Karen Hitchcock


Karen Hitchcock
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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High times

Society

After lunch at my mum’s house the other day, my brother and I walked around the corner to visit an old school friend we hadn’t seen for years. Pete had moved back into his childhood home when his parents left for a retirement village. He answered …

Fragments

blog

An extract from ‘Dear Life: on caring for the elderly’

Illustration

The dementia cure

Society

Do we change our behaviour or wait for a medical breakthrough?

Illustration

Ironman and medical exams

article

How a gruelling physical challenge became a welcome relief

The rural doctor problem

Medicine

Practising medicine away from the big cities

Do no harm

Medicine

Sometimes a doctor can’t help but kill a patient

Looking for trouble

Health

Does medical screening do more harm than good?

The pill problem

General medicine

Are GPs prescribing too many antidepressants?

Crazy pills

General medicine

Our obsession with vitamins is getting out of hand

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