The Tillery Project: An experience in an interdisciplinary, rural health care service setting
- P. Wittman, T. Conner-Kerr, M. S. Templeton, B. Velde
- Physical & Occupational Therapy in Geriatrics,
SUMMARY Given the need for health professionals, including occupational therapists, to be able to work with individuals and populations from a variety of cultures, this paper describes a qualitative study in which faculty and students from an occupational therapy program have been immersed in a community-built program serving African American, elderly citizens. Cultural competency and its measurement are addressed and used to assess positive results from the study.