The elderly lady is semi-recumbent in her bed. She is totally animated and enthralled with my partner who’s taking her… Read more You’ve gotta love dementia patients.
Chatting over coffee with one of our new grads recently, I shifted to conversation to see how she had been… Read more “I thought people would be nicer”: Why paramedics may not seem the most caring of the healthcare professions.
Having recently graduated from my program, I have now struck a very exciting and terrifying reality: I’m actually a paramedic.… Read more Welcome to the real world
It was late; around 1am as we drove up to the house. Urgency and sadness grasped us: our pager’s had… Read more Oh please, please just stop talking.
“A paramedic? Oh, you must see some terrible things!” It’s kinda the first response line people give you when you… Read more And whatever you do, don’t forget my f#$%ing jacket: how paramedics cope with trauma.
It’s been awhile since I posted properly sorry! It’s been super busy and I promise I’ve got lots of good… Read more The basics of self care
There are few jobs in the world more difficult to gain a proficiency in than those in front line healthcare.… Read more Don’t give . Why you shouldn’t drop out of your grad year and internship.
Our ambulance hurtled up the hill. Rudely interrupted from our planned trip to the hardware store to suss out some… Read more I couldn’t be with him when he died.
We arrived in the late hours of a Friday night. Out the front of the slightly run down house, illuminated… Read more Mind if I borrow your gun?
Those in healthcare are privy to incredible privilege. We walk into people’s homes, discuss all aspects of their personal lives… Read more Privilege and despair: caring for young drug users.