Helen Salisbury – Expressing Empathy

BMJ March 4, 2022

This is a short, helpful essay by an eminent British G.P. All of us can benefit from it.

Se writes:
“I spent many years as a medical teacher attempting to coach students in the art of empathy. Some needed very little prompting, instinctively knowing what to say and when to say nothing while just sitting quietly. Others were on a longer journey, needing pointers about what to actively avoid and practice in being comfortable with silence.”

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