The desired moral attitude of the physician: (I) empathy.

@article{Gelhaus2012TheDM,
  title={The desired moral attitude of the physician: (I) empathy.},
  author={Petra Gelhaus},
  journal={Medicine, health care, and philosophy},
  year={2012},
  volume={15 2},
  pages={103-13}
}
In professional medical ethics, the physician traditionally is obliged to fulfil specific duties as well as to embody a responsible and trustworthy personality. In the public discussion, different concepts are suggested to describe the desired underlying attitude of physicians. In this article, one of them--empathy--is presented in an interpretation that is meant to depicture (together with the two additional concepts compassion and care) this attitude. Therefore empathy in the clinical context… CONTINUE READING
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