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More than a dancer

The primary aims of this project were to support a group of Allied Health Professionals (AHPs) to gain valuable practice learning experience while developing capacity and capability in the care sector. Three Dance Movement Psychotherapy (DMP) students from QMU were placed within three independent care homes for older people in the Edinburgh area. Students and supervisors relayed their experiences of the practice placements, and these individual 'stories' formed the basis for data which were analysed and evaluated. This report, and accompanying DVD, outlines these and provides some overarching recommendations for the future development of practice placements in the care sector. These may be applicable for other healthcare professions.