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Student empathy levels across 12 medical and health professions: an interventional study

Williams, Brett, Brown, Ted, McKenna, Lisa, Palermo, Claire, Morgan, Prue, Nestel, Debra, Brightwell, Richard, Gilbert-Hunt, Susan, Stagnitti, Karen, Olaussen, Alexander and Wright, Caroline 2015, Student empathy levels across 12 medical and health professions: an interventional study, Journal of compassionate health care, vol. 2, no. 4, pp. 1-6, doi: 10.1186/s40639-015-0013-4.

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Title Student empathy levels across 12 medical and health professions: an interventional study
Author(s) Williams, Brett
Brown, Ted
McKenna, Lisa
Palermo, Claire
Morgan, Prue
Nestel, Debra
Brightwell, Richard
Gilbert-Hunt, Susan
Stagnitti, KarenORCID iD for Stagnitti, Karen orcid.org/0000-0002-6215-3390
Olaussen, Alexander
Wright, Caroline
Journal name Journal of compassionate health care
Volume number 2
Issue number 4
Start page 1
End page 6
Total pages 6
Publisher BioMed Central
Place of publication London, Eng.
Publication date 2015
ISSN 2053-2393
Keyword(s) empathy
health professions
undergraduate
curriculum
Summary Background
Empathy is a difficult characteristic to define, teach and assess; the ‘nebulous’ properties of empathic behaviour often means that educators fail to incorporate the explicit teaching and assessment of empathy within the curriculum. One solution suggested is that teaching empathy in an interprofessional education setting is an effective educational approach in developing empathic behaviours.

Method
Student participants from Monash University, Deakin University, University of South Australia, and Edith Cowan University completed a self-reporting survey package pre and post two-hour empathy workshop consisting of the Jefferson Scale of Empathy – Health Profession – Student version (JSE-HP-S).

Results
A total of 293 students from 12 different medical and health care professions participated in the empathy workshops. The majority of participants were from Monash University n = 230 (78 %), the nursing profession n = 59 (20 %), < 26 years of age n = 215 (73 %) and enrolled in first year studies n = 123 (42 %). Using a paired t-test repeated measure self-reported empathy levels improved at p < 0.0001, mean 114.34 vs. 120.32 (d = 0.22).

Conclusion
This project has shown that self-reported empathy levels have been shown to statistically improve following DVD simulation-based workshops.
Language eng
DOI 10.1186/s40639-015-0013-4
Field of Research 130103 Higher Education
Socio Economic Objective 929999 Health not elsewhere classified
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
ERA Research output type C Journal article
Copyright notice ©2015, The Authors
Free to Read? Yes
Use Rights Creative Commons Attribution licence
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30079230

Document type: Journal Article
Collections: School of Health and Social Development
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