Dear Canadian occupational therapists,
You are cordially invited to participate in a survey, under the direction of Julie Lapointe erg, OT (C), PhD. The purpose of this survey is to gather strategies that Canadian occupational therapists put in place in order to engage their patients in therapy. This project, carried out as part of a master's project in occupational therapy, aims to better understand the practice with the First Nations clientele, but also to determine if your strategies promote a culturally safe practice.
This survey is noteworthy seen as though engagement is an important component for the success of the occupational therapy intervention process. To this day, very little literature indicates how the clinician occupational therapist can promote commitment through concrete means. In addition, there is no current study of Canadian First Nations’ engagement in therapy. The results from your involvement in this survey will offer a current portrait of this clinical practice, while also helping to elaborate some reflections on the practice of occupational therapy with Canada's Native clientele. The information obtained can be used as a starting point for future studies on the effectiveness of the strategies that promote engagement in therapy, but will also allow all occupational therapists in Canada to take a critical look at their practice and to think about the involvement of their First Nations clients.
To participate in this survey, you will need to complete a 15-minute online survey. In order to obtain specific strategies for First Nations clients in Canada, occupational therapists who respond must: 1) be members of a professional order of occupational therapy; 2) have at least 1 year of work experience as an occupational therapist with First Nations clients in Canada. Please note that native clients are defined here as: Indigenous, Inuit or Métis living on-reserve or not. The participation in this study is voluntary, confidential and anonymous. You can withdraw by ignoring this invitation. You can also leave at any time during the completion of the questionnaire. In addition, be aware that by participating in the online survey, you consent to your responses being used as part of a Master’s integration project. The results of this study will be published in a twenty-page article submitted to the University of Montreal's testothèque library.
This Google Form link will be available from April 2nd to May 2nd.
Thank you for your interest in this research.For more information, please contact Flavie St-Germain, Master's student in Occupational Therapyflavie.firstname.lastname@example.org