How doctors deal with racist, sexist patients

Biased patients take an 'emotional toll', leaving doctors angry and exhausted: US study

From wolf whistles to patients refusing treatment because of a doctor’s religion, doctors have described the homophobic, racist and sexist treatment they’re subjected to by patients – and the toll it takes. 

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The US study revealed one fourth-year medical student's account of witnessing such an encounter.

The student said: “[The doctor] was Sikh, so he had a long beard … the patient demanded, ‘I don’t want to be seen by a Muslim doctor.'”

Other experiences were more subtle, with one second-year