Power of empathy noted: critical for doctors and other health professionals to make use of the ”power of empathy”

By John Gibb

It is critical for doctors and other health professionals to make use of the ”power of empathy” in dealing with their clients, Highlanders team doctor Greg Macleod says.

Dr Macleod, a University of Otago graduate, was addressing about 310 Otago medical and physiotherapy graduates at a 1pm ceremony at the Dunedin Town Hall on Saturday.

 ‘Trust me, it is your empathy, not your knowledge, that will make you a good clinician.”