The first rule is to keep an untroubled spirit. The second is to look things in the face and know them for what they are.
Dr. H is a London born-and-raised Intensive Care Doctor, and the author of The ICU Diaries. He has the privilege to work at one of the busiest teaching hospitals in the country, following his trans-Atlantic medical training in both the UK and United States.
This diary, while no great work of literature, aims to provide a true and accurate reflection of healthcare at its most critical heights. TV and Film often portray these situations as glossy and glamorous, when the reality is too often heavy and horrifying. This part reflective-exercise, part journalism is for the general public and medical colleagues alike.
This is a work of nonfiction. Events are written as they occured. Names and certain less-important details may change to protect the confidentiality of those involved, both living and dead. Any resemblance to other patients, colleagues or events as a result of these changes is purely coincidental.