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Can compassion and empathy be learned?

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Posted: Sunday, January 6, 2013 12:15 am

Can compassion be taught?

It’s a question asked by parents, educators and employers, by anyone who watches or reads the news, listens to school bus taunts, or pays attention to politics. But more importantly, it’s a poignant query from patients caught up in our nation’s health care system — places that often seem to have lost the sense of heart that’s so desperately needed.

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