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Determinants of physician empathy during medical education: hypothetical conclusions from an exploratory qualitative survey of practicing physicians

Overview of attention for article published in BMC Medical Education, June 2014
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  • In the top 25% of all research outputs scored by Altmetric
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age (90th percentile)
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age and source (94th percentile)

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Title
Determinants of physician empathy during medical education: hypothetical conclusions from an exploratory qualitative survey of practicing physicians
Published in
BMC Medical Education, June 2014
DOI 10.1186/1472-6920-14-122
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Authors

Florian Ahrweiler, Melanie Neumann, Hadass Goldblatt, Eckhart G Hahn, Christian Scheffer

Abstract

Empathy is an outcome-relevant physician characteristic and thus a crucial component of high-quality communication in health care. However, the factors that promote and inhibit the development of empathy during medical education have not been extensively researched. Also, currently there is no explicit research on the perspective of practicing physicians on the subject. Therefore the aim of our study was to explore physicians' views of the positive and negative influences on the development of empathy during their medical education, as well as in their everyday work as physicians.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
France 2 1%
Denmark 1 <1%
Unknown 195 98%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 25 13%
Researcher 23 12%
Student > Bachelor 22 11%
Student > Doctoral Student 21 11%
Student > Ph. D. Student 15 8%
Other 59 30%
Unknown 33 17%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 70 35%
Psychology 28 14%
Social Sciences 17 9%
Nursing and Health Professions 12 6%
Arts and Humanities 6 3%
Other 17 9%
Unknown 48 24%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 16. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 08 July 2015.
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#1,930,620
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Outputs from BMC Medical Education
#273
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#20,669
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Outputs of similar age from BMC Medical Education
#3
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