Empathy: An individual's objective and insightful awareness of the feelings and behavior of another person. It should be distinguished from sympathy, which is usually nonobjective and noncritical. It includes caring, which is the demonstration of an awareness of and a concern for the good of others. (From Bioethics Thesaurus, 1992)Yawning: An involuntary deep INHALATION with the MOUTH open, often accompanied by the act of stretching.Emotions: Those affective states which can be experienced and have arousing and motivational properties.Students, Medical: Individuals enrolled in a school of medicine or a formal educational program in medicine.Physician-Patient Relations: The interactions between physician and patient.Theory of Mind: The ability to attribute mental states (e.g., beliefs, desires, feelings, intentions, thoughts, etc.) to self and to others, allowing an individual to understand and infer behavior on the basis of the mental states. Difference or deficit in theory of mind is associated with ASPERGER SYNDROME; AUTISTIC DISORDER; and SCHIZOPHRENIA, etc.Dentist-Patient Relations: The psychological relations between the dentist and patient.Social Behavior: Any behavior caused by or affecting another individual, usually of the same species.Social Perception: The perceiving of attributes, characteristics, and behaviors of one's associates or social groups.Narcissism: A psychoanalytic term meaning self-love.Students, Premedical: Individuals enrolled in a preparatory course for medical school.Pain Insensitivity, Congenital: A syndrome characterized by indifference to PAIN despite the ability to distinguish noxious from non-noxious stimuli. Absent corneal reflexes and INTELLECTUAL DISABILITY may be associated. Familial forms with autosomal recessive and autosomal dominant patterns of inheritance have been described. (Adams et al., Principles of Neurology, 6th ed, p1343)Altruism: Consideration and concern for others, as opposed to self-love or egoism, which can be a motivating influence.Imitative Behavior: The mimicking of the behavior of one individual by another.Nonverbal Communication: Transmission of emotions, ideas, and attitudes between individuals in ways other than the spoken language.Facial Expression: Observable changes of expression in the face in response to emotional stimuli.Professional-Patient Relations: Interactions between health personnel and patients.

