• Abigail O. Akande The Pennsylvania State University, USA – Abington College
Keywords: narrative, interviewing, rehabilitation, culture


Rehabilitation practitioners across a variety of clinical settings understand the importance of cultural sensitivity and rapport-building, in order to support client or patient engagement and follow-through with service plans for the attainment of clinical goals. The narrative interviewing technique is presented as a qualitative interview approach that is more in-depth than traditional interviews. It is a cross-culturally intrinsic method for exploring client concerns, promoting client reflection, deepening empathy for the client, and promoting deeper understanding of the client through storytelling – from intake through the process of termination. This platform is inherently person-centered and encourages opulent dialogue in a setting that is typically more prescribed.


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How to Cite
O. Akande, A. (2018). NARRATIVE INTERVIEWING: A CROSS-CULTURAL APPROACH FOR REHABILITATION PROFESSIONALS. Proceedings of the World Disability & Rehabilitation Conference, 2(1), 1-5.