Here are 3 remarkable true stories about the very same bed space in the emergency department where I worked: Resuscitation Bed 1. The first story I wrote after an incident with a colleague at work. The second two were written by others as responses to that story…… ——————– I was working with Nurse K in … Continue reading The story of Resus bed 1.
Some time ago we had a 98 yo lady (whom I will call Betty), transferred to our emergency department from a local nursing home. Betty was having palliative care at the nursing home and was well aware that she was soon going to die. Betty had completed an advance care directive (ACD) stating her wishes … Continue reading Betty’s Death.
Many years ago I was away with friends staying in some cabins over yonder in Kangaroo Valley. The cabins had a large spa… and after a long day of hiking around, it was inevitable that we all piled in to the hot froth to steep our fatigued muscles as we sipped on something cold and … Continue reading Bee line.
Parked my bike outside our local public library today and saw this. At first I thought it was just a coat rack. But on closer investigation I discovered it was this clever initiative started by students from the Australian National University. People in need, visiting the library on a cold Canberra day can simply select … Continue reading Take One, Leave One.
I have this spot I like to go to. Early in the morning, after I have finished sitting zazen1. Usually sometime between 7 and 9 am, when a shaft of late winter sun falls across my favourite chair. The chair is snugged into a corner right besides my bookcase. I can sit and read … Continue reading where the sun falls.