OT Potential Podcast | Occupational Therapy EBP

OT and Referral of Older Adults with Cancer

November 02, 2019
OT Potential Podcast | Occupational Therapy EBP
OT and Referral of Older Adults with Cancer
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OT Potential Podcast | Occupational Therapy EBP
OT and Referral of Older Adults with Cancer
Nov 02, 2019
Sarah Lyon, OTR/L
We absolutely must look into the broader challenge of connecting with patients who could potentially benefit from our services, and I hope this week's article about referrals for older adults with cancer will serve as a conversation starter.
Show Notes

Getting the right patients into therapy at the right time is the first step to great OT care.

But, the research we've explored around this topic has suggested that we have a lot of potential for improvement in this area.

This week's article looks at therapy referrals for older adults with cancer, and I hope it will serve as a conversation starter in the Club. We absolutely must look into the broader challenge of connecting with patients who could potentially benefit from our services.

To discuss this article please join us at the OT Potential Club.

You can read the article here: The prevalence of potentially modifiable functional deficits and the subsequent use of occupational and physical therapy by older adults with cancer.

Pergolotti, M., Deal, A. M., Lavery, J., Reeve, B. B., & Muss, H. B. (2015). The prevalence of potentially modifiable functional deficits and the subsequent use of occupational and physical therapy by older adults with cancer. Journal of Geriatric Oncology, 6(3), 194–201. doi: 10.1016/j.jgo.2015.01.004



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