Date of Award
Master of Occupational Therapy (MOT)
Neoplasms - therapy; Patient Care Team; Patient Readmission
People with a cancer history have a high likelihood of hospital readmission after discharge due to limitations in functional abilities (Burke et al., 2016; Lee, Williams, Lalor, Brown, & Haines, 2018). Occupational therapy has a significant role in preventing hospital readmissions among people with cancer because of the focus on promoting functional abilities (Player, Mackenzie, Willis, & Loh, 2014). However, occupational therapy is infrequently used for people with cancer. In one research study, only 32% of people with cancer used occupational therapy within two years of their diagnosis (Pergolotti, Cutchin, Weinberger, & Meyer, 2014). The purpose of this scholarly project was to develop a product promoting interprofessional collaboration within an oncology setting to promote the use of occupational therapy to decrease hospital readmission rates.
Finnegan, Patrick and Skoog, Jared, "Enhancing Occupational Therapy’s Role in Reducing Hospital Readmission Rates for People with Cancer" (2019). Occupational Therapy Capstones. 415.