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Acute Care SIG - Where is Rehab in Palliative Care?

  • 06 Dec 2023
  • 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
  • Zoom


Acute Care SIG

Where is Rehab in Palliative Care?

Date and Time: Wednesday, December 6, 2023 at 7:00 PM

Chairperson(s): Natalie Sadon, OT and Colleen Craven, OT

Location:  Zoom - to be sent out day before the event

Title: Where is Rehab in Palliative Care?

Learning Objectives: 

1. Describe the role of palliative care in the acute care setting.

2. Recall 3 strategies to enhance interprofessional collaboration between palliative care and rehabilitation team members.

3. Assess the value of collaborative palliative rehabilitation in the care of seriously ill patients and their families.

Speaker’s Bio: Ann Henshaw is an occupational therapy practitioner and an experienced collaborator who seeks to integrate rehabilitation services to enhance quality of care and quality of life for seriously ill people and their families. Her experience in public health and health care consulting allow her a broad view of the barriers and facilitators to collaborative practice. As part of her doctoral work, she developed the PalRehab Toolkit to share evidence based strategies to promote interprofessional collaborative practice in palliative rehabilitation. Ann works to enhance role clarity, teamwork and communication and ultimately improve care delivery.


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Chow, J. K., Pickens, N. D., Fletcher, T., Thompson, M., & Bowyer, P. (2023). “You’ve Got to Do Something”: Developing Occupational Therapists’ Role in End-of-Life Care. OTJR (Thorofare, N.J.), 43(1), 109–118.

Gärtner, H. S., Shabnam, J., Aagesen, M., Guldin, M.-B., Vind, A. B., Marsaa, K., Bergenholtz, H. M., Graven, V., Sampedro Pilegaard, M., & Thuesen, J. (2023). Combined rehabilitation and palliative care interventions for patients with life-threatening diseases - PREGOAL. A scoping review of intervention programme goals. Disability and Rehabilitation, 1-10.

Henshaw, A. M., & Winstead, S. R. (2023). Building Bridges in Palliative Rehabilitation: An Evidence-Based Toolkit to Promote Collaboration. American Journal of Hospice & Palliative Medicine, 10499091231184620–10499091231184620.

Massachusetts Association for Occupational Therapy, Inc. (MAOT)
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