How To Scaffold Empathy For Kids: Practice Makes Proficient

Shutterstock Key points Empathy is a teachable skill. Based on repeated practice, synaptic plasticity is key to teaching empathy. What we do or do not practice will shape the neuroarchitecture of our brains as we respond to things in our environment. Parents can scaffold difficult social concepts by breaking situations into small chunks and providing […]

The Role of Empathy In Improving Patient Care and Decreasing Medical Liability

Studies reveal that more than half of all practicing physicians demonstrate signs of burnout. Contemporary physicians face tremendous pressures due to a confluence of factors, including balancing heavy patient loads within constrained schedules, the increasing complexity of patient health problems, and increasingly burdensome COVID-related documentation requirements. These circumstances—and more—challenge physician empathy, and even to some […]