Reliability and validity of the Jefferson Scale of Empathy in undergraduate nursing students.

@article{Ward2009ReliabilityAV,
  title={Reliability and validity of the Jefferson Scale of Empathy in undergraduate nursing students.},
  author={Julia Marie Ward and Mary G Schaal and Jacqueline Sullivan and Mary Elizabeth Bowen and James B. Erdmann and Mohammadreza Hojat},
  journal={Journal of nursing measurement},
  year={2009},
  volume={17 1},
  pages={73-88}
}
Evidence has been reported in support of the reliability and validity of the Jefferson Scale of Physician Empathy (JSPE) when used with physicians, medical students, and nurses. This study examined the psychometrics of a modified version of the scale in undergraduate nursing students. The modified version of the JSPE was administered to 333 nursing students at different levels of training. Three underlying constructs, that is, "Perspective Taking," "Compassionate Care," and "Standing in Patient… CONTINUE READING