Ethics Glossary


To respect is to see again or afresh, to look back wanting to see more clearlyThe same root verb (L., specere) is evident in words such as speculate, inspect, spectacles, and speculumTo respect someone is to be attentive, subjective, freeing, reciprocal, gentle, engaged, holistic, patient, modest, trusting, graceful, reconciling, humanizingBut physicians must be scientific, objective, detachedTherein lies the ethical complexity of patient encounters.