Gateway to wellness: An occupational therapy collaboration with the National Multiple Sclerosis Society

Peggy Neufeld, Kathy Kniepmann

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Abstract

Occupational therapy is well equipped to build wellness for people with disabilities, particularly when partnering with community agencies or organizations. This article describes the collaborative relationship with the National Multiple Sclerosis Society for the development of Gateway to Wellness, A Program for Individuals with Multiple Sclerosis. Using the metaphor of a journey, issues relating to the collaborative relationship include language and power, paths and directions, the model design and evaluation, and negotiating expansion. The authors conclude with a summary of recommendations for positive partnering between occupational therapy and organizations that serve persons with disabling conditions.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)67-83
Number of pages17
JournalOccupational Therapy in Health Care
Volume13
Issue number3-4
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2001

Keywords

  • Collaboration
  • Community health
  • Empowerment
  • Health promotion
  • Multiple sclerosis

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