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Suiting up to Empathy

2019-10-24 12:49:22 | BioPortfolio

Summary

Healthcare professionals with a positive attitude and empathetic towards older adults are at a better position to deliver quality healthcare. In this study, the investigators randomized pharmacy students to either a polypharmacy workshop or an immersive aging simulation suit and polypharmacy workshop to examine if simulation will enhance empathy levels among students

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Healthcare professionals with a positive attitude and empathetic towards older adults are at a better position to deliver quality healthcare. In this study, the investigators randomized pharmacy students to either a polypharmacy workshop or an immersive aging simulation suit and polypharmacy workshop to examine if simulation will enhance empathy levels among students. This will be performed in all year 1 pharmacy students

Study Design

Conditions

Empathy

Intervention

Use of an ageing suit, Polypharmacy workshop

Location

Shaun Lee
Subang Jaya
Selangor
Malaysia
47500

Status

Completed

Source

Monash University

Results (where available)

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Published on BioPortfolio: 2019-10-24T12:49:22-0400

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