*  Empathy and Diabetes. | Six Until Me - diabetes blog
It's empathy.. "Empathy is the experience of understanding another person's condition from their perspective. You place ... michaelseid11 experiencing empathy and learning how to use a #glucagon #simulatedsiezure #makehealth #t1d #design pic.twitter. ... Empathy is known to increase prosocial (helping) behaviors." - from Psychology Today. To make an attempt at helping people ... I'm a big believer that People With Diabetes are also given an extended bolus of empathy and resilience. It's great that you're ...
  http://sixuntilme.com/wp/2015/04/02/empathy-diabetes/
*  Building Real Software: DevOpsDays: Empathy, Scaling, Docker, Dependencies and Secrets
Empathy - Humanizing Engineering and Ops. There was a strong thread running through the conference on the importance of the ... There were two presentations specifically on empathy: one from an engineering perspective by Joyent's Matthew Smillie, and ... which explained how we are all built for empathy and that it is core to our survival. There was also a presentation on gender ... another excellent presentation on the neuroscience of empathy by Dave Mangot at Librato, ...
  http://swreflections.blogspot.com.br/2016/04/devopsdays-empathy-scaling-docker.html
*  Pkg-telepathy-maintainers] empathy 2.91.4-1 amd64.changes ACCEPTED into experimental
... to main/e/empathy/empathy_2.91.4-1.debian.tar.bz2 empathy_2.91.4-1.dsc to main/e/empathy/empathy_2.91.4-1.dsc empathy_2.91.4-1_ ... to main/e/empathy/empathy-common_2.91.4-1_all.deb empathy-dbg_2.91.4-1_amd64.deb to main/e/empathy/empathy-dbg_2.91.4-1_amd64. ... amd64.deb to main/e/empathy/empathy_2.91.4-1_amd64.deb empathy_2.91.4.orig.tar.bz2 to main/e/empathy/empathy_2.91.4.orig.tar. ... optional gnome empathy-dbg_2.91.4-1_amd64.deb - extra debug empathy_2.91.4-1.dsc - source gnome empathy_2.91.4-1_amd64.deb - ...
  http://lists.alioth.debian.org/pipermail/pkg-telepathy-maintainers/2010-December/003345.html
*  Measuring Empathy Towards Patients among Dental Under Graduate Students of Bangalore City-A Cross Sectional Study |...
The mean empathy scores with respect to age was more for 21-22 yrs whereas based on gender, empathy scores were more for males ... to measure the empathy levels using Jefferson Scale of Physician Empathy-Health Professionals Version (JSPE-HP) questionnaire ... Measuring Empathy Towards Patients among Dental Under Graduate Students of Bangalore City-A Cross Sectional Study. *Gouthami ... Measuring Empathy Towards Patients among Dental Under Graduate Students of Bangalore City-A Cross Sectional Study. ...
  http://ijmedph.org/article/466
*  "Understanding the power of empathy: A qualitative study" by Julia Lucille Orza
The results indicate that a Rogerian definition of empathy is not only a consistent way of conceptualizing empathy, but is also ... However, counselor education has struggled as to what aspects of empathy to develop or focus upon in training, primarily ... Most scales and techniques for training focus on the static, external, and observable manifestations of empathy that are then ... This study explored the more internal, contextual, and multidimensional aspects of empathy through the use of qualitative ...
  http://opencommons.uconn.edu/dissertations/AAI9542351/
*  Tao Speaks: Re: Dao and empathy
Re: Dao and empathy - Des 10/26/2015, 9:43 am. *Re: Dao and empathy - gar 10/26/2015, 10:49 am *Re: Dao and empathy - wuwei 10/ ... Re: Dao and empathy - Des 10/26/2015, 9:40 am *Re: Dao and empathy - Des 10/24/2015, 3:13 pm *Re: Dao and empathy - gar 10/25/ ... Dao and empathy - gar 10/21/2015, 5:21 am *Re: Dao and empathy - gar 10/21/2015, 5:48 am *Re: Dao and empathy - Steve 10/21/ ... Re: Dao and empathy - Steve 10/21/2015, 1:29 pm *Re: Dao and empathy - gar 10/21/2015, 1:59 pm *Re: Dao and empathy - Des 10/24 ...
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*  Empathy Map Template Word - Persona Empathy Jump | Www.vldesign.biz
Empathy Map Template Word 28 Images Master This, Empathy Map Template Word 28 Images Master This, Empathy Map Template Word 28 ... Empathy Map Template Word 28 Images Master This, Nov 13 The Empathy Map Research Design On User, Customer Development How To ... Empathy Map Template, The Applycreate Process Tools Apply Create, ... Empathy Map Template Word empathy map template word 28 images master this, Empathy Map Template Word the guide to empathy maps ...
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*  Have a little empathy
Why empathy?. Empathy is one of the most important skills we need as web designers. Empathy is defined as "the ability to ... I also look at how to nurture empathy when it does not come naturally. I believe our sector attracts a disproportionate number ... I'm not just talking about empathy with users, although I admit understanding and sharing the feelings of users is crucial to ... I look at how empathy can make us more productive, get more work approved and encourage innovation within the web design ...
  https://boagworld.com/digital-strategy/have-a-little-empathy/
*  PGCE History at UEA - Empathy - Welcome
6-8, 'Historical Empathy- R.I.P.?') (Below) Audrey Hepburn explains empathy. Although the word empathy is not mentioned ... Empathy: the concept that dare not speak its name?. Why is empathy a contentious aspect of school history? ... Limits on word length meant that it was not possible to include a developed section on the empathy debate in the book, so this ... "empathy", (hence Peter Clements' article in Teaching History No. 85, 1996: pp. ...
  https://archive.uea.ac.uk/~m242/historypgce/empathy/welcome.htm
*  Empathy for Pain Involves the Affective but not Sensory Components of Pain | Science
