Compassionate care enhancement: benefits and outcomes
This review of outcome studies demonstrates that compassionate care benefits patients with regard to elected treatment adherence, wound healing, satisfaction, and well-being; it benefits physicians with regard to lowered depression rates, elevated meaning, lower burnout, and more diligent technical care; it benefits healthcare systems that establish reputational gains at no greater use of time or resources; it benefits medical students with regard to their diminished complaints of abusive clinical environments and maladaptive team interactions. There is no doubt that compassionate care has many dimensions of beneficial impact.
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