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The aim of this meta-analysis was to synthesize the existing evidence examining how empathy changes during undergraduate medical education and assess whether different types of measures produce different results
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Why is it important?
This review indicated a significant decrease in self-ratings of empathy across the years of medical education. However, moderation analysis showed that the observed effect size was non-significant for studies that did not use the Jefferson’s Scale for Physician Empathy (JSPE).
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This page is a summary of: Does empathy change during undergraduate medical education? – A meta-analysis*, Medical Teacher, May 2019, Taylor & Francis, DOI: 10.1080/0142159x.2019.1584275.
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