Empathetics: Enhancing Empathy in Healthcare
This course introduces medical professionals to the neuroscience of emotions and empathy, and explains the difference between sympathy, empathy and compassion. It includes lessons for best practices for providing empathy in a clinical setting and practical and easy to implement tips.
Learning ObjectivesAt the conclusion of this activity, participants should be able to:
- Define empathy
- Describe the immediate and long-term rationale for improving empathic communication in medicine
- List challenges to empathy
- Identify empathic responses to patient interactions
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