I’m watching the learning channel and tonight they are in a real life emergency room. They are talking to one of the doctors and she said she has been working for 20 hours and can’t go home for another 16! She also said it’s not unusual for her to go 48 hours without sleep.
I want to why that is allowed. I hear that it is normal for that to happen (especially med students). It seems to me that you wouldn’t be in any physical shape to do anything if you go without sleep for that long, let alone work in life-and-death situations. If i was a patient I wouldn’t want a doctor who hasn’t slept in, say, 30 hours. Is it because they are shortstaffed or something?
Sometimes life is so great you just gotta muss up your hair and quack like a duck!