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Dr Jeffrey stated that the idea that emotions are disruptive and need to be controlled is deeply ingrained in medical education and practice, contributing to doctors distancing from patients.(Pixabay)

Here's how studying Shakespeare may help medical students connect with patients

ANI | , Washington [us]
PUBLISHED ON APR 02, 2021 10:01 AM IST
A palliative care doctor has suggested that studying Shakespeare's plays could help medical students connect more closely with their patients.
Day’s podcast How To Fail was launched in July 2018(PHOTO: FACEBOOK)
Day’s podcast How To Fail was launched in July 2018(PHOTO: FACEBOOK)

Elizabeth Day: The best writing is an exercise in imaginative empathy

Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By Navneet Vyasan
UPDATED ON DEC 08, 2020 11:40 PM IST
Author Elizabeth Day on her latest work Failosophy: A Handbook For When Things Go Wrong, the need for engagement in the present times, and the importance of gaining a deeper understanding of people around you
Shabana Azmi on the idea of masculinity and how gender equations can improve.
Shabana Azmi on the idea of masculinity and how gender equations can improve.

Shabana Azmi: ‘Why is masculinity not about tenderness, empathy, and being supportive?’

PUBLISHED ON AUG 29, 2020 05:54 PM IST
Insisting that both men and women need to change in order to establish a better gender equation, Shabana says masculinity is associated with toxic ideas right now.
Zaira Wasim in a still from her film The Sky Is Pink.
Zaira Wasim in a still from her film The Sky Is Pink.

Zaira Wasim asks for empathy, tells trolls: ‘Not everyone’s born with a thick skin, not everyone can withstand the harsh criticism’

HIndustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON MAY 02, 2020 12:08 PM IST
In a veiled attack on trolls, Zaira Wasim called out those who share mean jokes, memes to mock people and asked them to show empathy instead.
A ubiquitous spirit of giving back to the society is what bonds the residents in the condominium.(HT Photo)
A ubiquitous spirit of giving back to the society is what bonds the residents in the condominium.(HT Photo)

A condo that thrives on empathy

Hindustan Times, Gurugram | By Kankana Roy Jain
UPDATED ON JUN 23, 2019 04:24 AM IST
Ramaswamy, a retired corporate professional and a resident of the condo, said that the condo is a rare one that does not sleep.
Empathy is the ability to understand the feelings of another person, is often viewed as a virtue that encourages helping behaviours. But people often don’t want to feel empathy.(Unsplash)
Empathy is the ability to understand the feelings of another person, is often viewed as a virtue that encourages helping behaviours. But people often don’t want to feel empathy.(Unsplash)

Empathy is often avoided as it requires mental effort

Asian News International | By Asian News International, Washington D.c.
UPDATED ON APR 24, 2019 04:20 PM IST
The researchers designed an “Empathy Selection Task” to test whether cognitive costs or mental effort, could deter empathy.
In the video clip that surfaced on social media on Wednesday, a dozen men were seen assaulting a person from Nigeria in Delhi’s Dwarka area.(Video Grab)
In the video clip that surfaced on social media on Wednesday, a dozen men were seen assaulting a person from Nigeria in Delhi’s Dwarka area.(Video Grab)

Empathy, prejudice play role in people’s reaction to violence

New Delhi | By Abhishek Dey
PUBLISHED ON MAR 21, 2019 04:26 AM IST
Most of those who assaulted him were purportedly onlookers who sympathised with the traffic policeman who the Nigerian, named Prince, allegedly manhandled over a traffic violation.
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