New Acquisition: A guide to cultural competence in the curriculum: Occupational therapy.

A guide to cultural competence in the curriculum: Occupational therapy.
NARIC Accession Number: O17347.  What’s this?
Author(s): Nochajski, Susan M.; Matteliano, Mary A.
Project Number: H133A050008.
Publisher(s): Center for International Rehabilitation Research Information and Exchange (CIRRIE).
Publication Year: 2008.
Number of Pages: 66.
REHABDATA Abstract: This guide provides information to help faculty in university-level occupational therapy programs to integrate cultural competency education throughout their curriculum. Its purpose is to enhance existing curricula by making available to instructors resources, case studies, and activities that can be adapted by the instructor as needed, in courses that are specific to cultural competence, or infused into other courses in the curriculum.
REHABDATA Thesaurus Terms: ATTITUDES TOWARD DISABILITIES, CASE STUDIES, CULTURE, CURRICULUM, DISABILITY STUDIES, DIVERSITY, ETHNIC GROUPS, OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY, PROFESSIONAL EDUCATION, REHABILITATION, TEACHING, TRAINING MATERIALS, UNIVERSITIES.

This item was added to the NARIC collection in February 2008. It was created by the Center for International Rehabilitation Research Information and Exchange at the University of Buffalo. The authors have professional experience in occupational therapy, rehabilitation, and education.  The guide discusses transdisciplinary instruction for cultural competence and cultural competence as part of the curriculum. Objectives, levels, and goals are clearly defined and discussed in depth. It includes case studies, classroom activities, and survey questions.

CIRRIE has also produced curriculum guides for speech pathology and physical therapy. A guide on rehabilitation counseling is coming soon. All of these guides may be downloaded free of charge at http://cirrie.buffalo.edu/curriculum/guides/index.php

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2 Responses to New Acquisition: A guide to cultural competence in the curriculum: Occupational therapy.

  1. Jess says:

    On a related note: This week’s Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality Innovations Page topic is culturally competent care. See http://www.innovations.ahrq.gov/

  2. Thanks for sharing nice information about cultural competence in the curriculum. As mentioned in the post this is very useful for faculty in university -level occupation therapy programs.

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