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Synonyms for compassion

Synonyms for compassion

sympathetic, sad concern for someone in misfortune

Synonyms for compassion

a deep awareness of and sympathy for another's suffering

the humane quality of understanding the suffering of others and wanting to do something about it


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I was partly urged by curiosity, and compassion confirmed my resolution.
"If you knew all my story," she pleaded, "you would have some compassion for me and a better understanding of me."
Luscinda in her feebleness was on the point of falling to the ground when Don Fernando released her, but Cardenio, who stood near, having retreated behind Don Fernando to escape recognition, casting fear aside and regardless of what might happen, ran forward to support her, and said as he clasped her in his arms, "If Heaven in its compassion is willing to let thee rest at last, mistress of my heart, true, constant, and fair, nowhere canst thou rest more safely than in these arms that now receive thee, and received thee before when fortune permitted me to call thee mine."
He directed at him glances of respectful compassion. Mr Verloc was sorry.
Stevie gave glances of reverential compassion to his brother-in- law.
Out of the old king was wrung an involuntary "O-h!" of compassion. The look he got, made him cut it suddenly short and not put any more hyphens in it.
She avoided the looks of them all, could neither eat nor speak, and after some time, on her mother's silently pressing her hand with tender compassion, her small degree of fortitude was quite overcome, she burst into tears and left the room.
"I will not speak again," said Chateau-Renaud; "pray have compassion upon me, and do not take up every word I say."
This extra notation is helpful, considering that the public has been known to confuse burnout with compassion fatigue, a condition with similar symptoms that exists under far different circumstances.
James Keenan's definition of mercy or compassion as entering the chaos of another and helping him/her make meaning out of the chaos.
Brian Roberts, an emergency medicine specialist, developed and validated a tool for measuring caregiver compassion from the patient perspective that can be used in conjunction with the Clinician and Group Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (CG-CAHPS) survey, a method for measuring patient satisfaction in an outpatient clinic setting that is already in wide use across the United States.
Delivery of care at the Children's Hospital is guided by the principles of compassion and patient centeredness and has worked closely with the 'Charter of Compassion' which was founded by renowned scholar, author and thought leader on compassion, Karen Armstrong.
The Children's Hospital shared with Hayat their best practice of compassion in care and also introduced them to the staff members who have been receiving specialized training for the same.
DESCRIPTION: Boundless Compassion Retreat: (June 16 - 20, 2019) with Joyce Rupp, OSM.
Even though these critical incident responders do not experience the trauma directly, their indirect exposure can often lead to compassion fatigue and burnout (Figley, 2002; Jacobson, 2012; Sabin-Farrell & Turpin, 2003; Sprang, Clark, & Whitt-Woosley, 2007), as well as inhibit them from effectively providing the assistance and care that is demanded by their profession (Boscarino, Figley, & Adams, 2004).