Piyush Raj, Dr. Rajasudhakar
Abstract: Empathy is the ability to put oneself in someone else’s place. The student nurse who can empathize with a client is able to understand how the client feels in a particular situation. Empathy and good listening skills are certainly criteria for any health professional. Though empathy alone is not enough the mental health nurse often plays a critical role in working with the client The study is based on evaluative approach; one group pretest post test pre- experimental design was used for the study. The sample of 50 subjects were selected by simple random sampling technique. The independent variable was STP on knowledge regarding empathetic ability and the dependent variable was knowledge regarding empathetic ability among B.Sc. (N) III year students. The Comparison of the knowledge level and the effectiveness of structured teaching programme were obtained by calculating the mean of pre test and post test with ‘t’ test. The mean pre test knowledge on empathetic ability was 15.22 with SD ±2.225 while it was 23.84 with SD ±2.014 . The paired t test value shows significance at level of Significance Level of p ˂ 0.05 .
Keywords: Empathy, effectiveness, STP