Suzanne Holm, OTD, OTR/L, BCPR
Dr. Holm is a licensed occupational therapist with board certification in Physical Rehabilitation from AOTA with more than twenty-five years of clinical experience in adult rehabilitation and acute care settings. She is the Occupational Therapy Academic Program Coordinator and Assistant Professor at Regis University and oversees Creighton University’s entry level Doctor of Occupational Therapy program-Regis pathway since 2015. She is the co-editor of the textbook, Occupational Therapy in Acute Care and on-site reviewer for AOTA’s Fellowship Program. She serves on the Interprofessional Education (IPE) Committee at Regis and is a strong supporter for IPE.
Presenting at the Nexus Summit:
Reducing Healthcare Professional Stigma of Individuals with Opioid Abuse Disorder Through Interprofessional Education
Background: The US department of Health and Human Services calls for improved healthcare access for individuals experiencing opioid abuse and utilization of multidisciplinary team models.  Individuals with substance abuse disorder may have difficulty accessing services due to healthcare provider stigma.  Medical students who received structured education about substance abuse, and/or experienced direct contact with individuals with substance abuse disorders had significant improvements in comfort level and attitudes towards this patient population.  Interprofessional education (IPE…