Doctor of Physical Therapy Education faculty Janet M. Cope and Mary Kay Hannah and Physician Assistant student Mackenzie Precht along with Physical Therapy students Amy Klinepeter and Brooke Powell recently published a manuscript about the use of human donors in PT anatomy education in the Journal of Physical Therapy Education.
The researchers presented their work: Counting the Dead: Who is Teaching Anatomy to Physical Therapy Students? at the American Physical Therapy Association NEXT conference in June 2016 (see photo below) and recently published this work in the Journal of Physical Therapy Education: Cope JM; Precht MC, Klinepeter A, Powell B, Hannah MK, Counting the Dead: Who is teaching anatomy to physical therapy students? JOPTE; 2017; 31(2): 6-10. You can review their work at https://aptaeducation.org/members/jopte/.
This article addresses an important topic of consent and calls for anatomists to become more involved in public education around the value of whole body donation.