Our ability to have an experience of another's pain is characteristic of empathy. Using functional imaging, we assessed brain ... The subjective experience of pain and the underlying brain activity are enhanced by feeling empathy for another's pain, and ... The subjective experience of pain and the underlying brain activity are enhanced by feeling empathy for another's pain, and ... Empathy for Pain Involves the Affective but not Sensory Components of Pain ...
  http://science.sciencemag.org/content/303/5661/1157
*  Bug #599024 "Empathy does not propose to install necessary codec..." : Bugs : empathy package : Ubuntu
... but Empathy does not automatically proposes to install this package. ... empathy On Ubuntu 10.04 Empathy with telepathy PPA Video calls with a Windows Gmail (Gtalk plugin) user is not possible of my ... Empathy does not propose to install necessary codec for Gtalk video calls Bug #599024 reported by YannUbuntu on 2010-06-27 ... On Ubuntu 10.04 Empathy with telepathy PPA. Video calls with a Windows Gmail (Gtalk plugin) user is not possible of my system ...
  https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/empathy/+bug/599024
*  "Validation of an Empathy Scale in Pharmacy and Nursing Students" by M. E. Kiersma, Aleda M.H. Chen et al.
A 15-item instrument comprised of the cognitive and affective empathy domains, was created. Each item was rated using a 7-point ... Reliability analysis of data from 216 students (pharmacy, N=158; nursing, N=58) showed that scores on the empathy scale were ... Results of this study demonstrate the reliability and validity of a new scale for evaluating student empathy. Further testing ... Concurrent validity was demonstrated with the Jefferson Scale of Empathy - Health Professional Students (JSE-HPS). Results. ...
  http://digitalcommons.cedarville.edu/pharmacy_practice_publications/5/
*  Perceiving emotion in non-social targets: The effect of trait empathy on emotional contagion through art | SpringerLink
Studies 1a and 1b showed that high- (compared to low-) empathy individuals are more like ... This research examines the role of trait empathy in emotional contagion through non-social targets-art objects. ... negative) x empathy (scale predictor, mean centered) x 2 (item order: empathy measured at the start vs. at the end) ANOVA with ... For example, high-empathy individuals are more likely to mimic emotional expressions displayed by target faces than low-empathy ...
  https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s11031-017-9619-5
*  Telepathy] Exclude Empathy from Alt-Tab candidates in Gnome 3
Thanks for your work on Empathy. Is it possible to exclude Empathy from the list of programs that appear when I press Alt-Tab? ... I would prefer Empathy to be strictly a Gnome panel applet similar to the behavior of the gnome-alarm-clock. Having Empathy in ... Telepathy] Exclude Empathy from Alt-Tab candidates in Gnome 3. Roy Hyunjin Han starsareblueandfaraway at gmail.com Wed Oct 19 ... Next message: [Telepathy] Exclude Empathy from Alt-Tab candidates in Gnome 3 ...
  https://lists.freedesktop.org/archives/telepathy/2011-October/005800.html
*  Familiarity breeds empathy - UQ News - The University of Queensland, Australia
Dr Cunnington said empathy depended partly on cerebral processes that led people to automatically mirror or share the emotions ... "However, our study has shown that the level of empathy in the brain increases the more a person spends time with other races." ... A UQ study has found the more time we spend with people from another nationality the more empathy we have for them. ... Researchers used brain imaging techniques to record the level of neural empathy in the brains the students as they viewed each ...
  http://www.uq.edu.au/news/article/2015/05/familiarity-breeds-empathy
*  Empathy | Article about empathy by The Free Dictionary
The ability to empathize is crucial in many interpersonal... Explanation of empathy ... Find out information about empathy. the feeling of being able to experience vicariously what another person is experiencing. ... empathy. Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Medical, Legal, Wikipedia. empathy. the feeling of being able to experience ... For this empathy is required.. Empathy is also sometimes seen as central to techniques of MEANINGFUL UNDERSTANDING AND ...
  https://encyclopedia2.thefreedictionary.com/empathy
*  Rats Show Empathy, Too :: By :: Article :: Super Doctors
Empathy motivates us to take action. We feel distressed when another is suffering, and we want to stop it. Other primates like ... Rats Show Empathy, Too. The National Institutes of Health From NIH News in Health (NIH) ... A new study shows that empathy may drive rats to help each other. The finding gives insight into the biological roots of our ... Peggy Mason at the University of Chicago developed a model to test whether rats would be driven by empathy to help each other. ...
  http://www.superdoctors.com/article/Rats-Show-Empathy-Too/c90f5e03-89da-45dc-ba82-aa8ecdc17bd7.html
*  Empathy psychic vampire - Psychic Blog
Empathy psychic vampire. Empathy psychic vampire most recent past. This spell can now be cast on yourself. I like reading an ... The Empathy psychic vampire appearing may be suggesting empathy psychic vampire you give yourself permission to have a good ... I have to say that I have empathy psychic vampire for both Zora and Tara. This is probably because it allowed them to gain ... It sort of feels that you are empathy psychic vampire any unique trick. The healthier a reader is, clean in their energy, diet ...
  http://zeclubs.com/psychic/empathy-psychic-vampire.html
*  Does Your Doctor Care? Physician Empathy Linked to Better Health Outcomes
... By Rick Nauert PhD. ~ 2 min read ... The tool relies on the definition of empathy in the context of patient care as a predominately cognitive attribute that ... Nauert PhD, R. (2015). Does Your Doctor Care? Physician Empathy Linked to Better Health Outcomes. Psych Central. Retrieved on ... Physicians in the higher empathy score group had a lower rate of patients with acute metabolic complications. For example, ...
