Dr. Donald L. Gabard
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- Guilford College, Bachelor of Arts
University of Southern California, Master Public Administration
University of Southern California, Master of Science
University of Southern California, Ph.D. in Physical Therapy
- Licensure Information / Registration Number:
Certification of registration as a Physical Therapist (1977), State of California, License - PT 007932
Peer Reviewed Publications
Gabard, D. & Martin, M. Physical Therapy Ethics, 2nd edition, Philadelphia; F.A. Davis Company; 2011.
Gabard, D. A Teachers Supplemental Text for Physical Therapy Ethics, 2nd edition. Philadelphia; F.A. Davis
Scholarship of Discovery: In Process
Empathy and Willingness to Serve the Medially Indigent: this study uses two established instruments with excellent research characteristics to measure both cross-sectional and longitudinal changes in students in the following professions: Physical Therapy, Medicine, Veterinary Medicine and Law. In each of these professions I have a co-investigator in that profession. My co-investigator for all studies is Dr. Sonia Crandall at Wake Forest University who originated the standardized instrument, which measures willingness to serve the medially indigent. The goal is to document student changes within each profession and between professions. While the research topics of each instrument are of primary interest, the strong correlations with clinical competency make the studies of even great interest. The longitudinal study in Physical Therapy ended in 2010 and is in queue for publication of the cross-sectional analysis and includes Duke University, Mount Saint Mary’s College, University of Colorado, University of Nebraska, Washington University and Chapman University. The longitudinal studies in all other professions ended in 2011 and analysis is underway. The data analysis of the matched pairs in physical therapy
is complete and we are preparing the manuscript for publication.
PT 670 Cultural Diversity and Psychology in Health Care
PT 671 Physical Therapy Ethics
PT 771 Responsible Leadership and Administration
PT 782 Applied Administration
- Recent Creative, Scholarly Work and Publications
Gabard, DL. et al. Analysis of Empathy in Doctor of Physical Therapy Students: A Multisite Study This article covers five university settings. J Allied Health 2013:42(1):10-16.
Gabard, DL, Lowe DL, Chang J. Current and future instructional methods and influencing factors in anatomy instruction in physical therapy and medical schools in the U.S. J Allied Health 2012; 41(2): 53-62.
Gabard, D. & Martin M. (2011). Physical Therapy Ethics, 2nd Edition, Philadelpiha, PA: F.A.Davis Company, 2011
Gabard, D. A Teachers Supplemental Text for Physical Therapy Ethics, 2nd edition. Philadelphia; F.A. Davis Company; 2011.