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Descriptor English: Empathy
Descriptor Spanish: Empatía
Descriptor Portuguese: Empatia
Descriptor French: Empathie
Entry term(s): Caring
Compassion
Tree number(s): F01.752.355
F01.752.543.500.500
RDF Unique Identifier: https://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D004645
Scope note: 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)
Allowable Qualifiers: CL classification
DE drug effects
ES ethics
GE genetics
PH physiology
RE radiation effects
Previous Indexing: Emotions (1966-1970)
Public MeSH Note: 71
History Note: 71
DeCS ID: 4721
Unique ID: D004645
Documents indexed in the Virtual Health Library (VHL): Click here to access the VHL documents
Date Established: 1971/01/01
Date of Entry: 1999/01/01
Revision Date: 2009/07/06
Empathy - Preferred
Concept UI M0007308
Scope note 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)
Preferred term Empathy
Caring - Broader
Concept UI M0007309
Preferred term Caring
Compassion - Narrower
Concept UI M0007310
Preferred term Compassion



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