Emotion and the physician-patient relationship

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Abstract

This paper develops a framework of the role of empathy in patient care and explicitly links the framework to important outcomes. Following a definition of empathy and clinical examples, evidence is reviewed on the relevance of empathy to increasing patient satisfaction, increasing adherence with physician recommendations, and decreasing the frequency of medical malpractice suits.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)163-173
Number of pages11
JournalMotivation and Emotion
Volume19
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 1995
Externally publishedYes

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Physician-Patient Relations
Emotions
Malpractice
Patient Satisfaction
Patient Care
Physicians

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Social Psychology
  • Experimental and Cognitive Psychology
  • Psychology(all)

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Emotion and the physician-patient relationship. / Frankel, Richard.

In: Motivation and Emotion, Vol. 19, No. 3, 09.1995, p. 163-173.

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