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Consortium for the Humanities, Ethics and Professionalism (CHEP)

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ACAPT's Consortium of Humanities, Ethics & Professionalism (CHEP) believes that excellence in physical therapy education and 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.  CHEP also provides a platform for sharing resources that focus on how to teach the humanities, ethics, and professionalism in physical therapy education.

Objectives:

  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

CHEP members can be any faculty members in ACAPT member physical therapy educational institution programs interested in the humanities, ethics, and professionalism.

Classroom Resource Repository Available

Find the new classroom activity/lesson repository for the humanities, ethics, and professionalism by going to the "Resources" tab below. Please consider contributing to the repository by sending your ideas to chep@acapt.org.

If you weren't able to make it to the ELC 2020 business meeting or hear our guest, Dr. Nicole Piemonte, you are welcome to view the recordings of each. 

 

Incorporating humanities & ethics into curricula 

2020 presentation: Incorporating humanities & ethics into curricula - guest speaker: Dr. Nicole Piemonte, Assistant Dean for Medical Education at Creighton University School of Medicine

Congrats to the Physical Therapy Student Essay Contest winners

CHEP joins the Journal of Humanities in Rehabilitation (JHR) to sponsor the annual Physical Therapy Student Writing Competition. The winner receives a $250 award from CHEP, and the contest winner and two finalists will have their essays published in a future issue of JHR. See details here. Deadline: Annually in January. 

Congratulations to Kelsey Robinson from Neumann University, winner of CHEP's 2021 student essay contest and the two finalists:

  • Xavier Gibson from Springfield College
  • Henry Fok from Columbia University

Students wrote about an experience that significantly impacted their professional growth and identity as a future physical therapist, with respect to the public health crises of racism and/or COVID-19.

For inquiries about the Consortium for Humanities, Ethics & Professionalism (CHEP), email: chep@acapt.org

CHEP's Purpose: To illustrate the central themes of the consortium initiatives and provide ideas and resources for integrating humanities, ethics, and professionalism into PT curricula.

Description:

 

We believe scholarship focusing on the “art of physical therapy” and the “lived experience” of the patient is needed. Further, we advocate that a course correction is needed to embrace all three pillars of evidence- based practice with equipoise.

 

The educational community needs to be intentional in the cultivation of humanistic values in the professional curricula. In 1976, a Journal of the Royal College of General Practitioners’ editorial stated, “… the choice between the arts or science represents a false and dangerous dichotomy. In many aspects of the doctor and patient relationship, the knowledge and understanding of drama, literature, and philosophy can greatly help understanding.”1,2 As Johanna Shapiro points out,  “[Medicine] is a kind of a renaissance profession in that it really requires all of the brain, all of the heart, all of the soul, and you can’t get that only through science.”3

 

The inclusion of the humanistic values into healthcare practices addresses perspectives from the patient, clinician, and educators with overlapping intentions.

  • For patients, the avenues of the humanities often provide a means of self-care to promote health and resiliency, giving a space for well-being of body, soul, and mind.
  • Clinicians with a foundation in humanities may design treatment strategies better addressing the holistic needs of patients.
  • In addition, such a clinician may find a personal outlet in aspects of the humanities to balance the emotional demands of patient care.
  • Lastly, embedding  the humanistic values into student education leads to improvement of observation skills, empathy, communication, and self-reflection, each of which facilitates patient-centered care and positive outcomes.3-5 Humanities education may provide students with an approach to develop self-care strategies and resiliency as they face the many negative consequences of dealing with illness day in and day out.3, 5   

 

The interplay of professionalism, humanities, and ethics should be recognizably tight. We believe the consummate professional clinician is indeed the renaissance clinician.

Relevance:

 

To educate toward excellence and expert practice, we need to instill the ability to make judgment in uncertain conditions. With exposure to elements of humanism embedded into curricula, students are enabled to think from multiple viewpoints.

 

Operational definition of the humanities:

"Attention to the humanities in physical therapy education helps to develop and nurture skills of observation, analysis, empathy and self-reflection.  The humanities are those disciplines that explore and seek to understand the meaning of 'being a human being' in the world."

