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compassion

 [kom-pă´shun]
in bioethics, a virtue combining concepts such as sympathy, empathy, fellow feeling, benevolence, care, love, and sometimes pity and mercy. These are character traits that enable professionals to use their cognitive and psychomotor skills of healing to meet the needs of a particular patient. The need for particularity in the healing relationship makes compassion a moral virtue.

compassion

(kŏm-pash′ŏn) [ comp- + passion]
Awareness of and feeling for the pain and suffering of others; sympathy.

compassion,

n a profound awareness of another's suffering coupled with a desire to alleviate that suffering.
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She dedicated her life to caring for others, but when she was reliant upon others to care for her, she was totally let down.
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It is necessary to energize your own life force, then caring for others becomes more joyful instead of burdensome.
But as passionate as she is about leading Hart in its dogged pursuit of league-favorite Valencia, Barcus is the first to admit caring for others, especially youths, is a lot more important to her than volleyball.
While caring for others is a great ministry, my concerns left me hesitant to claim my own power, reluctant to step into roles where my gifts could best be used and my call honored.
With an eye on caring for others, conscientious clergy and caregivers ignore their own needs and often end up stressed out and over-whelmed.
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Topics such as responsibility, sharing, and caring for others should also be discussed.
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