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

Professional Boundaries and Social Media

Blair is an occupational therapist who owns a private practice. He has a large Instagram following on a professional account that he uses to advocate and educate.

Blair meets a new client, who heard about his practice through social media. After the appointment, Blair notices a private message from this client and a request to follow his personal Instagram account.

Blair has concerns about the potential impact his social media presence may have on this therapeutic relationship...CONTINUE READING



Case Archive

2021

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

2020

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


2019

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 

2018

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

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