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Dr. Amy N. Ship, whose sons were born with serious illnesses, gained firsthand knowledge about the importance of compassionate care. Dr. Amy N. Ship, whose sons were born with serious illnesses, gained firsthand knowledge about the importance of compassionate care. (Pat Greenhouse/Globe Staff)
November 23, 2009

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Ask Dr. Amy N. Ship to define compassion and she hesitates, reluctant to reduce its complexity to a greeting-card sentiment. She has just won the Compassionate Caregiver Award from the Kenneth B. Schwartz Center, a Boston-based foundation that honors clinicians for humanizing medical care. Ship practices internal medicine at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, where her patients and their families ... (Full article: 506 words)

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