This great read from Pulse, written by an infectious-disease physician with a chronic illness, reflects an interesting dilemma: Is a doctor allowed to become sick?
Pulse is published by Voices from the Heart of Medicine, Inc., a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit corporation. Every Friday, Pulse publishes and distributes a first-person story or poem about health care. Pulse tells the story of health care through the personal experiences of those who live it–patients, health professionals, students and caregivers. It promotes the humanistic practice of medicine and encourages advocacy for compassionate health care for all.
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