  https://psychcentral.com/news/2012/09/11/does-your-doctor-care-physician-empathy-linked-to-better-health-outcomes/44402.html
*  Self-compassion and empathy across cultures: Comparison of young adults in China and the United States - Consortia Academia
Self-compassion and empathy across cultures: Comparison of young adults in China and the United States. 2014 IJRSP - Volume 3 ... A cross-cultural study was conducted to examine differences in self-compassion and empathy among Chinese and American ... Groups did not significantly differ in overall Self-Compassion or Empathy. However, significant differences were found in the ...
  http://consortiacademia.org/10-5861ijrsp-2013-551/
*  Empathy: The Solution to Employees' Engagement Crisis - HR Daily Advisor
The Value of Empathy So, is empathy really all it's cracked up to be? Simply put, yes. The Workplace Empathy Monitor reveals it ... The Meaning of Empathy. Empathy isn't just an emotional component of a successful friendship or relationship. Workplace empathy ... Empathy isn't necessarily an inherent trait. With that in mind, employees and managers need to be trained on what empathy is ... One of the biggest challenges is closing the "empathy gap"-the difference in how employers and employees define empathy, value ...
  http://hrdailyadvisor.blr.com/2017/06/27/empathy-solution-employees-engagement-crisis/
*  Empathy
... Sometimes you may catch yourself mirroring your mentee's body language. This can give you an internal sense of how your ... of empathy. (Rogers, C. 1989). Reflecting back is the skill associated with empathic listening. This is where you offer back ... Advanced empathy is offering back unstated feelings which you are picking up from body language or voice tone. This is much ... Basic empathy involves offering back any feelings that your mentee is stating. The mentee can experience this as very affirming ...
  https://warwick.ac.uk/study/cll/courses/professionaldevelopment/wmcett/resources/practitionerarea/mentoring/skills/empathy/
*  The Age of Empathy
About the Age of Empathy. For about a decade before I wrote The Age of Empathy, I gathered information on the role of empathy ... Stories of empathy and altruism are all around us.. The funny thing is that when we're talking about humans, no one sees any ... Empathy also involves neural structures far older than our species. This includes the famous mirror neurons, which do not get a ... Couldn't we use a bit more empathy in society? I feel that the time is ripe for this question, since the emphasis on greed as ...
  http://www.emory.edu/LIVING_LINKS/empathy/book.html
*  Tea and Empathy
... Graduates of the Women's Leadership Institute are invited to come together for refreshments and conversation. ... Tea and Empathy 76 Sherman St., Hartford, CT, 06105, US ...
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*  Empathy Care Services
Empathy Nursing and Social Care provides personal care and treatment for adults and children living in their own homes. On the ...
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Simulation theory of empathy: Simulation theory of empathy is a theory that holds that humans anticipate and make sense of the behavior of others by activating mental processes that, if carried into action, would produce similar behavior. This includes intentional behavior as well as the expression of emotions.Yawn: A yawn is a reflex consisting of the simultaneous inhalation of air and the stretching of the eardrums, followed by an exhalation of breath.Emotion and memory: Emotion can have a powerful response on humans and animals. Numerous studies have shown that the most vivid autobiographical memories tend to be of emotional events, which are likely to be recalled more often and with more clarity and detail than neutral events.Leiden International Medical Student ConferenceGenetics of social behavior: The genetics of social behavior is an area of research that attempts to address the question of the role that genes play in modulating the neural circuits in the brain which influence social behavior. Model genetic species, such as D.Fritz Heider: Fritz Heider (February 19, 1896 – January 2, 1988)American Psychologist., "Fritz Heider (1896 - 1988)".Healthy narcissism: Healthy narcissism is a concept that developed slowly out of the psychoanalytic tradition, and became popular in the late twentieth century.Congenital insensitivity to pain with anhidrosis: Congenital insensitivity to pain with anhidrosis (CIPA), also called hereditary sensory and autonomic neuropathy type IV—is an extremely rare inherited disorder of the nervous system which prevents the sensation of pain, heat, cold, or any real nerve-related sensations (including feeling the need to urinate); however, patients can still feel pressure. CIPA is the fourth type of hereditary sensory and autonomic neuropathy (HSAN), known as HSAN IV.Humanitarian crisis: A humanitarian crisis (or "humanitarian disaster") is defined as a singular event or a series of events that are threatening in terms of health, safety or well being of a community or large group of people."What Is a Humanitarian Crisis", Humanitarian Coalition, Retrieved on 6 May 2013.The great imitator: The Great Imitator is a phrase used for medical conditions that feature nonspecific symptoms and may be confused with a number of other diseases.J.Dyssemia: Dyssemia is a difficulty with receptive and/or expressive nonverbal communication. The word comes from the Greek roots dys (difficulty) and semia (signal).Emotional responsivity: Emotional responsivity refers to the ability to acknowledge an affective stimuli by exhibiting emotion. Any response, whether it is appropriate or not, would showcase the presence of this phenomena.

