Avoid the whimperatives
Below is my graduation speech. It is about why we are in medicine. As all resuscitationists know - whether nurse, physician, pharmacist, PA, or paramedic - resuscitation is hard work. We all could have chosen easier, safer paths to follow. Ten years down the track I have no regrets. I appreciate the great privilege of being here. Still, though, it's good to take a moment to remember how we got here, and why it is that we do what we do.