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The complexity of empathy during medical school training: evidence for positive changes
Empathy is an essential aspect of clinical care, associated with improved patient satisfaction, increased adherence to treatment, and fewer malpractice complaints. Previous studies suggest that empathy declines during medical training.

However, past research relied on a single narrowly operati...
(Empathic Healthcare) Study challenges perception that empathy erodes during medical school
The relationship between a doctor and patient relies heavily on the physician's capacity to empathize with or be sensitive to a patient's emotional state. Empathy has been associated with patients' increased adherence to treatment, fewer malpractice complaints, improved patient satisfaction and f...
(Empathic Healthcare) Empathy levels of doctors ‘not properly tested’ in entry exam
Empathy levels and emotional intelligence are not being properly assessed under the Health Professions Admission Test (Hpat) which was introduced to make medical school more accessible to aspiring doctors, researchers claim.
Doctors from University College Cork (UCC) say results from the Hpat ass...
(Empathic Healthcare) Kansas City University Board of Trustees Member to Study Empathy in Medical...
How much does a physician’s ability to empathize impact the process of healing?
Quite a bit according to world-renowned HIV researcher and Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences Board of Trustees member and alum, Leonard Calabrese, DO.
“Empathy is the driver of healing,” Calabrese sai...
(Empathic Healthcare) Drugmakers turn to tech to better demonstrate empathy
It's no secret that American healthcare suffers from an empathy deficit. While brusque doctors have been blighting patient-satisfaction surveys for years, providers themselves increasingly say it's a problem: In a Harvard Medical School survey, 53% of doctors reported declining levels of patient ...
(Empathic Healthcare) (Teaching Empathy) Patients Are People First — Teaching Empathy To Jefferso...
Jefferson University brings students and patients with dementia together for a lesson that’s often missing from healthcare: Empathy.
There are more than just feel-good reasons for teaching empathy to medical students. Doctors experience professional burnout at a higher rate than other American w...
(Empathic Healthcare) STUDY: Perception of empathy in the therapeutic encounter: effects on the c...
OBJECTIVE:
To evaluate the effects of patient-practitioner interaction on the severity and duration of the common cold.

METHODS:
We conducted a randomized controlled trial of 719 patients with new cold onset. Participants were randomized to three groups: no patient-practitioner interaction, "sta...
(Empathic Healthcare) Oxford Empathy Programme: International Colloquium — University of Oxford, ...
What kind of empathy is beneficial to patients and practitioners?

A growing body of evidence suggests that when healthcare practitioners enhance the way they express empathy, that this may improve healthcare outcomes. Specifically, enhanced empathy appears to:reduce patient pain, depression, anx...
(Empathic Healthcare) Embracing Empathy: A Universal Approach to Person-Centred, Empathic Healthc...
This highly practical, user-friendly guide is based on a broad definition of relational empathy in the clinical context.
With a clear focus on understanding the patient’s situation, perspective and feelings, and communicating and acting on that understanding in beneficial way, the book establis...