Dr. Lindsay Ian Grant Worthley worked as an intensive care medical specialist at the Royal Adelaide hospital intensive care unit (ICU) for 20 years (1971-1991) and at the Flinders Medical Centre ICU for 17 years (1991-2007). He retired from active clinical intensive care practice in 2009 although he still teaches postgraduate students. He has published over 130 indexed scientific articles and books that include:
Worthley LIG. Synopsis of Intensive Care Medicine. London: Churchill Livingstone, 1994
Worthley LIG. Handbook of Emergency Laboratory Tests. New York: Churchill Livingstone, 1996.
Worthley LIG. Clinical examination of the critically ill patient, 3rd Ed. Melbourne: The Australasian Academy of Critical Care Medicine, 2006.
He will be remembered largely as a postgraduate teacher in intensive care medicine, establishing and running the Adelaide postgraduate ICU course from 1983 – 2005. His research interests include, oxygen uptake, fluid, electrolyte and acid-base abnormalities in the critically ill patient, total parenteral nutrition in hospital and home patients and percutaneous tracheostomy.
He is married to Janice and has 3 sons and 8 grandchildren. In 2010 he was appointed as a Member in the General Division of the Order of Australia (AM) for ‘Service to medical education, particularly in the area of intensive care medicine, as a clinician, mentor and educator, and through contributions to professional associations’
Inside God's Shed: Memoirs of an Intensive Care specialist
by Lindsay Worthley
Inside God’s Shed is a series of tales that describe the experiences of an Intensive Care specialist during his career and provide a portrait of the intensive care unit by taking the reader into the lives of patients, relatives, medical specialists, nurses, hospital administrators and even pharmaceutical industry ‘reps’. These stories are of true events.
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