Overthrowing barriers to empathy in healthcare: empathy in the age of the Internet

@article{Howick2017OverthrowingBT,
  title={Overthrowing barriers to empathy in healthcare: empathy in the age of the Internet},
  author={Jeremy Howick and Sh{\^a}n Rees},
  journal={Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine},
  year={2017},
  volume={110},
  pages={352 - 357}
}
  • J. Howick, S. Rees
  • Published 27 June 2017
  • Medicine
  • Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine
Empathy-based medicine re-establishes relationship as the heart of healthcare. Practitioners often complain that their capacity to practise empathically is undermined by ‘tyrannical guidelines’, insufficient time and an ever-increasing burden of paperwork. Clinicians often see this system as lacking empathy – uninterested in practitioners’ perspectives, health or welfare. Within this context, it is unsurprising that NHS staff have significant work-related stress and ill health. As a result… 

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