HFP Contributes to Journal of Physician Assistant Education Article

October 7, 2022

In partnership with lead author Jeanne Felter, PhD, LPC, and co-authors Amy Baker, MS, PA-C, Joel Fein, MD, MPH, and Mary Showstark, MPAS, PA-C, HFP's Leslie Lieberman and Clare Reidy contributed to a Global Perspectives feature, Adverse Childhood Experiences and Trauma-Informed Care, in the latest issue of The Journal of Physician Assistant Education.


Felter, J., Baker, A., Lieberman, L., Fein, J., Reidy, M.C., & Showstark, M. (2022). Adverse childhood experiences and trauma-informed care. Journal of Physician Assistant Education, 33(3), 264-269. https://doi.org/10.1097/jpa.0000000000000449 


Adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) affect the majority of the population around the world in one way or another. Though not new, the concept has become more discussed in recent years. ACEs can potentially have long-term health effects on our patients, yet the concept is not explicitly detailed in the accreditation standards of US physician assistants (PA). This article aims to detail the importance of ACEs and the incorporation of ACEs into PA curriculum.     —Mary Showstark, MPAS, PA-C

Journal of Physician Assistant Education is dedicated to advancing physician assistant (PA) education by publishing ethically produced, scholarly manuscripts germane to PA educators and by providing a forum for the sharing of ideas and innovations that will enhance the education of PA students.  More information about the journal can be found here.