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#MindTech- Thoughts and Reflections


This post discusses the recent Mind Tech Unconference, a transcript of the back channel discussing the day can be found in my previous post http://claireot.wordpress.com/2012/03/31/mindtech-the-unconference-grabchat/ There are several issues that I immediately wished to comment on, namely, commissioning criteria in the

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Posted in AHP, Anxiety, Commons, Conference, CPD, Depression, Evidence based practice, Inpatient Services, Recovery, Reflection, Social Media

An experiment in Social Media in Clinical OT practice Growing Together 3- Growing shoots


I’ve posted a couple of blogs about my experimental use of Social Media in Clinical OT practice (see part1 and part2). Today’s post discusses the first foray into the use of Social Media. As I discussed in the first blogs,

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Posted in Digital Inclusion, FlickR, Occupational Therapy, Recovery, Social Inclusion, Social Isolation, Social Media Surgery, Stigma

An Experiment in the use of Social Media in Clinical OT Practice: Growing Together (1) Planting the seed


As a mental health OT, and an advocate for delivering services for people through multiple channels (including the use of Social Media), I am sometimes challenged as to how and why this is possible or indeed, desirable. The identified risks

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Posted in Evidence based practice, Inpatient Services, Occupational Therapy, Recovery, Risk, Social Inclusion, Social Media

Using Facebook to foster social interaction in older people after acquired brain injury. Anita Hamilton 2011


I have found a great example of how we can use Social Media (in this case, Facebook) to foster social engagement in older adults after acquired brain injury. A.hamilton festival of teaching 2011 View more documents from Anita Hamilton As

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Posted in Acquired brain injury, Digital Inclusion, Evidence based practice, Facebook, Occupational Therapy, Recovery, Social Isolation, Social Media

Have a look at this guidance


A working group has already been developing the guidance for nhs professionals using social networking sites in their professional practice. Link available here: http://www.library.nhs.uk/KNOWLEDGEMANAGEMENT/ViewResource.aspx?resID=289920 edit: sorry, this link no longer seems to work 24/07/2011 Link provided by Sarah Bodell, who

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Posted in Recovery, Reflection, Second Life, Social Media, Web 2.0

Web 2.0 applications for OTs


Well, during my usual mooching around online I happened across this blog http://frederickroad.blogspot.com/2009/09/education-in-changing-environment.html As you can see, the fab OTs at Salford are way ahead of me in terms of looking into the use fo web 2.0 for developing their

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Posted in Blogging, Facebook, Occupational Therapy, Reflection, Second Life, Social Media, Twitter, Web 2.0

Working as an Occupational Therapist in Mental Health in the UK.


This is my new blog, where I discuss working as an Occupational Therapist in mental health in the UK. I am interested in using new media opportunities to enhance my practice, and using this space to muse on how these new

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Posted in Occupational Therapy, Reflection, Social Media
Claireot

I'm an OT called Claire. I write about health, particularly mental health, and also about Social Media and Web 2.0 technology. I am particularly interested where these two fields overlap.
I believe that we all hold the potential for Recovery- let's grow together.

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I'm chuffed to bits to have been shortlisted!

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  • @Wild_Rodent yep. It's not comfortable being able to hear the reasons why those WoC didn't come back to another meeting (for example) 1 day ago
  • @altemissian thank you! 1 day ago
  • @Wild_Rodent I agree, but it's hard when things are written specifically to settle scores, but published in MSM. Flavia, case in point 1 day ago
  • @Wild_Rodent it's not possible as long as "real world harm" is being perpetuated against women. 1 day ago
  • @Wild_Rodent but it's funny how ppl who say that don't see the "real world harm" they cause to women through their bigotry, ain't it? 1 day ago

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