University of Technology Sydney

93218 Empathy and Compassion for Nursing Practice

6cp; standard/intensive; 4 hpw workshops for 3 weeks & 2 hpw workshops for 2 weeks
Requisite(s): (93209 Nursing Care of the Older Person OR 92437 Nursing Care of the Older Person) AND (93212 Indigenous Health and Well-Being OR 92441 Contemporary Indigenous Health and Wellbeing) AND (93213 Fundamentals of Mental Health Nursing OR 92436 Fundamentals of Mental Health Nursing) AND (93203 Healthcare Communication OR 92435 Communication and Diversity) AND (93205 Health and Society OR 92432 Health and Society)) AND ( 92438 Medical Surgical Nursing OR (93204 Foundations of Nursing Practice 1B AND 93206 Introduction to Clinical Practice AND 93207 Foundations of Nursing Practice 2A AND 93208 Clinical Practice 2A AND 93210 Foundations of Nursing Practice 2B AND 93211 Clinical Practice 2B AND 93214 Foundations of Nursing Practice 3A AND 93201 Foundations of Nursing Practice 1 A AND 93202 Preparation for Clinical Practice)
These requisites may not apply to students in certain courses.
There are course requisites for this subject. See access conditions.



Empathy is a required attribute for all healthcare professionals; it is fundamental to therapeutic communication and integral to safe and effective nursing care. In this subject, students build on the empathy skills and understandings developed throughout their previous BN studies. This subject incorporates immersive and experiential learning approaches informed by health care consumers’ lived experiences of diverse health issues and health care. Students develop the advanced therapeutic communication skills needed for empathic and compassionate nursing practice and have opportunities via live simulation to therapeutically engage with consumers who are experts by lived experiences.

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