Role of the OT
in Medico-Legal Work
2 Days Sagawati Sebpu CPD: 14-16
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30 Sep – 1 Oct 2021
WHERE
TBC
R4000 per person
CPD Points: 14-16 Points
ABOUT the course

Role of the OT in medico-legal work

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1. What’s it about? 

The course focuses on the medico-legal field starting with explaining and breaking the “system” into understandable chunks. Once the field is understood, we will then look at the specific and unique role of the OT and also how to position yourself as an OT to successfully and proficiently fulfilled this role. We look at the scope of practice of the OT in this specific field. The workshop also covers step by step processes of how to compile a quality medico-legal report looking at assessment, observation and report writing skills.  We further look at relevant topics such as Joint Minutes, Pre-trials, Court Attendance, etc.

02.
2. Who is it for?

The course is ideal for Community Service Occupational Therapists who aspire to work in the medico-legal and related sectors.  If you are working in other OT fields and are curious whether the medico-legal field is for you, you will benefit greatly from the course as all your questions will be answered. The course is also useful for OTs who have are already in the medico-legal field and aspire to improve/ sharpen their skills and to broaden they knowledge and scope of understanding of the medico-legal field.

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3.Why should you attend?

The course is a fun and interactive learning opportunity. It is packed with practical insights and lived knowledge.

TIMELINE
Course Schedule
Day 1
  1. INTRODUCTION TO MEDICO-LEGAL WORK
  2. UNDERSTANDING THE FIELD AND SYSTEM
    • ROAD ACCIDENT FUND
    • MEDICAL NEGLIGENCE
    • PRASA CLAIMS
    • OTHER CIVIL LITIGATION
  1. THE MEDICO-LEGAL PROCESS
  2. ROLE OF THE OT
  3. THE PRACTICE SET UP
  4. FROM ASSESSMENT TO REPORT
  5. OTHER CONSIDERATIONS
  6. AFTER THE REPORT
  • SERVING THE REPORT
  • JOINT MINUTES
  • COURT PREPARATION AND PRE-TRIAL MEETINGS
  • COURT ATTENDANCE
  1. ETHICAL CONSIDERATIONS AND ADVICE
  2. PRACTICAL ADVICE – DAY TO DAY PRACTICALITIES
Day 2 Case management for return to work

Practical day with interpretation of tests and results and how to draw conclusions including preparing for expert witnessing.  Case studies.

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Sagwati Sebapu
Owner/CEO of Sagwati Sebapu Occupational Therapists and Managing Director at Iketsetse Health Management Solutions
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