Case Study

The College promotes continued competency and education among occupational therapists by offering resources to support every day practice. See our featured case studies and scenarios with real examples to guide OTs in their practice and help OTs deliver safe, effective and ethical care.

Featured Case of the Month

Obtaining Consent for Student Involvement 

Kendra is supervising a student, Jamie, on her first clinical placement. During their initial visit with a client, Kendra asks and receives verbal consent to have Jamie observe the physical assessment and transfer from bed to chair.

During their second visit, Kendra asks Jamie to transfer the client, but the client then becomes upset. Kendra quickly takes charge while Jamie steps back...CONTINUE READING



Case Archive

January 2018 (English | French)
Obtaining Informed Consent for an Incapable Client When an SDM is not Available 

February 2018 (English | French)
Client Suicidal Ideation and Privacy

March 2018 (English | French)
Forms, Record Keeping and Accountability

April 2018 (English | French)
Discontinuing Occupational Therapy Services

May 2018 (English | French)
Obtaining Consent from a Minor 

July 2018 (English | French)
Conflicting Opinions – Professional Obligations for OT Reports

September 2018 (English | French)
How to Apply the Conscious Decision-Making Framework

November 2018 (English | French)
Crossing the Line? Managing Personal and Professional Interests

December 2018 (English | French)
Obtaining Consent for Student Involvement 

Contact

Questions? Contact the Practice Resource Service 1.800.890.6570/416.214.1177x240 or practice@coto.org