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How education must reawaken empathy
journal contributionposted on 08.06.2018, 00:00 by S Dean, Margaret McallisterMargaret Mcallister
Editorial. Unless you are a visiting your local general practice clinic where you may be recognised by friends and neighbours, it is unlikely that you will come away from a modern health service with the feeling of having had a warm and empathic encounter with a nurse or doctor. As a patient in an outpatient clinic, one needs to endure time that undulates between long waiting times, with single, brief and hurried encounters with clinicians.