Emotional intelligence and patient-centred care.

@article{Birks2007EmotionalIA,
  title={Emotional intelligence and patient-centred care.},
  author={Yvonne F. Birks and Ian S. Watt},
  journal={Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine},
  year={2007},
  volume={100 8},
  pages={368-74}
}
The principles of patient-centred care are increasingly stressed as part of health care policy and practice. Explanations for why some practitioners seem more successful in achieving patient-centred care vary, but a possible role for individual differences in personality has been postulated. One of these, emotional intelligence (EI), is increasingly referred to in health care literature. This paper reviews the literature on EI in health care and poses a series of questions about the links… CONTINUE READING
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