The job of any physician is part empathic and part problem solving. This constitutes an inherent trade-off in medicine because the human brain does not have infinite computational resources or time to perform both tasks equally well. One must be caring while also figuring out a proper diagnosis, prognosis and treatment, often under conditions of uncertainty.
Physicians-What do you think of this article from Scientific American?
Why Doctors Should Be More Empathetic–But Not Too Much More: Scientific American.
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