This Eleanor Clarke Slagle lecture describes the author’s work with marginalized populations, including homeless adults with mental illness, premature aging conditions, and poor literacy; women who became homeless as a result of domestic violence; children in impoverished, urban school systems reading below grade level; and adults with severe and chronic mental illness that impeded their ability to secure employment, housing, and independent community living. The author illustrates how and why occupational therapy practitioners should become part of the primary care team that evaluates the impact of multiple disorders on marginalized populations’ daily life activities, provides services to optimize community participation, and provides environmental modifications to enhance safety and function.
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Oration| Online November 29 2021
Working With Marginalized Populations
Sharon A. Gutman
Sharon A. Gutman
Sharon A. Gutman, PhD, OTR/L, FAOTA, is Professor, Occupational Therapy Doctorate Program, Rehabilitation and Movement Sciences, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, Newark, NJ; firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Online Issn: 1943-7676
Print Issn: 0272-9490
Copyright © 2021 by the American Occupational Therapy Association, Inc.
The American Journal of Occupational Therapy, 2021, Vol. 75(6), 7506150010.
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Sharon A. Gutman; Working With Marginalized Populations. Am J Occup Ther November/December 2021, Vol. 75(6), 7506150010. doi: https://doi.org/10.5014/ajot.2021.756001
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