Pharmacy Practice Faculty Publications

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

6-25-2015

Journal Title

American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education

Volume

79

Issue

5

First Page

1

Last Page

10

Article Number

65

Abstract

Objective. To evaluate changes in empathy and perceptions as well as game experiences among student pharmacists participating in an aging simulation game.

Methods. First-year student pharmacists participated in an aging simulation game. Changes were measured pre/post-activity using the Kiersma-Chen Empathy Scale (KCES) and Jefferson Scale of Empathy – Health Professions Scale (JSE-HPS) for empathy and the Aging Simulation Experience Survey (ASES) for perceptions of older adults’ experiences and game experiences. Wilcoxon signed rank tests were used to determine changes.

Results. One hundred fifty-six student pharmacists completed the instruments. Empathy using the KCES and JSE-HPS improved significantly. Of the 13 items in the ASES, 9 significantly improved.

Conclusion. Simulation games may help students overcome challenges demonstrating empathy and positive attitudes toward elderly patients.


Read More: http://www.ajpe.org/doi/abs/10.5688/ajpe79565

Keywords

Empathy, attitudes, pharmacy students, geriatrics, game

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