‘Occupational Therapy’ – no, it’s not about receiving therapy at work! In this episode, join Bernice as she interviews Alexandra (Allee) Thompson, a recent graduate of the University of Toronto’s Master of Science in Occupational Therapy program and current second-year PhD student. They discuss commonly asked questions about the Occupational Therapy profession, transitioning from a clinical to research-based graduate program, as well as tips for pursuing this career path. For further readings referenced in the episode, please see the links below and if you have any questions please reach out to Allee directly at: firstname.lastname@example.org
How can one's mental health affect your outcomes in rehabilitation? In this episode, Bernice and Anna sit down to discuss mental health in the field of rehabilitation sciences. We hear perspectives on burnout prevention, the impact of coping on engagement, and realistic hope from Lindsey Kudlow, Dr. Andrea Iaboni, and Anita Kaiser through a recap of a recent RSI speaker series event on mental health. Tune in to find out more!
Kyla and Julia interview Dr. Patrick Jachyra, a post-doctoral fellow at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) in Toronto. Patrick works with youth living with neurodevelopmental disorders like Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and is passionate about understanding their unique health needs. In this episode, we uncover some key take-aways on the importance of uniting both physical and mental health and learn about his experiences leading and promoting physical exercise programs in the community. Tune in to find out more!
Analyssa Cardenas and Mikaela Stiver speak with palliative care physician, Dr. Naheed Dosani, about his work with individuals experiencing homelessness or structurally-vulnerable conditions, the Region of Peel COVID19 Homeless Response, systemic inequities, advocacy in healthcare, and more! For more information, check out the Canadian Alliance to End Homelessness and Recovery for All campaign, or follow Dr. Dosani on Twitter, Instagram, & TikTok.
RSI alumni Ana & David have a conversation with Dr. Susan Jaglal & John Shepherd from the University of Toronto to discuss the perspectives of people living with disability during COVID-19. We discuss handwashing and mindfulness for those with spinal cord injury.
Mikaela & Kyla have a virtual sit down with fellow PhD student, Michelle Legasto, about her experiences working as a PT during the pandemic. Michelle shares how she coped with working in a new environment, the unique challenges she faced, and strategies that she and her colleagues used to maintain their own mental health.
MSc-PT students Bernice Lau & Chelsea Chua have a conversation with Dr. Larry Robinson, Siobhan Donaghy & Jennifer Shaffer from St. John's Rehab to discuss the role of rehabilitation in response to COVID-19. The WHO presentation referred to in the podcast can be viewed here.
We invited authors from Issue 8 of rehabINK to discuss the current state of technology in rehabilitation, and where this field is headed in the future. With the state of technology rapidly evolving our we chat with our guests about advancements, concerns, and areas for collaboration in the technology field.
Overwhelmed by COVID-19 and need a good news fix? In this episode, RSI Master's student Vahid Anwari shares about a 3D printing project to supply face shields for healthcare professionals in need.