Effectiveness of Empathy in General Practice: A Systematic Review

Read the systematic review by Frans Derksen and colleagues. This article reviews empirical research on the outcomes associated with empathy in clinical relationships. As you read it think about your own interactions with health care providers (physicians, nurses, and other allied health professionals), either in a professional or personal context. How has empathy mattered to you as a health care provider, as a patient, or as a family member of a patient?