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The Horde

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Wolters Kluwer Health
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1547-1896
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0893-7400
DOI
10.1097/01.JAA.0000541486.46987.69
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Abstract

Downloaded from https://pdfs.journals.lww.com/jaapa by BhDMf5ePHKZxZb3ruX4b9cKfbT5h3bp+v9gTtSlrchDWvVTxyN8Hif2P/rPZfAxb8td684/2m6Qj/1S0ZObgiiKJ9vD64yNdY1wI1G/v4gN3ti1fujtTJsg5898WZFuC on 02/23/2019 MINDFUL PRACTICE Thea Cogan-Drew, MMSc, PA-C am late for my shift at the hospital, two states away. tells me her thoughts for the eventual fever workup. I talk My train was delayed and then canceled. I text my again with the team at the hospital. I draft my own “sign- I colleague who is scheduled now, and yes, she can cover out note” to the 79-e-mail chain that the Horde keeps for me until I arrive. I’m doing an overnight and have adding to. brought a change of clothes, toothbrush, laptop, and a The Horde cares about Margi. We are her family beyond book. The patient is my dear friend. her family. We are people from different parts of her life: She’s not technically my patient. Margi was diagnosed her college friends; friends from summer camp nearly 40 nearly 4 years ago with metastatic colon cancer, progno- years ago; friends from her medical schooling and residency; sis uncertain. She endured a toxic regimen of three-drug couple-friends from her short marriage to the love of her chemotherapy for 6 months and then continued mainte- life, with whom she has two girls; friends from

Journal

Journal of the American Academy of PAsWolters Kluwer Health

Published: Aug 1, 2018

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