- Focusing on a person’s strengths and balancing choice and risk
- Enabling people to take part in daily activities that are important to them
- Ensuring people stay connected to family, friends and communities
Occupational therapy has a lot to offer in delivering personalised care which focuses on prevention and wellbeing, both in health, social and work settings. However occupational therapists are a finite resource, to be used wisely.
As experts in personalised care, occupational therapists are ideally placed to advise on how to articulate the shift we urgently require from a medicalised model to a one based on personalised care, and to lead the development, planning and delivery of new services based on personalised care across multi-disciplinary teams.