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

Sextou, Persephone and Karypidou, Anatoli (2018) What does the actor need to perform in health care? Emotional demands, skills and competences. Applied Theatre Research Journal, 6 (2). pp. 107-119. ISSN 2049-3010

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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.

Item Type: Article
Divisions: Faculty of of Arts, Society and Professional Studies > Department of Art and Humanities
Depositing User: Ms Hazel Barham
Date Deposited: 14 Dec 2018 16:15
Last Modified: 20 Aug 2020 15:52
URI: https://newman.repository.guildhe.ac.uk/id/eprint/17244

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