This activity will teach practitioners the basic components of developing and using the skill associated with empathetic behavior within healthcare settings. Research regarding empathy within healthcare settings will be analyzed in reference to current healthcare practice. Practitioners will learn about empathy, its barriers, and benefits to empathy. They will practice ways to demonstrate empathetic behavior through modeling techniques. Through theory and experiential learning, the practitioners will gain an understanding of the therapeutic benefits of empathy with regards to healthcare.

Target audience:

All healthcare practitioners

Educational objectives include:

  • Overview of empathy
  • Barriers to Empathy
  • Benefits of Empathy
  • Demonstrating Empathy
  • Therapeutic Benefits of Empathy to Healthcare Settings
  • Modeling empathetic behaviors in healthcare

Activity Duration:

6 hours