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Providing low vision care requires multidisciplinary collaboration

Conference contribution
Authors Helle Falkenberg
Inger Berndtsson
Published in Workshop vid Kongsberg Vision Meeting, Clinical Optometry Day 30 oktober
Publication year 2018
Published at Department of Education and Special Education
Language en
Keywords multidisciplinary collaboration, vision rehabilitation, evidence based practice
Subject categories Pedagogy


Coping with the consequences of vision loss is complex and difficult, especially after a lifetime as a sighted person. Successful vision rehabilitation and sound user pathways are not only a prerequisite for the older adult and for active ageing, but for the society as a whole. In most cases, vision rehabilitation will not only improve the individuals’ quality of life, but may also increase revenue and reduce the need for help. Development of new knowledge and evidence based practice in complex areas often require multifaceted and creative research, combined with extensive interdisciplinary cooperation, not only the within and between health services and municipalities, but also involving other care and welfare services. Based on the multidisciplinary Master in Visual Rehabilitation, questions dealing with how we can work evidence based and develop professional knowledge within the field of vision rehabilitation will be discussed. In this workshop we will start working on how we work with knowledge processes from a multidisciplinary perspective within the program courses, where we use knowledge from different types of research, clinical practice and experiences from people living with vision impairment or blindness in everyday life. Issues that will be highlighted include how research and practice skills can be met and developed, how evidence and experience can be used as a starting point for rehabilitation and learning, and how a multidisciplinary perspective and collaboration allow for more comprehensive rehabilitation. The workshop will take advantage of the participants' perspectives and experiences. The master program is a collaboration between University of South-Eastern Norway and University of Gothenburg.

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