Medical Progress and Empathy

Some state that with evidence based medicine, increasing technical knowledge, technical procedures and technical possibilities the empathy has vanished from the patient doctor interaction or at least was minimized. Medicine has moved from the humanities towards science.

Is another transformation taking place. Is medicine again moving towards the humanities, is empathy again an important feature for a physician? Is the focus on technique shifting towards empathy during medical education? Or are doctors loosing empathy after medical education because they have to become clerks and mechanics due to increasing bureaucracy. Why not have a rehab facility business, the rehab experts, they consult on how to do it.

Is empathy rehabilitated in the medical curricula? More questions than answers. Moreover, empathy is still a confusing term and I’m still not convinced you can learn empathy. What do you think?