EMPATHY AND THE DOCTOR-PATIENT RELATIONSHIP
Learning outcomes of the course unit
Gain a better understanding of the neurobiological basis of interpersonal relationships and communication to improve the physician-patient relationship.
Basic knowledge of neuroscience.
Course contents summary
The purpose of this course is to present an up-to-date overview of the research conducted by cognitive neuroscience on the topics of empathy, intersubjectivity, and the implications for the physician-patient care relationship.
Theories of intersubjectivity. The neural basis of intersubjectivity and empathy. Mirror neurons and embodied simulation. Implications for the doctor-patient relationship.
Frontal lectures with audio-visual aids.
Assessment methods and criteria
Certificate of attendance