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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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Would you prefer an ordinary but caring surgeon or a compassionless but brilliant one?
There are a multitude of general and specific reasons why the world's two most prominent authoritarian martial police states, Russia and China have performed disparately during the past 25 years, but the persistent influence of antithetic economic cultures is fundamental: Russia's predicated on anticompetitive, socially compassionless rent-granting (the Muscovite proclivity), and China's on pro-competitiveness, and the Confucian ethos.
GOP'S COMPASSIONLESS CONSERVATISM (Los Angeles Times, Los Angeles)
While the idea of "caring less" may fit into some notion of a compassionless, empirical science envisioned as oppressive, in actuality Elaine desperately needs (and in fact yearns for) objective distance.
Although the story of development on the Narmada has many facets, at its core is a story of compassionless dislocations of the local population, incredible mismanagement, and a lack of support for those most affected by the projects.
It is they who violate state laws they don't agree with and refuse to recognize the authority of the state courts if the court's judgment goes against their compassionless insanities concerning human life.
Little is said, however, about Lumet's facile conflation of the Holocaust with the crime and squalor in Harlem, or the negative stereotype of the Holocaust survivor as an embittered and compassionless individual.