Doctors study ‘compassion crisis’ in health care

From the Inquirer:

Last fall, Trzeciak, Anthony Mazzarelli, a physician who just became co-president of Cooper University Health Care, and Brian Roberts, a Cooper emergency physician, laid out their case for a new area of study, Compassionomics, in an essay in the journal Medical Hypotheses. It is obvious that health-care providers “ought” to be compassionate, they wrote. That’s a moral imperative rooted in the art of medicine.  But the team said that compassion may also be “an evidence-based intervention with measurable beneficial effects belonging in the science of medicine.”

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