I have referenced their copyright where I included their key materials in this guidebook. This is particularly true today when it is critical to understand and manage highly diverse values in the workplace. However, the field of business ethics has traditionally been the domain of philosophers, academics and social critics.
Theories[ edit ] Theoretical perspectives of compassion have been developed through the years, the following three proposed perspectives show contrasts in their evolution and approaches to compassion.
Compassion is simply a variation of love or sadness, not a distinct emotion. Suffering can result from psychological, social, and physical trauma  and it happens in acute forms as often as chronically. The later stages may involve the person expressing their victimization and searching for help.
Compassion is often a characteristic element of democratic societies. A possible source of this process of identifying with others comes from a universal category called "Spirit. The HolocaustGenocideEuropean colonization of the Americasetc.
The seemingly essential step in these atrocities could be the defining of the victims as "not human" or "not us. The Dalai Lama once said that "compassion is a necessity, not a luxury"  and that "it is a question of human survival".
This identification with others through compassion can lead to increased motivation to do something in an effort to relieve the suffering of others.
Compassion is an evolved function from the harmony of a three grid internal system: Paul Gilbert defines these collectively as necessary regulated systems for compassion.
It is found that people only show less compassion for many victims than for single victims of disasters when they expect to incur a financial cost upon helping. This collapse of compassion depends on having the motivation and ability to regulate emotions.
Both feelings involved an expected change in activity in the anterior insulaanterior cingulatehypothalamusand midbrainbut they also found a previously undescribed pattern of cortical activity on the posterior medial surface of each brain hemisphere, a region involved in the default mode of brain functionand implicated in self-related processes.
Activity in the anterior insula related to compassion for social pain peaked later and endured longer than that associated with compassion for physical pain.
It was found that while the subjects were performing compassionate acts the caudate nucleus and anterior cingulate regions of the brain were activated, the same areas of the brain associated with pleasure and reward. This research sheds light on how acting on compassion induces a positive feeling in people and how humans are innately wired to want to help the suffering.
This is illustrated by the relationship between patients and physicians in medical institutions. Compassion fatigue According to Figley, individuals with a higher capacity or responsibility to empathize with others may be at risk for "compassion fatigue" or stress, which is related to professionals and individuals who spend a significant amount of time responding to information related to suffering.
Self-compassion Self-compassion is a process of self kindness and accepting suffering as a quality of being human. It has positive effects on subjective happinessoptimismwisdomcuriosityagreeablenessand extroversion.
Certain activities may increase feelings of and readiness to practice self-compassion; some of these activities include creating a loving-kindness rituals, practicing empathy, practice random acts of warmth and goodwill like tonglenetc.
Research indicates that self-compassionate individuals experience greater psychological health than those who lack self-compassion. In their view, reason alone was the proper guide to conduct.
They regarded compassion a virtue as an effect, neither admirable nor contemptible. Compassion historically is considered as a passion, Justitia is blindfolded because her virtue is dispassion and not compassion.
The virtue of compassion to all living beings, claim Gandhi and others,   is a central concept in Hindu philosophy.The AACC Law and Ethics Committee recently completed its review and revision work on the initial draft of the Christian Counseling Code of Ethics.
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On August 4, , the Delegate Assembly of the National Association of Social Workers approved a number of significant amendments to the NASW Code of Ethics. These changes to the Code, the first since , will go into effect January 1, It is expected that the new Code will be online.
From , UPSC introduced a new General Studies paper "Ethics, Integrity and Aptitude". This page contains Archive of all good case studies, revision notes. Further, the lack of social consensus on many issues makes it impossible to equate ethics with whatever society accepts.
Some people accept abortion but many others do not. If being ethical were doing whatever society accepts, one would have to find an agreement on issues which does not, in fact, exist. The term compassion fatigue has come to be applied to a disengagement or lack of empathy on the part of care-giving professionals.
Empathy and emotional investment have been seen as potentially costing the caregiver and putting them at risk.