As today is World Occupational Therapy day…
I would like to share this feature from The Guardian, ‘A day in the life of a specialist Occupational Therapist’ . I would like to also call upon some OT’s or student OT’s who would be willing to contribute to my blog by promoting OT and talking about a day in their life. I would like to try and demonstrate the diversity of work carried out in this wonderful field.
I plan to do ‘ a day in the life of a student OT’ myself in the near future and share some of my experience in a role emerging placement working with ex street sleepers.
Now here is the feature from The Guardian about Fran Hill who travels all over Hampshire for South Coast Fatigue helping clients who are affected by chronic fatigue syndrome ..
Click the pic for the article ”a day in the life of ..a specialist Occupational Therapist”
These interesting figures from the World Health Organization (WHO) show that heart disease, stroke and respiratory infections are still top killers in the world. Also sadly, not much change from the percentages of deaths for HIV/AIDS.
The percentages for deaths from diabetes and road traffic accidents have also increased and whilst TB figures have decreased slightly it still killed one million people in 2011. TB is preventable with the vaccination and could be wiped out if it was available to all world wide. http://www.vaccinestoday.eu/diseases/tb-return-of-a-preventable-disease/
Many of these illnesses can be prevented with the right treatment and education.
From an Occupational Therapy perspective, there is much scope in this profession to promote and educate on well being in the community rather than just treatment and re rehabilitation.
Please visit WHO for more information about these facts and figures by clicking on the picture or this link http://www.who.int/mediacentre/factsheets/fs310/en/index.html
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Click the pic for more info from the World Health Organization.
Tomorrow is ”World No Tobacco Day” and you may wonder why I am posting today.
Well I thought it would be good to bring awareness to the event ahead of the day.
The theme for World No Tobacco Day 2013 is: ban tobacco advertising, promotion and sponsorship.
I am not blogging this to preach others about their habits or ”chosen occupations”, but I just like to promote good health and highlight any issues and events.
Please click on the pic for more information from the World Health Organization, where you will find lots of other health information and list of events and campaigns throughout the year.