The inclusivity trap

Asking patients for their pronouns helps us treat them — unless they shut down, says medical student Lala Tanmoy Das

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‘How’s your afternoon going so far?” I asked my patient, a man who’d come to get his blood drawn and his meds refilled, one afternoon last year. While sanitizing my hands, I noticed a Trump campaign slogan emblazoned on his T-shirt. I tried not to look...

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