CAOT- Chronic conditions on-the-job: Inflammatory/autoimmune disorders
27-Mar-2018 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Chronic conditions on-the-job: Inflammatory/autoimmune disorders

Register online by March 20, 2018

Presenters: Karen Joudrey

Most people over 40 have at least one chronic condition, and our Canadian workforce is aging.

Addressing the impact of inflammatory, autoimmune diseases such as Rheumatoid Arthritis; Crohn’s disease; ulcerative colitis; psoriasis; psoriatic arthritis; and ankylosing spondylitis is a workplace priority (second only to addressing the impact of mental health conditions at work). Occupational therapy theory provides a framework to identify facilitators and remove barriers to mitigate disability. Review of the occupational therapy literature reveals that appropriate chronic disease self-management practices increases our clients’ occupational participation and performance. Regardless of your area of practice, how can OTs partner with our clients living with these conditions to support self-management and enable occupation?  Can compassionate and innovative occupational therapy intervention respect economic imperatives of the workplace? Can these two interests be win-win?


After taking part in this webinar, participants will:
 

  1. Understand the impact of inflammatory, autoimmune conditions on the workplace.
  2. Consider application of self-management strategies and principles in the context of work.
Areas of practice

Musculoskeletal, digestive, metabolic, and endocrine, general physical health, vocational rehabilitation

Client age groups

Adults (20-64 years)

Fees:

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  • Individual registration: $50 for CAOT members / $95 for non-members - plus applicable taxes
  • Group registration: $250 for CAOT members / $475 for non-members - plus applicable taxes
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