Professional Responsibility

Research shows that medical students exhibit a decline in empathy after they begin interacting with patients which poses a threat to their ability to provide patient-centered care. Patient-centered care challenges doctors to be empathetic, respectful, and compassionate, even during difficult patient interactions or when they have moral objections to the patient’s health behaviors. Teaching about abortion provides a learning opportunity for students to practice empathy and compassion in the face of patient behavior which they may not support.
empathy schema

Own Our Legacy

Resources Medical Apartheid Medical Bondage Anarcha and the Mothers of Modern Gynecology Racial bias in pain assessment and treatment recommendations, and false beliefs about biological differences between blacks and whites HRD-77-3 Investigation of Allegations Concerning Indian Health Service Forced Sterilization … Continue reading