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Old 01-23-2013, 05:41 AM
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Do psych-related medical professionals actually care about (i.e., feel compassion or empathy for) their patients' medical issues? Or are their personal thoughts and outlook usually just very clinical or largely stoic, in nature? Was honestly just rather curious, about what goes on in the medical provider's mind internally, when they are treating their patients?

(For this example, I am also assuming that the patients on question are not aggressors, but who were victimized at the hands of others -- for example, people who were the victims of rape, assault, abuse, etc. I am not referring here though to patients who are murderers or violent criminals, for example.)
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Old 01-23-2013, 01:23 PM
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Yes they are human beings and have feelings too!

Actually a common problem with all medical professionals is caring TOO MUCH. And they can't do that and still function. So they need to grow a "tough skin" and not let other people's problems get them down. But sometimes they do get depressed/burned out and then need to seek counseling themselves or take a break.

With that said, there are all sorts of different people and different personalities in the medical world. I'm sure you can find some who don't care - people are different!
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