The NZ Occupational Therapists Research and Education Trust was established to facilitate research and education within the profession.
|The NZ Occupational Therapists Research and Education Trust is registered with the Charities Commission. This means that for donations over $5, individuals can claim a donation tax credit with NZ Inland Revenue.|
The New Zealand Occupational Therapists Research and Education Trust will accept applications for any research related to occupational therapy practice, or its underpinning knowledge including that of occupational science. The research should be based in the New Zealand context. Preference is given to research undertaken collaboratively. The grant/s is for small pieces of research or as a component of a larger piece of research.
Applications close on the 30 April 2013 and will be announced by 1st of July 2013.
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Congratulations to Pauline Boland.
Title: To investigate to what extent the policies and procedures for provision of assitive technology to people with stroke are fit for purpose.
Pauline outlines her research proposal in the OT Insight Vol.33 No. 6
There were no applicants for the 2011 grants.
Congratulations to Jane Anderson and Pauline Boland.
Title: New Zealand Occupational Therapist’ Use of Evidence in Practice
Evidence-based practice (EBP) is the process of integrating the best research evidence with the client’s values and circumstances and the therapists clinical expertise to determine the best intervention for a client (Rappolt, 2003).
The use of EBP within clinical decision making is a significant change to occupational therapy practice over the last 20 years. However, making this important shift in practice has been found to be challenging for therapists (McCluskey, 2003). Greater understanding of New Zealand occupational therapists’ behaviour, knowledge, skills and attitudes in relation to EBP will assist educators, managers and others in positions of influence to facilitate therapists’ uptake of this important addition to therapists’ clinical reasoning. Identification of the specific conditions and strategies which have successfully enabled some therapists to adopt EBP will also assist individual therapists’ transition toward greater use of evidence in their practice.
Title: Coping with Multiple Sclerosis – Individuals and their significant others-
A qualitative exploration.
This research focuses on how individuals and their significant others cope with the lived reality of multiple sclerosis (MS). These pairs will be interviewed separately using a semi-structured schedule, to gain an understanding into how each perceives and copes with the challenges of MS. The interviews will be analysed using interpretative phenomenological analysis to produce meaningful data about how the participants cope and represent the illness which is affecting their lives. This research is influenced by positive psychology philosophy and illness perception research. The results of this study will provide information for those affected by MS and health clinicians working in the area about how to consider the role of the coping process.
This qualitative study is designed to explore
Congratulations to Ellen Nicholson and Emma Russell who were each awarded $1500 to carry out their chosen field of research. You can read about their research topics, and an update on progress to date. Click here.
Title: Occupation in Action and in Context: Practice-Scholarship in Paediatric Occupational Therapy Practice in New Zealand.
Title: Leaping Hurdles: Evaluation of the effectiveness of an occupation-based group for children 10-14 years old addressing anxiety, low mood and occupational disruption, with a parallel parenting group.
There are several ways to support the work of the New Zealand Occupational Therapists Research and Education Trust. (Donations which are greater than $5 are eligible for a donation tax credit with NZ Inland Revenue):
I give and bequeath to the NZ Occupational Therapists Research and Education Trust the sum of $__________ (or a share in the residue of the estate). I direct that the receipt of the Trust shall be complete discharge to my Trustee for the same.
Bequests are free from estate duty, and may be in cash, real estate, shares or any other property. Bequests may be gifted during your lifetime, or specified in your will.
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NZ Occupational Therapists Research and Education Trust
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