‘Despite everything she had been through she was still the most resilient 11 year I had ever encountered…”
Dr Jenny Jamieson worked with Medicin Sans Frontiers at Kunduz Trauma Centre in 2012.
While she was there she met an extraordinary girl who taught her some important lessons on resilience, endurance and hope. Continue reading Fatima — Dr Jenny Jamieson
I remember a time when I cared for a woman who was sitting at a bus stop and she was hit by a drunk driver… Continue reading We carry on — Bernadette Clarke
It was a Sunday evening, one of the junior doctors had asked me to review this fellows infection… It was Izzy, who had come to us many hundreds of times over the years, knocking on death’s door… in fact sometimes walking through death’s door. Izzy was a severe, brittle asthmatic. Continue reading Izzy — Prof Mike Ardagh
It’s very easy in medicine to become focused on the needs of the patient, but sometimes the needs of the family are as great, or greater. Continue reading Communication is key — Dr Steven Pincus
It was day three of our Everest Base Camp trek and a group of 16 strangers were getting to know each other… Then we heard a loud rumble, like someone shaking sheets of roofing iron. I felt dizzy and stumbled… only to realise that all of us were experiencing the same thing — the ground was moving under us. Continue reading Heart of the Quake — Dr Mel Venn