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Counseling Psychology and Psychotherapy

Publisher: Moscow State University of Psychology and Education

ISSN (printed version): 2075-3470

ISSN (online): 2311-9446

DOI: https://doi.org/10.17759/cpp

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Empathy problematic in psychological aspects of professional medical care (review) 2097

Poddubnaya T.V., Clinical Psychologist, Post-graduate Student of the Department of Individual and Group Psychotherapy of the Faculty of Consultative and Clinical Psychology, Moscow City University of Psychology and Education, Moscow, Russia, tatiana-bor@yandex.ru
Abstract
The article covers summary report of the main aspects of empathy research in medical care. Data of an empathy level diagnostics depending on social aspects is pre¬sented, as well as an issue of empathy consideration as a stable personal characteristic, its dependency on experience and doctor's specialization, context of medical activity (necessary pain infliction, emergency aid assistance) is discussed. Aspects of empathic communication for medical workers of various specialties, inter alia psychiatrists and oncologists, as well as communication strategies, developed for coping with cocurrent negative emotions are analyzed. An example of a medical interview facilitating the quality of interpersonal relationship in the pair patient-doctor alliance" is given. In conclusion there are presented actual scientific contra¬dictions and set the possible main lines of future researches.

Keywords: empathy, medical care, specialization, psychiatry, oncology, coping, communication strategies

Column: Theory and methodology

DOI: https://doi.org/10.17759/cpp.2015230202

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