Supporting Occupational Therapy in low and middle income countries
Supporting Occupational Therapy in low and middle income countries

Downloadable Resources

 

 

Content of this page:

1. CBR Matrix - a visual representation of CBR

2. Working Abroad - a guide for therapists

3. Working As A Volunteer Abroad - a list of relevant organisations

Community Based Rehabilitation

 

Occupational Therapists workingin low and middle income countries need to be aware of the principes of community-based rehabilitation (CBR)

 

Whose aim is....

"to help people with disabilities, by establishing community-based programs for social integration, equalization of opportunities, and Physical therapy rehabilitation programs for the disabled. The strength of CBR programs is that they can be made available in rural areas, with limited infrastructure, as program leadership is not restricted to professionals in healthcare, educationalists, Occupational therapy vocational or social services. Rather, CBR programs involve the people with disabilities themselves, their families and communities, as well as appropriate professionals." ( Wikipedia, 2017)

 

Find out more at:  http://www.who.int/disabilities/cbr/guidelines/en/

 

The CBR matrix gives an overall visual representation of CBR.  

cbr_matrix_11.10.pdf
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This is a comprehensive guide produced jointly by OT Frontiers and its sister organisations, Communication Therapy and Physiotherapy.

 

Content includes:

• Preparing to work abroad, finding work, keeping safe, and returning home

• Good practice guidance including approaches to working in low-income contexts, supervision and CPD, getting started in a new country, cultural awareness and promoting sustainability

• Working abroad as a student practitioner

• References for further key reading.

 

Although you can download this guide by clicking on the link below, please consider making a small donation (£3-5) to OT Frontiers to help us cover the cost of it's production.  For more information about how to do this please contact enquiries@otfrontiers.com

Working Abroad.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [1.3 MB]
Working as a Volunteer Abroad.
A list of development agencies for Occupational Therapists.
Working as a volunteer abroad.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [266.6 KB]
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