I told myself I would remember her forever – the first patient I lost. I was just a third year medical student, and really, it was my team doing the looking after, not me. I’ve forgotten her name by now, but I still remember her. I initially resisted reading Ellen de Visser’s That One PatientContinue reading “That One Patient [Book Review]”
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Read This Book: In Shock by Rana Awdish
“In Shock” is about medicine’s broken telephone. It is about our inherent, but often unintentional, disrespect for patients and ourselves. It is about seeking comfort in the wrong ways, and about righting our bad medical habits.
Global Day for Safe and Legal Abortions
These days, we are not meant to see women die from septic abortions. But that night, we did.