Doctors make life saving decisions in an instant. They are often heroes saving the day but sometimes they are not. They choose the wrong option. There is a sigh of relief when the patient survives. Until they complain.
When doing your best, and doing everything, is still not enough.
Re-live the adrenalin charged emotion as a surgical team battle to deal with an atypical complication that does not follow the expected course. Tense stuff.
“As the anaesthetist sedated the patient, secured
the airway and sited the drip I had struggled to
insert, the seizure stopped and the chaos turned to
calm. As order was restored I breathed a sigh of
relief. And gratitude. And something else: I too,
wanted to be like that”.
Inspired to become an anaesthetist, Dr May
embarks on a training programme to fulfil her