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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/308693
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Does Empathy Change over the Academic Programs?
Author(s):
Taliaferro, Donna; Diesel, Holly J.
Lead Author STTI Affiliation:
Tau Iota
Author Details:
Donna Taliaferro, RN, PhD, dhtaliaferro@gmail.com; Holly J. Diesel, PhD, RN
Abstract:

Session presented on: Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Nursing educators have traditionally been challenged to provide the necessary education to address licensing in the US and around the world.  However, faculty have noticed during the educational process, students may change the way in which they demonstrate caring behaviors with altered degrees of empathy.  Educators may have an influence in this without knowing it.  Nursing faculty are required to combine scientific knowledge with technical skills but tend to omit the unique components of the nurse-patient, nurse-nurse relationships.  Empathy is a core component of these relationships and has a direct link to patient outcomes and working relationships. Many state that empathy is a basic human need.  Being able to be empathic is critical when patients are at their most vulnerable state.

There is a cost to the facility as a result in dealing with employees that are stressed.  Increased absenteeism and morale problems result in poor of quality of care.

Loss of empathy during the academic program sets students up for problems within their first job and potential for compassion fatigue early on.  Phase I of a longitudinal study between a school in the US and one in Finland has been completed.  While scores on the Jefferson Empathy Scale are within a general range of normed scores, there are several students to be concerned about.  Low empathy scores at the beginning of a program may be a serious outcome for the end of the program.  The Jefferson Empathy Scale has strong reliability within medicine, nursing and other health care persons.  Interventions may be developed to intervene during the academic programs to preserve the inherent empathy that is a major reason to go to nursing school.

Keywords:
faculty; empathy; students
Repository Posting Date:
19-Dec-2013
Date of Publication:
19-Dec-2013
Conference Date:
2013
Conference Name:
42nd Biennial Convention
Conference Host:
Sigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursing
Conference Location:
Indianapolis, Indiana, USA
Description:
42nd Biennial Convention 2013 Theme: Give Back to Move Forward. Held at the JW Marriott

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dc.language.isoen_USen_GB
dc.type.categoryAbstracten_GB
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleDoes Empathy Change over the Academic Programs?en_GB
dc.contributor.authorTaliaferro, Donnaen_GB
dc.contributor.authorDiesel, Holly J.en_GB
dc.contributor.departmentTau Iotaen_GB
dc.author.detailsDonna Taliaferro, RN, PhD, dhtaliaferro@gmail.com; Holly J. Diesel, PhD, RNen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/308693-
dc.description.abstract<p>Session presented on: Tuesday, November 19, 2013</p>Nursing educators have traditionally been challenged to provide the necessary education to address licensing in the US and around the world.  However, faculty have noticed during the educational process, students may change the way in which they demonstrate caring behaviors with altered degrees of empathy.  Educators may have an influence in this without knowing it.  Nursing faculty are required to combine scientific knowledge with technical skills but tend to omit the unique components of the nurse-patient, nurse-nurse relationships.  Empathy is a core component of these relationships and has a direct link to patient outcomes and working relationships. Many state that empathy is a basic human need.  Being able to be empathic is critical when patients are at their most vulnerable state. <p>There is a cost to the facility as a result in dealing with employees that are stressed.  Increased absenteeism and morale problems result in poor of quality of care. <p>Loss of empathy during the academic program sets students up for problems within their first job and potential for compassion fatigue early on.  Phase I of a longitudinal study between a school in the US and one in Finland has been completed.  While scores on the Jefferson Empathy Scale are within a general range of normed scores, there are several students to be concerned about.  Low empathy scores at the beginning of a program may be a serious outcome for the end of the program.  The Jefferson Empathy Scale has strong reliability within medicine, nursing and other health care persons.  Interventions may be developed to intervene during the academic programs to preserve the inherent empathy that is a major reason to go to nursing school.en_GB
dc.subjectfacultyen_GB
dc.subjectempathyen_GB
dc.subjectstudentsen_GB
dc.date.available2013-12-19T17:34:50Z-
dc.date.issued2013-12-19-
dc.date.accessioned2013-12-19T17:34:50Z-
dc.conference.date2013en_GB
dc.conference.name42nd Biennial Conventionen_GB
dc.conference.hostSigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursingen_GB
dc.conference.locationIndianapolis, Indiana, USAen_GB
dc.description42nd Biennial Convention 2013 Theme: Give Back to Move Forward. Held at the JW Marriotten_GB
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