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This is the last article in our series on understanding others’ feelings, in which we examine empathy, including what it is, whether our doctors need more of it, and when too much may not be a good thing.

Every day, doctors, nurses and other health professionals are presented with situations that demand empathy and compassion.

Whether telling a 40-year-old man with cancer he doesn’t have long to live, or comforting an elderly woman who is feeling anxious, the health professional needs to be skilled in understanding what the other person is going through, and respond appropriately.