As announced in the COTEC’s March 2020 Newsletter, COTEC has attended a very interesting symposium organised by the European Knowledge Tree Group for eHealth.
If you would like to know more about the group’s work you can read more in their latest newsletter – https://mailchi.mp/c84ca4a4f55d/ektg-newsletter-5-first-draft-2678129?e=e52947e543
You can also find information on how to join their upcoming webinars.
The Electoral Committee would like to announce that nominations are now open for the following positions within the COTEC Executive Committee:
- Vice-President Finance
- Vice-President Administration
- 2 Members
More information can be found in the document attached. Nominations have been extended until the 13th July 2020.
COVID-19 is causing widespread disruption to daily life for people across the world. While supporting social distancing restrictions to keep our communities safe, we also need to be mindful of how these current changes can impact on other aspects of health: including our mental health, fitness and occupational health. This guide discusses aspects of daily life — things that you probably always took for granted and now are having to re-think. An occupational therapy framework is used to consider how productivity, leisure, self-care, your space, routine and roles may be impacted and to present suggestions and examples of how to adapt and manage the disruptions. This has been designed to help everyday people adapt to the changes. A poster is also available for use in clinics or other public spaces. The links and/or pdf guide and poster may be shared freely.
Guide: English or French
We also remind you to keep updated with the latest information and suggestion issued by WHO Europe – http://www.euro.who.int/en/home
Alzheimer Europe and Societatea Română Alzheimer are calling for abstracts for the upcoming 30th Alzheimer Europe Conference in Bucharest, Romania.
Abstracts for oral and poster presentations in English are welcome in the following categories:
This book focuses on evidence-based occupational therapy in the care of older adults in different clinical settings, from home to acute hospital, from intensive care unit to rehabilitation centers and nursing homes. Occupational therapy has progressively developed as a new discipline aiming to improve the daily life of individuals of different ages, from children to older adults.
The book first reviews the interaction between occupational therapy and geriatrics and then discusses in depth how occupational therapy interventions are applied in the community, in the acute hospital and in the nursing home. It highlights the key role of occupational therapy in the management of frail patients, including critically ill older patients and persons with dementia, and describes in detail how to maintain occupational therapy interventions across different settings to avoid the fragmentation of care.
The ageing population requires new innovative approaches to improve the quality of life, and as such this book provides clinicians with handy, key information on how to implement occupational therapy in the daily clinical care of older adults based on the current scientific evidence.
For more information: https://www.springer.com/gp/book/9783030357306#aboutBook