It may be some weeks before I’ll be back at work, but my file of encounters and experiences, which I should be able to use to illustrate any number of ethics lectures or seminars, is getting fatter by the day. For example:
Nurse: I’m just going to ask you a few questions. Is that OK?
Me: Of course.
Nurse: So. Do you have any stairs in your house?
Me: Two flights.
Nurse: Right. Is there anyone else living with you?
Me: Husband. Two teenagers.
Nurse: Right. Do you want to be resuscitated?
Me: I’m sorry?
Nurse: Resuscitation. You know, if you want to be resuscitated.
Me: Yes, I do actually.
Nurse: Right. Any bathroom downstairs?