Empathizing with patients: the role of interaction and narratives in providing better patient care

@article{Hardy2017EmpathizingWP,
  title={Empathizing with patients: the role of interaction and narratives in providing better patient care},
  author={Carter M. Hardy},
  journal={Medicine, Health Care and Philosophy},
  year={2017},
  volume={20},
  pages={237-248}
}
Recent studies have revealed a drop in the ability of physicians to empathize with their patients. It is argued that empathy training needs to be provided to both medical students and physicians in order to improve patient care. While it may be true that empathy would lead to better patient care, it is important that the right theory of empathy is being encouraged. This paper examines and critiques the prominent explanation of empathy being used in medicine. Focusing on the component of empathy… CONTINUE READING
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