OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY IN FOSTERING KINETIC-THERAPISTâ€ŸS EMPATHY
Keywords:kinetic-therapist, empathy, occupational therapy
AbstractThe therapist-patient empathy is the basis for an efficient intervention and contributes to establishing the individualized intervention plan of recovery. This study started from the premise that by following a programme of occupational therapy, kinetic-therapists would develop their ability to empathize with the patient. The experimental group included a total of 42 students from the Faculty of Physical Education and Mountain Sports, from the kinetic therapy and special motility specialization (KMS). They have completed a programme that included 10 workshops (with activities specific to occupational therapy), each workshop lasting 100 minutes. The results obtained during the experiment and from the Mind in the Eyes test (S. Baron-Cohen) led to the confirmation of the hypothesis. The present study focuses on the experimental phase of the research.
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