- aInternal Medicine Residency Program,
- bPediatric Residency Program, and
- cDivision of Inpatient Medicine, Department of Pediatrics, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah
- Address correspondence to Laura Nell Hodo, MD, Division of Inpatient Medicine, Department of Pediatrics, University of Utah and Primary Children’s Hospital, 100 Mario Capecchi Dr, Salt Lake City, UT 84113. E-mail:
The Osborn Team is the team in our hospital that houses older children with medically complex conditions; most are adolescents and many are behavioral health patients awaiting medical clearance or bed availability. It can be emotionally and physically draining work. For 1 week in May 2016, Osborn team members were challenged to write a haiku every day that had some relationship to a patient, the patient experience, the family experience, or the physician and/or resident experience. Here are the best of those we developed together. Each haiku is intended to stand alone; they are not meant to be stanzas in a single poem.
Shaking and twitching
Doctors, imaging, blood work
Fearing the unknown
theVoicesthePain I scream
My life is not mine.
Ride along – it drives
Needs stat fasciotomy!
Pressure relieved, ahhhh
Diagnosis – Hope?
The feedback sandwich
It’s a love/hate kind of thing
I prefer turkey
FINANCIAL DISCLOSURE: The authors have indicated they have no financial relationships relevant to this article to disclose.
FUNDING: No external funding.
POTENTIAL CONFLICT OF INTEREST: The authors have indicated they have no potential conflicts of interest to disclose.
Drs Gradick, Hedges, and Yanke drafted the initial haikus, edited the haikus, and revised the manuscript; Dr Hodo drafted the initial haikus, conceptualized the project, formatted the haikus, and revised the manuscript; and all authors approved the final manuscript as submitted.
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