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Religion at the docks The incident “During the welcoming procedures of refugees at the docks in Trapani harbour (Sicily, Italy), in which medical consultations and treatments are included, one of the volunteers, a woman, came to me speaking with a loud voice, very...

(English) Pregnant woman in Lampedusa

Pregnant woman in Lampedusa The incident “I was in Lampedusa, a smaller island of Sicily in the middle of the Mediterranean Sea. I was working there as cultural mediator at the local centre for migrants. I was accompanying a pregnant woman to the hospital, because she...

(English) Parents heatlh and responsibility

Parents heatlh and responsibility The incident “I was working the night shift in out-of-hours service in the province of Agrigento, in Sicily, in January 2015, when a 20-year-old came to me to get his head medicated. He told me that he had had a seizure (from...

Madam

Madam Doctor The incident “During my time as a medical student, I worked for a while as an intern at a large and busy hospital in Palermo. During an internship program at the urology ward of the hospital I was assisting a doctor in the urological and oncological...

(English) Gratitude

Gratitude The incident “I was at the hospital in Catania, carrying out my internship. I was attending the internship program together with five other doctors. Some days earlier, we had dealt with the case of an old man whose leg we had to amputated.  After a few days...

(English) Gloves

Gloves The incident “I was carrying out my internship at a hospital in the city centre of Palermo, where the patient group is very mixed in terms of ethnicity and social status. My internship took place at the department of gynaecology. I was with the main doctor and...