L'empathie des soignants perçue par les patients atteints de cancer bronchique

Abstract : Lung cancer is the first cause of death by cancer in France. An important component of care relationship between nurses/physicians and patients is empathy. To study empathy in this context, we analyzed how patients perceive nurses and physicians empathy qualities. To consider this aspect, we constructed a ?Perceived Empathy Scale of Physicians and Nurses?, and we conducted interviews with lung cancer patients. This scale is composed by two parts: one for the ?nurse?s team? and the other for the ?physician?s team? (both evaluated by patients). 112 patients completed the first scale?s part ?nurse?s team? and 116 patients the second scale?s part ?physician?s team?. Many statistic validation factors proved that the instrument had good psychometrics qualities. Interviews with patients revealed that they expected different empathic qualities from nurse and from physician. These results are linked to patient?s professional (nurse & physician) representations. Our future objective is to provide physicians and nurses an ?empathy training program?, in order to improve empathic relationship between cancer patients and health professionals
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Anne Lancelot. L'empathie des soignants perçue par les patients atteints de cancer bronchique. Psychologie. Université Paul Verlaine - Metz, 2010. Français. ⟨NNT : 2010METZ008L⟩. ⟨tel-01749885⟩

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