Medicine, mindfulness, movement, mental (ill)health and creativity. Guest post: Dr Elizabeth Winson (@DrLemmingo). Liz is a intensive care doctor in Melbourne, Australia.
Frost’s poem, “Out, Out”, powerfully evokes this senseless madness that we see daily in the ED and in the ICU
Those we carry: “All of us have our own burdens, names chiselled on our hearts. We carry their bodies in silence. We carry them alone, refusing to cry. We hold them close, and keep the living at arm’s length.”
The plumbing problem is this: a man has a urinary catheter in situ, it won’t come out. What are you going to do about it?
The Leaderboard for ‘extremes’ from the real world of clinical pathophysiology! Seven years ago, thanks to a suggestion by Greg Kelly, we sought out the most extreme parameters clinicians have encountered in looking after their patients.