Yanick rolled into my office for the first time 2 years ago. She was recovering from surgery and learning how to navigate life with a wheelchair. While poring over her medical records the prior evening, I saw she also had rheumatoid arthritis, gout, diabetes, and coronary artery disease. I knew we would need to cover a lot during our 30-minute visit, so I quickly rearranged the room to make space for her chair and began to ask about her pain.
I only got a few words in before I heard a knock on the door. Yanick smiled and motioned for me to open it.
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Sterling MR, Shaw AL. Sharing the Care—A Patient and Her Caregivers. JAMA Intern Med. Published online September 30, 2019. doi:https://doi.org/10.1001/jamainternmed.2019.4231
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