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When theatre meets medicine: Medical schools in Singapore use actors as patients to train up empathy
 

When theatre meets medicine: Medical schools in Singapore use actors as patients to train up empathy

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Though the medical profession has long recognised the importance of instilling empathy and other soft skills in doctors, the question of how to effectively teach this still persists. Using actors to create realistic patient reactions can build medical students’ emotional awareness during patient interactions, and may just be the answer
 
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24 Jan 2017 - General
 
Back when I was studying, we have this kind of subject. We have "actor patients" that would give us their complaints and signs and symptoms. This helps not only in establishing rapport and empathy with the patient but in developing good history taking and physical examination skills as well. At the end of the session there will be a discussion of the case. It's actually good because nothing can prepare a medical student to the hospital duties except for demonstrations and simulatio...
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