PROJECT POTLUCK: Not Just A Social Stigma Anymore

Low morale may be an unwelcome guest in every workplace, but is undeniably present in most job places at some point or another. It can be a chore to boost morale, but can also be especially challenging in a critical care ER hospital: a fast paced...

Veterinary "I Never" Game

The other night, some of the doctors and I played "I will never do". It’s a little like the "I never" game where someone says something that they have never done and then those that have done that are supposed to drink....

The Bloods, Crips, and Basil

I get to meet some very interesting people on my ER overnight shifts. I realize that my role is often that of an educator – but frequently I learn something from them.

I recall one client. He was homeless. After I introduced myself he...

Drinks After Work

Many shifts leave me feeling like a weary soldier of the ER/ICU, and (more often than not) the Grim Reaper. These times call for a drink. I envy those of you that can meet for so-called "happy hour", the late sunlight glinting in your hair as you...