In “Why doctors should get political,” I focused on the need for doctors to voice their opinions in order to rally patients and inspire them to take control of their own health, but what about the responsibility we have to ourselves, our families, and our colleagues? Who will advocate for us as health care providers and especially for those on the front lines putting themselves at …
Post Author: Jessica Kiarashi, MD
I became a physician to help people. So isn’t fighting for issues that help protect my patients such as racial equality, LGBTQ rights, gender pay equity, access to health care, and education all part of patient care?
Don’t my patients want to have a doctor who is fighting for them both in the office and outside it?
When I started working as a resident physician and later went on to my attending …
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