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Virtually Walking in a Patient’s Shoes—the Path to Empathy?


Journal article


Carrie A. Elzie, Jacqueline Shaia
Medical science educator, vol. 30(4), 2020 Oct 30, pp. 1737-1739

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APA
Elzie, C. A., & Shaia, J. (2020). Virtually Walking in a Patient’s Shoes—the Path to Empathy? Medical Science Educator, 30(4), 1737–1739.

Chicago/Turabian
Elzie, Carrie A., and Jacqueline Shaia. “Virtually Walking in a Patient’s Shoes—the Path to Empathy?” Medical science educator 30, no. 4 (October 30, 2020): 1737–1739.

MLA
Elzie, Carrie A., and Jacqueline Shaia. “Virtually Walking in a Patient’s Shoes—the Path to Empathy?” Medical Science Educator, vol. 30, no. 4, Oct. 2020, pp. 1737–39.



Abstract

Empathy is the basis of a patient-physician relationship; however, this is being lost by students throughout medical training. Immersive virtual reality that allows individuals to viscerally experience anything from another person’s point of view has the potential to reverse the erosion of empathy and improve clinical practices.