26hr photo project: "Be present, be kind, and share joy."
Dr. Katherine (Tusia) Pohoreski says: "Be present, be kind, and share joy. Find those moments to make someone smile. I tell myself these things when the going gets tough, because residency can be overwhelming. Long hours, endless reading...sometimes you realize you haven’t peed in over 12 hours. Things are often unpredictable, uncertain, and I’d be lying if I didn’t say stressful. But life is too short to be carrying the glass half empty; it’s important to remind yourself it’s always half full." Swipe to see Dr. Pohoreski before and after her call.
About 26hr photo project: Photographer Rebecca Hay is a resident physician training in Paediatrics in Calgary. "Physicians commonly work shifts up to 26 hours long—often without breaks or sleep, caring for families and vulnerable people. A lot can happen in that time, both beautiful and exhausting. I started the photo project "26hr" to highlight the human aspect of medicine and the incredible people working these shifts, and to explore their stories and perceptions."
Rebecca is on Instagram as @liferecaptured.