Class of 2007

Amanda Morrison, Health Professions

- May 24, 2007

Amanda Morrison: occupational therapists are "able to play a role in promoting independence for people." (Abriel photo)

Amanda Morrison says she had a limited knowledge of the diversity of the occupational therapy profession. That quickly changed once she arrived at Dalhousie.

ÒWhen I first came, I had no idea what occupational therapy really was. I didnÕt realize you could take it in so many directions. Through the program and various work placements, I realized the broad scope of the profession,” she says. From Sydney, Amanda is graduating with a B.Sc. Occupational Therapy.

She was always drawn to a health-related field, and chose occupational therapy for the interaction with patients and the ability to make a difference in their lives. ÒYou seem to get to know people a bit more in this field, and are able to play a role in promoting independence for people.”

During her time at Dalhousie, she completed diverse career placements that gave her invaluable clinical experience. These ranged from working with orthopaedic patients recovering from injuries or surgery, to organizing a day camp for children with learning disabilities in Newfoundland.

She has been hired by a nursing home in Cape Breton and looks forward to taking her new skills as an occupational therapist back to her home community.


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