Ethics Consultation and Empathy

HEC Forum 23 (4):247-255 (2011)
Abstract
There is no doubt that emotions have an important effect on practices of moral reasoning such as clinical ethics consultation. Empathy is not only a basic human emotion but also an important and learnable skill for health care professionals. A basic amount of empathy is essential both in patient care and in clinical ethics consultation. This article debates the “adequate dose” of empathy in ethics consultations in clinical settings and tries to identify possible situations within the process of consultation in which this crucial feeling is at risk
Keywords Clinical Ethics Consultation  Emotions  Empathy  Clinical Ethics Committee
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Kurt W. Schmidt (2011). Introduction. HEC Forum 23 (4):239-245.
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