Jun 23, 2017  |  11:00am - 1:00pm

CREST Meeting: There’s no Billing Code for Empathy – Graphic Narratives in Medical Education

Catherine Yu is an Associate Scientist at the Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute of St. Michael's Hospital, a Staff Physician in the Division of Endocrinology & Metabolism at St. Michael's Hospital, and an Associate Professor in the Department of Medicine and in the Dalla Lana School of Public Health. Her research interests lie in the role of patient and clinician behaviour change in knowledge translation. She is particularly interested in the development of innovative strategies for continuing professional development and patient education in chronic disease management, specifically diabetes care. Her projects include the role of interactive self-management websites, order sets, computer-based simulators and interprofessional workshops on knowledge, behavior change, clinical and psychological outcomes.

Through active participation in this session, participants should be able to:

  • Define physician empathy and understand its current status in medical education
  • Identify barriers and facilitators to empathy in clerkship
  • Recognize the impact and role of animated comics on medical student empathy


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