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Developing empathy as a foundation of client-centred practice: evaluation of a university curriculum initiative.

Authors
  • Jamieson, Margaret
  • Krupa, Terry
  • O'Riordan, Anne
  • O'Connor, Donna
  • Paterson, Margo
  • Ball, Caroline
  • Wilcox, Susan
Type
Published Article
Journal
Canadian journal of occupational therapy. Revue canadienne d'ergothérapie
Publication Date
Apr 01, 2006
Volume
73
Issue
2
Pages
76–85
Identifiers
PMID: 16680911
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

Students appeared to appreciate the co-existence of health and disorder and demonstrated a holistic understanding of living with a disability. Little attention was focused on cultural and institutional environments. Students struggled to define the nature of their relationship with their tutors. Practice Implications. The evaluation confirmed our belief that this educational initiative could facilitate student empathy, consistent with critical features of client-centred practice.

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