 2013. The disaster, one of the deadliest in the world’s industrial history in two centuries, claimed the lives of 1,135 men and women and injured another 2,500, nearly 200 of whom severe enough to keep them hospitalised for months. Photo: rahul-talukderIn the months following the accident, we, along with other colleagues, surveyed many such survivors with serious injuries. The victims were in the prime of their li...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - April 24, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Authors: Sheikh Nazmul and John Richards Tags: Aid Asia-Pacific Development & Aid Headlines Health Poverty & SDGs Source Type: news