Barbara A. Rider, Virginia K. White; Occupational Therapy Education in Health Promotion and Disease Prevention. Am J Occup Ther 1986;40(11):781-783. doi: 10.5014/ajot.40.11.781.
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Educational experiences and didactic materials on health promotion are necessary for occupational therapists to remain current in the profession. This paper reviews health promotion learning experiences to determine the “state of the art” in this important area. It was found that few papers or workshops have been given at recent AOTA Annual Conferences; five universities received Allied Health Grants, which included occupational therapists, to develop health promotion learning materials; and occupational therapy educational curricula for the most part do include something on health promotion. The AOTA Special Interest Sections have shown interest in health promotion.
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