Margo Holm


Emma Chafin, Jessica Lambert

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The purpose of this qualitative research study using a life history interview approach was to provide current and future generations of occupational therapists a view of the history and how occupational therapy practice has evolved from its inception to current practice through the life history stories of occupational therapists who have held leadership roles at the national level and beyond. The methodology included one semi-structured interview with Dr. Margo B. Holm, PhD, OTR/L, FAOTA, ABDA that was conducted by two student researchers. Data was analyzed through coding of the transcribed interview. Three categories with corresponding themes emerged from this process: motivations, education, and the occupational therapy profession. The results of this study found that Dr. Holm has demonstrated that it takes strong dedication as a practitioner, educator, and professional researcher in order to ensure that the occupational therapy profession stays relevant and that evidence-based practice is the key to defining the field of occupational therapy.

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