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The Empathy Exams: Essays

The Empathy Exams: Essays - Leslie Jamison I'm only a few pages into the first essay where Jamison recounts her experiences as a medical actor playing patient roles for med students. Already, this is very thoughtful and illuminating writing.

Empathy isn’t just remembering to say that must really be hard—it’s figuring out how to bring difficulty into the light so it can be seen at all. Empathy isn’t just listening, it’s asking the questions whose answers need to be listened to.