The patient was saying sexist things. How I handled him made me part of the problem

I tried to defend my decision, but I knew my colleague was right: By asking him to see a sexist patient, I was doing nothing to change the patient's perspective.

Being the resident on call in the hospital carries a lot of responsibility. It’s part of my job to make sure our patients in the emergency room are seen and evaluated by all the different people who might be involved in their care,

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