Efforts To Instill Empathy Among Doctors Is Paying Dividends

From the Kaiser Health Network (hat tip: Urgent Matters):

Clinical empathy was once dismissively known as “good bedside manner” and traditionally regarded as far less important than technical acumen. But a spate of studies in the past decade has found that it is no mere frill. Increasingly, empathy is considered essential to establishing trust, the foundation of a good doctor-patient relationship.

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