Empathy teaching for Health Professionals

A toolkit for a workshop-based approach to teaching health professionals about empathy. Includes video simulations of empathic interventions by a range of health professionals; workshop plan and resources; comprehensive bibliography related to the project.

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Pacific Open Learning Health Net (POLHN)

From the Information Sciences Alumni Newsletter March 2005 we learn of a project to share e-Learning with our wider Pacific community.

WHO Project Allows Staff to Teach in Pacific Island Countries

Health professionals in various Pacific Island countries, particularly those working in rural and remote areas, have less opportunity than their peers in developed and even some developing countries to keep abreast with both technical and technological advancements in medicine and healthcare. For their continuing education and professional development, distance education using a variety of media is an option that has been supported by World Health Organisation (WHO) in collaboration with the governments of Japan and the Pacific Island countries and some education providers including the University of Otago.
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Healthtalkonline – patient video vignettes

Screenshot from HealthtalkonlineHealthtalkonline.org is a UK based charity which interviews real patients and families about health conditions and experiences.

How can you use this resource in your teaching?
Provide students with a link to the most useful page/s for their learning.

Share a vignette in your teaching.

Engage students in a discussion (in class, by blog, use a discussion forum) about the reported patient or family experience.

Finding a page to use
The ‘a-z of conditions‘ (top right on the homepage) provides a list of topics covered.

The main structure is: Category (Heart disease); Type (High blood pressure); then Popular topic (Changes to diet) or People’s Stories (all interviews).

Need more help
Click the ‘How to use this site…‘ (bottom centre of the homepage) link for instructions.

See also
Real Patients discuss their health conditions

Real Patients discuss their health conditions

Real patients and their families discussing cancer, anxiety, asthma, grief and trauma, epilepsy and others …
The library has completed subscribing to the media streaming site Kanopy including 54 episodes of Real Time Health’s Speaking from Experience series.

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