Empathy Levels of Dental Faculty and Students: A Survey Study at an Academic Dental Institution in Chile

Melissa Carvajal, Susana López, Pablo Sarabia-Alvarez, Johana Fontealba, Mariela Padilla, Joyce Sumi, Víctor P. Díaz-Narváez

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Resumen

A successful health care provider may be described as a clinician capable of establishing a comprehensive diagnosis including identifying related risk factors. However, an equally important quality a clinician should possess is the ability to understand the experiences and feelings of others to allow better communication for better outcomes. It is likely that faculty empathy levels influence students' ability to demonstrate this attribute. The aim of this study was to assess the levels of empathy of dental faculty members relative to dental students at the Universidad San Sebastian in Chile. Using a cross-sectional design of survey-collected data collected with the Jefferson Scale of Empathy, the authors compared the perceptions of the dental faculty involved in teaching fourth- and fifth-year dental students (n=116) to the perceptions of basic and preclinical students (n=346) and clinical students (n=189). The data were collected in 2016-17. The results showed that the mean faculty scores were higher than that of the students in compassionate care (90.1%) and perspective adoption (89.7%); however, for putting oneself in the other's shoes, the faculty had a lower score (57.8%) than the clinical students (58.2%). Future investigations are needed to understand the impact of faculty empathy scores on students and whether pedagogical interventions can increase empathy scores.

Idioma originalEnglish
Páginas (desde-hasta)1134-1141
Número de páginas8
PublicaciónJournal of Dental Education
Volumen83
N.º10
DOI
EstadoPublished - 1 oct 2019

Huella dactilar

Dental Faculties
Dental Students
Chile
empathy
Tooth
Students
Aptitude
student
Shoes
Health Personnel
Surveys and Questionnaires
Teaching
Emotions
ability
Cross-Sectional Studies
Communication
health care

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Education
  • Dentistry(all)

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Carvajal, Melissa ; López, Susana ; Sarabia-Alvarez, Pablo ; Fontealba, Johana ; Padilla, Mariela ; Sumi, Joyce ; Díaz-Narváez, Víctor P. / Empathy Levels of Dental Faculty and Students : A Survey Study at an Academic Dental Institution in Chile. En: Journal of Dental Education. 2019 ; Vol. 83, N.º 10. pp. 1134-1141.
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Carvajal M, López S, Sarabia-Alvarez P, Fontealba J, Padilla M, Sumi J y otros. Empathy Levels of Dental Faculty and Students: A Survey Study at an Academic Dental Institution in Chile. Journal of Dental Education. 2019 oct 1;83(10):1134-1141. https://doi.org/10.21815/JDE.019.124