Study Shows Doctors Show No Empathy Towards Patients

September 23, 2008

A new study has revealed that doctors show no empathy towards patients, providing very little emotional support..............Washington (ChattahBox) – A new study has revealed that doctors show no empathy towards patients, providing very little emotional support.

The study, which was conducted by looking at a group of patients with lung cancer and their relationship with their doctors revealed that doctors are not good in the empathy department.

On 384 different occasions in the study, patients showcased emotional needs.

In only 39 instances, or 10% of the time, doctors responded with empathy.

The other times, they showed no such support of the patients.

The patients were from the Veterans Affairs hospital in Houston, Texas.


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