College of Osteopathic Medicine Faculty Articles

Title

How do medical students respond to the concept of compassion without being cued on its importance?

Publication Title

International Journal of Emergency Mental Heatlh and Human Resilience

Volume

17

Issue

1

Publication Date / Copyright Date

2-1-2015

First Page

342

Last Page

344

Abstract

The role of compassion is usually not well addressed in medical education. Several scenarios of breast cancer and the use of medical informatics were presented to the participants without referring to the progression of the disease as anything but stages without identifiable human beings possessing the “disease.” The purpose of this study was to find out how medical students would respond to the omission of pertinent patient information that would create a holistic model of a “person” including mind and body.

Disciplines

Medical Specialties | Medicine and Health Sciences | Osteopathic Medicine and Osteopathy

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