The Power of Empathy: Words on Wellness

From: Cleveland Clinic By: Dr. Daniel Neides

Empathy is one of the most powerful tools people can use to connect with others. Empathy is defined as the feeling that you understand and share another person’s experiences and emotions. Empathy comes from the Greek word ‘empathes’, meaning emotional or passionate.

Empathy has become a popular word in medical education and medicine in general, as we try to teach healthcare providers to be more empathic – ultimately enhancing the patient experience.

Teaching about empathy should extend

beyond doctors and nurses, as we all can

benefit from extending empathy

to other people.