Table 5.

Identified qualities of a “good” nephrologist (more than one response permitted)

Most Frequently Referenced QualitiesNumber of References
Personal or humanistic attributes65
    intelligence14
    compassion14
    enthusiasm for job14
    work-life balance13
Approach taken to patient care67
    holistic and balanced51
    logical and sensible17
    evidence and research based9
Skill or action displayed91
    strong knowledge base22
    good clinical skills21
    research and academic skills17
    teaching14