Doctors show less empathy for obese patients, study finds

04/24/2013 | BeckersHospitalReview.com

A study in the journal Obesity revealed primary care physicians were less apt to develop emotional rapport with overweight and obese patients than with normal-weight patients. Researcher Dr. Kimberly Gudzune highlighted the importance of empathy in helping patients make important health changes: "Without that rapport, you could be cheating the patients who need that engagement the most."

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