Female doctors show more empathy than male doctors. They ask their patients more questions, including questions about emotions and feelings, and they spend more time talking to patients than their male colleagues do. Some have suggested that this might make women better doctors. It may also take a terrible toll on their mental health. Studies indicate that female doctors ...
Female doctors show more empathy, but at a cost to their mental well-being
By Rajvinder Samra, Lecturer in Health, The Open University
27 Apr 2018