Date Presented 04/12/21
Poverty attributions of health professionals affect how care is provided to this population. Literature indicates a gap in OT student learning to effectively work with individuals living with low income. This study found that a community action poverty simulation was an effective educational tool to address the initial first step of increasing OT students' awareness of their attitudes and their implicit bias of the challenges faced by this population.
Primary Author and Speaker: Priya Bakshi
Contributing Authors: Abigail Herman, Mairead Gormley, Erica Di Meo, Jessica Leonard