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Doctors lack empathy for cancer patients

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Doctors lack empathy for cancer patients: A new study suggets that while doctors address concerns like medication, missed appointments, or pain, they avoid emotional issues, such as questions dealing with life and death. The research found physicians experience more satisfaction and less burnout if they provide empathy. When the doctors did show empathy, it was usually at the end of the appointment, even though patients had been raising concerns throughout the session.

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