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La représentation de l’empathie pour les internes en médecine générale

Abstract : Objectives: There is no unanimity in defining empathy in medical literature. This concept is taught during the second cycle of the medical studies. This work makes an assessment about the mental representation the GP residents have about empathy. Methods: 24 GP residents have been interviewed in Paris. These interviews have been semantically analysed with the software TROPES which allows to have both a theory-driven and a data‐driven views. Results: The 4 dimensions of empathy, as defined by Morse have been found in the group, the cognitive empathy being in the first place (63%). Individually, only 5 residents (21%) mentioned the 4 dimensions together in their definition. Globally GP residents use 6 notions to define clinical empathy: motivation to being empathic, work on themselves, listening, comprehension, information sharing and emotional distance.
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Claire Eydaleine. La représentation de l’empathie pour les internes en médecine générale. Médecine humaine et pathologie. 2014. ⟨dumas-01116642⟩



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