Compassion Is a Critical Attribute in Healthcare
Empathy is the ability to put oneself in another’s shoes. It’s the effort to understand their emotions, which is the key to understanding other people’s cultural experiences and needs. Sympathy is a statement of emotional concern while empathy and compassion is a reflection of emotional understanding. This kind of understanding is exactly what all healthcare providers should strive for when caring for their patients.
Top Reasons To Consider:
- Health care users who experience empathy during their treatment exhibit better results and a higher possibility for a potential improvement.
- Expressing empathy is highly effective and powerful, which builds patient trust, calms anxiety, and improves health outcomes.
- A study in the journal Healthcare notes that nurses who show empathy have greater job satisfaction and experience less stress and burnout.
- Studies demonstrate how empathy improves patient satisfaction, treatment compliance and clinical outcomes.
- Cognitive empathy helps doctors to maintain their clinical judgement, while still making patients feel that their feelings are recognized and addressed.
- Studies show that nurturing a more empathic relationship can lead to better outcomes for patients, fewer disputes with healthcare providers.
Compassion in healthcare requires five defining attributes to be present: Recognition, Connection, Altruistic desire, Humanistic response and Action
Healthcare providers can demonstrate empathy by referring patients suffering from diet-related chronic diseases to speak with a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist. Chronic diseases are the leading causes of death and disability in our country. These diet–related conditions include cardiovascular diseases (heart disease and stroke), cancer, diabetes, and obesity. The role of nutrition in chronic disease management is particularly crucial as diet is a modifiable risk factor for most chronic conditions
Healthcare Providers can demonstrate empathy by referring patients to speak to a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist.
The role of nutrition in chronic disease management is particularly crucial as diet is a modifiable risk factor for most chronic conditions.
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