Chronic Conditions On-the-Job: Inflammatory/Autoimmune Disorders (March 27, 2018)

Chronic Conditions On-the-Job: Inflammatory/Autoimmune Disorders (March 27, 2018)


Most people over 40 have at least one chronic condition, and our Canadian workforce is aging. Addressing the impact of inflammatory, autoimmune diseases such as Rheumatoid Arthritis; Crohn’s disease; ulcerative colitis; psoriasis; psoriatic arthritis; and ankylosing spondylitis is a workplace priority (second only to addressing the impact of mental health conditions at work). Occupational therapy theory provides a framework to identify facilitators and remove barriers to mitigate disability. Review of the occupational therapy literature reveals that appropriate chronic disease self-management practices increases our clients’ occupational participation and performance. Regardless of your area of practice, how can OTs partner with our clients living with these conditions to support self-management and enable occupation?  Can compassionate and innovative occupational therapy intervention respect economic imperatives of the workplace? Can these two interests be win-win?

After taking part in this webinar, participants will:

  1. Understand the impact of inflammatory, autoimmune conditions on the workplace.
  2. Consider application of self-management strategies and principles in the context of work.

This purchase is for individual access to the On-Demand Practice Evidence Webinar from March 27, 2018. Access to the recording, handouts and certificate is provided by email immediately following purchase. No cancellations/refunds will be provided once the purchase is completed. Please visit the Webinars FAQ for technical requirements and additional information.

This access will expire on February 28, 2021.

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