The code

The code The incident “I was in the emergency room (E.R) of the hospital one afternoon. E.Rs use a colour coding system for emergencies, assigning a colour between white, green, yellow and red (in order of severity) to the patients who walk in. Precedence is thus...

Religion at the docks

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...

Roma consultation

Visita a un paziente rom L’incidente “Ero un giovane dottore e mi trovavo nel reparto di pronto soccorso in cui era arrivato un paziente di 16 anni che aveva dei forti dolori allo stomaco. Il ragazzo apparteneva a una comunità rom. Ho chiesto alla famiglia di uscire...