Psicologia: Ciência e Profissão
versão impressa ISSN 1414-9893
CANTO, Clóris Regina Elias de Moraes e SIMAO, Lívia Mathias. Physiotherapist-patient relationship and the body-mind integration: a case study. Psicol. cienc. prof. [online]. 2009, vol.29, n.2, pp. 306-317. ISSN 1414-9893. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S1414-98932009000200008.
The physiotherapist-patient relationship is usually characterized by moments of tension, yielded by the existence of their different subjective worlds. These worlds are constituted by the physiotherapist’s and patient’s different conceptions and values, included those concerning the mind-body relationship. In this paper we approach some questions related to the intersubjective tensions in this context, taking advantage of a case study. The analysis of the dialogue shows that the physiotherapist’s and the patient’s conflicting perspectives with respect to mind-body relation have implications for their professional and ordinary lives. It also shows that their quest for solving those conflicts brought, at some moments, new perspectives on the subject of the dialogues as well as on their ongoing relationship. We think that the interdisciplinary reflection and discussion of these aspects in the domains of psychology and physiotherapy can generate new perspectives for approaching the relationships involved in the respective professional contexts.
Palavras-chave : Dialogue; Knowledge construction; Psychology; Physiotherapy.