Inducing empathy: pondering students' (in)ability to empathize with an Aboriginal man's lament and what might be done about it

Gair, Susan (2013) Inducing empathy: pondering students' (in)ability to empathize with an Aboriginal man's lament and what might be done about it. Journal of Social Work Education, 49 (1). pp. 136-149.

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Abstract

Empathy is a familiar term in social work education, although how to teach and learn empathy is not well documented. Equally, how non-indigenous Australian practitioners learn empathic regard for indigenous peoples living with the crippling legacies of colonialism is not commonly described in the literature. The primary aim of the classroom-based inquiry described here was to explore and reflect on the concept of empathy with social work students at a regional Australian university using selected real-life vignettes. These findings suggest greater cultivation of empathy is needed for respectful social work intervention by non-indigenous practitioners working with Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and, by implication, with indigenous peoples worldwide.

Item ID: 28433
Item Type: Article (Refereed Research - C1)
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DOI 'not found' but listed on publisheres website. 9/8/13.

ISSN: 2163-5811
Date Deposited: 09 Aug 2013 04:38
FoR Codes: 16 STUDIES IN HUMAN SOCIETY > 1607 Social Work > 160799 Social Work not elsewhere classified @ 50%
20 LANGUAGE, COMMUNICATION AND CULTURE > 2002 Cultural Studies > 200201 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Cultural Studies @ 50%
SEO Codes: 95 CULTURAL UNDERSTANDING > 9503 Heritage > 950302 Conserving Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Heritage @ 50%
95 CULTURAL UNDERSTANDING > 9599 Other Cultural Understanding > 959999 Cultural Understanding not elsewhere classified @ 50%
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