Empathy Card Game

Designed for beginning students in any profession. The focus of the activity is two-fold: (1) students learn to listen holistically, paying attention to non-verbal cues as well as language; (2) students learn to listen empathically, without jumping to an immediate “fix” for a problem. Students are organized in interprofessional pairs or small groups and pull cards from separate decks to create a patient scenario (e.g., I couldn’t pay for my medicine because my mother is sick.). Students help one another demonstrate empathy for patients in the scenario. To use this activity, please contact the contributor. (Beginners; VE, IC)

Delivery: In-person, also adapted for online (synchronous)

Contributed by: Gina Defranco (gina.defranco@lmunet.edu)

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