Hektoen International

A Journal of Medical Humanities

Tag: Provider empathy: a patient’s tale

  • Provider empathy: a patient’s tale

    Jacklyn MunnArlington, Virginia, United States In the practice of medicine, empathy may be the greatest prescription of all. It can provide a patient with confidence, comfort, and the understanding that their healthcare provider knows them as an individual, not just a series of diagnoses and treatments. It creates an opportunity for providers to establish trust…