Compassionate care demands inclusivity. But there’s sometimes a cost.

Patients may treat the query as an unwelcome intrusion of politics into the exam room. One told me that I needed to “stop the liberal lunacy.”

Twitter: @TanmoyDasLala Lala Tanmoy Das is an MD-PhD student in New York.
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