Art: an occupation with promise for developing empathy.

  title={Art: an occupation with promise for developing empathy.},
  author={Suzanne M. Peloquin},
  journal={The American journal of occupational therapy : official publication of the American Occupational Therapy Association},
  volume={50 8},
Empathy is central to the interactions of occupational therapists who value personal dignity. Persons from various sectors of the behavioral sciences and the medical humanities have proposed that engagement with the arts can develop empathy, an assumption that prompted this inquiry. The observations of artists and art philosophers suggest that the assumption that art may develop empathy is grounded in the kindred natures of the two practices and in the actions that occur when a person engages… CONTINUE READING

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