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Empathy MeSH Descriptor Data 2023


MeSH Heading
Empathy
Tree Number(s)
F01.752.355
F01.752.543.500.500
Unique ID
D004645
RDF Unique Identifier
http://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)
Entry Term(s)
Caring
Compassion
Previous Indexing
Emotions (1966-1970)
Public MeSH Note
71
History Note
71
Date Established
1971/01/01
Date of Entry
1999/01/01
Revision Date
2009/07/06
Empathy Preferred
Caring Broader
Compassion Narrower
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