Salutogenesis and occupational therapy education – how to integrate this interprofessional topic in a curriculum. (poster presentation)

Moller, Matthias (2014) Salutogenesis and occupational therapy education – how to integrate this interprofessional topic in a curriculum. (poster presentation). In: WFOT Conference , 18 - 21 June 2014, Yokohama/Japan. (Unpublished)

This is the latest version of this item.

Full text not available from this repository.

Abstract

Today’s health care needs are different from those of some years ago, and are subject to fast-paced changes. Both globalization and unfailing information possibilities concerning health, disease, lifestyle, quality of life and its relevant techniques, methods, and technologies, require new roles and competencies for all agents of the healthcare arena. Salutogenesis as a term was introduced by Antonovsky (1979), an Israeli-American sociologist who described a health care approach focusing on factors that support human health and well-being, rather than on factors that cause disease, thus rejecting the traditional medical-model dichotomy separating health and illness. The University of Applied Sciences of Southern Switzerland took up Antonovsky’s ideas by integrating them at central points of the curricula of its three study courses nursery, physiotherapy, and occupational therapy. This presentation wants to explain where, why and how Salutogenesis as concept is integrated within the occupational therapy programme, and how it is linked in an interdisciplinary way. Two perspectives are presented: first, the process of the realization of this module is shortly described, and how this is linked to the humanistic and socio-constructivist vision of the college. Second, some details of the programme are presented with examples of central themes and contents that are discussed during both specific and interprofessional lectures. Since this component of the occupational therapy programme is running for the first time in spring 2014, the presentation can refer to the immediate experience of involved teachers and students by pointing out their brand-new feedbacks in relation to the topic. As an overall aim, the presentation wants to emphasize the potential of salutogenic ideas for the occupational therapy profession, for example if and what kind of links there are in relation to the ICF or the paradigm of working in a client-centred way.

Available Versions of this Item

  • Salutogenesis and occupational therapy education – how to integrate this interprofessional topic in a curriculum. (poster presentation). (deposited 17 Jul 2014 09:06) [Currently Displayed]

Actions (login required)

View Item View Item