References: 


  1. Editorial. The arts as aids to learning. Journal of Royal College of General Practitioners. 1976;26:555-559.
  2. Fieschi L, Matarese M, Vellone E, Alvaro R, De Marinis MG. Medical humanities in healthcare education in Italy: a literature review. Ann Ist Super Sanita. 2013;49(1):56-64.
  3. Krisberg K. Humanities program helps medical students see through a patient's eyes. 2014; https://www.aamc.org/newsroom/reporter/may2014/380438/humanities.html, 2016.
  4. Dennhardt S, Apramian T, Lingard L, Torabi N, Arntfield S. Rethinking research in the medical humanities: a scoping review and narrative synthesis of quantitative outcome studies. Med Educ. 2016;50(3):285-299.
  5. Macnaughton J. The humanities in medical education: context, outcomes and structures. Med Humanit. 2000;26(1):23-30.

 

Click here to view the 2020 Candidate for Office

Cindy Dodds, PT, PhD, PCS

Position: Chair 2019-2022
Medical University of South Carolina

Nathan Brown, PT, DPT, GCS

Position: Vice Chair 2020-2023
University of the Incarnate Word

Sarah Luna, PT, DPT

Position: Secretary 2019-2022
University of the Incarnate World

Bruce Greenfield, PT, MA, PhD, FNAP, FAPTA

Position: Nominating Committee Chair 2018-2021
Emory University

Sarah Caston, PT, DPT

Position: Nominating Committee Member 2019-2022
Emory University

Shelly Lewis, PT, DPT, GCS

Position: Resource Manager (Appointed)
University of the Sciences

Harsha Deoghare, PT, PhD

Position: Web Admin (Appointed)
Western University of Health Sciences, California


CHEP will be voting on the following positions:

  • Nominating Committee members (2): Three-year term, 2021-2024 (Slate TBA)

CHEP holds elections in the spring-summer during the ACAPT election cycle.  If you are a CHEP member, you are registered to vote. If you have not yet joined the CHEP, do so now by clicking on the "Request to Join" Box above. As with any organization, formation of a leadership team is representative of its members who vote.

Persons elected to a leadership position are expected to attend the annual ACAPT Educational Leadership Conference (ELC), where CHEP's annual business meeting will be held.

Candidates must submit their consent to serve form and candidate statements and bios. Submit your information to bgreenf@emory.edu sarah.caston@emory.edu and acapt@acapt.org.

  • April 5, 2021: Polls open on the first Monday of the month.  
  • May 3, 2021:  Polls close on the first Monday of the month. 
  • June 2021: Candidates informed of election results. 
 Name Position   University     Email
Cindy Dodds  Chair 2019-2022    Medical University of South Carolina    doddscb@musc.edu
Nathan Brown

Vice Chair 2020-2023

  University of the Incarnate Word    nabrown1@uiwtx.edu
           
Sarah Luna  Secretary 2019-2022    University of the Incarnate World    seluna@uiwtx.edu
Harsha Deoghare

Web Admin (appointed) 2020-2023 

  Western University of Health Sciences, California
 

   hdeoghare@westernu.edu
 

         
 Bruce Greenfield Nominating Committee Member 2018-2021   Emory University     bgreenf@emory.edu

Sarah Caston

 Nominating Committee

Member 2019-2022

  Emory University    sarah.caston@emory.edu
 Shelly Lewis

Resource Manager

   University of the Sciences    m.lewis@usciences.edu

Position descriptions

Vice Chair shall assume the duties of the Chairperson at the request of the Chairperson or in the absence or incapacitation of the Chairperson and oversee CHEP ad hoc committees or work groups as a voting member.  The Vice Chair shall serve as the Parliamentarian during the on-site meetings at national conferences. 

Nominating Committee Member: The Nominating Committee shall consist of three (3) members.  Each serving for three (3) year terms.  The senior member of the committee shall serve as Committee Chair for the last year of his/her term.

