Domestic abuse

Domestic abuse The incident I was admitted to hospitalised due to breathing difficulties. I was undergoing tests to establish the cause.  An X-ray established that my sternum had been dislodged. Although I knew that the injury had been sustained due to domestic...

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...

Madam Doctor

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...

Hairy patient

Il paziente irsuto L’incidente “Ero un’assistente in dermatologia. C’è stato il caso di un paziente che mi ricordo ancora molto bene. Era uno straniero di circa 30 anni, basso e in apparenza benestante. Quando è arrivato allo studio era confuso e non sapeva come...