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Document Type

Entry Level Capstone - NSU Access Only

Degree Name

Doctor of Occupational Therapy (OTD)

First Mentor

Janet Christhilf O'Flynn, OTD, OTR/L


This culminating project for the capstone experience involved a virtual collaboration with Faculté des Sciences de Réhabilitation de Léogane in Haiti and the University of Sherbrooke in Quebec, Canada to identify sustainable factors of projects within a developing country. Agencé Universitaire de la Francophonie- Community of Practice project (AUF2-CoP) is an initiative to encourage collaboration, share knowledge amongst the rehab community in Haiti, and empower, among other goals. In Haiti, there is only one educational OT program and less than 5 full-time clinicians in the country. Throughout this capstone experience, an understanding of the factors that influence project retention and rehab sustainability was identified. This insight into rehab in a developing country reflects the international implications of the practice of OT and the limited reach despite the high demand.

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