Hillary Villarreal, MA, was awarded a Master of Arts from Case Western Reserve University in Bioethics with a concentration in Medicine, Society and Culture. She received her Bachelor of Arts in Medical Humanities from Baylor University. She will begin working on her PhD in Health Care Ethics next Fall. She plans to pursue careers as both a clinical ethicist, providing ethics consultations to clinicians, and as a university professor, helping train future health care professionals in medical ethics. Her research interests include the intersections between medical ethics and narrative medicine. She believes the humanities are crucial to understanding the real-world context of making ethical decisions in the health care setting.
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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