Dhwani Parikh completed her Bachelor’s degree in Occupational Therapy from India in 2004 and has been working as a registered Occupational Therapist since she migrated to Australia to be with her husband. Dhwani has completed her specialist post graduation study in Palliative Care from Melbourne University in 2018 and is an accredited OT driver assessor. Dhwani has a strong interest in Indian classical dancing, travelling and exploring various forms of cuisines.
As a specialist OT working in Palliative Care for over six years, Dhwani plays an important role within the clinical care team at Palliative Care South East by identifying life roles and activities (“occupations”) that are meaningful to clients, addressing barriers to performing these activities, enabling people with a life-limiting illness to continue performing valued and essential everyday living activities and optimising quality of life and comfort; while acknowledging the changing needs due to deterioration and pending death. Dhwani finds it is extremely rewarding and meaningful when she is able to support client’s and their families within this unique and specialised occupational therapy role and is committed to continuing to support people during challenging times.