Brooke Mulrenin, OTR/L, MS is a pediatric occupational therapist and Ph.D. candidate studying Health and Rehabilitation Science at the Medical University of South Carolina. Her current research involves improving measurement of infant feeding and swallowing disorders. Through research and teaching, she hopes to promote compassionate, family-centered approaches to feeding, allowing mealtimes to be a source of enjoyment and connection. As a graduate assistant for the Eye Spy course, Brooke gained immense appreciation for the value of art- and humanities-based instruction, observing that together, educators and students created an environment of trust that fostered uncommonly generous listening and sharing. She believes this type of learning experience provides space to honor the complexity of being human and to develop patience to work through difficult realities — important practices for health science students and health professionals.
The Journal for the Humanities in Rehabilitation is a peer reviewed, multi-media journal using a collaborative model with rehabilitation professionals, patients and their families to gain a greater understanding of the human experience of disability through art, literature and narrative. The purpose of this interdisciplinary journal is to raise the consciousness and deepen the intellect of the humanistic relationship in the rehabilitation sciences.
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