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The Jefferson Scale of Physician Empathy: Further Psychometric Data and Differences by Gender and Specialty at Item Level

HOJAT, MOHAMMADREZA; GONNELLA, JOSEPH S.; NASCA, THOMAS J.; MANGIONE, SALVATORE; VELOKSI, J. JON; MAGEE, MICHAEL

Section Editor(s): Cosgrove, Ellen MD

Papers: Assessing Practitioners

Correspondence: Mohammadreza Hojat, PhD, Center for Research in Medical Education and Health Care, Jefferson Medical College, 1025 Walnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107; e-mail: 〈Mohammadreza.Hojat@mail.tju.edu〉.

The development of the Jefferson Scale of Physician Empathy was supported, in part, by a grant from the Pfizer Medical Humanities Initiative, Pfizer, Inc., New York. The authors thank Dr. Louise Arnold for her useful comments and Dorissa Bolinski for her editorial assistance.

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