Research Article

Empathy in Clinical Practice: How Individual Dispositions, Gender, and Experience Moderate Empathic Concern, Burnout, and Emotional Distress in Physicians

  • Ezequiel Gleichgerrcht mail,

    Affiliations: Institute of Cognitive Neurology (INECO), Buenos Aires, Argentina, Institute of Neurosciences, Favaloro University, Buenos Aires, Argentina, Laboratory of Neurosciences, Diego Portales University, Santiago, Chile

  • Jean Decety

    Affiliation: Department of Psychology and Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Neuroscience, The University of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois, United States of America

  • Published: April 19, 2013
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0061526

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Burnout and compassion fatigue in socialized versus private healthcare systems

Posted by susanthaney on 17 Jun 2013 at 19:58 GMT

Do the results of polling for this data in countries with socialized versus private healtcare systems differ significantly? If so (or if not), why? (or why not?) I would really like to see this survey put to United States physicans, where I think that burnout and compassion fatigue rates may be higher due to stressors related more to the "business of medicine" than to actual direct patient care.

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