Emotional intelligence: its role in physiotherapy
published in January - February 2019 - in Il Fisioterapista - issue n.1
Giulia Cesetti

This article describes the concept of emotional intelligence. It can be defined as the ability to recognize and manage emotions and interact constructively with others. The article emphasizes the role of emotional intelligence in the field of physiotherapy. Emotional intelligence can improve the relationship with patients, the outcomes of treatment, as well as help in clinical reasoning and reduce the risk of burnout. Finally, some suggestions are offered to increase one’s awareness and improve emotional intelligence.