The OT Digest Podcast talks about all things occupational therapy and evidenced-based practice. Listen to interviews with OT's researchers about what projects they are working on. The goal of this podcast is to support implementing research into OT practice.
Cancer Rehab & Cognition with Rachelle Brick MSOT, OTR/L
Rachelle Brick MSOT, OTR/L is a 4th year PhD student at the University of Pittsburgh that is passionate about cancer research. In this episode, she discusses the current work of identifying the impact of cognition for cancer rehab as well as new interventions to support better outcomes for older adult survivors of cancer.
The Journey of OT & Telehealth with Dr. Jana Cason
Dr. Jana Cason DHSc, OTR/L, FAOTA discusses the start of Telehealth in the OT world and how it has grown and changed over the years. She shares her experiences in the past and projects she is currently working on which includes a telehealth repository of resources of her company she started with Melanie Criss called TelehealthShare.
Assessing & Supporting Cultural Competence with Dr. Melanie Merrill
Dr. Merrill teaches cultural competence at the University of Buffalo to occupational therapy students. She completed her OTD capstone at Boston University on the ways to assess and support cultural competence for the OT profession.
Racial Microaggressions & the Role of Occupational Therapy Part 2
In Pt 2. of this 2 part interview, Dr. Grullon, Dr. Hunnicutt and Dr. Whaley tell us about some action steps that they learned from their scoping review that you can use both as an OT and in your personal day to day life.
Racial Microaggressions & the Role of Occupational Therapy Part 1
You may have seen the infographic I created based on an article reviewing Racial Microaggressions. As a follow up to that, I was grateful to interview with three of the authors of the original article, Dr. Emily Grullon, Dr. Carlneshia Hunnicutt and Dr. Mirtha Whaley about the background behind what motivated them to complete this review and the relationship between social and occupational justice. They answer the question, "Do OTs have a role addressing racial microaggresions when working with clients?". This article won the first ever FOTA award for the Soul of Occupational Therapy Award.
Self-Management & Wrist Fracture with Dr. Brocha Stern
An interview with Dr. Brocha Stern about her research on self-management and distal radius fracture. In addition we discuss tips for finding research articles and how you can get more involved on the research side of OT while being a clinician.