(1/652) Toward sensitive practice: issues for physical therapists working with survivors of childhood sexual abuse.

BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: The high rates of prevalence of childhood sexual abuse in the United States and Canada suggest that physical therapists work, often unknowingly, with adult survivors of childhood sexual abuse. The purposes of this qualitative study were to explore the reactions of adult female survivors of childhood sexual abuse to physical therapy and to listen to their ideas about how practitioners could be more sensitive to their needs. The dynamics and long-term sequelae of childhood sexual abuse, as currently understood by mental health researchers and as described by the participants, are summarized to provide a context for the findings of this study. SUBJECTS AND METHODS: Twenty-seven female survivors (aged 19-62 years) participated in semistructured interviews in which they described their reactions to physical therapy. RESULTS: Survivors' reactions to physical therapy, termed "long-term sequelae of abuse that detract from feeling safe in physical therapy," are reported. Participant-identified suggestions that could contribute to the sense of safety are shared. CONCLUSIONS AND DISCUSSION: Although the physical therapist cannot change the survivor's history, an appreciation of issues associated with child sexual abuse theoretically can increase clinicians' understanding of survivors' reactions during treatment. We believe that attention by the physical therapist to the client's sense of safety throughout treatment can maximize the benefits of the physical therapy experience for the client who is a survivor.  (+info)

