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Empathy

An individual's objective and insightful awareness of the feelings and behavior of another person. It should be distinguished from sympathy, which is usually nonobjective and noncritical. It includes caring, which is the demonstration of an awareness of and a concern for the good of others. (From Bioethics Thesaurus, 1992)

Year introduced: 1971

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Tree Number(s): F01.752.355, F01.752.543.500.500

MeSH Unique ID: D004645

Entry Terms:

  • Caring
  • Compassion

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