Empathy and sympathy fit perfectly with medical practice, but reflection and research demonstrate a lack of consistency in the use and definition of empathy as well as the multitudinous definitions of sympathy. A short excursion into contemporary literary works reveals diverse opinions about the clinical usefulness of empathy and sympathy. © 2006 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
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