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School of Nursing and Health Studies Intersession Addresses “Empathy in Contemporary Society”

December 9th, 2013 · No Comments · Research

Printedpage_300x300[The following was provided by the School of Nursing and Health Studies.]

What does empathy look like in our society? A January intersession is designed to provide interactive dialog in seeking the answer. The one-credit hour class will be held from 1 – 5 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays, January 7, 9, 14 and 16.

Focusing on empathy as experienced in an age of increasing technology and the ways in which we interact with others, topics will include the role  of technology in society, desensitization of the human condition through mass media, distancing ourselves from others and data overload.

These issues will be addressed through concepts in philosophy, social science, life science and the arts/humanities and will employ reflective practice and critical thinking.

Two interprofessional core competencies will be addressed through the course: Interprofessional Communication and Values/Ethics.


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