Published In

Journal of General Internal Medicine

Document Type

Editorial

Publication Date

2007

Subjects

Women -- Treatment -- United States

Abstract

As I sit down to write, scattered images of former patients fill my mind: a well-educated, elderly woman presenting to the hospital 2 days after having a large myocardial infarction; a young diabetic woman with erratic blood glucose control; one of my colleague’s “frequent flyers” coming in to see me on a Friday afternoon, panicked, asking for yet another early refill of her hydrocodone; a very ill, middle-aged woman whose doting husband kept immaculate notes on her many medical issues and 12 medications. Each of these women has her own, complex story. Each had a partner who negatively interfered with her medical care.

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© 2020 by the authors. Licensee: Springer. This article is an open access article distributed under the terms and conditions of the Creative Commons Attribution (CC BY) license (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/).

*At the time of publication, C. Nicolaidis was affiliated with OHSU.

DOI

10.1007/s11606-007-0262-9

Persistent Identifier

https://archives.pdx.edu/ds/psu/32742

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