Practising engagement: Infusing communication with empathy and compassion in medical students' clinical encounters.

@article{Warmington2012PractisingEI,
  title={Practising engagement: Infusing communication with empathy and compassion in medical students' clinical encounters.},
  author={Sally Warmington},
  journal={Health},
  year={2012},
  volume={16 3},
  pages={327-42}
}
Patients commonly experience some physicians' ways of interacting with them as detached and indicating a lack of concern for their welfare. This is likely to add to the distress experienced by a person seeking healing, as well as interfering with the exchange of information required for good medical care. Despite contemporary medical schools' focus on clinical communication, and on training for 'patient-centred' practice, problems with the relations between doctors and patients are still widely… CONTINUE READING
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