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From detached concern to empathy : humanizing medical practice

Author: Jodi Halpern
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford Univ. Press, 2001.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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. The author argues that by empathizing 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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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jodi Halpern
ISBN: 0195111192 9780195111194
OCLC Number: 717279659
Description: XX, 165 p. ; 24 cm
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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