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Table 2 The 13 most frequently mentioned positive (+) and negative (-) factors

From: Determinants of physician empathy during medical education: hypothetical conclusions from an exploratory qualitative survey of practicing physicians

Factor Times +/-
  mentioned  
Positive example of other physicians 15 +
Pursuing extracurricular activities on one’s 12 +
own initiative   
Lack of time and time pressure 9 -
Negative example of other physicians 8 -
Practice-based training 6 +
Training in psychology, psychiatry, 6 +
psychosomatic medicine, psychotherapy   
Training in interview and history taking 5 +
Non-medical experiences, studies, and 5 +
lectures   
Focus on scientific facts and guidelines in 5 -
teaching and practice   
Professional contact with patients in general 4 +
Good teachers and lectures 4 +
Complementary and alternative medicine 4 +
Bureaucracy and patient-remote tasks 4 -