Canadian Association of Occupational Therapists

 Occupational Therapists

Working in Oncology

(OTWO)

Background

 

The Occupational Therapists Working in Oncology network started at the 2002 CAOT Conference when several therapists with interest in oncology got together. They recognized:

  • the lack of clinical definition of the role of occupational therapists in oncology
  • the lack of evidence-based practice and guidelines
  • the feeling of isolation from their colleagues and the need for support among Canadian occupational therapists working in oncology.

Four occupational therapists working in oncology in Toronto therefore initiated a research project and surveyed the needs of therapists working in oncology across Canada. Based on the survey findings, these occupational therapists decided to create a web-based network whereby they and their colleagues could share resources, communicate, and support one other.

Purpose

 

To share resources, communicate with, and support occupational therapists working in oncology.

Objectives

  1. To connect occupational therapists working in oncology across Canada to decrease feelings of isolation and enhance collegial support;
  2. To promote and facilitate research in the area of oncology;
  3. To share educational and professional development opportunities;
  4. To provide a platform for clinicians to network and discuss practice-related issues.

Chair

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Resources

 

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