Debra Gorman-Badar, PT, MA is a Doctoral Candidate at St. Louis University’s Albert Gnaegi Center for Health Care Ethics. Her experience as a clinical physical therapist grounds her research in health care ethics with a focus on the relevance and practical contributions of the humanities and cultural studies to improving patient outcomes and transforming health care public policy. Debra’s scholarly interests include the philosophy - epistemology and ethics - of physical therapy/rehabilitation, biopolitics and disability studies, feminist bioethics, and ethics education at all levels of professional formation.
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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