Relinquishing our obsession with technology.

Relinquishing our obsession with technology.

A recent piece in the BMJ Opinion on 4 May highlighted the concept of “Covid Fatigue” among both patient facing hospital staff and those behind the scenes using technology to continue working. Where the former are tired, weary, irritable and disoriented, sometimes not...
Reactivating: when your job is grief

Reactivating: when your job is grief

Grief comes, like love, in myriad forms, chameleon-like, shape shifting, shadow dancing, furtive and furious, all consuming, ever-present, ineluctable. It hits with the power of a tornado, obliterating everything in its path and it lingers, a festering presence eating...
Re-living the past: a chance encounter with grief

Re-living the past: a chance encounter with grief

He was there, right behind me. I could smell his shaving foam, feel his cotton shirt brush my ear, anticipate his painful bear hug of love. A warm wash of homecoming enveloped me. I was safe, I was home, I was where I was always meant to be. At his side. Except I...
Respecting: Life and Death

Respecting: Life and Death

“It’s not life and death!” How often do we say that, euphemistically, to reduce whatever it is we are agonising over to its relevant size? But sometimes it is. Life and death. I knew my friend and neighbour was going to die and that it would be soon, but I did not...