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26hr photo project: "It's my daughter's birthday today."

This photo series by a resident doctor in Calgary documents the stories of physicians before and after their call.
By: Rebecca Hay
October 05, 2020
Photo: Rebecca Hay (Instagram)
Photo: Rebecca Hay (Instagram)

Dr. Jordan Van Dyk says: "Outside of medicine, I love to play with my kids. It's my daughter's birthday today - I'll go home and we'll celebrate. I'm so busy and I miss them, but being on call all week I feel is harder for my partner - not having adults to talk to, especially with COVID, and putting the kids to bed by herself. It's challenging. I think we'll both be glad my call is done!" Swipe to see Dr. Van Dyk before and after 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.

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