Empathy and the wounded healer: a mixed-method study of patients and doctors views on empathy

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/559261
Title:
Empathy and the wounded healer: a mixed-method study of patients and doctors views on empathy
Authors:
Brady, C; Bambury, RM; O’Reilly, S
Publisher:
Irish Medical Journal
Journal:
Irish Medical Journal
Issue Date:
Apr-2015
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/559261
Abstract:
Empathy is increasingly being recognized as a crucial component for an effective doctor-patient relationship. Using a mixed method approach, we surveyed 125 patients and 361 medical practitioners (doctors and medical students) views of the doctor-patient relationship. We qualitatively assessed patientsâ views of what constituted a good doctor and qualitatively measured empathy using a validated scale in medical practitioners. Patients desire a doctor that is both clinically proficient 66 (55%) and caring 32 (27%). Doctors who have a personal experience of illness have a statistically higher empathy score. These doctors may be well placed to help develop and foster empathy in our profession.
Item Type:
Article
Language:
en
Keywords:
EMPATHY; DOCTOR-PATIENT RELATIONSHIP

Full metadata record

DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorBrady, Cen
dc.contributor.authorBambury, RMen
dc.contributor.authorO’Reilly, Sen
dc.date.accessioned2015-07-08T14:09:58Zen
dc.date.available2015-07-08T14:09:58Zen
dc.date.issued2015-04en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/559261en
dc.description.abstractEmpathy is increasingly being recognized as a crucial component for an effective doctor-patient relationship. Using a mixed method approach, we surveyed 125 patients and 361 medical practitioners (doctors and medical students) views of the doctor-patient relationship. We qualitatively assessed patientsâ views of what constituted a good doctor and qualitatively measured empathy using a validated scale in medical practitioners. Patients desire a doctor that is both clinically proficient 66 (55%) and caring 32 (27%). Doctors who have a personal experience of illness have a statistically higher empathy score. These doctors may be well placed to help develop and foster empathy in our profession.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherIrish Medical Journalen
dc.subjectEMPATHYen
dc.subjectDOCTOR-PATIENT RELATIONSHIPen
dc.titleEmpathy and the wounded healer: a mixed-method study of patients and doctors views on empathyen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.identifier.journalIrish Medical Journalen
dc.description.fundingNo fundingen
dc.description.provinceMunsteren
dc.description.peer-reviewpeer-reviewen
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