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ACAPT's CHEP awards humanities/ethics/professional grants to two faculty

Jan 29, 2020

ACAPT's Consortium for the Humanities, Ethics & Professionalism (CHEP) distributed two $500 grants for faculty to support novel research, education, or practice opportunities that aim to foster the integration of the Humanities, Ethics, and/or Professionalism into physical therapy education.  

Congratulations to the winners of the 2019 CHEP grants!

  • Sarah Blanton, PT, DPT, NCS, Emory University: "Disability through Poetry: An Interprofessional Education Workshop" will highlight to Doctor of Physical Therapy students the importance of empathy and humanistic movement through the use and exploration of a collection of wearable artworks emulating common physicalities of people of advanced age. Using reflection and perspective taking, the project's outcome is to enhance student development toward humanistic clinical practice as students and adults.

  • Amanda LaLonde, PT, DPT, GCS,University of Minnesota: "Embodied Therapy, Restriction, Reflexion, Connection".  Through two interprofessional workshops, health science students from physical therapy, nursing, and medicine programs will join with English department disability studies graduate students to learn about disability-themed poetry written from both the clinician and patient perspectives. Through a collaborative review and writing of poetry, students will gain greater insights into the lived experience of disability while recognizing varied perspectives of interprofessional clinical experiences.

Staff at ACAPT member institutions can join CHEP for free.

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