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+ Placebo Effect

The placebo effect has been attributed to empathy. If someone is in pain and they receive a placebo, they feel better. This is because it seems that someone empathized with them or cared.

Empathic Healthcare) OXFORD EMPATHY PROGRAMME: Jeremy Howick

The effect of patient-practioner communication on pain: a systematic review. 
Mistiaen P, van Osch M, van Vliet L, Howick J, Bishop F, Di Blasi Z, Bensing J, van Dulmen S.

European Journal of Pain (2015). DOI: 10.1002/ejp.797.