Estonia National OT News
News from Estonia
In 2015 occupational therapists were involved in following clinical guideline teams: “Management of patients with alcohol-use disorders” and “Stroke rehabilitation”.
In May the NA’s annual general assembly elected the new management.
The summer seminar was held in Tartu, Southern-Estonia, and took place in August. The program consisted of presentations on mirror therapy, spasticity and visual perception framework. The afternoon was filled with much needed chatting. As being a relatively small NA (under 100 members), it was great to welcome almost 20 OTs to the event (also two children and a cat were present).
In the beginning of November, International week of Tallinn Health Care College incorporated an afternoon of presentations from OT-s in Estonia, Latvia and Armenia. With the presence of teachers, practitioners and students from Estonia and elsewhere, the World OT Day was celebrated with a themed cake.
In the end of the year an application was submitted to add a new service “Occupational therapy in everyday environment” to the national health care fund’s price list. In Estonia the current medical rehabilitation service covers OT only in hospital setting (in-patient and out-patient units).