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#1 Advocacy relating to systemic racism » Welcome to the advocacy forum » Friday 19th of June 2020 16:34

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WFOT condemns systemic racism and has issued a call to action for all occupational therapists, students, and assistants around the world to lead change and advocate for justice and human rights. We welcome your discussion, debate and collaboration to advance individual and collective action on occupational justice.

#2 Re: COVID-19 » Welcome to the COVID-19 forum » Monday 25th of May 2020 13:38

WFOT has developed a public statement regarding Occupational Therapy and Rehabilitation of People Affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. The statement highlights research demonstrating the value and importance of rehabilitation for people affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. A link to this resource is available

WFOT also submitted a statement to the World Health Organization regarding occupational therapy and COVID-19 rehabilitation that was published as part of the World Health Assembly proceedings available at … goutline/6

#3 Re: COVID-19 » In-Patient Rehab for patients post-Stroke during COVID-19- » Tuesday 14th of April 2020 14:01

Hello Jessica,
McMaster University has prepared guidelines for rehabilitation that may be helpful for your practice. The guidelines can be accessed in the central registry of COVID-19 resources on the WFOT website at … 8-2020.pdf
I hope this resource is of assistance to guide your practice during this unprecedented time.

#4 Re: COVID-19 » OT's distinct role with patient who are hospitalized for COVID-19 » Monday 30th of March 2020 18:13

Thank you for sharing this resource regarding COVID19. WFOT has developed a central registry of resources available from WFOT and other organisations related to COVID19 that can be accessed at … therapists Please watch this central registry for resources that may be helpful in your practice.

#5 Re: COVID-19 Educators » Welcome - COVID 19 Online Forum for Occupational Therapy Educators » Friday 27th of March 2020 20:57

WFOT has published a statement regarding the WFOT Minimum Standards for the Education of Occupational Therapists and COVID 19.  The statement can be accessed at … -statement

#6 COVID-19 Educators » Welcome - COVID 19 Online Forum for Occupational Therapy Educators » Friday 27th of March 2020 15:25

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I would like to welcome you to this online forum for occupational therapy educators related to the COVID 19 pandemic. I am Claudia von Zweck and one of my many roles in occupational therapy includes the education of occupational therapists. The outbreak of COVID 19 has generated new challenges around the world for students, educators and practitioners involved in occupational therapy education. I invite you to use this forum to discuss your experiences and share ideas regarding innovative approaches needed at this time to adapt learning opportunities to assist future practitioners acquire the skills, knowledge and experience needed for competency as an occupational therapist.

#7 Re: COVID-19 » Welcome to the COVID-19 forum » Thursday 19th of March 2020 19:10

For a limited time, all WFOT Individual Members have free access to the Disaster Management for Occupational Therapists online learning module. For more information about the course and how individual members can enrol visit … therapists

WFOT has additional resources to assist occupational therapists and others providing services during this pandemic. The following are available from
Position Statement:Occupational Therapy in Disaster Risk Reduction
Position Statement: Occupational Therapy in Disaster Preparedness and Response
Publication: WFOT Guide for Occupational Therapy First Responders to Disasters and Trauma
Endorsed Publication: Early Rehabilitation in Conflicts and Disasters
Endorsed Publication: Responding internationally to disasters
Endorsed Publication: Disaster and Development: an Occupational Therapy Perspective

A full list of WFOT Position Statements is available at … statements

#8 COVID-19 » Welcome to the COVID-19 forum » Thursday 19th of March 2020 13:38

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Welcome to this online forum related to COVID-19. I am Claudia von Zweck, an occupational therapist practising in Canada. At WFOT, we recognise the COVID-19 pandemic is having a profound impact on the daily lives of many people around the world. This forum is intended to provide an exchange for the global occupational therapy community to network and share resources regarding challenges faced related to the COVID-19 pandemic. I welcome you to contribute your ideas, comments and resources for the benefit occupational therapists and the people we support in our practice.

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