Post-Professional Occupational Therapy Doctorate
First Committee Member
Second Committee Member
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It is within the scope of the occupational therapy profession to treat patients experiencing pain. The holistic approach used to assess and treat patients to improve functional performance is vital in treating pain. The focus is to decrease the detrimental impact of pain on the patient’s mental health, enhancing their ability to function in social and vocational roles. However, education is not adequately addressed in occupational therapy programs and is vital in preparing clinicians to meet the patient’s needs effectively.
This Doctoral Capstone was developed to highlight the importance and the benefit of education in preparing clinicians to treat patients experiencing pain confidently. The curriculum focused on identifying methods of assessment and treatment and environmental and social factors that may exacerbate the condition. Occupational therapists will be responsible for using evidence-based practice to ensure the most effective methods are used to promote the best outcomes.
Occupational therapy; Pain--Treatment; Education
Occupational Therapy | Pain Management
University of Nevada, Las Vegas
Howell, Rosalee, "The Occupational Therapy Approach to Pain Treatment: A Pain Curriculum" (2022). UNLV Theses, Dissertations, Professional Papers, and Capstones. 4350.
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