Deon Lee Thompson, PhD, FAACVPR is trained as an exercise physiologist with degrees from Wake Forest University and the University of Southern Mississippi. She is a Clinical Associate Professor in the Department of Physical Therapy at Georgia State University, where she has taught human gross anatomy and mentored students since 1994. She also has clinical expertise as director of both inpatient and outpatient cardiopulmonary rehabilitation for over 15 years. Dr. Thompson uses her skills and expertise to encourage students to consider humanistic elements associated with the study of human anatomy, while preparing compassionate and respectful clinicians who remain passionate learners and critical thinkers, always with a sense of respect, wonder, and gratitude for their very special learning opportunities.
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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