This doctor is weary. I knew when I decided on a career in healthcare I would sacrifice time with my family. However, I never imagine I would live the life of an enlisted soldier on the front line of a pandemic.. I never imagined going to work to care for my patients would mean risking my life.
Can you imagine how I feel watching people protest for their right to vehicles of spread for a virus that kills?
All the while I am reviewing my will, I also am having difficult conversations with my family about end of life care, and my wishes to avoid futile measures. Then I scroll social media watching parties, people refusing to wear mask, and the opposite of social distancing.
So I quit. I will take my much needed rest and hang up my cape. Good luck.