Hanne-Lise Eikeland

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OBJECTIVE To identify potential barriers in communication with non-Western immigrant patients by comparing the frequency and nature of emotional cues and concerns, as well as physician responses during consultations, between ethnically Norwegian patients and immigrant patients in a general hospital setting. METHODS Consultations with 56 patients (30(More)
BACKGROUND Empathy is important in ensuring the quality of the patient-physician relationship. Several studies have concluded that empathy declines during medical training, especially during the third year. However, there is little empirical research on what may influence a medical student's empathy. In addition, studies of empathy in medicine have(More)
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