Posts Tagged ‘ shifts ’

Why Doctors Fall Asleep While Treating You

Confession: I’ve fallen asleep while operating on patients. And I’m sure I’m not the only one. No, I’ve never passed out and face-planted into a patient’s open belly. Nor have I fallen asleep in the operating room as a plastic surgeon in practice. But as a resident, I performed the dreaded head-bob several times. Here […]

Please Thank Your Nurses On Christmas (And New Year’s Eve)

My latest article for has gotten people talking: You can guarantee that three places will be open on Christmas day: Chinese restaurants, Denny’s and hospitals. I spent part of last Christmas in the hospital visiting my mother-in-law who was recovering from open heart surgery.  I felt depressed walking into the building that morning.  My […]