Exploring the COT Briefing Paper on Sustainable Development: reducing carbon without reducing health

Gower, G. and Whittaker, B. (2014) Exploring the COT Briefing Paper on Sustainable Development: reducing carbon without reducing health. In: College of Occupational Therapists Annual Conference, 3rd-5th June, 2014, Brighton.

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Abstract

The development of efficient and effective service delivery in health and social care, to meet the needs of service users in this changing world.
WFOT 2012 has called for occupational therapy practice to incorporate sustainable development.Occupational therapists could re-evaluate practice models and expand clinical reasoning about occupational performance to include global issues.In the UK, Climate Change will bring new challenges to the way occupational therapists work. If action is taken now some of the worst effects of climate change could be mitigated or prevented. There could be also needs to be preparation and planning for the inevitable challenges to come.The occupational therapy profession has an important role to play in sustainable health and social care at all levels and across all domains.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Poster)
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GE Environmental Sciences
R Medicine > RM Therapeutics. Pharmacology > RM0695 Physical medicine. Physical therapy > RM0735 Occupational therapy
Divisions: Faculty of Health and Wellbeing > School of Allied Health Professions
Depositing User: Ms Gill Gower
Date Deposited: 07 Apr 2016 10:57
Last Modified: 07 Apr 2016 10:57
URI: https://create.canterbury.ac.uk/id/eprint/14406

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