The Empathy Initiative
Transforming Healthcare Education & Practice


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Dean, J., Foureur, M., Zaslawski, C., Newton-John, T., Yu, N. & Pappas, E. (2017). The effects of a structured mindfulness program on the development of empathy in healthcare students. NursingPlus Open, 3, 1-5.

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Dean, S., Williams, C. & Balnaves, M. (2017). Living dolls and nurses without empathy. Journal of Advanced Nursing. 73(4), 757-759.

Dean, S., Williams, C. Donnelly, S. & Levett-Jones, T. (online 2017). Designing a Women’s Refuge: An Interdisciplinary Health, Architecture and Landscape Collaboration. International Journal of Higher Education. 6,6, 139-148.

Everson, N. Levett-Jones, T. & Pitt, V. (2018). The impact of educational interventions on the empathic concern of health professional students: A literature review. Nurse Education in Practice. 31, 104-111.

Everson, N. Levett-Jones, T., Pitt, V., Lapkin, S., Van Der Riet, P., Rossiter, R. Jones, D., Gilligan, C. & Courtney-Pratt, H. (2018). Analysis of the Empathic Concern subscale of the Emotional Response Questionnaire in a study evaluating the impact of a 3D cultural simulation. International Journal of Nursing Education Studies, 15(1), 1-14.

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Levett-Jones, T., Cant, R. & Lapkin, S. (2019). A systematic review of the effectiveness of empathy education for undergraduate nursing students. Nurse Education Today. 75, 80-94

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Ward, A., Mandrusiak, A. & Levett-Jones, T. (2018). Cultural empathy in physiotherapy students: A pre-test post-test study utilising virtual simulation. Physiotherapy.104, 453-461.