26hr photo project: "It’s very easy to turn a 26-hour shift into a 36-hour shift..."
Dr. Karen-Rose Wilson says: "As a woman and mother in medicine, post-call I’ve had to ensure that I sleep and take some time. It’s very easy to turn a 26-hour shift into a 36-hour shift by not sleeping, and continuing, continuing and continuing until you can’t. So, I’ve had to say, I just need to sleep. It’s by making sure my son is in daycare post call and protecting the time to take care of myself, otherwise there’s always one other thing." Swipe to see Dr. Wilson 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.