"Let me see if I have this right... ": Words that help build empathy

J. L. Coulehan, F. W. Platt, B. Egener, R. Frankel, C. T. Lin, B. Lown, William H Salazar

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Abstract

In clinical medicine, emphaty is the ability to understand the patient's situation, perspective, and feelings and to communicate that understanding to the patient. Certain well-timed words and sentences facilitate emphathy during the clinical encounter. These "words that work" are the subject of this paper.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)221-227
Number of pages7
JournalAnnals of internal medicine
Volume135
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 7 2001
Externally publishedYes

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"Let me see if I have this right... " : Words that help build empathy. / Coulehan, J. L.; Platt, F. W.; Egener, B.; Frankel, R.; Lin, C. T.; Lown, B.; Salazar, William H.

In: Annals of internal medicine, Vol. 135, No. 3, 07.08.2001, p. 221-227.

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Coulehan, J. L. ; Platt, F. W. ; Egener, B. ; Frankel, R. ; Lin, C. T. ; Lown, B. ; Salazar, William H. / "Let me see if I have this right... " : Words that help build empathy. In: Annals of internal medicine. 2001 ; Vol. 135, No. 3. pp. 221-227.
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