Compassion Short: Beneficence--Using Our Good Qualities for the Benefit of Others

Dr. Shane Sinclair

July 2, 2021

In this first animated Short you will meet Lydia, a 10 year old girl who is being cared for at the Children’s Hospital. Through Lydia's story and interactions with her physician Sam, you will learn about the catalytic role that beneficence--an active response,arising from a person’s virtues, that acknowledges and desires to address a person’s suffering-- plays in creating the conditions where compassion can flourish.

- Free Open Access to the original Pediatric Compassion Model research article, can be downloaded from

- Illustrations and videography courtesy of Luca Li Digital Design

- Funding for this study was provided by C17 Research Council in partnership with Childhood Cancer Canada

- Visit the Compassion Research Lab at

- To learn or obtain the Sinclair Compassion Questionnaire (SCQ) visit

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