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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Drugs: on medication, legalisation and pleasure
What role can cannabis and psychedelics play in modern medicine?
Please, go on
When you’re a doctor, nothing is ever Too Much Information
What the hell was I afraid of?
Dissecting the complex power structures we all inhabit
Some days, nothing comes easy
A bad case of the flu
Notes from the flu-season frontline
The eyes have it
How is it possible for an emotion to be expressed in an eyeball?
A pain in the tooth
What happened to Australia’s publicly funded dental system?
The next big thin
Dissecting dietary fads and habits
Sickness can be debilitating but it also offers escape
A stint in a remote Western Australian hospital brings its own challenges
The war on food
Our minds and bodies have a complicated relationship with what we eat
Sex and pharmaceuticals
It was championed by women’s groups, but Addyi is not the “female Viagra”
How should doctors be assessed? And how should they assess themselves?
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