Priority 9 from the Occupational Therapy PSP
|UNCERTAINTY: How can occupational therapists work most effectively with other professionals to improve outcomes for people who access services? (e.g. multi-disciplinary teams, commissioners, community agencies) (JLA PSP Priority 9)|
|JLA question ID||0100/9|
Occupational therapists work with a wide range of other professionals, statutory and non-statutory service providers and commissioners of services with the aim of providing improved services to and outcomes for the people who access their services.
This question aims to explore the most effective ways for occupational therapists to engage and work with these people and groups, for the benefit of the people who access their services.
The evidence addressing this question is limited, comprising largely of discursive pieces and small scale studies. This is an area of uncertainty.
|Health Research Classification System category||Generic Health Relevance|
|Extra information provided by this PSP|
|Original uncertainty examples||How does the inclusion of occupational therapists in a multi-disciplinary team impact on outcomes for people using services? ~ How does occupational therapy shape multidisciplinary working? ~ How do we measure the impact of the occupational therapy input in an MDT environment, particularly in an acute healthcare setting? ~ What do OT's in generic mental health posts bring to their team ~ How can OTs in social care work more effectively with other agencies, not just health, to improve outcomes for people who use their services?|
|Submitted by||Occupational therapists, Carers, Service Users, Other|
|PSP unique ID||0100|
|PSP name||Occupational Therapy|
|Total number of uncertainties identified by this PSP.||66 (To see a full list of all uncertainties identified, please see the detailed spreadsheet held on the JLA website)|
|Date of priority setting workshop||27 July 2020|