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Empathy in Patient Care: Antecedents, Development, Measurement, and Outcomes

ISBN/ASIN: 0387336079,9780387336077 | 2006 | English | pdf | 295/302 pages | 3.08 Mb
Publisher: Springer | Author: Mohammadreza Hojat | Edition: 2007

Human beings, regardless of age, sex, or state of health, are designed by evolution to form meaningful interpersonal relationships through verbal and nonverbal communication. The theme that empathic human connections are beneficial to the body and mind underlies all 12 chapters of this book, in which empathy is viewed from a multidisciplinary perspective that includes evolutionary biology; neuropsychology; clinical, social, developmental, and educational psychology; and health care delivery and education.

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