Creating a continuing professional development course on setting occupation-focused goals

Margot-Cattin, Isabel (Haute école de travail social et de la santé EESP Lausanne, HES-SO) ; Meyer, Sylvie (Haute école de travail social et de la santé EESP Lausanne, HES-SO) ; Page, Julie (School of Health Professions ZHAW Zurich | University of Applied Sciences Winterthur, Switzerland) ; Petrig, Andrea (School of Health Professions ZHAW Zurich | University of Applied Sciences Winterthur, Switzerland) ; Rossini, Emmanuelle (Department of Business Economics, Health and Social Care (DEASS) | University of Applied Sciences and Arts of Southern Switzerland (SUPSI) Manno, Switzerland) ; Agustoni, Stefania (Department of Business Economics, Health and Social Care (DEASS) | University of Applied Sciences and Arts of Southern Switzerland (SUPSI) Manno, Switzerland) ; Galli-Hudec, Claudia (Swiss Association of Occupational Therapists EVS/ASE Bern, Switzerland) ; Roos, Kim (epartment of Business Economics, Health and Social Care (DEASS) | University of Applied Sciences and Arts of Southern Switzerland (SUPSI) Manno, Switzerland)

Quality insurance processes use goal attainment as criteria for funding occupational therapist (OT) services in Switzerland. As this is an important issue for the Swiss OT association, a continuing professional development (CPD) programme was implemented to assist OTs to set occupation-focused and person-centred goals. This qualitative study was conducted using three focus groups to understand the difficulties met by clinicians in the context of setting goals. Sixteen OTs reported that time constraints and routines make it difficult to define and formulate goals well. The problem is not a lack of knowledge, but to change one’s habits and practices the results. A CPD course was developed, adapted in three languages and implemented. Evaluation of the course indicates that it helps the participants to better understand the need for writing goals that are person-centred and occupation- focused. This course may be supportive of improved occupational-based goal setting in other countries.


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Article Type:
scientifique
Faculty:
Santé
Branch:
Ergothérapie
School:
HETS&Sa | EESP
Institute:
LaReSS - Laboratoire de Recherche Santé-Social de la Haute Ecole de travail social et de la santé EESP Lausanne
Subject(s):
Santé
Date:
2018-03
Published in:
World Federation of Occupational Therapists Bulletin
Numeration (vol. no.):
2018, vol. 74, no. 1, pp. 44-51
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ISSN:
1447-3828
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