The American Journal of Occupational Therapy; Bethesda Vol. 71, Iss. 6, (Nov/Dec 2017): 1-8.
With the likelihood that few students will have Level II fieldwork opportunities in traditional mental health care settings, one challenge for academic programs is ensuring students' entry-level competence in mental health skills and knowledge. [...]current fieldwork placements often do not provide opportunities for students to develop practice skills such as self-reflection, ethical reasoning, and compassionate care. No studies to date have described the attitudes of occupational therapy students toward people with intellectual disabilities (IDs). [...]studies of occupational therapy student attitudes toward people with disabilities either have been qualitative in nature, not used standard assessment measures, not used comparison groups, not provided means for assessing the relative merit of different instructional methods, relied on one-factor measures, or been survey-based exclusively or not measured intervention-oriented change over time.....To read the full article, log in using your NHS OpenAthens details.