Personal Risk and Societal Obligation Amidst COVID-19

April 28, 2020, Vol 323, No. 16, Pages 1529-1626


A Piece of My Mind
Personal Risk and Societal Obligation Amidst COVID-19
Cynthia Tsai, MD
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JAMA. 2020;323(16):1555-1556. doi:10.1001/jama.2020.5450
In this narrative medicine essay, a resident physician with asthma describes her internal deliberations about public vs private good after a decision to retreat from direct-patient care to telemedicine to protect her health during the coronavirus pandemic.