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Patrick Cairns


PhD Student

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Patrick Cairns

Areas of expertise

  • therapeutic empathy
  • empathy maps
  • healthcare practitioner well-being

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I study the role of empathy in medical education. Empathy shown by a physician is associated with tangible improvements in patient's health. But sometimes physician empathy can be low. I explore interventions in medical school to tackle this issue. In particular I am studying something called 'empathy map training'. Email me to find out more.

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