The article provides theoretical arguments regarding the scientific significance of professional empathy as an important skill for medical students, which allows them to understand patients at a deeper level, to establish positive and supportive doctor-patient relationships facilitating their recovery in a timely manner. Training medical students in professional empathy reduces stress and anxiety in patients, which can have a positive impact on their overall health and well-being. In addition, showing empathy can help medical students develop long-term relationships and trust with their patients. A careful analysis of the professional standards of doctors and medical courses leads to the final conclusion, that this professional competence is recognized as an important condition for professional activity.
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