Correlates and Changes in Empathy and Attitudes Toward Interprofessional Collaboration in Osteopathic Medical Students

This article published in the JAOA in December 2013 examines the concept of Empathy in Osteopathic Medical Education. This research done with Dr. Leonard Calabrese at the Cleveland Clinic and Dr. Mohammadreza Hojat at Jefferson Medical College was performed at Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine with the great services of Doug Mann and Joseph Bianco both PhD's on faculty at the college. This part of the study is cross sectional and the longitudinal component will be finished in 2014 This data demonstrates the possibility that something in Osteopathic training -- most likely the teaching in OMT and the Osteopathic Approach to Health -- may impart to the medical student a depth of understanding and learning that assists them in expressing Empathy to others in more consistent, reliable and intense ways compared to MD medical students. The Osteopathic Approach to Health is taught in an apprentice model where teacher becomes student. To do OMT properly one must position oneself so one can learn from the patient what the patient needs them to know so they can understand properly the way the patient wants them to. It is a humble position taken in relationship to the patient and I will be curious how this idea connects to the articles in today's email on humility


(My publication)Posted:Dec 01 2013, 12:00 AM by Force
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