What Is Empathy From A Psychological Perspective As Well As The Nursing Perspective Essay

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INTRODUCTION Nursing as a profession has many facets but one unifying principle is caring (Watson, 1979; Benner & Wrubel, 1989). The concept of empathy has much been deliberated upon over the years from different perspectives due to its subjectivity. According to the CNO, “empathy is the expression of understanding, validating and resonating with the meaning that the health care experience holds for the client” (CNO, 2006). Empathy aids nurses to have more insight as to what clients need. Empathy has been undermined in its role in the relationship between nurses and clients but it is important to note that there are many concepts involved in an effective nurse-client relationship and one of which is empathy (CNO, 2006). The purpose of this paper is to explore the concept of empathy in relation to the presented care scenario from past clinical experience. To do this, I will be exploring the concept of empathy from a psychological perspective as well as the nursing perspective. Then I will discuss how this concept applies to my care scenario and how it relates to professional caring in nursing. I will also be relating new information to improvement for future nursing practice. PATIENT SCENARIO On the 21st of October 2016, I had the privilege of taking care of a patient whom for the sack of confidentiality I will call Andy. Andy was my patient who had a combination of comorbidities which made his case very special. Andy suffered from type 1 diabetes which was fairly

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