Olivia Wolfe, SPT is a third-year Doctor of Physical Therapy student at Emory University. She received her Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Vermont. After losing her good friend to a brain tumor at a young age, Olivia started a non-profit organization and youth triathlon to raise money for the Childhood Brain Tumor Foundation to increase funding and awareness for pediatric cancer research. It was through this experience that she observed the importance and need for compassion and humanism in the healthcare system and found a passion for a career in physical therapy. She strives to continue her learning and use her knowledge of humanistic practice to increase empathetic and quality care while working as a physical therapist with Veterans Affairs to treat our nation’s Veterans.
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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