The Empathy Initiative
Transforming Healthcare Education & Practice

About

The Empathy Initiative is a group of like-minded academics and practitioners with a strong belief in the power and potential of empathy to change lives and improve the quality of care provided to patients/clients/residents. Our group shares a commitment to undertaking collaborative empathy research that has the capacity to transform education and practice.

The Empathy Initiative: Transforming healthcare education and practice

 

About Us

The Empathy Initiative is a group of like-minded academics and practitioners with a strong belief in the power and potential of empathy to change lives and improve the quality of care provided to patients/clients/residents. Our group shares a commitment to undertaking collaborative empathy research that has the capacity to transform education and practice.

Our purpose

The purpose of the Empathy Initiative is to generate high quality, rigorous empathy/compassion research that informs and influences student learning and patient care, either directly or indirectly.

Our objectives

  1. To promote, support and conduct research related to empathy and compassion.
  2. To design, implement and evaluate diverse empathy studies related to key priority areas.
  3. To build capacity and enhance collegiality between researchers with an interest in empathy research.
  4. To identify funding opportunities for empathy research.