Stigmatization of patients with chronic pain: the extinction of empathy.

  title={Stigmatization of patients with chronic pain: the extinction of empathy.},
  author={Milton L Cohen and John Louis Quintner and David A Buchanan and Mandy Nielsen and Lynette Guy},
  journal={Pain medicine},
  volume={12 11},
OBJECTIVE To address how health professionals may inadvertently contribute to the stigmatization of patients with chronic pain. SETTING Formulation and implementation of the Australian National Pain Strategy. DESIGN Review of current concepts of stereotyping and stigma, consideration of their relationship to empathy, and how they might impinge upon the clinical encounter. FINDINGS The extinction of empathy, which we refer to as "negative empathy," can overwhelm health professionals… CONTINUE READING
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