Kathryn Zalewski, PT, PhD, MPA is a physical therapy educator, currently providing consulting services to a developing program at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point.The humanities were once described to her as ͚disciplines of memory and imagination͛. Part of being a physical therapist is allowing others to tell their stories in a safe place, and part of being an educator is training others to listen with compassion to the stories being told. The humanities train those of us who can be biased by science to experience the transformative power of story telling.
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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