Unwise words: now that’s wasn’t very cleverBMJ 2009; 339 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.b4530 (Published 02 December 2009) Cite this as: BMJ 2009;339:b4530
- Tom Wells, specialty doctor in oncology, Gloucestershire Oncology Centre
When doing an oncology outpatient clinic, I wheeled into the clinic room to see a patient for follow-up of his condition; I use a wheelchair after spinal injury many years ago resulted in permanent paralysis from the chest down. After we had made our introductions, The patient asked, “Why are you in a wheelchair?”
Whenever my wheelchair is mentioned, …
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