Latest posts by Abraar Karan (see all)
- What Medicine Can Teach Us About Religious Tolerance - Feb. 14, 2017
- Cultural Sex Work in India and the Right to Health - Jan. 14, 2017
- What are We Going to do about Corruption in Global Health? Let’s Tell a Story. - Sep. 30, 2016
- How Do We Build Global Health Systems Ethically? - Jul. 25, 2016
Medicine is one of the few fields in which tolerance is not only valued, but required for the success of taking care of sick patients. Physicians often care for patients with different religious, political, and cultural views. At times, physicians are confronted with patients who are criminals, racists, and even patients who may dislike them for how they look or what they believe. However, a central tenet of medicine is that the care of the patient must come before anything else. In a recent essay I wrote in the Huffington Post, I discuss my personal experiences being a physician of Muslim descent, and what medicine and global health has taught me about tolerance in light of the recent religious immigration restrictions facing our country. The full text is available at the hyperlink above.