The Empathy Enigma: Does It Still Exist? Comparison of Empathy Using Students and Standardized Actors
Empathy is at the heart of all nurse-patient interactions. Yet empathy often declines during the student’s nursing program. Julia Ward reports on her mixed-methods study to assess whether an educational intervention using standardized actors could prevent the decline of students’ empathy. Watch this video and be sure to read the full article: her educational intervention holds much potential for improving empathy in nursing students.
Julia Ward, PhD, RN
Nurse Educator. 41(3):134-138, May/June 2016