New research links empathy to outcomes
From the March ACP Internist, By Stacey Butterfield
It’s not hard to understand why patients might value empathy in medicine.
“Who doesn’t want to have a physician who understands what they’re feeling? Everybody wants that. Everybody feels in their gut that is important,” said Daniel Z. Louis, managing director of the Center for Research in Medical Education and Health Care at Jefferson Medical College in Philadelphia.