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Effectiveness of empathy education for undergraduate nursing students
  1. Alison Twycross1,
  2. David Barrett2
  1. 1 The Open University, Milton Keynes, UK
  2. 2 Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Hull, Hull, UK
  1. Correspondence to Dr Alison Twycross, The Open University, Milton Keynes, UK; alison.twycross{at}

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Background and purpose

  • Empathy is the ability to understand and share other people’s feelings, often described as being able to put yourself in someone else’s shoes.

  • Empathetic healthcare interventions are thought to improve patient outcomes.

  • There is a need for preregistration nursing programmes to …

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  • Funding The authors have not declared a specific grant for this research from any funding agency in the public, commercial or not-for-profit sectors.

  • Competing interests None declared.

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