About the Contributor: Patricia Buckley

Patricia BuckleyPatricia A. Buckley MS OTR/L, OTD is a home care occupational therapist working in the Greater Boston area. Before deciding to enter the field of OT in 1992, she worked as a professional cook, a caterer, in a commercial bank and as an administrative assistant. Coming to OT in her 40’s, Ms Buckley is surprised at “what we have to put up with” as healthcare workers whose workplace is the home. “With little or no regulation to protect us, I truly believe that the average restaurant kitchen is a safer workplace than the average homecare workplace,” she says.

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