(2/652) The broken mirror. A self psychological treatment perspective for relationship violence.

Clinicians face formidable challenges in working with male perpetrators of domestic violence. Many treatment programs use a confrontational approach that emphasizes male entitlement and patriarchal societal attitudes, without honoring the genuine psychological pain of the abusive male. Although some men with strong psychopathic tendencies are almost impossible to treat, the majority of spouse-abusing males respond best to an empathic, client-centered, self psychological approach that also includes education about sociocultural issues and specific skill building. Understanding the deprivations in mirroring selfobject functions from which these men typically suffer facilitates clinical treatment response. While insisting that men take full responsibility for their abusive behavior, treatment approaches can still be most effective by addressing inherent psychological issues. Group leaders who can offer respect for perpetrators' history, their experience of powerlessness, and their emotional injuries in primary relationships are more likely to make an impact.  (+info)

(3/652) Physician characteristics and the physician-patient relationship. Impact of sex, year of graduation, and specialty.

OBJECTIVE: To examine the association of physician sex, medical specialty, and year of graduation from medical school with attitudes and behaviours that define physician-patient relationships. Hypotheses tested are that women physicians, family physicians, and recent graduates spend more time discussing lifestyle and general health issues during patients' first visits; are more likely to report behaviours that are empathetic and that encourage communication with patients; are less likely to view their role as directive and problem-oriented; and are more supportive of patients' rights to information and participation in decision making. DESIGN: A survey was mailed to a stratified random sample of physicians between February and June 1996. SETTING: Physician practices in Ontario. PARTICIPANTS: Of 714 practising Ontario physicians, 405 (57%) responded. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES: Proportion of time and actual time spent discussing a patient's lifestyle during a first visit, communication style, attitudes regarding a directive approach to care, and attitudes regarding patients' rights. RESULTS: Women physicians and family physicians spent significantly more time discussing lifestyle during a first visit. Women, family physicians, and recent graduates were significantly more likely to report an empathetic communication style. Women and recent graduates were significantly less likely to have a directive, problem-oriented approach to care. Family physicians were significantly less supportive of patients' rights than medical and surgical specialists were. CONCLUSIONS: Physicians in this study reported empathetic communication styles and attitudes that support information sharing and patients' rights.  (+info)

(4/652) The importance of intuition in the occupational medicine clinical consultation.

Clinical consultation involves unspoken elements which flow between doctor and patient. They are vital ingredients of successful patient management but are not easily measured, objective or evidence-based. These elements include empathy and intuition for what the patient is experiencing and trying to express, or indeed suppressing. Time is needed to explore the instinctive feeling for what is important, particularly in present day society which increasingly recognizes the worth of psychosocial factors. This time should be available in the occupational health consultation. In this paper the importance of intuition and its essential value in the clinical interview are traced through history. Differences between intuition and empathy are explored and the use of intuition as a clinical tool is examined.  (+info)

(5/652) Threats to global health and survival: the growing crises of tropical infectious diseases--our "unfinished agenda".

Health, one of our most unassailable human values, transcends all geographic, political, and cultural boundaries. The health problems of the rapidly growing 80% of the world's population that live in the tropical developing countries of Asia, Africa, and Latin America pose major threats to industrialized as well as developing regions. These threats can be divided into three areas, or three "E"s: (1) emerging, reemerging, and antimicrobial-resistant infections; (2) exploding populations without improved health; and (3) erosion of our humanity or leadership if we ignore the growing health problems of the poor. Our assessment of current trends in global population distribution and resource consumption; DALY calculations, causes, and distribution of global mortality and morbidity; and the misperceptions about and maldistribution of resources for health point to the critical importance of addressing tropical infectious diseases and global health for preservation of democracy and civilization as we know it.  (+info)

(6/652) Changing attitudes about schizophrenia.

