No Doctor Should Work 30 Straight Hours Without Sleep

“When Larry Schlachter was a 31-year-old neurosurgeon, he was driving to the hospital early one morning and “just blacked out.” He crashed his car and crushed his chest; broken ribs punctured his thorax, which filled with air and blood. “I almost died.” Instead he was left with 14 fractured bones and a lingering loss of balance. He attributes the blackout to working 120-hour weeks that left him often on the brink of awareness. He put it to me clinically: “I was a victim of physician fatigue and exhaustion.”” More @ The Atlantic.

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About The Rev. Thomas C. Jackson

Ordained to the priesthood in December, 2010.
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