Current Issue: Fall 2016

  • Henri Matisse, Dance I, 1909, Museum of Modern Art, New York, Image Credit: © 2016 Succession H. Matisse / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

  • Robert Cappa, Henri Matisse in his Studio, Nice, France, 1949. Image Credit: © Robert Capa © International Center of Photography/Magnum Photos

  • Philippe Halsman, Henri Matisse in his Studio, St. Paul de Vence, France, 1951. Image Credit: © Philippe Halsman/Magnum Photos

  • Henri Matisse,The Swimming Pool Maquette for ceramic (realized 1999 and 2005). Mrs. Bernard F. Gimbel Fund. © Succession H. Matisse / ARS, NY.

About the Journal

JHR 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.

“Research” What You Say: I Did Not Suffer a Stroke, I Survived One - Stroke survivor Eva Froehle reflects on the use of language in study recruitment material as she shares thoughtful insights from a research participant perspective.
“It Sounds Like a Drama:” Hearing Stories of Chronic Low Back Pain Through Poetic (Re)presentation - British researchers Dr. Vinette Cross and colleagues bring a poetic voice to the experiences of patients with chronic low back pain and their family members, creating a performance that bears witness to the frustration, sadness and resolve of these individuals.
Of Human Bonding: Developing Interprofessional Competencies in the Humanities Classroom - Health humanities scholar and creative writer, Dr. Lisa Kerr Dunn joins with Medical University of South Carolina colleagues to provide strategies for designing health humanities courses to foster the development of student collaborative knowledge, attitudes, and skills.
The Humanities and Speech-Language Pathology in Rehabilitation - Dr. Jacqueline Laures-Gore, Director of the Aphasia and Motor Speech Disorders Research Lab at Georgia State University, describes how speech-language pathologists have sought to use modes of artistic expression to link humanistic endeavor with the science of clinical work.
Resources: Fall 2016 - Collection of links and resources for health humanities with potential applications in rehabilitation sciences education, clinical care and research.
From Surviving to Flourishing: Using Narrative as a Tool for Patient-Centered Care - Alison Cogan, occupational therapist and doctoral candidate at the University of Southern California, explores the benefits of developing skills for understanding and interpreting stories through reading and analyzing published first-person illness narratives.
Lessons Outside the Classroom: The Moultrie Migrant Farmworker Experience - Dr. Jodan Garcia writes about the transformative experience of serving migrant farmworkers in south Georgia.
Remnants of Her - Program Director in Nutrition and Dietetics at the University of Southern Mississipi, Dr. Holly Huye shares a poignant reflection of her mother’s struggles with dementia and a family’s dedication to preserving memories.
Sharing Spirits and Silence is Strength - Struggling with severe aphasia after her stroke, Yvette Warren offers a truly powerful poetic expression of her journey and reminds us of the strength in silence.
Call for Papers and Instructions to Submit - The Journal of Humanities in Rehabilitation welcomes submissions regarding the human experience of patients, families and healthcare providers involved in therapy and rehabilitation.