And so it begins with an ugly truth….

A “Slow Code” is hospital slang for a controversial practice in which medical staff respond slowly to a life threatening situation….on purpose…. “The Psychiatric Unit of a hospital can be, well…. a little crazy, especially for a young and spirited male nurse. But a transfer to a medical unit soon exposes who is really crazy, in a laugh-out-loud, eye-opening look…

Hospital Humor….

“Oh that’s just God, he thinks he’s a Doctor…. or something like that, I always get the punch line wrong.”      I smiled politely and did my best to portray some genuine amusement. Being my last day on the psych unit I was admittedly a little touched at my patients attempt to amuse me with an old hospital joke. This type…