Research on the effectiveness of short-term education programs in changing societal attitudes about mental illness has been mixed. Education efforts seem to be mediated by characteristics of the program participants. This study determines whether the effects of a specially prepared, semester-long course on severe mental illness are mediated by pre-education knowledge about and contact with severe mental illness. Eighty-three participants who were enrolled in either a course on severe mental illness or general psychology completed the Opinions about Mental Illness Questionnaire before beginning the course and at completion. Research participants also completed a pre-and posttest of knowledge about mental illness and a pretest on their contact with people who have severe mental illness. The education program had positive effects on some attitudes about mental illness. Interestingly, the effects of education group interacted with pre-education knowledge and contact and varied depending on attitude. Participants with more pre-education knowledge and contact were less likely to endorse benevolence attitudes after completing the education program. Participants with more intimate contact showed less improvement in attitudes about social restrictiveness. Implications of these augmentation and ceiling effects are discussed.  (+info)

(7/652) Countertransference and empathic problems in therapists/helpers working with psychotraumatized persons.

Countertransference in therapists working with patients with posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) differs from countertransference in other psychotherapeutical settings. In this article we discuss the specificities of counter- transference in treating PTSD patients and its relation to empathy. The most difficult countertransference problems occur in treating multiply traumatized patients. Countertransference may occur towards an event (e.g., war), patients who have killed people, as well as to colleagues who avoid treating PTSD patients, or towards a supervisor who avoids, either directly or indirectly, supervision of therapists working with PTSD patients. Our recommendation for the prevention of problems in treating PTSD patients include : 1) careful selection of the therapist or helper, both in the personality structure and training; 2) prevention by debriefing and team work and peer supervision; and 3) education - theoretical, practical, and therapeutical.  (+info)

(8/652) Development and testing of a visit-specific patient satisfaction questionnaire: the Princess Margaret Hospital Satisfaction With Doctor Questionnaire.

PURPOSE: To develop a psychometrically sound patient-satisfaction-with-physician questionnaire that can be used in an outpatient oncology setting. PATIENTS AND METHODS: The questionnaire was developed by a four-step process involving a total of 277 cancer patients. The item-generation process utilized input from 95 oncology outpatients, three medical researchers, and the relevant literature. Items were tested by 70 of the above patients. Initial item reduction was achieved by input from another eight patients. Factor analysis and validity testing used data derived from a different group of 174 oncology outpatients. Convergent validity was tested by correlating the Princess Margaret Hospital Patient Satisfaction with Doctor Questionnaire (PMH/PSQ-MD) with Rubin et al's Physician subscale of the Patient's Viewpoint Questionnaire (PS-PVQ) and Smith et al's Patient-Doctor Interaction Scale (PDIS). Divergent validity was tested by comparing these questionnaires with Spitzer's quality of life (QOL) questionnaire. RESULTS: The final PMH/PSQ-MD is a 29-item self-administered questionnaire with four response categories and a "does not apply" category. Four domains were confirmed by factor analysis: (1) information exchange, (2) interpersonal skills, (3) empathy, and (4) quality of time. The questionnaire has an overall Cronbach's alpha of 0.97; the values for each domain are, respectively, 0.92, 0.90, 0. 88, and 0.88. The PMH/PSQ-MD correlated well with both the PDIS and the PS-PVQ (P <.001 for both). Divergent validity was confirmed with Spitzer's QOL questionnaire. CONCLUSION: The PMH/PSQ-MD is an outpatient satisfaction questionnaire specific to the patient-physician interaction that has shown excellent internal consistency, is feasible, and has strong support for validity in this oncology population.  (+info)



