Politeness, honour, and care shown towards someone or something that is considered important.

Respect is associated with optimal patient experience, good communication and morale[1][2]. Medical students/learners need to be treated “with respect because it models for learners what is expected of them as physicians in interactions with vulnerable others”[3]

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[2] Leape LL, Shore MF, Dienstag JL, Mayer RJ, Edgman-Levitan S, Meyer GS, Healy GB. Perspective: a culture of respect, part 1: the nature and causes of disrespectful behavior by physicians. Acad Med. 2012 Jul;87(7):845-52. doi: 10.1097/ACM.0b013e318258338d. PMID: 22622217.

[3] Karnieli-Miller O, Taylor AC, Cottingham AH, Inui TS, Vu TR, Frankel RM. Exploring the meaning of respect in medical student education: an analysis of student narratives. J Gen Intern Med. 2010 Dec;25(12):1309-14. doi: 10.1007/s11606-010-1471-1. Epub 2010 Aug 17. PMID: 20714822; PMCID: PMC2988154.just