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The Role of Occupational Therapy in Rural Healthcare: A Case Study on Farmers with Disabilities

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Title:The Role of Occupational Therapy in Rural Healthcare: A Case Study on Farmers with Disabilities
Authors:Coles, Jennifer
O'Hare, Megan
Keywords:Rural Health
Occupational Therapy
Farming Injury
Date Issued:2004
Publisher:University of Hawaii at Manoa -- Center on Disability Studies
Citation:Coles, J. & O'Hare, M. (2004). The Role of Occupational Therapy in Rural Healthcare: A Case Study on Farmers with Disabilities. Review of Disability Studies: An International Journal, 1(1).
Series:vol. 1, no. 1
Abstract:The impact of disability on farmers' personal affairs and work capacity has consequences not only on farmers, but also on their families, farm operations, and communities. Living in a rural area can play a role in recovery after disease or injury in that beneficial therapy services may not be available due to barriers such as meeting the needs of a widespread population, lack of physician referral, and travel time. To gain the perspective of the impact of disability on farmers' lives, face-to-face interviews were conducted with two farmers in rural Nebraska. Through these discussions five similar themes emerged which include: adaptations, safety, family assistance, therapy services, and specialty services.
URI:http://hdl.handle.net/10125/58141
ISSN:1552-9215
Appears in Collections: RDS Volume 1, No. 1


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