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I put a photo thread together to describe the themes that emerged during a 34 hours-long stent in the hospital I just completed. 1/
Loneliness.
During my residency at @MGHMedicine I started a habit of taking a break by walking the halls late at night when on call. My hospital is noticeably more empty at night in the non-patient care areas. I enjoy the casual encounters that take place here. It was lonely. 2/
“I don’t know.”
The loneliness in the hallways reflects the isolation you feel as an attending managing #COVID19 pts. Past medschool, I’ve never spent so much time saying, “I don’t know.” We’re still learning about this disease. It feels like you’re in a black box at times. 3/
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This opinion article by Douglas Makinnon is both troubling and groundbreaking. First, no one should ever condone #fatshaming - as it has been proven to be detrimental to individual struggles with #obesity and does not lead to resolution. 1/
The publication of this opinion, which “calls out” the #US government for a “waste of energy” during an #obesity crisis - #obesityepidemic is one of the few times a political publication has addressed the lack of action on resolution of this chronic diesease. @ObesityAction 2/
Despite the accusations in the article that #Physcians are NOT addressing the issue, there is a strong effort from #baraitric #surgeons and #medical #baritricians as well as advocates #RD #nurses @ObesityAction @obsmchat @ObesitySociety @OMAsocial among scores of others 3/
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Here we go again: another all-physicians-all-the-time article from @ginakolata @nytimes, this time about the tragic El Paso shooting. "Surgeons operated." Singlehandedly? Why overlook #nurses who are college-educated science professionals who save lives? nytimes.com/2019/08/09/hea…
"Dr. Weber stabilized patients as they came in." All by herself? Do @ginakolata @nytimes really think stabilization happens without #nurses? #Nurses do surveillance looking for signs of deterioration 24/7 so they can take action, turn around declining patients and stabilize them.
"Members of the medical staff were arriving [including] four general surgeons, a cardiac vascular surgeon, three orthopedic surgeons and three surgeons... as well as the housekeeping staff" @ginakolata @nytimes That's it? This large rescue would not be possible without #nurses
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