Pharmacy Students Experience Empathy Training

Students walk in the shoes of those they may one day treat

January 26, 2022
Students Experience Empathy Training
Students Experience Empathy Training

First-year College of Pharmacy students had the opportunity to experience some of the difficulties their future patients will experience during empathy training in late November.

The training sessions, guided by Dr. Shane Desselle and Dr. Terri Wong and aimed at allowing the students to experience auditory impairment, to experience what patients with hearing loss encounter; dexterity impairment to experience the troubles of people with arthritis, hand tremors and similar problems; and gait/mobility impairment, where students used vision impairment glasses, knee restraints, ankle weights, walkers, and crutches to simulate the experiences of people with movement restrictions.