[Can empathy be taught to caregivers?]

Soins Gerontol. May-Jun 2020;25(143):30-33. doi: 10.1016/j.sger.2020.03.012. Epub 2020 Mar 18.
[Article in French]


The concepts of empathy and care are the subject of numerous publications that testify to a surge in interest in the subject. What are the possibilities of teaching empathy to medical and nursing students? A proposed definition and a literature review can be developed to identify the effects of empathy in care and the opportunities for teaching empathy to students and practicing professionals.

Keywords: emotion; empathie; empathy; enseignement; humanism; humanisme; student; teaching; émotion; étudiant.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Caregivers / psychology*
  • Education, Medical*
  • Education, Nursing*
  • Empathy*
  • Humans
  • Students, Medical / psychology*
  • Students, Nursing / psychology*