Do Doctors Show Less Empathy Toward Obese And Overweight Patients?

Physicians build less rapport with obese patients, according to a study published in the medical journal, Obesity.  


Examples of empathy were defined as use of empathetic words and phrases that showed reassurance and validation of patients’ feelings, such as “I can see how frustrated you are by your slow progress – anyone would be.


Other John Hopkins researchers involved in the study included Mary Catherine Beach, M.D., Debra L. Roter, Dr.PH., and Lisa A.Cooper, M.D.”