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If we don’t start looking after our doctors there will be no one to care for our patients

If we don’t start looking after our doctors there will be no one to care for our patients

“Would you choose medicine again?” I look into the eager faces of the sixth-formers I’ve been asked to speak to. Not for the first time, I hesitate before I answer.

I love my job – it’s a great privilege to be a Registrar in Emergency and Intensive Care Medicine. But there’s no doubt it’s hard.

The specialities I’ve chosen to train in mean being there 24 hours a day, seven days a week, for our most critically unwell and injured patients.

Many don’t survive their journey in intensive care.

We do what we can to ease their suffering. Being human means that we often we take that suffering home.

CriticalCare.news
January 14, 2020

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