Etiquette-based Medicine: Is Compassion Born or Made?

Doctor with PatientSeptember 8, 2014 — Why is it that some doctors, nurses, and medical staff find it hard to be compassionate when delivering care to patients? According to some you’re either born with it or not.

Yet research shows that caregiver empathy can help improve patient outcomes. In this H&HN Daily post, David Ollier Weber shares one physician’s thoughts about the lack of compassion and how teaching “etiquette-based medicine” may be the answer to creating better patient experiences.