Karen Dishman, OTD, OTR, ATP
Dr. Karen Dishman is an assistant professor in the Occupational Therapy Doctorate Program at Gannon University in Ruskin, Florida. She has been an OT practitioner for over 24 years with 18 years of school-based practice and 3 years as the assistive technology coordinator. She is certified as an Assistive Technology Professional through RESNA. Prior to teaching at Gannon University, she taught full time for 3 years and adjunct for an additional 5 years in the Master of Occupational Therapy program and Occupational Therapy Assistant program at the University of Southern Indiana.
Presenting at the Nexus Summit:
Changing the Tone: An Interprofessional Student Experience in Management of Patients with Spasticity Disorders
Poster Description: Team-based care is best practice for healthcare providers; practitioners must be collaboration-ready and collaboration-savvy. Facilitation of interprofessional practice begins with student experiential learning opportunities that foster knowledge, skills and behaviors associated with interprofessional team competence. According to the Interprofessional Education Collaborative (2016), curricula designed to build competence should include information about the shared values of other professions; an understanding of one’s own role and that of other professions in assessing…