An in-class exercise to promote empathy

Julia C. Paul


As nursing curricula are focused on technology and advancing science, it is increasingly important to promote empathy and the art of nursing. This article describes a simple exercise that can be used in nursing education to build empathy for persons who suffer with chronic progressive illness. The preparation and conduct of the exercise are described with a sample narrative included which can be revised for application to other conditions.

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Journal of Nursing Education and Practice

ISSN 1925-4040 (Print)   ISSN 1925-4059 (Online)

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