Tag: end of life

Allison Lyle, MD (2 Posts)

Resident Editor

University of Washington and Seattle Children's Hospital


Allison is a Neonatology Fellow and Clinical Ethics Fellow at the University of Washington and Seattle Children's Hospital. Her interests include narrative medicine, neonatal ethics education, and neonatal palliative care.




Treat Me If You Can: DNR versus Comfort Measures Only

Caffeine’s effect waned, stomachs rumbled, attention spans faded after rounding on nine acutely ill patients on university wards. It was nearing lunch. I was the senior resident, so I chose the order in which we saw patients. As we arrived at our last patient’s room, I snapped out of my under-caffeinated daze and realized I had made the rookie mistake of leaving our newest and sickest patient for last.

Carly Schmidt, MD Carly Schmidt, MD (2 Posts)

Resident Physician Contributing Writer

Warren Alpert Medical School


Carly is a pediatrics resident in Providence, RI at Brown University's Hasbro Children's Hospital. She attended University of Michigan followed by Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. She uses writing as a way to process experiences in residency and hopes to encourage others to explore narrative medicine as a form of therapy. In her free time she enjoys hiking with her husband and rescue pup, reading true crime novels, and playing "punishingly intricate" board games.