Development of Learning Materials to Address Social and Medical Factors Impacting a Minoritized Population
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Health outcomes are multi-factorial. Health professionals must weigh all factors when making recommendations and providing intervention, however, limited learning materials which describe the health of minoritized populations exist for students in health science educational programs, necessitating the development of content for interprofessional learning that address the health factors experienced by underserved populations. This study used a descriptive design. Eleven expert content reviewers from eight health science and medical professions were recruited and provided feedback on the quality and content of a developed case study that described the lifestyle and health status of an individual from an ethnic minoritized population. Participants strongly agreed that the content strengthened the case study’s usefulness as a tool for interdisciplinary education. Most reviewers strongly agreed that social factors were a key component of the case and that it was suitable for use in interdisciplinary education. Incorporating social determinants into a case was viewed favorably by case reviewers who indicated that the components of the case were high quality and important as a tool for interprofessional education.
Whitney Lucas Molitor, PhD, OTD, OTR/L, BCG is Assistant Professor and Capstone Director for the Department of Occupational Therapy and Program Director for the undergraduate program in Public Health at the University of South Dakota.
Moses N. Ikiugu, PhD, OTR/L, FAOTA is Professor & Director of Research, Department of Occupational Therapy at the University of South Dakota.
Ranelle Nissen, PhD, OTR/L is Chair & Associate Professor, Department of Occupational Therapy at the University of South Dakota.
Mejai B.M. Avoseh, PhD is Professor, Adult and Higher Education, at the University of South Dakota.
DenYelle Kenyon, PhD is Associate Dean for Diversity and Inclusion, Master of Public Health Program Director, at the University of South Dakota.
Sabina Kupershmidt, PhD is Associate Professor, Nursing, at the University of South Dakota.
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Lucas Molitor, W., Ikiugu, M. N., Nissen, R., Avoseh, M., Kenyon, D., & Kupershmidt, S. (2022). Development of Learning Materials to Address Social and Medical Factors Impacting a Minoritized Population. Journal of Occupational Therapy Education, 6 (3). https://doi.org/10.26681/jote.2022.060315
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