26hr photo project: "...when you work with good people it’s worth it.”
Dr. Carson Gill says: "The hardest thing for me in intensive care, particularly working with children, is it comes with the highest of highs and lowest of lows. There’s been some difficult cases that in the moment don’t necessarily register as real as they do when you have time to reflect. I find it indirectly circles back at times, and you feel human. And it’s finding that balance, and remembering that we’re all human, that is so important. It’s about having some self compassion in the midst of it all, and knowing we are all learning how to deal with emotions and difficult cases and long shifts. The system is not perfect but when you work with good people it’s worth it.” Swipe below to see Dr. Gill 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.