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Social justice, equity, diversity, inclusion – how do these terms connect to SDoH and physical therapy practice? These terms are bantered about, but how they impact our patients’/clients’ access to and use of physical therapy are often less understood. This workshop will employ a critical lens for these vital components of patient/client care, seeking to move beyond the International Classification Function (ICF) framework. Through the use of videos, group discussions, case analyses and other active learning strategies, presenters will work with participants to define, differentiate, reflect, and analyze the integration of these components into current practice. Participants will leave with a deeper knowledge of SDoH, which upon reflection can be applied to promote patient/client-centric care.
About The Speaker(s)
Denise Walbrandt Pigarelli, PharmD, R.Ph., BC-ADM earned her B.S. and PharmD degrees from UW-Madison and then completed a specialty residency in ambulatory care at the Madison VA in 1994. She practiced as a clinical pharmacist at the Phoenix VA before joining the UW-Madison School of Pharmacy faculty in 1996. Denise currently practices as a mid-level provider at the Madison VA in Diabetes Clinic. Her clinical research interests include clinical and quality of life outcomes of drug therapy and pharmaceutical care; her academic research interests include outcomes related to instructional design and assessment.
Susan Wenker, PT, PhD, GCS-Emeritus is an Assistant Professor (CHS) in the UW-Madison Doctor of Physical Therapy Program, Department of Family Medicine and Community Health. She earned her BS at UW-La Crosse and her Masters and PhD degrees at UW-Madison through the School of Education. She is actively involved in the APTA Geriatrics and teaches in the University of Wisconsin-Madison DPT program. Additionally, she teaches the Credentialed Clinical Instructor Course and serves on multiple campus committees for teaching, leadership, and interprofessional programming.
Tracy Schroepfer, PhD, MSW, MA, is a professor at the University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Social Work. She is a recipient of the Hartford Geriatric Social Work Faculty Scholar Award and serves on the National Coalition for Hospice and Palliative Care Committee and the National Quality Forum Geriatrics and Palliative Care Standing Committee. Dr. Schroepfer’s research focuses on determining the best strategies for meeting the psychosocial, cultural and spiritual needs of chronically and terminally ill elders, as well as reducing the health disparities faced by medically underserved communities in Wisconsin,.