Empathy is a process for understanding an individuals subjective experiences by vicariously sharing that experience while maintaining an observant stance.
It is a useful tool in the medical encounter as it provides the physician with a fuller, more personalized view of the patient, and it provides the patient with a sense of connectedness to the physician that may allow him/her to more freely express his/her emotional distress.
The roots of empathy are explained as a process that evolves from a developmental substrate with the addition of relevant experience, memory, and fantasy.
Mots-clés Pascal : Homme, Empathie, Médecin, Relation médecin malade
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Human, Empathy, Physician, Physician patient relation
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