“Empathy has always been a secret strength of the healer’s art. In The Empathy Effect Dr. Helen Riess, a compassionate physician herself, updates this ancient tool, making it a practical and accessible skill for anyone in the healing professions–and everyone else, too.”
Start learning how to implement empathy in your organization.
Core Curriculum Courses for Clinicians:
- Introduction to the Neuroscience and Practice of Empathy
- Managing Difficult Medical Interactions
- Delivering Bad News
Nurse Teams Course:
Addressing Generational Differences in Nurse Teams, Improving Nurse-Patient Communication, Improving Inter-professional Team Communication and Interactions.
Front Line Staff Course:
Focuses on front line staff situations and scenarios.
Pre-operative Care Course:
Featuring Informed Consent and the Preoperative Conversation.
Workshop to train your team members on how to facilitate course discussions.
Live Training and Executive Education:
The live training and facilitator's guide provides a framework for a blended learning experience by incorporating group exercises, group process, role playing and experiential learning. This blended learning strategy serves as an opportunity to deepen the Empathetics web-based curriculum by allowing participants to apply their learning to actual patient interactions that have challenged their own confidence and empathy.
Quick access to helpful tools, breathing exercise, and more.
“Dr. Riess’ Empathetics training was so timely. Empathy is about connection and there is no better time than in the middle of a global pandemic to talk about increasing our empathy towards those we serve and towards our co-workers. Many people that call us are experiencing financial stress - it is so important that the BALANCE counselors have emotional intelligence, this training was a great reinforcement of counseling best practices.” Cynthia Campbell, M.B.A., M.Ed., SHRM-SCP, Chief Experience Officer (CXO), BALANCE~Cynthia Campbell, Chief Experience Officer at BALANCE“We promote Empathetics with all of our clients to help their teams develop more meaningful connections with the patients. The ability to engage in difficult conversations in a way that maintains the relationship and enables healing is so important. Empathetics is a company whose mission we heartily support.”~Bill McDonough, CEO Minnesota Malpractice Insurance Company"As an ER Doc, I have a personal interest in physician communication. It’s a particular passion of mine. That’s why we’re working with Empathetics. Our new CEO has an interest in improving all aspects of communications, so we turned to Empathetics. I’d heard about them quite a long time ago. Empathetics has usable tools. They show how to transmit the right messages, the appropriate messages, so people can actually understand what’s going on. The Empathetics group is a very good one, very responsive. Everything that’s supposed to happen, happens.”~Dr. Ingrid Mudge, Lawrence Hospital, NY (Columbia Presbyterian System)“Everyone here thinks highly of the Empathetics product. They’re a very good team. It is great training, great contact, which keeps it ‘sticky. Empathetics is all about how to have a ‘difficult conversation’, which is incredibly important for healthcare right now.” ~Tom Prugar, North Shore Hospital, Salem, MA“This empathy training is the medicine our doctors need to do their job. It revitalizes and restores the spirit."~Robert Jandl, MD Chief of Clinical Integration, Reliant Medical Group“We went to Empathetics to see if we could make the ‘communications piece’ argument; that in malpractice suits, the issue is almost always both technical AND communications based. With Empathetics, we liked the idea of the science behind empathy. That really convinced us. We see a lot of possibility with Empathetics. Clearly there is a need. This would be part of a larger initiative, ‘sponsored by your captive insurance company.’”~Dr. David Feldman, Hospital Insurance Company, (HIC) New York