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26hr photo project: "...it's the calm before the storm."

This photo series by a resident doctor in Calgary documents the stories of physicians before and after their call.
By: Rebecca Hay
May 12, 2020
Photo: Rebecca Hay (Instagram)

Dr. Restivo says: "Everyone is obviously really stressed out, but for us it’s the calm before the storm. It’s only going to get worse, but since everyone is so stressed out I find emotions are high and people are reacting more quickly because their baseline is so much more stressed. Even Emergency and consultants are feeling hypervigilant. It’s an interesting time to be working, but it is the calm before the storm which is almost more terrifying. We’re waiting. Families are so stressed out coming into the hospital, and they are so nervous not only for their children but keeping them safe in the hospital." Swipe to see Dr. Restivo before and after her call.

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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