Poster Session
Issue Date: August 2020
Published Online: August 01, 2020
Updated: July 29, 2020
A Preliminary Exploration Via Phenomenological Methods of the Experiences of OT Professionals Who Engage in Pro Bono International Service
Author Affiliations & Notes
  • Misericordia University, Dallas, PA, USA
  • Misericordia University, Dallas, PA, USA
  • Misericordia University, Dallas, PA, USA
  • Misericordia University, Dallas, PA, USA
  • Misericordia University, Dallas, PA, USA
Article Information
Centennial Vision / Geriatrics/Productive Aging / Health and Wellness / Education of OTs and OTAs / Long-Term Care/Skilled Nursing Facilities / Pediatric Evaluation and Intervention / Basic Research
Poster Session   |   August 01, 2020
A Preliminary Exploration Via Phenomenological Methods of the Experiences of OT Professionals Who Engage in Pro Bono International Service
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, August 2020, Vol. 74, 7411505114. https://doi.org/10.5014/ajot.2020.74S1-PO3316
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, August 2020, Vol. 74, 7411505114. https://doi.org/10.5014/ajot.2020.74S1-PO3316
Abstract

Date Presented 03/26/20

In our poster, we describe the experiences and meanings of international pro bono service work for OTs and OTAs, of which no published research exists. Semistructured interviews were done with eight people who had been on at least two trips. The EPP method of data analysis was done and summaries and themes across participants were generated. As OT expands globally, the results of our study can help increase understanding of how OTs practice as global citizens.

Primary Author and Speaker: Joseph Cipriani

Additional Authors and Speakers: Danielle Cawley, Rebecca Irwin, Paige Pachuilo, Kaitlin Wheeler