Impatient with patients on modified duties

Mary Harris

After foot surgery, rehab professional Mary Harris gains first hand insight into how co-workers can quickly become impatient when a colleague returns to work on modified duties.

I had foot surgery recently and it left me somewhat dependent on others for help.  At first, the assistance was provided with a smile and an urging to let them know if they could do anything else to help. However, as time went on, the smiles became tight lips and the offers of help became heavy sighs.  My caregivers weren’t the only ones feeling the pain. For an independent person such as myself, the discomfor...

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Published 06 December, 2010 | Updated 23 August, 2016