oa South African Medical Journal - A physicians 'quality of presence' - a vital therapeutic tool : izindaba

Volume 103, Issue 7
  • ISSN : 0256-9574
  • E-ISSN: 2078-5135



An Italian study showing that diabetic patients of physicians with high empathy had a significantly lower rate of acute metabolic complications than those of physicians with moderate and low empathy scores, is one of several recent scientific reports supporting the use of 'mindfulness' in clinical practice.

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