Daniel Smith
Journal of Paramedic Practice, Vol. 11, Iss. 1, 11 Jan 2019, pp 37

In an unpredictable-and sometimes frightening-world, the few events that bring some normalcy can be really comforting. Christmas was never going to be white, New Year's Eve was always going to be busy and the question, 'what's the worst thing you have ever seen?' will forever follow social introductions to paramedics. For the predictable conversations, you'll have developed a time-honoured response, perhaps a witty retort which minimises embarrassment and deflects the conversation away from the harsh reality of your role. The new neighbour's housewarming simply isn't the place to discuss the real answer!

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