This piece was written by a 90-year-old retired physician who sustained severe injuries in a fall. He discusses his injuries and treatments in great detail (perfect for the medically educated or interested reader!). He also talks about what it was like to spend time in the ICU and at a rehab hospital, and observes the roles of nursing, physicians, ethics, finances, and technology in caring for patients.
My favorite part is near the end: "What personal care hospitalized patients now get is mostly from nurses... I had never before understood how much good nursing care contributes to patients' safety and comfort, especially when they are very sick or disabled. This is a lesson all physicians and hospital administrators should learn. When nursing is not optimal, patient care is never good."