Aug 1, 2017
Empathy is widely regarded as a critical element of patient care and medical education. The more you have, the greater the patient and provider satisfaction, greater adherence to therapy, greater physician well-being and perceived clinical decision-making, greater physician joy at work. Jason's paper selection looks at "what is 'empathy' in health care, anyway?" and has the co-hosts questioning their own construct of empathy.
Authors: Costa P, de Carvalho-Filho MA, Schweller M, Thiemann P, Salgueira A, Benson J, Costa MJ, Quince T.
Publication details: Measuring Medical Students' Empathy: Exploring the Underlying Constructs of and Associations Between Two Widely Used Self-Report Instruments in Five Countries. Academic Medicine. 2016 Nov 1. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed Link
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