This course will explore the use of the Kawa model, a culturally sensitive occupational therapy model of practice, in geriatric care to establish rapport, identify client strengths and barriers, and improve communication. Attendees will gain knowledge regarding the components of the Kawa model, how to apply the model to geriatric practice, as well as the current research on use of the model in long term care, home care/caregiving, and community-based settings.
Course created on September 10, 2019
Course Type: Video, Audio, Text
CEUs/Hours Offered: AOTA/0.1 Introductory, Category 1: Domain Of OT - Performance Patterns; CE Broker/1.0 Home Study, General (FL), Patient Related (AL), General Continuing Education (GA), Direct Client/patient Services In Occupational Therapy (SC), CE Broker #20-740872; IACET/0.1; NBCOT PDUs/1.25 Beginner, Geriatrics
- After this course, participants will be able to list the components of the Kawa model and their meanings.
- After this course, participants will be able to list the steps in using the Kawa model with a geriatric client.
- After this course, participants will be able to describe the current research on the application of the Kawa model in geriatric settings including long term care, home care, and community-based settings.
|5-10 Minutes||What is the Kawa model?|
|10-15 Minutes||Understanding the components of the Kawa model|
|15-20 Minutes||Steps of using the Kawa model with a geriatric client & modifications|
|20-25 Minutes||Considerations in using the Kawa model|
|25-35 Minutes||Research on the Kawa in long term care|
|35-45 Minutes||Research on the Kawa model in home care/caregiving|
|45-55 Minutes||Research on the Kawa model in community-based practice|
|55-60 Minutes||Summary, Q & A|
Jennifer Lape, OTD, OTR/L received her Bachelor of Science in Psychology from the University of Pittsburgh, and both her Master of Occupational Therapy and post-professional Doctorate of Occupational Therapy from Chatham University in Pittsburgh, PA. Her doctoral project focused on the use of multisensory environments to manage negative behaviors in clients with dementia. She is currently an Assistant Professor of Occupational Therapy at Chatham University where she teaches the evidence-based practice courses in the post-professional occupational therapy program. In her 19+ years of clinical practice, she has worked in a variety of practice settings including pediatrics, acute care, home health, and skilled nursing, with the majority of her practice in geriatrics in the roles of clinician, clinical consultant, legal consultant, and manager of rehab services. She has authored peer-reviewed articles related to evidence-based practice with a variety of populations, as well as a text on research and evidence-based practice. She has presented at the state, national, and international levels, and her scholarship interests to date include: sensory processing and the use of multisensory environments to increase quality of life for clients with dementia, evidence-based practice, strategies to improve collaboration among multidisciplinary rehab teams, and the Kawa model.
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