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Learning empathy through simulation: a systematic literature review

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posted on 2024-06-04, 10:37 authored by Margaret BearmanMargaret Bearman, C Palermo, LM Allen, B Williams
Simulation is increasingly used as an educational methodology for teaching empathy to preservice health professional students. This systematic review aimed to determine if and how simulation, including games, simulated patients, and roleplay, might develop empathy and empathetic behaviors in learners. Eleven databases or clearing houses including MEDLINE, EMBASE, CINAHL, PsychInfo, and ERIC were searched for all articles published from any date until May 2014, using terms relating to (i) preservice health professional students, (ii) simulation, and (iii) empathy. Twentyseven studies met the inclusion criteria, including 9 randomized controlled trials. A narrative synthesis suggests that simulation may be an appropriate method to teach empathy to preservice health professional students and identifies the value of the learner taking the role of the patient.

History

Journal

Simulation in healthcare: journal of the society for simulation in healthcare

Volume

10

Pagination

308-319

Location

Philadelphia, Pa.

ISSN

1559-2332

Language

eng

Publication classification

C Journal article, C1.1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal

Copyright notice

2015, Society for Simulation in Healthcare

Issue

5

Publisher

Lippincott, Williams & Wilkins