TEHS Renal Service Occupational Therapy Role

Mrs Joan Crombie1

1TEHS Renal Service, Darwin, Australia, 2Occupational Therapy Acute Service Royal Darwin Hospital, Darwin, Australia, 3Occupational Therapy Australia , Fitzroy, Australia

Abstract:

Lightning Presentation ( visual message )

Representing OT Goals current activities and projects
– to provide inpatient acute service whist also addressing the
outpatient suburban , rural and remote population across
diverse cultural backgrounds and languages for CKD and ESRF
clients
– to ensure clients with renal disease continue to utilise the most
appropriate services for their specific issue including Remote
Services, GP’s Include existing services
– to support patients in their renal journey to be actively engage in
their own health care journey through meaningful dialogue,
through activity and with mutual respect through the Pathways
to My Home Program.


Biography:

An Occupational Therapist , British Diploma in Occupational Therapy 1977 ( Trained in Edinburgh Scotland)
Practised mainly in Australia ( Vic, WA, NT) across Acute inpatient Services, inpatient rehabilitation , domiciliary services, Community Health and within home based Enablement Programs. As a volunteer in India over extended periods I used my OT practices to empower and enable children and adults towards healthy living and healthy futures. Opportunities within Royal Darwin Hospital since 2013 in a senior rotational clinical role have led me to this exciting new OT position within the Top End Renal Service.