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Just as in Life and Medicine, Time Is the Biggest Challenge in Writing

Just as in Life and Medicine, Time Is the Biggest Challenge in Writing

For Matt Morgan, writing is a means to relieve work stress and turn it into something useful. In his first book, which will soon be published with Simon & Schuster, he shares stories from the intensive care unit, one of the most fast-paced, pressurized places in a modern-day hospital. Communication is such a key part of a doctor’s role yet the time dedicated to teaching it tiny compared with the more scientific aspects. Even when it is covered, the focus is mainly on how to speak with patients and colleagues. Writing is such a fantastic way to get across difficult, complex and emotional ideas to the public and fellow professionals. When done well it is incredible, yet when done badly it grinds. By exposing people to the backstory of my journey, how I have written the book and the blogs, as well as the publishing side of non-fiction, I hope to encourage other doctors to share the stories they all have in their head.

Buy the book by Matt Morgan: Critical: Science and Stories From the Brink of Human Life

CriticalCare.news
May 8, 2019

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