[community] Deadline extended to Nov 2nd: Survey/research on occupational therapy and vision loss competencies
Julia.Foster at kingstonhsc.ca
Mon Oct 26 00:26:28 UTC 2020
We extended the survey until Monday, November 2nd if anyone who is interested hasn't yet had a chance to respond. Please feel free to share with your networks across Canada, as we would love to reach any groups who hadn't received it or we had missed.
If you have forwarded it, we would be curious where it went (e.g., how many people, what type of network) for when we write it up.
Thanks and have a great evening,
From: community [community-bounces at lists.idrc.ocadu.ca] on behalf of Foster, Julia
Sent: October 6, 2020 1:36 PM
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Cc: Michelle Borgal (michelle.borgal at queensu.ca); Sarah Stadder Wise (19sksw at queensu.ca)
Subject: [community] Survey/research on occupational therapy and vision loss competencies
Please see below for an overview and the link to our survey/research project on what skills and knowledge occupational therapists should have related to vision loss. Please feel free to distribute to your networks across Canada. Doc and PDF versions of the letter of information are attached. Michelle and Sarah, our excellent research students are copied on this email if you have questions or feedback of any sort.
We are researchers from Queen's University conducting a study to help us understand what vision loss and vision rehabilitation-related knowledge, skills and behaviours should be covered in occupational therapy education. The title of our study is "Establishing a core Canadian curriculum for vision rehabilitation in entry level occupational therapy education: What essential knowledge and skills do occupational therapists require?"
We are hoping that you can help us in this work by providing comments on the competencies occupational therapists should have in working with people experiencing vision loss. We are seeking your feedback because of your personal experience, knowledge and/or potential interest in this topic. You are eligible to participate if you meet the following criteria:
* Over the age of 18 and capable of providing consent
* Able to read and write in the English language
* Are an occupational therapist; eye care professional specializing in low vision (e.g., optometrist, ophthalmologist); low vision / vision loss rehabilitation service provider; or, a person who identifies as having vision loss.
If you meet these criteria, please review the attached information letter and follow this link to the survey:
Your participation is greatly appreciated!
The research team,
Michelle Borgal (student researcher), Sarah Wise (student researcher), Rosemary Lysaght (Supervisor), Julia Foster (Supervisor)
Thanks and have a good day,
Julia Foster, MScOT, OT Reg. (Ont.)
KHSC Vision Rehabilitation Clinic<https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__ophthalmology.queensu.ca_faculty_physicians_lvr&d=DwIFAg&c=JZUmuHfvZaOkNOGiUpQbGyGsM8Jf9oFbjpAib-DiM1Q&r=5721HXG-9m2dPCkUUuS-NFaUG3C_0O6kx_7W9Q5erpo&m=B1cc53YNCUcun65Sjj7uEKM6y1BxSmXzBpOkyK8lYGY&s=cdRhzysUBVexWUcsjUuBQwKC6fHPI4UdGF1oeYifOpw&e= >, in support of the
South East Ontario Vision Rehabilitation Service (SOVRS)
Department of Ophthalmology
Kingston Health Sciences Centre-Hotel Dieu Site
166 Brock Street, Kingston, ON K7L 5G2
Telephone: 613-544-3400 ext. 2475
Email: Julia.foster at kingstonhsc.ca<mailto:Julia.foster at kingstonhsc.ca>
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