The nominating committee shall prepare a slate of one (1) or more names for each office to be filled.  The slate (i.e. list of candidates) shall be published on the CHEP website and distributed to the membership prior to the election.  The Nominating Chair will provide the slate, together with the information on each candidate, at least 30 days in advance of the election. 

Members of the nominating committee direct and conduct elections by email.  The nominating committee chair notifies the candidates of the results of the election maintains a record of their consent to service for future considerations and needs that may support the work of the Consortium.  

Incorporating humanities & ethics into curricula

CHEP-JHR Student Essay Contest:  CHEP joins the Journal of Humanities in Rehabilitation (JHR) to sponsor a judged writing competition designed to encourage deep thinking by students about the role and value of humanities, ethics and professionalism in academic training and professional life.   The annual CHEP/JHR Physical Therapy Student Essay Contest submissions are accepted annually from mid-November to January.  See details here.

CHEP Educational Repository

Click on the links below to access a repository for classroom lessons and ideas related to humanities, ethics, and professionalism in physical therapy education. 

Watch CHEP's Oct 2020 presentation: Incorporating Humanities & Ethics into Health Professions Curricula from Nicole Piemonte, PhD, Assistant Dean for Medical Education at Creighton University School of Medicine.


CHEP List Serve

Use the sign-up instructions below, and tell us all about the good things you are doing with Humanities, Ethics, and Professionalism in physical therapy education!

To find older messages after you join:

  1. Click on “my settings” toward the bottom of any email you have received from the CHEP listserv. This will link you to a screen that has a tab for messages on the left of the screen. Click on “messages” to find messages that have been sent in the listserv
  2. Alternatively, you can go to gaggle.email and sign in. Then scroll up and a box will appear on the bottom right of the screen that you can click on to find your groups. After clicking on this, you enter your email. An email will be sent to you. In the email will be a blue box that says “member”. Click on that box and you will be taken to the CHEP page on gaggle.

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Links to related material: 

 

Watch the CHEP's Oct 2020 presentation: Incorporating Humanities & Ethics into Health Professions Curricula from Nicole Piemonte, PhD, Assistant Dean for Medical Education at Creighton University School of Medicine.

Following are CHEP business meeting minutes:

Arkansas State University

Lora Mize, PT, DPT, WCS

Baylor University Graduate School

Kendra Gagnon, PhD

Bellarmine University

Joseph Brosky, PT, DHSc, SCS

Bellarmine University

Beth Ennis, PT, EdD, PCS

Boston University

Melissa Mendoza, PT DPT

Central Michigan University

Karen Ozga, PT, DPT

Chatham University

Sarah Jameson, PT, DPT, MS

Columbia University

Laurel Abbruzzese, PT, EdD

Creighton University

Gail Jensen, PT, PhD, FAPTA

Daemen College

Margaret Mazzone, PT, PhD

Des Moines Universtiy - Osteopathic Medical Center

Cindy Utley, DPT

DeSales University

Kay Malek, PT, PhD

Duke University

Katherine Myers, DPT

Duke University

Marcus Roll, PT, DPT, NCS, CBIS

Duquesne University

Leesa DiBartola, PT, DPT, EdD, MCHES

East Carolina University

Christine Lysaght, PT, DPT, ATP, CSCS

East Tennessee State University

Patricia King, PT, PhD

Elon University

Wendy Herbert, PT, PhD

Emory University

Sarah Blanton, PT, DPT, NCS

Emory University

Sarah Caston, PT, DPT, NCS

Emory University

Emma Goldberg, PT

Emory University

Zoher Kapasi, PT, PhD, MBA

Emory University

Donna Smith, PT, DPT, NCS, GCS

Emory University

Lois Wolf, PT

Emory University

Tami Phillips, PT, DPT, MBA

Florida Gulf Coast University

Ellen Donald, PhD PT

Gannon University

Pam Reynolds, PT, EdD

Georgia Southern University - Armstrong Campus

Kathleen Schaefer, DPT

Governors State University

Rebecca Wojcik, PT, EdD, GCS

Grand Valley State University

Mary Green, PT, MS, JD

I'm not employed at an Academic Institution

Michele Neils, PT, MA

Indiana University

Tiffany Idlewine, DPT, OCS

Ithaca College

Kayleigh Plumeau, PT, DPT

Langston University

Aliya Chaudry, PT, MBA, DPT, J.D.

