Today I attended a talk that discussed some interesting and controversial issues about medicine and health care delivery. I only mention it because the presenter quoted some study on patient perceptions of their doctors. In 2003 in America (and likely can be extrapolated to Canada), about 75% of patients surveyed said they felt their physicians… Continue reading Is Empahty Only Expected of Physicians?
I have a friend, S, who is experiencing a rather difficult time. For circumstances mostly out of her control, she has been forced to send her young daughter overseas to China to stay with her in-laws for at least the next few months. Unfortunately, this is not the first time she has had to do… Continue reading A Note on Empathy, Sympathy, and Compassion
I was sitting at the bottom of the stairs trying to not let me mood ruin the evening. My husband was about to take the boys for a walk and I wasn't in the mood to go. Moments earlier, we fought a little fight and his words won out. A. was getting ready for the… Continue reading 3-year-old Empathy