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Gay Doctor

  • Michael K. Brown
  • Joel MollEmail author
Chapter

Abstract

This chapter contains a case study about a patient’s experience in the emergency department with a gay physician. The encounter sparks internal and external conflict with not only the patient, but also the resident physician who expresses his personal thoughts and feelings to the patient and his supervising physician.

Keywords

LGBT Gay Diversity Inclusion Tolerance 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Emergency MedicineVirginia Commonwealth UniversityRichmondUSA

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