Loma Linda University

Gina Gang, DPT

Marquette University

Laurie Kontney, PT, DPT, MS, CEEAA

Mary Baldwin University

Corey Woldenberg, PT, DPT

Mary Baldwin University

Lisa Shoaf, PT,DPT,PhD

Mayo Clinic School of Health Sciences

Melissa Hake, PT, DScPT

MCPHS University

Janna Kucharski-Howard, PT, DPT, MSM

MCPHS University

Erin Faraclas, PT, DPT

Medical University of South Carolina

Cindy Dodds, PT, PhD, PCS

Medical University of South Carolina

Holly Wise, PT, PhD

Midwestern University - Arizona

Bob Nithman, PT, PhD, DPT, GCS, COS-C

Midwestern University - Illinois

Sarah Keller, PT, DPT, NCS

Misericordia University

Kelley Moran, PT, DPT, EdD,ATC Board Certified Sports Physical Therapist

Mount St Joseph University

Jamie Bayliss, PT, MPT, DHSc

Mount St Joseph University

Erin Hofmeyer, PT, DPT, GCS

New York Medical College

Gale Lavinder, PT, EdD

New York University

Megan Hotchkiss, PT, DPT

New York University

Lisa Bradley, PT, DPT, MSW

New York University

Joanne Cesiro, DPT, CLT

New York University

Carol Recker-Hughes, PT, PHD

Northern Arizona University

Karen Mueller, DPT, PhD

Northwestern University

Bill Healey, PT, EdD, GCS

Northwestern University

Babette Sanders, PT, PhD, FAPTA

Northwestern University

Alice Salzman, PT, EdD

Nova Southeastern University - Fort Lauderdale

Archana Vatwani, PT, DPT, MBA, CLWT, CDP

Ohio University

Michele Courtney, PT/CLT, PhD, MBA

Old Dominion University

Emily Hawkins, DPT

Regis University

Heidi Eigsti, PT, DPT, PhD

Rockhurst University

Christina Wisdom, DPT

Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey

Nancy Kirsch, PT, DPT, PhD, FAPTA

Saint Francis University

Jessica Cammarata, PT, DPT, NCS

Saint Francis University

Mary Ann Wharton, PT, MS

Saint Francis University

Heather Mack, PT, DPT, PCS

Saint Louis University

Ginge Kettenbach,

Saint Louis University

Jill Imgarten, PT, DPT, OCS

Shenandoah University

Jill Boissonnault, PT, PhD, WCS

Shenandoah University

Michele Wiley, PT DPT

Springfield College

Regina Kaufman, PT, EdD, MS, NCS

Springfield College

Salome Brooks, PT EdD MBA MA

State University of New York Downstate Medical Center

Laurie Seckel, PT, DPT, MPS

Stony Brook University

Kyle Hewson, PT, EdD

Stony Brook University

Mary Jo Kaleda, PT, DPT, MPS, GCS

Tennessee State University

Zachary Rethorn, PT, DPT

Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center

Dana Dichiara, PT, DPT, MS, BBA

Texas Woman's University

Chad Jackson, PT, DPT, OCS

Texas Woman's University

Rupal Patel, PT, PhD

Texas Woman's University

Merri Leigh Johnson, DPT, NCS

The Sage Colleges

Jim Brennan, PT, PhD

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Jennifer Martin, PY, DPT, GCS

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Marcus Roll, PT, DPT, NCS, CBIS

