This course will enhance OT practitioners’ knowledge regarding the role that occupational therapy plays to maintain function, regain ones’ occupational identity, reduce symptoms, and provide caregiver education for the terminally ill and/or end-of-life client. This course will also provide examples through case studies demonstrating how occupational therapy intervention is beneficial in facilitating quality of life at the end of one’s life, as well as illuminate how the profession is vastly underutilized.
Course created on June 3, 2021
Course Type: Video, Audio
CEUs/Hours Offered: AOTA/0.1 Intermediate, OT Service Delivery, 02278; CE Broker/1.0 Computer-Based Training, General (FL), Patient Related (AL), General Continuing Education (GA), Direct Client/patient Services In Occupational Therapy (SC), CE Broker #20-842631; IACET/0.1; NBCOT PDUs/1.25 Intermediate, Geriatrics
- After this course, participants will be able to recognize the characteristics of clients that are terminally ill and/or are at the end-of-life phase to determine if OT is appropriate.
- After this course, participants will be able to identify different assessment tools to develop traditional and more innovative treatment interventions geared towards the terminally ill and/or end-of-life client.
- After this course, participants will be able to recognize an alternative approach to be used with this client population and identify advocacy efforts to support the integration of OT across a multitude of settings.
|5-30 Minutes||Characteristics, Assessment, Treatment|
|30-55 Minutes||Case Studies|
|55-60 Minutes||Summary; Q & A|
Elizabeth Alicea Torres
OTD, MSOT, OTR/L
Elizabeth Alicea Torres OTD, MSOT, OTR/L has been a dedicated practicing occupational therapist (OT) for the past 15 years working in a variety of settings including outpatient, short-term rehabilitation/SNF, inpatient hospital acute care, community-based, and home health. Elizabeth’s clinical interests include working with those at the end of life, working with those in the intensive care or critical care unit, wound care, and community-based practice. Currently, Elizabeth is an OT in an SNF in Massachusetts and is driven by improving the quality of life, and functional abilities of the residents within the facility. She has also taken on the role of developing an occupational therapy program at a local community center while mentoring groups of level II Master’s level fieldwork students. In addition to her primary job functions, she has focused effort on improving the quality of life and addressing function and occupational identity for those within or approaching the end-of-life stage. Elizabeth recently received her post-professional OTD from American International College in Springfield MA, with her Capstone topic surrounding the perceptions OT practitioners have regarding the evaluation and treatment of the terminally ill/end-of-life client. When she is not working or engaged in academia Elizabeth enjoys time with her family and friends, baking, exercise, yardwork/gardening, as well as a good “Netflix and chill”!
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American Occupational Therapy Association
OccupationalTherapy.com is an AOTA Approved Provider of professional development, #7659. Course approval ID# 02278. This distance learning - independent course is offered at 0.1 CEUs (Intermediate level, OT Service Delivery Area). The assignment of AOTA CEUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by AOTA.
OccupationalTherapy.com is an approved provider for CE Broker, provider #50-14558. This course is offered for 1.0 hours, General (FL), Patient Related (AL), General Continuing Education (GA), Direct client/patient services in occupational therapy (SC) category/categories. If you are an OT/OTA in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, or South Carolina, CE Broker may be of interest to you.
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National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy
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