Illness stories to teach empathy - does it work?

King, A. (Speaker)

Activity: Talk or presentationOral presentation

Description

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.
https://andrewking.coventry.domains
Period16 May 2018
Held atPint of Science
Event typeFestival
LocationCoventry, United Kingdom