The purpose of this study 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. This life history is one of 30 life history interviews, which are part of a larger project, Histories of Individuals Who Have Been Influential in Developing Occupational Therapy (OT) at the National Level and Beyond. Student Researchers interviewed Dr. Anne MacRae for data collection. Interview questions were structured to address the Kawa model for the participant interviewed. The student researchers analyzed the data through coding of the transcribed interviews; four categories emerged from this process. The categories were: perspectives on mental health practice, teams, social issues, and professional journey. The student researchers concluded that Dr. MacRae has dedicated her career in occupational therapy to advocating for social issues in mental health practice, as seen by her various accomplishments and work with underrepresented populations, which could not be without the contribution of teamwork between other healthcare professionals.
Cox, Danielle and Wahlert, Brock, "Evolution of Occupational Therapy Practice: Life History of Anne MacRae, PhD, OTR/L, BCMH, FAOTA" (2019). Oral History Student Papers. 50.