Evening shift. I stare at the computer screen, frustration and mild panic rising within me. Maybe if I look for long enough the Tetris game of too many patients and not enough cubicles will magically rearrange itself
A few experiences in the last week or two have reminded me of the importance of Peter Safar’s Laws for the Navigation of Life:
It is sometimes forgotten that one of the most important goals of medicine is to help people achieve a good death. It is here that medicine and philosophy intersect.
These are my top 10 foreign bodies, found on X-ray. From time to time little things get lost. Whether you are playing billiards naked in the dark; counting money with your tongue; battling with an electric rolling pin; or just ‘slipping’ whilst in the shower….
Frost’s poem, “Out, Out”, powerfully evokes this senseless madness that we see daily in the ED and in the ICU
Michelle Johnston tosses away the papyrus and pulls out the parchment in this week’s Funtabulously Frivolous Friday Five on the subject of Shakespeare and Medicine.
Nothing in medicine makes sense. Nothing in biology makes sense except in the light of evolution
Love can be dangerous. No, I’m not talking about revenge killings by jilted lovers, sexually transmitted infections, or the intrinsic hazards of extramarital dalliances. Love itself is dangerous. If you don’t believe me, read on to learn about all the ways amorous acts can threaten life, limb and… other body parts. Overview The neglect of […]