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
Title of host publicationCommunity Occupational Therapy Education and Practice
PublisherTaylor and Francis
Pages67-84
Number of pages18
ISBN (Electronic)9780203725290
ISBN (Print)9780789014054
StatePublished - Dec 6 2012

Keywords

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

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