Junkfood Science: Change of Shift

January 24, 2007

Change of Shift

The latest issue of Change of Shift is up at Emergiblog. Kim has compiled a varied collection of essays from nurses. Some are sure to leave you feeling as exhausted as the nurses did after working endless 12 hour shifts.

A story I found especially moving was by Erica at Blissful Entropy who wrote about nurses' instincts. She has learned to trust her gut when something doesn’t feel right. She described two situations with children in the ER and the difficult decision of whether to call child protective services when signs seem to point to abuse. The heartbreaking details of what she discovered will stop your heart, too.
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