Occupational therapists’ application of the Do-Live-Well framework: A Canadian health promotion approach

Can J Occup Ther. 2022 Aug 22:84174221117717. doi: 10.1177/00084174221117717. Online ahead of print.

ABSTRACT

Background. The Do-Live-Well (DLW) framework is an occupation-focused health promotion approach. Online and in-person DLW educational workshops were offered to encourage occupational therapists to apply the DLW concepts. Purpose. The purpose of this study was to understand workshop participants’ experiences of and perspectives on using the DLW framework to support its application in the future. Method. Interpretative description was used to understand workshop participants’ perspectives on benefits, facilitators, and challenges of using DLW. Semi-structured interviews were conducted and analysed using a thematic analysis. Findings. Eight themes were identified as follows: (a) environmental factors of practice settings, (b) co-workers’ support, (c) DLW enhanced occupational therapy practice, (d) confidence in using DLW, (e) nature of the DLW framework, (f) DLW promoted healthy occupational engagement, (g) DLW was not suitable for everyone, and (h) pandemic effects. Implications. The DLW framework supports occupationally focused practices, and continuous learning support will be needed.

PMID:35989612 | DOI:10.1177/00084174221117717

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