This program is suitable for Occupational Therapists, OTAs, and graduate students. The goal of ISL's occupational therapy program is to learn about local health care challenges, experience Costa Rican culture, and gain perspective on the global landscape. Work setting will be dependent on number of participants. 1-5 participants: Programming will take place in an ISL partner institution. Volunteers will assist health care providers with patient care. 6+ participants: Programming will take place in an ISL partner community. Volunteers will participate in public health surveying and clinical activities, including interviewing patients, taking vitals, and helping out in the pharmacy. Current occupational therapy needs in Costa Rica include instruction in biomechanics and development of treatment plans for the rehabilitation of cancer and stroke patients. Volunteers work in the home and community settings as well and homes for elders and persons with severe disabilities.
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