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Larbert, Scotland, United Kingdom

Thursday, December 11, 2008

Busy weeks

The past fortnight have been quite manic so far and seem to have one ongoing pattern...in fact most of this ICU block has focussed around dying. It is a common thing, given that 33% of all ICU admissions die in ICU and 50% before leaving hospital. Also this month has been the one where I had to write a Palliative Care case, and work on a Palliative Care plan for the patient.

As you will have seen from past blog posts, the perceived unfairness of who dies has been something I have been thinking about a fair bit.

Also mixed in with all this has been a variety of random non-Uni stuff, tech for a CMF conference weekend away (where end of life issues, euthenasia, and assisted suicide was one of the main discussion topics - some interesting views and opinions); Origin events in Princes St Gardens - where I kept warm by handing out flyers and shaking an orange bucket; and in St Cuthberts in Edinburgh last weekeend. Then this Monday I was at the launch of a CD recorded at a concert we did in the sumemr, and on Friday is another gig, in Grangemouth. So I''m so looking forward to Saturday for a long lie!

1 comment:

Elaine said...

Sounds like you have your work/life beautifully balanced.

Do you ever get a rest?

And if so, do you enjoy it?