Empathy in medicine is one of the most important relationship-building skills that a healthcare provider can have. The NHS in the UK recruits for compassion as one of its core values, and medical schools look for this in applicants at admissions interviews.
This course explores how to show empathy that is individualised and attuned to the needs of all patients.
You’ll learn about different types of empathy, explore non-verbal cues, and understand key opportunities for showing empathy in clinical care.
You’ll come away a more empathic person and understand the value of empathy in medicine.
This course is suitable for anybody engaged in healthcare who interacts with patients and would like to develop their empathic practice.
This may include undergraduate students undertaking medical or healthcare-focused degrees, or even those looking to work in healthcare or applying to study healthcare qualifications.
If you’re a healthcare professional, you may find it useful to upgrade this course to support your continuing professional development (CPD). By upgrading, you’ll be able to take this course at your own pace and revisit the material at any time in future. Once you complete the course, you’ll receive a Certificate of Achievement as evidence of your CPD. This includes details of what you learnt and the number of learning hours required.