The necessity of Being More Empathetic in Healthcare.
Dr. Subrina Jesmin
Empathy is the ability to understand other people’s thoughts, feelings, and emotions. When we connect emotionally with people, we may experience their feelings as if we were experiencing them ourselves. This is a critical component of emotional intelligence. On the other hand, sympathy may be described as a “feeling for” someone. Empathy is the ability to ‘feel with’ another person.
The best way to describe empathy is as an ability we have to understand the emotions and feelings of another individual and perhaps relate to them. More and more healthcare workers are expected to be able to do this. The reason for this is that healthcare workers must prioritize the emotions of their patients while dealing with health difficulties. If healthcare professionals are empathetic, they can build a trusting relationship with their patients.
Patients will be less anxious about their treatment’s result, I believe, if we show empathy for them. So, what does it mean to be empathetic towards others in the healthcare sector? It is all about having an understanding of the patient’s body and soul together. Humanism in healthcare is made possible through the cultivation of empathy. There is a long-term benefit to this for patients and healthcare providers alike.