What does the actor need to perform in health care? Emotional demands, skills and competences

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Sextou, Persephone and Karypidou, Anatoli 2018. What does the actor need to perform in health care? Emotional demands, skills and competences. 6 (2), pp. 107-119. https://doi.org/10.1386/art.6.2.107_1
AuthorsSextou, Persephone and Karypidou, Anatoli
Abstract

This article aims to explore the required skills and competencies of the actor who works in health-care systems. A narrative inquiry gave the opportunity for participants to elaborate on their understandings of their direct or indirect engagement with theatre in hospitals. Data were collected in the form of ten narrative interviews with experienced actors in hospitals and drama trainees. Inductive thematic analysis of this collection of qualitative data was used to allow findings to emerge from frequent or significant themes inherent in the semi-structured interviews. The study demonstrates a defensible emphasis on key themes, including the predictable professional skills such as acting in participatory dramas, using theatre improvisation and puppetry, and interpersonal skills such as emotional intelligence and empathetic awareness.

KeywordsApplied theatre; Emotional wellbeing; Healthcare; Actor training
Year2018
Journal citation6 (2), pp. 107-119
PublisherIntellect
ISSN2049-3010
2049-3029
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)https://doi.org/10.1386/art.6.2.107_1
Official URLhttps://www.ingentaconnect.com/content/intellect/atr/2018/00000006/00000002/art00003
Related URLhttps://www.researchgate.net/publication/329630077_What_does_the_actor_need_to_perform_in_health_care_Emotional_demands_skills_and_competences_Applied_Theatre_Research_62_pp_107-19
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Deposited01 Jul 2021
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