Closing the empathy gap in health care
Nicole Rochester is a pediatrician and advocate for improving the doctor-patient relationship. She shares her personal experiences and discusses the importance of intentional human connection in clinical encounters. We delve into the root causes of the empathy gap, including bias and systemic factors, and discuss how it disproportionately affects marginalized communities. Nicole provides practical strategies for health care professionals to challenge their biases and foster meaningful relationships with patients. Tune in to discover how we can collectively close the empathy gap and promote empathy, compassion, and kindness in health care.
Nicole Rochester is a pediatrician.
She discusses her KevinMD article, “The empathy gap: How a lack of understanding is fueling poor outcomes and health disparities.”
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