BOSTON, Nov. 12, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Empathetics, Inc., a leading empathy and communications training firm that offers web-based CME/CE-accredited courses for medical professionals and the Arnold P. Gold Foundation, an organization that works with healthcare professionals in training and in practice to instill a culture of respect, dignity and compassion for patients and professionals – have partnered to help bring empathy education to medical and nursing students.
"The Arnold P. Gold Foundation is a leader in funding research and innovative programs aimed at enhancing humanism in medicine and in promoting compassion and empathy in healthcare. The Foundation is shaping future generations of caring healthcare providers," stated Dr. Helen Riess, Founder and Chairman of Empathetics, Inc. "We are honored to be partnered with the Arnold P. Gold Foundation to help promote the mission of the organization to enhance humanism in the healthcare experience."
The strategic partnership between Empathetics, Inc. and The Arnold P. Gold Foundation will enable medical schools and nursing programs across the United States to access the Empathetics training tools for medical and nursing students, equipping them with the empathic communication skills to provide compassionate healthcare to patients.
"We congratulate Dr. Riess, a Gold-funded researcher, on bringing empathy to the forefront of the healthcare conversation," said Dr. Richard Levin, President and CEO of the Arnold P. Gold Foundation. "We look forward to our partnership with Empathetics to make certain that the future of medicine is as compassionate as it is high tech."
For more information about Empathetics, Inc. CME/CE-accredited e-Learning programs in healthcare, please visit empathetics.com (http://www.empathetics.com/). For more information about Arnold P. Gold Foundation, please visit humanism-in-medicine.org (http://www.humanism-in-medicine.org).
About Empathetics, Inc.
Helen Riess, M.D., Associate Professor of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School, and Director of the Empathy and Relational Science Program at Massachusetts General Hospital, developed empathy training courses that were tested in pilot studies and in a randomized controlled trial at Massachusetts General Hospital. Her training significantly improved patient ratings of physician empathy. Dr. Riess' research has won many awards, including the Partners Healthcare Medical Education Research Award in 2013. She founded Empathetics, Inc. to provide web-based, worldwide access to innovative empathy and interpersonal skills training for all medical professionals and their teams. Empathetics leverages new, scientifically proven methods, including biometrics that enhance human relationships and make medical practice more effective, efficient and rewarding. Her work has been cited in the New York Times, U.S. News and World Report, the Wall Street Journal, and the Washington Post.
About Arnold P. Gold Foundation
The Arnold P. Gold Foundation is a 501 [c]  not-for-profit organization that works with healthcare professionals in training and in practice to instill a culture of respect, dignity and compassion for patients and professionals. Since 1988, the Gold Foundation has been at the forefront of promoting patient-centered care through its support of research and education and recognition programs to ensure that the care received by patients is as compassionate as it is scientifically rigorous. Our programs are found in virtually all US medical schools and have expanded to include nursing schools, and other health care professions. The growing scope of our programs spread the value that a compassionate, collaborative relationship between the patient and the practitioner is the only acceptable kind of care.
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