Friday, January 3, 2014

Silkwood Shower

You know when you have one of those REALLY icky days at work?  When you've been cleaning poop, barf, pee, or doing dressing changes on yucky wounds, or had a patient in isolation?  Those days when you leave work thinking about burning your scrubs and knowing that a regular shower won't cut it?

I call those my Silkwood Days.

The movie Silkwood came out in 1983 and was the story of Karen Silkwood, who died in a suspicious car accident after investigating and planning to expose the questionable safety practices of the nuclear plant at which she worked.

In one scene of the movie, Karen Silkwood, played by Meryl Streep in the movie, is exposed to radiation and has to be scrubbed in the shower with a wire brush - presumably to get the radiation off of her skin. 

I think we've all had Silkwood Days.

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