083 – OT’s Role in Harm Minimisation
Exploring the Dark Side of Occupation in more detail this episode, Rina and I delve into the world of harm minimisation. A question that I’ve been asked by many students is how can you work with someone who is “using illicit substances” when its “illegal”. When is “getting off” or “staying off” drugs not the goal? By not addressing these things are you encouraging it? These are the ethical grey areas that many students and clinicians have toyed with when moving into mental health or duel diagnosis settings.
Rina works in exactly this field and runs a super informative (and aesthetically pleasing) Instagram, educating clinicians all about harm minimisation. This made her the obvious choice to come and chat with me about the importance of harm minimisation. Check her out here:
View this post on Instagram This is part of a larger comic, but really, if this doesn’t sum up being an OT