- by Mount Saint Mary College
Headshot of Anne-Marie Uebbing, associate professor of Nursing at Mount Saint Mary College.

Anne-Marie Uebbing, associate professor of Nursing at Mount Saint Mary College, will close out this semester's Investigating Research on Campus (iROC) series with her talk, "Kindness: Teaching Empathy and Knowledge Through Human Simulation," on Thursday, April 22 at 4 p.m.

The talk will take place virtually via Zoom. It's free and open to the public, but you must register to attend. Register at

In her presentation, Uebbing will share standardized patient clinical simulation models that she observed at centers of clinical excellence in Canada and the United States during her 2019 sabbatical. She will also discuss ways in which her observations can be applied to Nursing clinical education.

Empathy is an essential component of patient care. It's generally understood that empathy is embedded in clinical training to support a rapport with patients. It melds health provider-patient trust and reassurance. Human simulation, as enacted by a scripted patient in an educational resource laboratory, is a powerful tool to assess emotional-cognitive awareness and clinical knowledge to support empathy, notes Uebbing. It also fosters student self-confidence when discussing clinical findings with patients, she said.

This talk is based on Uebbing's visits to simulation labs at the Center for Clinical Education and Research -- IMPACT Practice Center at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, and at the Steinberg Centre for Simulation and Interactive Learning at McGill University in Montreal. Uebbing's sabbatical efforts were intended to support the design and development of a standardized patient simulation lab. 

Uebbing is a member of the graduate faculty at the Mount's School of Nursing and specializes in preparing adult-gerontology and family nurse practitioner students for clinical practice. She holds a BS degree in Nursing from Columbia University and a BA in Medical Anthropology from SUNY Purchase. Her graduate degrees include a Master of Science in Nursing and a Doctor of Nursing Practice, both from Pace University. She is also a registered nurse.

In addition to her teaching responsibilities, Uebbing is a practicing family nurse practitioner. Her areas of interest include wireless technology for patient-centered chronic disease management through avatar-based digital devices. She is also a participating fellow at the Center on Aging at the New York Academy of Medicine, working to develop innovative strategies for ensuring that elder persons have access to clinical care.


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