|Occupational therapy workshop is Feb. 5|
An occupational therapy workshop sponsored by The UND School of Medicine & Health Sciences Department of Occupational Therapy is set for Friday, Feb. 5, from 8:15 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., at the Memorial Union Lecture Bowl.
Presenter is Carla Wilhite, assistant professor of occupational therapy who teaches full-time in the Master’s of Occupational Therapy satellite program in Casper, Wyo. Her research interests are in rural and agricultural health. She previously worked for Oklahoma and Colorado AgrAbility as an occupational therapy expert in on-the-farm assessment of farmers, ranchers, or agricultural worker with health mpairments in finding adaptive methods, equipment, or technology to enhance independent living and work participation.
Synopsis: The presenter will explain the influences on farm life by: stress, accidents, social systems, mental health needs, ethnicity, health care access, and insurance issues affecting treatment. The role of the therapist in returning the farmer back to farm work/life will be examined.
Ancillary Workshop Information: A certificate for 6.5 contact hours will be provided upon completion of the workshop. Registration reservations will be processed on a first-come, first-served basis. A cap on attendance is possible due to space availability. Please visit the UND Occupational Therapy web site at http://www.med.und.edu/depts/ot/2010-seminar.html to view and print the brochure for this workshop. For more information, please contact Anne Haskins at firstname.lastname@example.org or Jan Stube at email@example.com
-- Anne M. Haskins, Assistant Professor, Department of Occupational Therapy, firstname.lastname@example.org, 777-0229