Illness stories to teach empathy - does it work?

  • Andrew King (Speaker)

Activity: Talk or presentationOral presentation


We all love stories. When we go to a therapist we want them to understand where we are and listen with empathy to our own story. But how do therapists learn that? Is it possible to measure ‘empathy’? Andrew King uses published illness narratives, in books and films, to expose physiotherapy students to alternative views of illness and trauma. Now he is trying to investigate whether you can measure the effectiveness of such an approach.
Period16 May 2018
Event titlePint of Science
Event typeFestival
LocationCoventry, United KingdomShow on map