Exploring physician perceptions of the impact of emotions on behaviour during interactions with patients.

  title={Exploring physician perceptions of the impact of emotions on behaviour during interactions with patients.},
  author={Talma Kushnir and Jonathan Kushnir and Amiram Sarel and Avner Herman Cohen},
  journal={Family practice},
  volume={28 1},
BACKGROUND There is relatively little research on affective influences on physician behaviour, especially on prescribing and referrals. Affects include transitory moods and lasting emotions. OBJECTIVES We explored physician perceptions of the impact of four mood states on perceived rates of five behaviours: talking with patients, prescribing medications and referrals for laboratory tests, diagnostic tests and specialists. We also examined whether burnout modified the impact of moods on… 

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