Capacidad de empatía en docentes de Medicina de la Pontificia Universidad Católica del Ecuador

Gustavo Camacho, María Irene Rodas Zambrano, Freddy Carrión Suarez

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Resumen

Introduction: Empathy is a fundamental factor in the development of interpersonal relationships, useful as it is to understand the problems, achievements, illusions and all the feelings of an individual. In education it also plays a crucial role, since it is a key element for an appropriate relationship between teachers and students. Objective: Determine the empathy capacity of teachers from the Medical School at the Pontifical Catholic University of Ecuador from October to December 2017. Methods: A descriptive study was conducted which was based on surveys: Baron-Cohen's test both virtually and physically. A total 97 teachers responded to our survey. Results: Empathy capacity was found to be high in 91.8% and low in 8.2% of the teachers surveyed. Younger teachers had greater empathy capacity than elder teachers. On the other hand, teachers with a shorter service time at the Medical School displayed better empathy capacity than teachers of more years' experience. Conclusions: Most of the teachers at the Medical School of the Pontifical Catholic University of Ecuador had high empathy capacity. A strong relationship was found between teachers' age and their empathy capacity.

Título traducido de la contribuciónEmpathy capacity of medical teachers from the pontifical catholic university of Ecuador
Idioma originalEspañol (Ecuador)
Número de artículoe1724
PublicaciónRevista Cubana de Educacion Medica Superior
Volumen33
N.º3
EstadoPublicada - 8 mar. 2019

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Palabras clave

  • Baron-Cohen's test
  • Empathy
  • Medicine
  • Teacher

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