Cross sectional assessment of empathy among undergraduates from a medical college.

@article{ShashiKumar2014CrossSA,
  title={Cross sectional assessment of empathy among undergraduates from a medical college.},
  author={R. ShashiKumar and Richa Chaudhary and V S S R Ryali and P Shivaram Bhat and Kalpana Srivastava and J Purna Prakash and D R Basannar},
  journal={Medical journal, Armed Forces India},
  year={2014},
  volume={70 2},
  pages={179-85}
}
BACKGROUND Empathy is essentially a desirable quality among clinicians and can be developed during medical education. Studies from outside India have shown that higher empathy is related to better competency and choice of specialty may be related to empathy levels in them. Change in empathy levels among undergraduate medical students with progressive training has been often ascribed to reasons such as curriculum content, timing of clinical rotations. Gender differences in empathy levels also… CONTINUE READING

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