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Descriptor in English: Empathy
Descriptor in Spanish: Empatía
Descriptor in Portuguese: Empatia
Descriptor in French: Empathie
Entry term(s): Caring
Compassion
Tree number(s): F01.752.355
F01.752.543.500.500
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
History Note: 71
DeCS UI: 4721
Descriptor UI: D004645
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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