From Detached Concern to Empathy: Humanizing Medical Practice

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Physicians recognize the importance of patients' emotions in healing yet believe their own emotional responses represent lapses in objectivity. Patients complain that physicians are too detached. Halpern argues that by empathizing with patients, rather than detaching, physicians can best help them. Yet there is no consistent view of what, precisely, clinical empathy involves. This book challenges the traditional assumption that empathy is either purely intellectual or an expression of sympathy. Sympathy, according to many ...

From Detached Concern to Empathy: Humanizing Medical Practice 2011, Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN-13: 9780199768707

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From Detached Concern to Empathy: Humanizing Medical Practice 2001, Oxford University Press, USA, Oxford, England

ISBN-13: 9780195111194

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