The overrepresentation of individuals with mental illness in the criminal justice system has been well-documented, however, correctional services are often ill-equipped to address this topic. Through an exploration of relevant research, this article calls for an expanded role of occupational therapy within Mental Health Courts and elucidates what this re-envisioning can entail.
Vanessa S.K. Fan, Riya Shah, Sharon S. Kwan & Anna Krosinski
The COVID-19 pandemic contributed to a growing population with post-COVID-19 mental and functional impairments, increasing rehabilitation demands. This rapid review suggests that cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) improves insomnia, depression, anxiety, and post-traumatic stress disorder symptoms among survivors of COVID-19. More research is warranted to illustrate CBT’s role in improving function. Online CBT resources are provided for public use.
https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-35qrg-11df2e7 How can patient partners transform research? This episode of the Connecting the Dots mini-series features Dr Emily […]
https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-x4n2z-11c0d2d Have you heard of Speech-Language Pathology (SLP)? In this episode, we learn about SLP as a profession […]
Valeriya Demydenko, Maria Gladkikh, & Alexandra Krassikova
Rehabilitation is an essential component of promoting quality of life and enabling individuals to meaningfully participate in all domains on life. However, rehabilitation services can be difficult to obtain and a large proportion of people are living with unmet rehabilitation needs. This article tells the story of a mother advocating on behalf of her young son living with a disability and the challenges they encounter navigating the rehabilitation system.
Christina Ziebart, Stephanie Cimino & Eleni Patsakos
Gurech James Wai
Hospitals are already an unfamiliar environment to those that have to stay there and it definitely doesn’t feel like home. This article presents a world where you can wear your home clothes during your hospital stay to preserve dignity.
Bahareh Kardeh & Ben Mortenson
Transition from conducting research in one methodology to another can be very challenging. In this article you will learn about the challenges and insights of the author through his transition from qualitative and quantitative research.
Kohle Merry & Megan MacPherson
To date, little attention has been paid to client and clinician perspectives for how to pivot in-person rehab services to tele-rehab models. Developing tele-rehab solutions using evidence-based behaviour change techniques and in collaboration with end-users has the potential to improve health service accessibility and availability.
Rochelle Furtado & Hana Marmura
New therapists are likely to experience burnout because of school and job-related stressors. Previous studies have shown that novice therapists have high personal expectations and financial stress causing burnout. This commentary provides three potential approaches to reduce burnout in novice therapists.