CFP: ‘Disability Studies’, Special Issue of Journal of Humanities in Rehabilitation

Journal of Humanities in Rehabilitation Special Disability Studies Themed Issue

The Journal of Humanities in Rehabilitation is a peer-reviewed, multimedia, open-access journal. We are currently seeking submissions that can further the relationship and conversation between disability studies and the rehabilitation fields. We are particularly interested in pieces that explore the ways disability studies and rehabilitation can inform one another.

A few potential submissions may include, but are not limited to:

  • An exploration of accommodation and access in the workplace for rehabilitation professionals with disabilities
  • Patient and family experiences and perspectives from a disability studies perspective
  • The history of disability studies and rehabilitation
  • Approaches to art or literature in rehabilitation education through the lens of disability studies
  • Book and film reviews pertaining to the subject of disability studies and rehabilitation
  • Rehabilitation technology and disability studies.

The purpose of The Journal of Humanities in Rehabilitation is to increase awareness and foster the integration of humanities in the rehabilitation sciences.  Our mission is to encourage dialogue among rehabilitation professionals, patients, families and caregivers that describe the human condition as it experiences the impact of illness or disability.

In that spirit, The Journal of Humanities in Rehabilitation publishes work that reflects and analyzes the physical, cognitive, emotional and spiritual resources that comprise humanism in the rehabilitation.  We publish work in several genres, including perspectives pieces, personal narratives, reflections, poetry, video or photo essays, or original research articles.  We are also looking for reviews of films or books that may be relevant to this topic, or a personal blog/reflection that describes an interaction and provides a learning experience between a healthcare provider and an individual living with disabilities.  Accordingly, clinicians, researchers, students, patients, caregivers, healthcare professionals and administrators are all challenged to submit creative works to the journal of Humanities in Rehabilitation to raise the consciousness and deepen the intellect of the humanistic dimension in rehabilitation.

Submissions are due by 5th April 2017.

For questions, please contact:

Sarah Blanton, PT, DPT, NCS
Associate Professor
Division of Physical Therapy
Department of Rehabilitation
Emory University School of Medicine

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