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dc.creatorSpiro, Howarden
dc.date.accessioned2015-05-05T18:30:31Zen
dc.date.available2015-05-05T18:30:31Zen
dc.date.created1992-05-15en
dc.date.issued1992-05-15en
dc.identifier10.7326/0003-4819-116-10-843en
dc.identifier.bibliographicCitationAnnals of Internal Medicine. 1992 May 15; 116(10): 843-846.en
dc.identifier.issn0003-4819en
dc.identifier.urihttp://worldcatlibraries.org/registry/gateway?version=1.0&url_ver=Z39.88-2004&rft_val_fmt=info:ofi/fmt:kev:mtx:journal&atitle=What+Is+Empathy+and+Can+It+Be+Taught?&title=Annals+of+Internal+Medicine.++&volume=116&issue=10&pages=843-846&date=1992&au=Spiro,+Howarden
dc.identifier.urihttp://dx.doi.org/10.7326/0003-4819-116-10-843en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10822/736279en
dc.description.abstractEmpathy is the "almost magical" emotion that persons or objects arouse in us as projections of our feelings. Empathy requires passion, more so than does equanimity, so long cherished by physicians. Medical students lose some of their empathy as they learn science and detachment, and hospital residents lose the remainder in the weariness of overwork and in the isolation of the intensive care units that modern hospitals have become. Conversations about experiences, discussions of patients and their human stories, more leisure and unstructured contemplation of the humanities help physicians to cherish empathy and to retain their passion. Physicians need rhetoric as much as knowledge, and they need stories as much as journals if they are to be more empathetic than computers.en
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dc.languageenen
dc.sourceBRL:KIE/36294en
dc.subjectBiomedical Technologiesen
dc.subjectCommunicationen
dc.subjectComputersen
dc.subjectCultural Pluralismen
dc.subjectEducationen
dc.subjectEmpathyen
dc.subjectHospitalsen
dc.subjectHumanismen
dc.subjectHumanitiesen
dc.subjectIntensive Care Unitsen
dc.subjectInternship and Residencyen
dc.subjectKnowledgeen
dc.subjectLiteratureen
dc.subjectMedical Educationen
dc.subjectMedical Studentsen
dc.subjectMedicineen
dc.subjectPatientsen
dc.subjectPhysiciansen
dc.subjectProfessional Patient Relationshipen
dc.subjectRhetoricen
dc.subjectResidencyen
dc.subjectScienceen
dc.subjectSocial Interactionen
dc.subjectStudentsen
dc.titleWhat Is Empathy and Can It Be Taught?en
dc.provenanceDigital citation created by the National Reference Center for Bioethics Literature at Georgetown University for the BIOETHICSLINE database, part of the Kennedy Institute of Ethics' Bioethics Information Retrieval Project funded by the United States National Library of Medicine.en
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