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A concept analysis of empathy


  • Theresa Wiseman RGN BSc(Hons)(Psy) RCNT RNT PGDE

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    1. Nurse Tutor, Bloomsbury and Islington College of Nursing and Midwifery, London, England
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Theresa Wiseman, 26 Wanstead Park Avenue, Wanstead, London E12 5EN England


The concept of empathy lies amid much confusion This analysis addresses that confusion using Walker and Avant's model of concept analysis, and looks at what empathy is is it trait or state, is it dynamic or static, and how is it recognized and measured' Implications of these findings are discussed, limitations of the study are acknowledged and areas for further work suggested