Here’s why being a kind GP matters
Being a caring, empathic doctor may have life-lengthening effects for patients with diabetes, UK researchers say.
Their study shows patients with a GP they find empathic have a 40-50% lower risk of dying a decade after being diagnosed with the condition, than those with a less compassionate doctor.
Study author and GP Dr Hajira Dambha-Miller said the effects of a caring doctor were comparable to prescribing medication.
“Our findings suggest that these more human elements of healthcare early in the course