The School of Rehabilitation Therapy condemns racism and violence against Black people. We assert our commitment to building an equitable and just society where everyone is valued, and feels safe and supported as they carry out their everyday activities and interactions. We are listening to our students, faculty and staff across all of our programs. We are learning about their experiences of racism and marginalization, and the ways these experiences have affected their everyday lives. We are working to change these experiences through the ways we design and deliver our
By Dr. Marcia Finlayson, a MS rehabilitation researcher and daughter of a person with MS
Queen’s University Faculty, Mastercard Foundation Fellows, colleagues from the University of Gondar, and international consultants participated in two Curriculum Development Workshops in March/April 2020 to support the development of the new Occupational Therapy (OT) Program at the University of Gondar (UoG) in Ethiopia through the Mastercard Foundation Scholars Program!
The School of Rehabilitation Therapy would like to recognize the remarkable legacy of Dr. Nancy Pollock, a 1978 graduate of the Queen’s Program in Occupational Therapy. Dr. Pollock was a respected and much loved faculty member at McMaster University for many years, distinguishing herself as an excellent educator and student mentor with a focus on paediatrics. She was also one of the authors of the Canadian Occupational Performance Measure, an internationally recognized tool for client centred practice in occupational therapy and other health science fields.
Moral distress has been the focus of Dr. Tracy Trothen’s research since the early 1990s, when her mentor Dr. George Webster introduced her to the topic. Moral distress occurs when one’s core values are compromised and this can lead to moral residue (accumulated left-over moral distress). Dr. Trothen has recently co-authored an article on the harmful effects that moral distress can have on healthcare practitioners with conscientious objections.