The overwhelmed emergency physician

I was working a 6 p.m. to 2 a.m. locums shift a few months ago and was preparing to leave. There were about 15 patients in rooms and 15 waiting to come back. I asked the lone night physician: “Hey, do you want me to stay a while?” Her answer, defeated, was this: “No, don’t worry. It’s always like this.” I packed my bag and headed to the hotel, still feeling guilty but also exhausted. And wondering why my colleagues are treated so poorly in emergency departments all over the land. I see it time and time again. Overwhelming numbers…
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