Tag ICU

ANWICU trainee prize 2022

I was delighted to win 2nd prize for the Association of Northwest ICU’s (ANWICU’s) trainee prize 2022! This is the second time I have won an ANWICU trainee prize, and it was a privilege to present the work of my…

Resilience is a dirty word

Resilience seems to be a term that has been thrown around without true understanding nor appreciation of it’s definitions, measures or concepts. It has been used in countless research traditions and paradigms. This short essay aims to broaden views of…

Daily Service 11Oct 2021 – Grief

Good morning and welcome to the Daily Service with me, Mark Tan. As an intensive care doctor, I have witnessed many deaths, and as a result, have shared in, however small a part, the initially grieving process of many…

Painting an ICU – Hektoen International

“This was the art of medicine. The clinical examinations were my brushes, investigations were my paints, and the history became my scene, environment and lighting. I became an impressionist.” Claude Monet’s development of impressionism formed my inspiration for this piece…

A Letter to Lydia

In a letter written to his daughter Lydia, who was born during the pandemic, intensive care doctor Mark Tan describes the last 12 months working on the front line alongside colleagues, patients and families who have had to endure and sacrifice so much.