The University of Tennessee Health Science Center

Shannon Hughes, PT, DPT, EdD, OCS, MTC

The Universtiy of Tennessee at Chattanooga

Debbie Ingram, PT, EdD, FAPTA

Thomas Jefferson University

Louis Hunter, PT, DPT

Touro College

Steve Liaos, OCS, SCS, FAAOMPT

Touro University of Nevada

Katherine Joines, PT, DHSc

University of California, San Francisco

Amber Fitzsimmons, PT

University of California, San Francisco

Kimberly Topp, PT, PhD

University of California, San Francisco

Kai Kennedy, PT, DPT

University of Central Arkansas

Lora Mize, PT, DPT, WCS

University of Central Florida

Morris Beato, P

University of Florida

Kimberly Smith, DPT

University of Hartford

Daniel J. Lee, PT, DPT, GCS

University of Kentucky

Kara Lee, PT, DPT, NCS

University of Kentucky

Janice Kuperstein, PT, PhD

University of Mary

Mary Dockter, PT, PhD

University of Mary Hardin-Baylor

Patricia Nelson, PT, ScD

University of Maryland - Baltimore

Linda Horn, PT, DScPT, MHS

University of Massachusetts Lowell

Nancy Sharby, DPT PT MS

University of Michigan - Flint

Karen Berg, PT, DPT, OCS

University of Minnesota

Amanda LaLonde, PT, DPT, GCS

University of Mississippi at the Medical Center

Kimberly Willis, DPT

University of Mississippi at the Medical Center

Lisa Barnes, PT, DPT, PhD

University of Mississippi at the Medical Center

Sherry Colson, DPT

University of Missouri

Dana Martin, PT, DSc

University of Missouri

Rebecca Bliss, PT, DPT, DHSc

University of Nebraska Medical Center

Teresa Cochran, PT, DPT, MA, GCS, FNAP

University of New England

Jennifer Audette, PT, PhD

University of North Dakota

Tara Haj, DPT, NCS

University of North Dakota

Lauren Emmel, PT, DPT

University of North Florida

Donni Welch-Rawls, PT, DPT, MS

University of Puget Sound

Jennifer Hastings, PT, PhD, NCS

University of Scranton

Dana Maida, PT, DPT

University of South Dakota

Angela MacCabe, PT, DPT

University of South Florida

Laura Lee (Dolly) Swisher, PT, MDiv, PhD, FAPTA

University of Southern California

Cheryl Resnik, PT, DPT, FAPTA

University of Southern California

Valerie Teglia, PT, DPT

University of Southern California

Harshavardhan Deoghare, PT PhD

University of Southern California

David Gillette, PT, DPT, GCS

University of Southern California

Noriko Yamaguchi, PT, DPT

University of Southern California

Elizabeth Poppert, DPT, MS, OCS

University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences - Texas

Kunal Bhanot, PT, PhD, FAAOMPT

University of Texas at El Paso

Kathy Curtis, PT, PhD

University of the Incarnate Word

Nathaniel Brown, PT, DPT, GCS, CSCS

University of The Incarnate Word

Sarah Luna, PT, DPT, GCS

University of the Incarnate Word

Amy Wagner, PT, DPT, GCS

University of the Pacific

Preeti Oza, PT, PhD

University of the Sciences

Kimberly Wynarczuk, PT, DPT, PCS, MPH

University of The Sciences

Shelly Lewsi, PT, DPT, GCS

University of Wisconsin- Milwaukee

Ann Dietrich, PT, DPT, MS

University of Wisconsin-Madison

Sue Wenker, PT, PhD

Virginia Commonwealth University

Shawne Soper, PT, DPT, MBA

Washington University in St. Louis

Carey Holleran, MPT, DHS, NCS

West Coast University - Center for Graduate Studies

Dawn Kelly James, PT DPT DSc

Western Carolina University

John Carzoli, PT, DPT

Western Kentucky University

Sonia Young, PT, DPT, EdD

Western University of Health Sciences

Georgeanne Vlad, PT, MA

Western University of Health Sciences

Gunnar Fillerup, DPT

Wheeling Jesuit University

Kristine Grubler, PT, DPT

Youngstown State University

Cara Carramusa, PT, MSPT, EdD, GCS

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