Can Compassion be Taught? Let’s Ask Our Students

  title={Can Compassion be Taught? Let’s Ask Our Students},
  author={Delese Wear and Joseph Zarconi},
  journal={Journal of General Internal Medicine},
Medical educators act on the belief that students benefit from formal and informal educational experiences that foster virtues such as compassion, altruism, and respect for patients. The purpose of this study is to examine fourth year medical students’ perspectives on how, where, and by whom they believe the virtues associated with good physicianhood have been taught to them. Fourth year students were assigned a two- to three-page essay that asked them to reflect on how their medical education… CONTINUE READING

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