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Consortium for the Humanities, Ethics and Professionalism (CHEP)

The consortium advocates for the importance of the humanities, ethics, and professionalism in physical therapy education practice because excellence in clinical practice requires the ability to make a meaningful connection with the patient and make decisions in uncertain circumstances.

The consortium provides a forum for discussion of the art of physical therapy and the lived experience of patients, and consortium provides a platform for sharing resources that focus on how to teach the humanities, ethics, and professionalism in physical therapy education.

Objectives: The consortium will

  1. Discuss and explore the role of humanities, ethics and professionalism in physical therapy.
  2. Advocate for the emphasis of the humanities, ethics, and professionalism in physical therapy education.
  3. Balance the pillars of evidence-based practice including patient values and preferences, clinical expertise, and best research evidence.
  4. Serve as a platform for sharing resources that focus on the humanities, ethics, and professionalism.

Membership:  The members will be any faculty members in physical therapy or physical therapist assistant programs interested in the humanities, ethics, and professionalism.

Governance and Operation

  1. Current meetings of the steering committee
  2. Elected officers installed at ELC 2017
  3. General membership meeting at ELC 2016

Request to Join

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  • 1 Institution
  • 2 Name
  • 3 Email

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Member Information

Contact Information

 Name Position   University     Email
Jennifer Hastings  Chair    University of Puget Sound    jhastings@pugetsound.edu
Sarah Luna  Secretary    University of the Incarnate World    seluna@uiwtx.edu
Nathaniel Brown

Web Admin

  University of the Incarnate World     nabrown1@uiwtx.edu
Cindy Dodds Nominating Chair    Medical University of South Carolina    doddscb@musc.edu
Donna Smith     Emory University    dsmith5@emory.edu
Amber Fitzsimmons     University of California, San Fransisco     amber.fitzsimmons@ucsf.edu

Shelly Lewis


University of the Sciences




Use the web address below to access our repository for classroom lessons and ideas related to humanities, ethics, and professionalism in physical therapy education. 



Links to related material: 

Arts Practica: http://www.artspractica.com/

Health Humanities Consortium: https://healthhumanitiesconsortium.com/

The Journal of Humanities in Rehabilitation:    https://scholarblogs.emory.edu/journalofhumanitiesinrehabilitation/

Inform Our Work:

The newly formed Consortium for Humanities, Ethics, and Professionalism are surveying PT educators to guide the steering committee work on the first initiative of the consortium. If you will take a few moments to complete this survey, we would be appreciative: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/CCMY28M

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