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Research Article

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

  • Ezequiel Gleichgerrcht mail,

    egleich@ineco.org.ar

    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

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  • Jean Decety

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

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

About the Authors

Ezequiel Gleichgerrcht
Institute of Cognitive Neurology (INECO), Buenos Aires, Argentina
Ezequiel Gleichgerrcht
Institute of Neurosciences, Favaloro University, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Ezequiel Gleichgerrcht
Laboratory of Neurosciences, Diego Portales University, Santiago, Chile
Jean Decety
Department of Psychology and Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Neuroscience, The University of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois, United States of America

Corresponding Author

Email: egleich@ineco.org.ar

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: EG JD. Performed the experiments: EG JD. Analyzed the data: EG JD. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: EG JD. Wrote the paper: EG JD.