Voinescu, Bogdan Iaon and Szentagotai, Aurora and Coogan, Andrew
Residents’ clinical empathy: gender and specialty
comparisons - a Romanian study.
Acta Medica Academica, 38 (1).
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.
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||Empathy; Medical resident; Measurement; Psychiatry;
||Science & Engineering > Psychology
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