Position statement: continuing competence to practise occupational therapy.
I rang NZAOT and they didn't have anyone they knew of to help (Participant J).
Moreover, participants noted that the cost of maintaining membership of the NZAOT was prohibitive and this prevented access to opportunities presented by the organization.
This paper is a modified version of the keynote presented at the 26th NZAOT
Biennial Conference 'Maramatanga Hou--Fresh Perspectives' on 20 September, 2012 in Hamilton, Aotearoa/New Zealand.
With the cooperation of NZAOT
Executive Director Siobhan Molloy, the correct listing is on our web site and the pdf copies sent to data bases which list NZJOT were corrected before they were sent out.
For me personally, being the twelfth FRLA recipient is not only a great pleasure, privilege, and honour, it is also a humbling experience to stand before the audience of the biennial NZAOT conference and mark the 12th Frances Rutherford Lecture.
For instance, how aware is the profession that NZAOT provided a media release on the 'Removal of disparity needed to ensure occupational justice for all New Zealanders' in April this year, followed up by an interview on Close-Up this month?
Whiteford (2006) challenged us to do this in her keynote at the 2006 NZAOT
In this case, the data builds on the history of the NZAOT
publications previously reported, (see Wilson, 2002).
For this reason the New Zealand Association of Occupational Therapists (NZAOT
) will review the Journal protocols in respect of the standard required for publications.
NZJOT was reestablished in 2002, with the literary editor financially supported by an honorarium from NZAOT
Merrolee Penman is the most recent recipient of the Frances Rutherford Award and as promised we bring you the lecture delivered by Merrolee at the NZAOT
Conference last year.