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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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You can have compassion for what (defendants) are going through," Cowart said.
Compassion starts with a willingness to see someone else's pain.
In her Christmas message, Poe said Filipinos should impart Jesus Christ's message of love, compassion and hope 'without borders.
Compassion satisfaction was significantly predicted from age group, marital status, living area, socioeconomic status, nature of job, STS and BO (F [7,177] =44.
Several studies cited by Henson (2017) show unhealthy work environments and lack of leadership are key causes of compassion fatigue.
The word compassion comes from the Latin root "passio", to suffer, and the Latin prefix "com", together, literally meaning to suffer together (Kundera, 1999).
Mumbai: The United Nations should declare Mother Teresa's birth anniversary, which is on August 26, as the International Day of Compassion, in the light of her selfless service towards the downtrodden and the unwanted in society, activists have said.
The Hindu newspaper on May 5 reported the innovative act of compassion by the citizens of Kozhikode.
Awakening Compassion at Work: The Quiet Power That Elevates People and Organizations
The words mercy and compassion are often used as synonyms to refer to the concern we have for people in need.
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Recent research has found that self-compassion in health care providers is associated with less burnout and compassion fatigue, increased resilience, adaptive emotion regulation, and reduced sleep disturbance.