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From Detached Concern to Empathy: Humanizing Medical Practice
     

From Detached Concern to Empathy: Humanizing Medical Practice

by Jodi Halpern
 

ISBN-10: 0199768706

ISBN-13: 9780199768707

Pub. Date: 08/29/2011

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

Physicians recognize the importance of patients' emotions in healing yet believe their own emotional responses represent lapses in objectivity. Patients complain that physicians are too detached. Halpern argues that by empathizing with patients, rather than detaching, physicians can best help them. Yet there is no consistent view of what, precisely, clinical

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