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Caring with Compassion

Caring with Compassion

Compassion is an extension of empathy. It can be defined as ‘the feeling or emotion when a person is moved by the suffering or distress of another, and by the desire to relieve it’. The desire to help distinguishes compassion from empathy - which, in contrast, may be defined as ‘the ability to imagine and understand the thoughts, perspective and emotions of another person.’

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