Melissa Park is an Associate Professor in the School of Physical and Occupational Therapy, Faculty of Medicine, at McGill University, Canada. She is a core member of Participatory Research at McGill University, and a full member of Centre de recerche interdisciplinaire en réadaptation du Montréal métropolitain. As an occupational therapist with a background in History of Art, Occupational Science, and Medical Anthropology, she uses the terms of humanities and rehabilitation to understand healing, transformative, and relational processes. Her funded ethnographic and participatory research has focused on working with, and understanding the priority concerns of, neurodiverse persons with invisible disabilities, family members, and healthcare 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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