Empathy: harmful or helpful? Half day workshop with Dan Zahavi and Jeremy Howick
Recent evidence from randomised trials suggests that when healthcare practitioners empathize with their patients, it leads to an improvement of patient outcome. However, recent critics have also argued that empathy is harmful. In this workshop you will gain a richer understanding of what empathy is, you will get to know about the evidence for the health benefits of empathic care, and get a chance to discuss whether or not it is helpful or harmful.

13:30—14:30 The epidemiology of empathy (Jeremy Howick)
45 minutes talk + 15 min Q&A from audience
14:30—15:30 The phenomenology of empathy (Dan Zahavi)
45 minutes talk + 15 min Q&A from audience
15:30—15:45 Break
15:45—16:30 Group discussion
16:30 Close
Date: 10 December 2019, 13:30 (Tuesday, 9th week, Michaelmas 2019)
Venue: Radcliffe Humanities, Woodstock Road OX2 6GG
Venue Details: Ryle Room
Speaker: Various (See programme)
Booking required?: Not required
Audience: Members of the University only
Editor: Alison Brindle