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On Monday, May 17th COTEC will be hosting its first webinar in the context of European Public Health Week. Following the theme of the day “Communicating Science and Health”, we are delighted to have two esteemed speakers who will introduce Health Literacy as an important topic to Occupational Therapy practice.
Title: Health literacy explored: The Occupational Therapy perspective
When: May 17th, 17:00 – 19:00 CET
Register at https://forms.gle/Mqznxr3ZJuLCZJuP6
Places are limited and will be granted on a first come, first-served basis
17.10 Introduction – Why this webinar & what is Health Literacy?
17.25 Keynote – Helen Osbourne
17.50 Keynote – Kristine Sørensen
18.15 Breakout sessions; small group discussion
18.30 Plenary – reporting of different groups
18.45 Sum up & Closing
Meet the Speakers
|Helen Osborne, M.Ed., OTR/L is president of Health Literacy Consulting, producer and host of the podcast series Health Literacy Out Loud, founder of Health Literacy Month, and author of the award-winning book, Health Literacy from A to Z; Practical Ways to Communicate Your Health Message.
Learn more about Helen’s work and background at the Health Literacy Consulting website, www.healthliteracy.com. You can also sign up for her free month e-newsletter, “What’s New in Health Literacy Consulting” with information about the latest how-to tips, podcasts, and other health literacy news.
|Kristine Sørensen, PhD is the President of the International Health Literacy Association and Executive Chair of Health Literacy Europe. She is the Founder of the Global Health Literacy Academy, a consultancy that provides advice on health literacy research, policy, and capacity building. She works for universities, governments, NGOs and international organizations such as the Council of Europe and the World Health Organization. For more information: https://www.kristinesorensen.net/|
This webinar is organised by COTEC and co-hosted jointly by Eva Denysiuk & Katharina Radak-Scherer with the support of COTEC Office Administrator Shawn Abela
Transitioning from being a student to a qualified occupational therapist is a demanding time at the start of your professional career and can sometimes be quite challenging: received knowledge crashes headlong into a barrage of real-world exceptions. The identity and lifestyle of a student ceases as the world of work replaces it.
Sound familiar to you now or perhaps it rekindles past memories?
In March 2020 The Elizabeth Casson Trust commissioned an exciting project with Dr Lynne Goodacre, an occupational therapist, researcher and personal coach and Rob Young, an artist and writer who helps NHS Leaders to communicate. The purpose of the project, called Year 1: Thriving not Surviving, was to create resources to support the wellbeing of newly qualified occupational therapists in their first year of practice.
Ten first year occupational therapists answered a call to work with Lynne and Rob. Over the course of six months they engaged with the wider occupational therapy community to co-produce a series of freely available self-coaching resources. Their commitment, energy and time has ensured that the resources are embedded in the real-life experiences of this community.
If you are in your first year of practice, download and take a look at the guides. They are not meant to be worked through in one go but are designed to help you pause, reflect and work on aspects of your life which may be challenging. Dip into whichever best meets your needs and, as the group themselves said, ‘I need to remember to OT myself’.