Cardiac Implantable Electronic Devices (CIEDs - a cover-all term for permanent pacemakers and implantable defibrillators) are becoming increasingly common in the population as a whole and therefore are becoming increasingly encountered by […]
What follows is an illustrative case (from my imagination) that everyone who works in intensive care, palliative care or geriatrics will at one time or another have experienced; A widow […]
Intensivists and trainee intensivists of the world, brace yourselves. You’re about to re-live a telephone conversation that you have nightly and that makes your blood boil every time…. Ring, Ring… […]
Leo Cullum, The New Yorker. I’m currently taking some time out of the hustle-bustle of the busy ICU to undertake a bit of an elective period in palliative medicine. So […]
While I prepare my next post after a long absence, here’s a documentary from PBS that should be compulsory viewing for any clinician involved in critical care. It examines the interface […]
Familiar territory to all of us no doubt. Australian intensivist Peter Saul talks about dying in the 21st century.