Medical Ethicists as Secular Priests
I feel squeamish when I'm introduced as an "ethicist." Since questions about what's the right thing to do come up every day of our lives, we're all "ethicists." Sometimes I make that point. But when I feel the situation requires a "secular priest" I bite my tongue and accept the label.
But there's a serious risk in following that path - we might come to believe the attribution ourself!
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