On Compassion in the learning of Medicine

Tuesday 21st of January 2014
£ 35.00
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Dr. Paquita de Zulueta - Learning Objectives

By the end of this session, the participants will have increased knowledge and understanding of  key concepts and issues through:

  • Discussing Compassion as a key professional virtue.
  • Examining the evidence for a decline in compassion and empathy and for increased cynicism of medical students and training doctors.
  • Defining the contextual (extrinsic) factors that block/disable compassion and those that enable it, focusing on the biomedical model and the “hidden curriculum”.
  • Assessing the Psychological (intrinsic) factors that reinforce emotional resilience and the capacity for compassion, with reference to the three emotion regulation systems and adaptive and maladaptive coping strategies. Applying this knowledge and understanding to the learning of medicine.
  • Analysing proposals, with successful examples, for designing supportive learning environments and appropriate teaching methods for compassion and empathy to flourish, and for strengthening learners’ emotional (and ethical) resilience.
  • Assessing how small acts of kindness can lead to large consequences. 


For full details, please take a look at our brochure for the Empathy, Compassion and Emotional Intelligence in Healthcare e-Module.