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

Am I practising occupational therapy?

Janice is an experienced clinical occupational therapist who has worked closely with clients and their families. As a result of her work, Janice has gained insights into the complexity of health and the health system that supports individuals in need.

Janice recently interviewed for a position at an organization that coordinates health services. While she may survey clients and their caregivers, there is no clinical aspect in this potential job.

Janice has many questions about what this kind of career change would involve and if it would affect her status with the College. The job title is not "occupational therapist" so how can Janice know if she is still practising occupational therapy?  CONTINUE READING

Case Archive


January 2021 (English | French)
Sexual Abuse and Mandatory Reporting

February 2021 (English | French)
Obtaining Consent and Substitute Decision-Makers

March 2021 (English | French)
Changing Jobs and Responsibly Transferring Clients

May 2021 (English | French)
Professional Boundaries and Social Media

June 2021 (English | French)
Requests for Private Practice Follow Up with Clients

July 2021 (English | French)
Am I practising occupational therapy?


August 2020 (English | French)
Considerations for Virtual Care

November 2020 (English | French)
Occupational Therapy Services in the Client's Home: Infection, Prevention and Control – Are you Prepared?

December 2020 (English | French)
Competency in Psychotherapy


February 2019 (English | French)
Working Within Managed Resources 

May 2019 (English | French)
Succession Planning for Client Records 

October 2019 (English | French)
Electronically Scanning Client Information 


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 (Unpublished)
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 


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