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From detached concern to empathy : humanizing medical practice

Author: Jodi Halpern
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2001.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Physicians recognise the importance of patients' emotions in healing, yet believe their own emotional responses represent lapses in objectivity. Patients complain that physicians are too detached. The book argues that by empathising with patients, rather than detaching, physicians can best help them. Yet there is no consistent view of what, precisely, clinical empathy involves. This book challenges the traditional  Read more...
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Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Halpern, Jodi.
From detached concern to empathy.
Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2001
(DLC) 00057995
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Jodi Halpern
OCLC Number: 929262262
Notes: XCS614.253X.
Description: 1 online resource (xx, 165 p)
Responsibility: Jodi Halpern.

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This book offers an in-depth analysis of the cognitive and ethical role of emotion, particularly empathy, in medical practice. The author explains how doctors can use empathy in diagnosing and  Read more...

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