Cara Brown, PhD; M.Sc.; BMR (OT)
University of Manitoba
Dr. Cara Brown is an Assistant Professor (PhD) in the Faculty of Rehabilitation Sciences, Univiersity of Mantioba, and a registered occupational therapist in the province of Manitoba, Canada (OTReg(MB)). Cara's research interests are motivated by clinical questions and conundrums from over 20 years of experience as an occupational therapist. Her work across the entire continuum of care peaked her interest in the gaps between care environments, and how to support people with complex social and health care needs in the community as their needs evolve. She is passionate about engaging patients, caregivers, families and communities in the research process.
Presenting at the Nexus Summit:
Interprofessional collaboration (IPC) has been identified as an essential component in providing culturally safe healthcare in Indigenous communities. Despite this, there are few IPC opportunities that involve working with Indigenous communities and peoples. To address this gap, a Canadian university offers a two-week interprofessional collaboration experience where groups of 4-6 students are immersed within a First Nations community to learn about its people, their health services, and their perspectives on health. Since 2017, 61 students from 9 professional programs have participated…