A medical student, molded by experiences with patients
There she lay: a 59-year old woman who had become increasingly disoriented and confused. Not only did she have an infection in her bloodstream, years of alcohol abuse had taken its toll on her liver, leaving her skin yellowed.
“Welcome to the ICU,” I thought. In contrast to my previous clinical experience, I found this patient encounter unsettling.
She was nothing more than a body in a bed punctured …