Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item:
|Title:||Understanding the benefits and challenges of role-emerging placements of student occupational therapists in AIDS service organizations|
|Keywords:||Role-emerging placements in AIDS service organizations|
|Abstract:||The introduction of anti-retroviral treatment has shifted the management of Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) infection from acute palliative care to chronic supportive care. This shift has highlighted the need for rehabilitation care for people living with HIV (PLWH) or Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (AIDS) and the potential role of occupational therapy (OT). Role-emerging placements are now a popular way to promote the potential role of OT in different emerging areas. Recognizing the importance of OT for PLWH has led to the possibility of promoting and integrating OT services in AIDS Service Organizations (ASOs) through role-emerging placements. Placements of five student occupational therapists (SOTs) took place in ASOs for an eight week of the period. This qualitative study investigated the benefits and challenges of role-emerging placements from the perspectives of students, ASO staff, an OT preceptor, and PLWH. Results highlighted the following benefits and challenges, Benefits: 1) reinforcing professional skills of SOTs, 2) developing competencies of SOTs to foster rehabilitation services for PLWH, 3) shining a light on OT‟s roles, 4) empowering ASO services, and 5) surprising role of OT, and Challenges: 1) challenge of starting from grounding work, and 2) challenge of building relationships. This study demonstrated the value that role emerging placements have in introducing the role of OT in a new area and practice, and in increasing competencies of the learners. Recommendations for future placements in ASOs are provided|
|Appears in Collections:||Open Access Dissertations and Theses|
Files in This Item:
|Sharmin_Rabeya_finalsubmission2015August_Masters.pdf||Main article||2.6 MB||Adobe PDF||View/Open|
Items in MacSphere are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.