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  • Cambridge Quarterly of Healthcare Ethics, Volume 4, Issue 4
  • October 1995, pp. 415-425

A Dialogue on Compassion and Supererogation in Medicine

  • David C. Thomasma (a1) and Thomasine Kushner
  • DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/S096318010000623X
  • Published online: 01 July 2009
Abstract

According to Frankena, “the moral point of view is what Alison Wilde and Heather Badcock did not have.” Most of us, however, are not such extreme examples. We are capable of the moral point of view, but we fail to take the necessary time or make the required efforts. We resist pulling ourselves from other distractions to focus on the plight of others and what we might do to ameliorate their suffering. Perhaps compassion is rooted in understanding what it is that connects us with others rather than what separates us, and rests on developing sufficient awareness, to internalize what our actions, or lack of them, mean in the lives of others.

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