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