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Culture of Empathy Builder:  Francis V. Adams
 

Francis V. Adams Empathy Expert Big Page: Francis V. Adams
Pulmonologist in private practice in New York City
Dr. Adams describes the role of empathy in this vital relationship and illustrates how a physician's emotional response to his patient's illness may educate him rather than blur his thinking.

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"Physicians have long been taught to “not get emotionally involved” with their patients. This has often produced detached physicians who appear cold and unfeeling to their patients. In Healing Through Empathy, Dr. Francis Adams illustrates the vital importance of the doctor patient relationship through seven of his patients’ histories. In these life stories Dr. Adams describes the role of empathy in this vital relationship and illustrates how a physician’s emotional response to his patient’s illness may educate him rather than blur his thinking. Empathy is more than sympathy for another’s pain and suffering. It is the ability to visualize mental images and to instantly recognize mood changes."