Our profession now faces unprecedented challenges. The impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic have been acutely catastrophic and the uncertainty of the effects of value-based healthcare also raises concerns. However, while the state of the world as we know it is turbulent and uncertain, our profession has a long-standing history of resilience, can weather this storm, and has great potential to thrive. The purpose of this lecture is to highlight the profession's history of resilience, feature the many commendable and resilient acts of hand therapists, explore the traits of adaptable people, and offer perspectives on how we, as individuals and a profession, might “adjust our sails” and navigate our way to a stronger presence, improved practices, and unparalleled outcomes.
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Funding declaration: Dr McGee is currently funded by the National Institutes of Health's National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences ( UL1TR002494 , PI: Blazar, KL2TR002492 , PI: Ingbar) and the National Heart Lung, Blood Institute ( OT2HL16847-01 , Parent: NYU). The content within this lecture is solely the responsibility of the author and does not necessarily represent the official views of the National Institutes of Health.
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