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Interventions to cultivate physician empathy: a systematic review

Overview of attention for article published in BMC Medical Education, October 2014
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Title
Interventions to cultivate physician empathy: a systematic review
Published in
BMC Medical Education, October 2014
DOI 10.1186/1472-6920-14-219
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Authors

Zak Kelm, James Womer, Jennifer K Walter, Chris Feudtner

Abstract

Physician empathy is both theoretically and empirically critical to patient health, but research indicates that empathy declines throughout medical school and is lower than ideal among physicians. In this paper, we synthesize the published literature regarding interventions that were quantitatively evaluated to detect changes in empathy among medical students, residents, fellows and physicians.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United States 4 1%
France 2 <1%
United Kingdom 1 <1%
Chile 1 <1%
Denmark 1 <1%
Thailand 1 <1%
Spain 1 <1%
Colombia 1 <1%
Unknown 314 96%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 44 13%
Student > Bachelor 40 12%
Student > Ph. D. Student 40 12%
Student > Doctoral Student 39 12%
Researcher 37 11%
Other 95 29%
Unknown 31 10%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 136 42%
Psychology 63 19%
Social Sciences 23 7%
Nursing and Health Professions 14 4%
Neuroscience 5 2%
Other 34 10%
Unknown 51 16%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 32. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 07 February 2020.
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#628,244
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