Is the underlined "to experience physicall or mentally of others' pain"? Is it physical or mental?
Medical students assumed the roles of patients with various diseases such as terminal cancer or AIDS. ....This experience of entering into the very skin of another person can help them respond to patients with more understanding.
In my opinion, they can't experience the pain either physically or mentally just by playing the role of a patient. But they could possibly learn something of what it might be like for a patient by experiencing the manner and attitude of doctors, staff and others toward them, and thereafter be more sensitive to a patient's needs and point of view. By "entering into the very skin of another person" I assume they mean the students will immerse themselves in the role of patient deeply enough to get some value out of the process.
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Student or Learner