Often considered less important than technical skills, having a good bedside manner is important to helping patients and can lead to better outcomes.
Clinical empathy was once dismissively known as “good bedside manner” and traditionally regarded as far less important than technical acumen. But a spate of studies in the past decade has found that it is no mere frill. Increasingly, empathy is considered essential to establishing trust, the foundation of a good doctor-patient relationship. Read more here: khn.org