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Document Typology: Newspaper / Magazine article
Methodology addressed by the publication:Narrative medicine
Title of document: Doctor on a couch – who is a person that cures us.
Name of author(s): Sylwia Szwed
Name of publisher: Agora
Language of the publication: Polish
Language of the review: English
Przemysław Mućko- a psychologist and psychotherapist, who teaches medical psychology, talks about empathy and attitudes of young doctors towards other people. He mentions the most frequent problems in relationships between a doctor and a patient, like difficulty in motivating the patient, the skill of conversation with a patient, professional burnout of doctors. He exemplifies how doctors should not behave and he gives good practices. He says if it is possible to learn empathy.

Reviewer's comments on the document:
The document in a transcription of conversation with a person, who has a direct contact with young doctors and students of medicine and at the same time is an expert of interpersonal contacts and empathic attitudes towards other people. The interview diagnoses a serious problem of teaching medical personnel in Poland. There is no attention given to the fact that being a doctor means direct contact with people, with patients. A doctor should talk to them in a proper way and have a correct approach, but the problem is that nobody teaches young doctors how to do it.
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