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26hr photo project: "Curiosity helps me know I don’t have to be perfect..."

This photo series by a resident doctor in Calgary documents the stories of physicians before and after their call.
By: Rebecca Hay
December 07, 2020
Photo: Rebecca Hay (Instagram)

Dr. Alison Marshall says: "When I started med school, I thought of three things I wanted to keep with me throughout medicine. One, my creativity with special effects makeup; two, my curiosity; three my empathy and compassion. When I feel super burnt out, I try and think of these three things and it helps center me. For example, curiosity helps me know I don’t have to be perfect, I don’t have to know everything, and I’m here to learn. I do better from a place of curiosity, rather then scorning myself for not knowing every answer.” Swipe to see Dr. Marshall before and after call (after shown first here).

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.

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