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Prerequisite: Admission to OTD Program.
The influence of culture upon occupational roles and performances is examined in this course where learners will be required to explore culture at multiple levels. They will examine their own culture and its impact on their practice; the culture of their clients and its impact on health beliefs, practices and occupations; the professional culture of occupational therapy; and societal influences on occupational choice. The concept of culturally responsive care and its characteristics will be examined in relationship to the learner' professional practice. Occupational justice will also be addressed in depth as it related to societal issues and progressive ideas about the expansion of OT practice beyond traditional practice paradigms. The implications of occupational therapy justice as a foundational piece of OT practice will be explored.