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26hr photo project: "...I ran into some co-residents and they had pizza."

This photo series by a resident doctor in Calgary documents the stories of physicians before and after their call.
By: Rebecca Hay
May 09, 2020
Photo: Rebecca Hay (Instagram)

Dr. Kaspar Ng says: "I was finishing an admission note and a code ** came in, luckily was ok. Then I was about to have dinner and I got called for a child upstairs who was really sick. We didn’t actually do nighttime rounds till 10pm. There was a family we spent a bit more time with for a difficult situation. It was 11:30pm, I finally finished my notes. 12:30pm I went looking for food in Emergency and there was no luck, but then I ran into some co-residents and they had pizza. That was a really bright turn of events. No big issues after that - got a couple hours of sleep, so overall it was a good night." Swipe to see Dr. Ng after and before his call (after photo first here).

About 26hr photo project: Photographer Rebecca Hay is a resident physician training in Pediatrics 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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