The Empathy for Health Congress - Modules

The Congress and Journal Special Issue will be centered along five broad questions as put here together with some suggestions of topics:

  • What is empathy, how can we define it?

history of the concept empathy and predecessors, bedside-manners…; empathy for health in literature; empathy versus placebo; neuroimaging of empathy…

  • What is already known about its practice?

  • How important is it in healthcare?

  • Lack of empathy

  • How can we improve it?

  • Where do we (probably) evolve towards?

This congress is organized by AURELIS IVZW (NPO) and Dr. Jean-Luc Mommaerts, MD, MSc (Cogn.Sci, A.I.), PhD (Med.Sci.), in cooperation with VUB (Brussels)