Teaching Pathology from the Heart
Science teachers in massage and bodywork schools often find that their task is especially daunting: how can we engage and excite students whose primary interests are most likely not to be in the direction we must lead them? In Teaching Pathology from the Heart we identify and analyze obstacles, and discuss strategies to overcome them. We will list some appropriate goals and standards for a pathology curriculum; we will identify obstacles to making science classes work well for massage therapy students; and we will identify strategies to improve effectiveness.
Ruth Werner is an award-winning educator, long-time writer, and retired massage therapist with a passionate interest in massage therapy research and the role of bodywork for people who live with health challenges. Her groundbreaking textbook, A Massage Therapist’s Guide to Pathology was first published in 1998, and is now in its 7th edition, published by Books of Discovery. Ruth is a columnist for Massage and Bodywork magazine and Massage New Zealand. She serves on several national and international volunteer committees, and she teaches continuing education workshops in research, ethics, and pathology all over the world.