Matt Morgan: Patients’ notes should be addressed to themBMJ 2020; 370 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.m2740 (Published 15 July 2020) Cite this as: BMJ 2020;370:m2740
- Matt Morgan, intensive care consultant
- University Hospital of Wales
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Working in intensive care, I’m spared the pain (or joy) of writing clinic letters. In fact, most of the writing I do in my work is communication between healthcare professionals rather than directly with patients or their families. However, as with so many other things, covid-19 has changed this.
Relatives have often been unable to visit even critically ill loved ones during the covid-19 pandemic. As a result, the memories of tough conversations that I normally carry around with me have morphed from the distressed faces of family members into the rubber keys on my office phone. This collection of numbers is the …