  • lack of empathy
  • Just to give one pretty unbelievable example of the lack of empathy in politics: Missouri State Representative Cynthia Davis recently opposed subsidized school lunches for low income children, claiming that 'hunger can be a positive motivator. (emory.edu)
  • EQ was designed to test the empathizing-systemizing theory, a theory which places individuals in different brain-type categories based on their tendencies toward empathy and system creation, and was intended especially for clinical use to determine the role of lack of empathy in psychopathology, in particular to screen for autism spectrum disorder. (wikipedia.org)
  • Baron-Cohen associated the social and communication barriers with a lack of empathy, not only a lack of theory of mind but also an inability to respond to others' thoughts and emotions. (wikipedia.org)
  • emotional
  • I guess its cowardly of me not to shake these habits and go back to being an active, social empath, but I haven't found an emotional anchor that convinces me that I won't just get caught up in repeating the whole cycle of getting near-mortally hurt by empathy and needing bad habits to numb the pain. (abovetopsecret.com)
  • There are many definitions for empathy that encompass a broad range of emotional states. (wikipedia.org)
  • Empathy is distinct also from pity and emotional contagion. (wikipedia.org)
  • Empathy is the mental ability that allows one person to understand another person's mental and emotional state and how to effectively respond to that person. (wikipedia.org)
  • Traditionally, empathy is roughly defined as an intellectual ability of taking the role or perspective of another person and/or an emotional response to another person with the same emotional display. (wikipedia.org)
  • The empathic emotions component of ethnocultural empathy is attention to the feeling of a person or persons from another ethnocultural group to the degree that one is able to feel the other's emotional condition from the point of view of that person's racial or ethnic culture. (wikipedia.org)
  • Roots of Empathy is a classroom program that claims to have dramatic effect in reducing levels of aggression among schoolchildren by raising social/emotional competence and increasing empathy. (wikipedia.org)
  • The specific emotional attribute of empathy in chickens has not been only investigated in terms of its existence but it has applications that have resulted in the designed reduction of stress in farm-raised poultry. (wikipedia.org)
  • Chickens have the basic foundations of emotional empathy. (wikipedia.org)
  • Empathy is sometimes regarded as a form of emotional intelligence and is demonstrated when hens display signs of anxiety when they observed their chicks in distressful situations. (wikipedia.org)
  • At one time, a Virginia prison was planned to be transformed into 'Chicken empathy museum' by PETA to raise awareness of the emotional, empathetic nature of chickens. (wikipedia.org)
  • The acceptance of empathy in chickens is not universal and others have found no evidence for emotional empathy in chickens. (wikipedia.org)
  • behavior
  • The funny thing is that when we're talking about humans, no one sees any problem to ascribe behavior to empathy, even behavior about which I have my doubts. (emory.edu)
  • Simulation theory of empathy is a theory that holds that humans anticipate and make sense of the behavior of others by activating mental processes that, if carried into action, would produce similar behavior. (wikipedia.org)
  • feelings
  • Advanced empathy is offering back unstated feelings which you are picking up from body language or voice tone. (warwick.ac.uk)
  • This is much more powerful than basic empathy as your mentee may not be consciously aware of these feelings. (warwick.ac.uk)
  • I'm not just talking about empathy with users, although I admit understanding and sharing the feelings of users is crucial to the success of most websites. (boagworld.com)
  • If, for example, emotions are taken to be centrally characterized by bodily feelings, then grasping the bodily feelings of another will be central to empathy. (wikipedia.org)
  • Students who view their donor as a scientific specimen are less opposed to dissection, whereas students who view their donor as a former living person face greater difficulty with dissection and foster feelings of empathy towards the cadaver. (wikipedia.org)
  • The communicative empathy component is the expression of ethnocultural empathic thoughts (intellectual empathy) and feelings (empathic emotions) toward members of racial and ethnic groups different from one's own. (wikipedia.org)
  • Empathy in chickens is the ability to understand and share the feelings of another chicken. (wikipedia.org)
  • empathic
  • Is a seller of old cars really empathic when he asks about our children or is it truly empathy that drives a politician to tearfully hug the victims of an earthquake, as Berlusconi recently did in Italy? (emory.edu)
  • SEE is composed of three instrumental aspects: intellectual empathy, empathic emotions, and the communication of those two. (wikipedia.org)
  • skill
  • And as with knowing what test to run or what treatment to prescribe, empathy is a skill doctors have to learn, some doctors say. (go.com)
  • Yet in seeking to make empathy a reliable professional skill, doctors change the meaning of the term. (springer.com)
  • Clinical empathy is expressed as the skill of understanding what a patient says and feels, and effectively communicating this understanding to the patient. (wikipedia.org)
  • Scale
  • This tool is called the Jefferson Scale of Physician Empathy. (wikipedia.org)
  • From a student's first year to their fourth year in medical school, empathy scores on the Jefferson Scale of Physician Empathy (S-version) decrease. (wikipedia.org)
  • The Jefferson Scale of Physician Empathy was created at the Center for Research in Medical Education and Health Care (CRMEHC) at Jefferson Medical College to measure patient perceptions of empathy from their provider. (wikipedia.org)
  • Construct validity, criterion-related validity, predictive validity, internal consistency, and test-retest reliability all provide empirical support for the Jefferson Scale of Physician Empathy. (wikipedia.org)
  • To date, the Scale of Ethnocultural Empathy (SEE) is the only formally published measurement of ethnocultural empathy. (wikipedia.org)
  • neural
  • The results of the study suggests high gamma band oscillations could help provide an understanding of the neural basis of empathy for pain. (wikipedia.org)
  • evolutionary
  • The first is to analyze empathy and it various levels from an evolutionary standpoint, tracing its origin all the way back to early mammals. (emory.edu)
  • From an evolutionary perspective, pain empathy is beneficial for human group survival since it provides motivation for non-injured people to offer aid to the injured and to avoid injury themselves. (wikipedia.org)
  • Thus
  • Thus, since the speaker's empathy with the subject, John's brother, is less than with him (John), then John's brother was hit by him is less acceptable than the former phrase. (wikipedia.org)
  • context
  • The empathy map is a great tool…to deepen your understanding of your personas…by placing them in the context of their surroundings. (lynda.com)
  • Citation
  • citation needed] Spatial empathy has also been defined as awareness of the spatial condition that a remote person experiences. (wikipedia.org)
  • Gossip
  • Empathy was created by forking the Gossip project started by Michael Hallendal, Richard Hult and later maintained by Martyn Russell. (wikipedia.org)
  • emotions
  • On the other hand, if emotions are more centrally characterized by a combination of beliefs and desires, then grasping these beliefs and desires will be more essential to empathy. (wikipedia.org)
  • consists
  • Empathy consists of a rich set of reusable instant messaging widgets, and a GNOME client using those widgets. (gnome.org)
  • The EQ consists of 80 items, 50 items relating to empathy and 30 control items. (wikipedia.org)
  • reusable
  • Empathy also provides a collection of reusable graphical user interface widgets for developing instant messaging clients for the GNOME desktop. (wikipedia.org)
  • awareness
  • Spatial empathy is the awareness that an individual has to the proximity, activities, and comfort of people surrounding them. (wikipedia.org)
  • behavioral
  • Hot-cold empathy gaps are one of Loewenstein's major contributions to behavioral economics. (wikipedia.org)
  • A study funded by the BBSRC and published in 2011 was the first to demonstrate that chickens possess empathy and the first study to use both behavioral and physiological methods to measure these traits in birds. (wikipedia.org)
  • human
  • I don't trust every display of empathy in the human species. (emory.edu)
  • Many people have dogs and cats at home, so that they have no trouble understanding the connections that I make between human and animal empathy. (emory.edu)
  • As AI advances, there's space for technology to encourage empathy and human connection. (cmswire.com)
  • Cambridge
  • Empathy quotient (EQ) is a psychological self-report measure of empathy developed by Simon Baron-Cohen and Sally Wheelwright at the Autism Research Centre at the University of Cambridge. (wikipedia.org)
  • levels
  • However, increasing research found that people usually hold different levels of empathy toward different individuals based on perceived psychological similarity. (wikipedia.org)
  • The levels of ethnocultural empathy were reported to vary by demographic features and societal factors. (wikipedia.org)
  • were found to have significantly higher levels of general and specific ethnocultural empathy than their White counterparts. (wikipedia.org)
  • People with different levels of ethnocultural empathy were also reported to respond distinctively to individuals who are similar with themselves and those who are not. (wikipedia.org)
  • make
  • I look at how empathy can make us more productive, get more work approved and encourage innovation within the web design community. (boagworld.com)
  • Understanding this allows a person to have empathy for individuals who sometimes make illogical decisions to a problem that most individuals would respond with an obvious response. (wikipedia.org)
  • basic
  • The basic idea of linguistic empathy is that sentences can provide information about the speaker's point of view, from which they describe a state of affairs. (wikipedia.org)
  • The idea of Roots of Empathy is very basic. (wikipedia.org)
  • toward
  • Demonstrating empathy by hens toward their chicks is accompanied by the reduction of distress in the chicks. (wikipedia.org)
  • found
  • For example, people with higher level of enthnocultural empathy had been found to work more successfully with individuals from other cultures. (wikipedia.org)
  • found that male children who had been exposed to more prenatal testosterone scored lower on the EQ, indicating that there is not only a sex difference in empathy but also a difference within the male population which is correlated with prenatal testosterone. (wikipedia.org)
  • person
  • An alternative hypothesis that exists is 'empathy-joy', which states a person helps because they find pleasure at seeing another person experience relief (2008). (wikipedia.org)
  • content
  • Creating an empathy map is also a great group exercise…for the entire content team to…get to know the target audience. (lynda.com)
  • terms
  • The concept has no connection with empathy in terms of attributing mental states to others or sympathizing with their situation. (wikipedia.org)
  • another
  • The study group consisted of 16 couples since it was likely these individuals would have empathy for one another. (wikipedia.org)
  • term
  • The term was adapted by Hermann Lotze and Robert Vischer to create the German word Einfühlung ("feeling into"), which was translated by Edward B. Titchener into the English term empathy. (wikipedia.org)