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Humanising medical practice: the role of empathy

Nick Haslam
Med J Aust 2007; 187 (7): 381-382.

Empathy should be sought and supported as a desirable, career-long trait in doctors

Nick Haslam, PhD, Associate Professor and Reader
Department of Psychology, University of Melbourne, Melbourne, VIC.
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