Can We Teach Empathy?

The answer from this systematic review is, Maybe.  Many of the reviewed studies show a small, short-term effect on measures of empathy in medical students.  The literature is plagued by a lack of a clear “gold standard” for measurement of empathy and severe methodological flaws in the bulk of the studies.– Laura Willett, MD

Batt-Rawden SA, Chisolm MS, Anton B, and Flickinger TE. Teaching Empathy to Medical Students: An Updated, Systematic Review. Acad Med. 2013 Jun 26.

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