Empathy in Patient Care-Myth or Reality?
This Forum presentation will present and discuss Drs. Mohammadreza Hojat, Vittorio Maio and Mr. Louis’ research on Empathy in Patient Care, and examine what is patient empathy, can it be measured and does empathy influence patient outcomes? This forum presentation will offer a definition of empathy in the context of patient care and its key ingredients. Differences between empathy and sympathy and their outcomes in patient care will be discussed from a research perspective. Approaches to enhancing empathy will also be explored.
Recommended CitationHojat, Mohammadreza; Louis, Daniel; and Maio, Vittorio, "Empathy in Patient Care-Myth or Reality?" (2012). Jefferson College of Population Health Forum. Presentation 66.