Researchers are producing a behavioral catalog which would be emotionally helpful for patients and assist doctors in being more compassionate while dealing with them. The catalog will guide medical training and education by breaking down the discourse and analyzing the context. This interesting information came from News Tonight Africa in their article, “Researchers Hope to Create a Behavioral Taxonomy to Guide Medical  Training.”

As many as 23 doctors and their stage III or stage IV cancer patients volunteered to be traced at the time of their regular appointments. The results revealed that in comparison to empathy, compassion involves a deeper and more active thought of the patient’s condition. As a part of the study, identification of suffering, emotional resonance, and progress towards addressing suffering were studied.

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