I am a family medicine resident who likes to highlight the hilarious in medicine as I write about patients, medical school, residency, medical missions, and whatever else strikes my fancy.
HIPAA is for reals, folks. All of my "patient stories" have been changed to protect patient privacy. I will change any or all identifiers, including age, location, race/ethnicity, sex, medical history, and quotes.
I like most of the nurses I work with, but ugh…there are a few…I just can’t understand how someone can be so evil to another human being.
My friend J, on some of the NICU nurses in her residency program. Word to the wise for med students. NICU (neonatal ICU) and OB nurses are fiercely protective of their patients (with good reason). Be nice to them.