Effects of changing practitioner empathy and patient expectations in healthcare consultations – Jeremy Howick

The main aim of this review will be to assess the effects of changing practitioner empathy or patient expectations for all conditions.


The main objective is to conduct a systematic review of randomised trials where the intervention involves manipulating either

  • (a) practitioner empathy or
  • (b) patient expectations, or
  • (c)or  both.


Jeremy Howick


The Oxford Empathetic Care Program (OxCare) is an interdisciplinary research group that includes medical practitioners, philosophers, psychologists, and sociologists.