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ERIC Number: EJ949114
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0193-3922
Training Medical Students in Empathic Communication
Bayne, Hannah Barnhill
Journal for Specialists in Group Work, v36 n4 p316-329 2011
Empathy is an important component of the doctor-patient relationship, yet previous studies point to its steady decline in medical students as they progress through medical school and residency programs. Empathy training has thus been identified as a goal of instruction, yet it is unclear how this training can best be implemented within the medical curriculum. This article describes the content of an exploratory empathy training program for 2 groups of 3rd-year medical students, and discusses changes made between the groups to enhance training outcomes. Preliminary results, important considerations for group process, group member characteristics, and future interventions are presented.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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