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    Residents’ clinical empathy: gender and specialty comparisons - a Romanian study

    Voinescu, Bogdan and Szentagotai, Aurora and Coogan, Andrew (2009) Residents’ clinical empathy: gender and specialty comparisons - a Romanian study. Acta Medica Academica, 38 (1). pp. 11-15. ISSN 1840-1848

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    Objective. To measure and examine medical residents’ (junior doctors) empathy and to compare psychiatry residents’ empathy with that of other specialties. Participants and Methods. A translated version of Jefferson Scale of Physician Empathy for Practising Health Professionals was administered to 112 Romanian residents. Results. 60 residents in psychiatry and 52 in other specialities completed the questionnaire. Statistically significant differences were found between male and female counterparts, and between psychiatrists and residents in other specialities. Conclusions. Male doctors seemed to be less empathic compared to female ones. Psychiatry was the most empathic medical specialty.

    Item Type: Article
    Additional Information: Postprint version of original published article. The definitive version of this article is available at
    Keywords: Empathy; Medical resident; Measurement; Psychiatry;
    Academic Unit: Faculty of Science and Engineering > Psychology
    Item ID: 3646
    Depositing User: Dr. Andrew Coogan
    Date Deposited: 08 May 2012 14:34
    Journal or Publication Title: Acta Medica Academica
    Publisher: CABI
    Refereed: Yes
    Use Licence: This item is available under a Creative Commons Attribution Non Commercial Share Alike Licence (CC BY-NC-SA). Details of this licence are available here

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