Vol. 13 No. 1 (2020): The Gift of Life
Mental Health

Emotional Intelligence for Healthcare

Joseph Farmer MBBS
Coventry & Warwickshire Partnership Trust
Mita Mistry
British Acupuncture Council
Ashok Kumar Jainer MBBS FRCPsych
Coventry & Warwickshire NHS Partnership Trust, Coventry, UK
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Published 2020-04-17


  • emotional intelligence,
  • empathy,
  • healthcare professionals

How to Cite

Farmer, J. ., Mistry, M., & Jainer, A. K. (2020). Emotional Intelligence for Healthcare . Sushruta Journal of Health Policy & Opinion, 13(1), 26–27. https://doi.org/10.38192/13.1.8


Emotional intelligence is a term popularised by the American Psychologist Daniel Goleman[1]. It is the ability to recognise, understand and control one’s emotions and consider the impact these have on oneself and others around them, particularly in the context of social interaction. Emotional intelligence can therefore allow for the formation of strong friendships, effective leadership abilities, high performing teams, and is usually identified in high achieving individuals[2].


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