A new model of ‘competency based’ medical education is gaining popularity globally, in which trainees are assessed on skill rather than mere time invested.
A radical new model of "competency based" medical education emphasizes trainee skill over time invested. Queen's University is the first in Canada to fully embrace this shift.
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A Japanese dementia patient holds a baby seal robot known as Paro.
Perhaps communication robots can one day help people express their views on having a robot in their life.
Health professionals needs to be skilled in understanding what the other person is going through, so they can respond appropriately.
With more demand on doctors and nurses and a push for quicker consultations, clinical empathy is being dwarfed by the need for efficiency.