A model of empathic understanding and adherence to treatment regimens in practitioner-patient relationships.

  • R W Squier
  • Published 1990 in Social science & medicine


Empathic understanding in practitioner relationships is postulated as necessary for adherence to therapeutic regimens. It is considered to be one of the most important practitioner relationship skills leading ultimately to patient health benefit. Research literature from a wide-range of health disciplines including personality theory, social psychology… (More)


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