Studies show that when doctors practice compassion, patients fare better, and doctors experience less burnout. Cavan Images/Getty Images/Cavan Images RF hide caption toggle caption Cavan Images/Getty Images/Cavan Images RF Shots - Health News Does Taking Time For Compassion Make Doctors Better At Their Jobs? April 26, 2019 In their new book Compassionomics, two doctors review the field of compassion research. Their finding? When physicians take time to connect and express care, both patients and doctors benefit.