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Can Your Political Ideology Affect Your Practice?

Can Your Political Ideology Affect Your Practice?

By: Ryan Kelly

Following the 2016 election, our country has reached unprecedented levels of political polarization. Even the most moderate seem to be caught up in the us-versus-them mentality. People have written each other out of their lives entirely, all in the name of ideology.

If people are ending long-term friendships based on politics, what does that say about their relationships with their physicians? Would patients want to know for whom their doctors voted? Should physicians divulge this information?