Are we lacking of Empathy in clinical medicine??Created by:
Working in healthcare care sector is highly stressful and demanding, and we are alwasy in a rush to get thing done !!!! It is quite possible that "doctors seldom response Empathically to concerns raised by patients". A lot of the time, the clincial practice is based on "Find it and Fix it" clinical medicine. Few reasons like busy with clinical work, not enough time, need to rush for acute medical problems, emotionally exhausting, not enough traning in empathetic communication, and do not wish to open that Pandora's box, are why healthcare professionals don't focus on empthaty. I feel that as a physician, we should always treat patients as a person, not just an illness,and we should understand the non-medical aspect of their conditions. We need to know that patients value affective concern, they wish to be treated as a human/person, not an disease/illness,. Empathy will honours the patient, reduce patients' anxiety. Hence, I believe that empathay is a important component in our daily clinical medicine. Do you agree ?? Have you try to in-coorperate empthay in your daily approach to patientS?