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(Brink 1991)

Title:  ON EMPATHY: FUNDAMENTAL ISSUES REGARDING ITS NATURE AND TEACHING
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Authors:   Hilla Brink
Date:    July 1991
Affiliation(s):   DXitt. etPhU. RJJ. R M . R.T. RNA R.CMJi. Dept, of Nursing Science University of South Africa

Abstract:   
In nursing empathy is generally regarded as an essential component of nurse-patient interaction, but there appears to be a lack of clarity among nurse educators and professional nurses regarding its nature and how it may be taught and measured. This paper focuses on an analysis o f selected theoretical works related to the nature and teaching of empathy, and an attempt is made to identify fundamental issues regarding the phenomenon "empathy'' and its place in clinical nursing practice. 

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  • nursing 

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