arrow-downarrow-leftarrow-rightarrow-upchevron-upchevron-leftchevron-rightchevron-upclosecomment-newemail-newgallerygridheadphones-newheart-filledheart-openmap-geolocatormap-pushpinArtboard 1Artboard 1Artboard 1minusng-borderpauseplayplusreplayscreenArtboard 1sharefacebookgithubArtboard 1Artboard 1linkedinlinkedin_inpinterestpinterest_psnapchatsnapchat_2tumblrtwittervimeovinewhatsappspeakerstar-filledstar-openzoom-in-newzoom-out-new
Edit Photo Details
Photograph by
    • 0
    • 1

    Reported by:

    This is what a resuscitation room looks like after a "code blue." I'm an emergency doctor and I've run many codes. But seeing this photograph through my lens made me really stop and think about the amazing work our health team does every day. It's not a glamorous profession. Our actions take us to the very edge of death. Sometimes, we can bring someone back. Sometimes, we have to tell families that their loved ones are gone. We work in that narrow space between life and death.
    WHAT MAKES THIS PHOTO GREAT?
    Composition 5
    Lighting 2
    Creativity 1
    Story 5

    Thank you so much for what you do every day as an emergency doctor — you truly "work in that narrow space between life and death." And by showing us an empty room that is not yet clean and organized, I am left to imagine about what just happened and whether or not the patient was OK after the "Code Blue." I can feel you having a moment, reflecting "about the amazing work [your] health team does every day." Thank you so much for sharing this photo and story Dawn.

    David Lee
    Producer, Nat Geo Your Shot
    Photo Details
    Date Uploaded: Feb 23, 2017
    Location: Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Copyright: © Dawn Lim
    Categories: Black and White, Places
    Assignments: The Gift of Life