Empathy is arguably the “backbone” of the patient-physician relationship. It has been shown to have numerous positive clinical outcomes especially in a patient-centered careservice. Nevertheless, studies have shown a disintegration of empathy and compassion in physicians during medical school and residency training due to the lack of standardization of empathy training in medical education.
Alieldin, Riham; Borasi, Raffaella; Nofziger, Anne; DeAngelis, Karen; and Peyre, Sarah
"Can We Walk in Our Patients’ Shoes? Immersive Virtual Reality as an Empathy Training Tool for Medical Students,"
Frameless: Vol. 4:
1, Article 13.
Available at: https://scholarworks.rit.edu/frameless/vol4/iss1/13