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A Piece of My Mind
June 12, 2002


Author Affiliations

A Piece of My Mind Section Editor: Roxanne K. Young, Associate Editor.

JAMA. 2002;287(22):2913-2914. doi:10.1001/jama.287.22.2913


Family wants everything done.

I couldn't suppress a sigh and a long deep breath as I put down my clipboard and bag, careful to retain my pen in my pocket. I walked briskly to Labor and Delivery, resuscitation regimen flipping through my mind like mental flashcards. Always A, B, Cs first. Always A, B, Cs first, I reminded myself again and again. But part of me was distracted. Why am I doing this? What outcome can be expected?