What Competencies Does a Community Occupational Therapist Need in Neurorehabilitation? Qualitative Perspectives

In Chile, over three million individuals are affected by neurological conditions, leading many to rely on healthcare services for the long term, emphasising the importance of community-focused approaches.  This study aimed to define the necessary skills for occupational therapists engaging in neurorehabilitation within communities.  Skills encompassed health assessment and interventions spanning micro- and macro-social contexts.  Attitude, influenced by personal and relational aspects, was also a significant facet.  The study highlighted interventions primarily focused on individual and microsocial levels, initially centred around addressing illness and treatment.  Gradually, attention shifted to encompass the patient’s immediate social circle – family, peers, and colleagues, and their physical environment at home, school, and work.


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