Karen Hitchcock

Karen Hitchcock WRITERS & CONTRIBUTORS

53 ENTRIES Karen Hitchcock is a doctor and writer. She is the author of a collection of short fiction, Little White Slips, and the Quarterly Essay Dear Life: On Caring for the Elderly.



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Book covers

Culture

Robot love: Ian McEwan’s ‘Machines Like Me’ and Jeanette Winterson’s ‘Frankissstein’

Literary authors tackle sentience and rationality in AI, with horrific results

Image of cannabis crop

Society

Drugs: on medication, legalisation and pleasure

What role can cannabis and psychedelics play in modern medicine?

What the hell was I afraid of?

Society

What the hell was I afraid of?

Dissecting the complex power structures we all inhabit

Please, go on

Society

Please, go on

When you’re a doctor, nothing is ever Too Much Information

Some days

Society

Some days

Some days, nothing comes easy

A bad case of the flu

Society

A bad case of the flu

Notes from the flu-season frontline

The eyes have it

Society

The eyes have it

How is it possible for an emotion to be expressed in an eyeball?

A pain in the tooth

Society

A pain in the tooth

What happened to Australia’s publicly funded dental system?

The next big thin

Society

The next big thin

Dissecting dietary fads and habits

Sick day

Society

Sick day

Sickness can be debilitating but it also offers escape

Working regional

Society

Working regional

A stint in a remote Western Australian hospital brings its own challenges

The war on food

Society

The war on food

Our minds and bodies have a complicated relationship with what we eat

Illustration

Society

Sex and pharmaceuticals

It was championed by women’s groups, but Addyi is not the “female Viagra”

Performance check-up

Society

Performance check-up

How should doctors be assessed? And how should they assess themselves?

Preparations for the storm

Society

Preparations for the storm

How do doctors manage when there are more patients and fewer resources?

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