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Against empathy

The case for rational compassion

Shackford, Steven R., MD

Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery: November 2018 - Volume 85 - Issue 5 - p 837–840
doi: 10.1097/TA.0000000000002071

From the Scripps Mercy, (S.R.S.), San Diego, CA.

Submitted: September 9, 2018, Accepted: September 9, 2018, Published online: September 13, 2018.

Address for correspondence: Steven R. Shackford, MD, 818 I Avenue Coronado, CA 92118; email:,

This was presented as the Paint the Ceiling Lecture at the 2018 Annual Meeting of the Western Trauma Association held in Whistler, British Columbia. It represents my own work, has not previously been published, and was completed without any support from government agencies, pharmaceutical companies, or NGOs.

© 2018 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.