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Research Article  |   October 1998
Competence and the Occupational Therapy Entrepreneur
Author Affiliations
  • Mary Foto, OT, FAOTA, CCM, is President, Inaba/Foto Consulting, Blue Cross of California, Medical Department, 5151 B. Camino Ruiz, Camarillo, California 93012, and President, Rehabilitation Technology Works, San Bernardino, California
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Professional Issues / Special Issue on Professional Competence
Research Article   |   October 1998
Competence and the Occupational Therapy Entrepreneur
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, October 1998, Vol. 52, 765-769. doi:10.5014/ajot.52.9.765
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, October 1998, Vol. 52, 765-769. doi:10.5014/ajot.52.9.765
Abstract

That which constitutes competence in an occupational therapy entrepreneur is not well delineated, even though the role of entrepreneur requires that such a person possess a particular set of knowledge and skills in order to be competent. The question of competence in an occupational therapy entrepreneur is increasingly important because the number of practitioners assuming this role has grown in recent times. Indeed, a connection exists between the competence of occupational therapy entrepreneurs and the future stature of the profession. Still, the issue remains: How will occupational therapy entrepreneurs be judged competent? Peer evaluation is one possibility, but the ultimate measure will be marketplace success.