When my patient made an anti-Semitic slur I stayed silent – until now

Dr Pam Rachootin
Dr Pam Rachootin.

On my early morning walk, I found myself mulling over an incident that occurred many years ago and that obviously still disturbs me. 

A patient who was having a succession of serious medical problems shrugged his shoulders and laughingly said, “I feel like I’ve been touched by a Jew.”