Friday, April 19, 2013

Does Conventional Medical Training Destroy Empathy?

Does Conventional Medical Training Destroy Empathy?: 20th April 2013  By Sayer Ji Contributing writer for Wake Up World A surprisingly consistent body of research exists indicating that conventional medical training actually reduces practitioner empathy. What is worse, the decline in empathy appears even more pronounced at the time that the curriculum shifts towards patient-care activities. In one study published in 2009 in the journal Academic Medicine entitled…