Inside the skin of a patient with diabetes: fostering cognitive empathy through insulin pump simulation

  • Paul MacDaragh Ryan University College Cork

Abstract

Implication Statement

In order to best treat a patient, the carer must be able to clearly see their point of view. In the case of the complexities of insulin pump therapy, physicians may not fully understand the common challenges that drive patients to non-adherence. The author undertook a three-day simulation using wearable technology to explore this experience. This form of simulation represents a simple yet effective means by which to foster cognitive empathy in undergraduate and postgraduate medical education settings alike.

Published
2020-10-28
How to Cite
Ryan, P. (2020). Inside the skin of a patient with diabetes: fostering cognitive empathy through insulin pump simulation. Canadian Medical Education Journal, 12(1), e92-e94. https://doi.org/10.36834/cmej.70552
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