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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The biggest decisions


Why doctors second-guess themselves

Medicine’s mission to Mars

Transplants, out-of-body organs and limits to treatment

Health care, American style

Barack Obama

Motivational slogans and pricey lungs in a US hospital

A visit to the nursing home

Australian society

How we look after the elderly

Ill communication


You can learn the science of medicine, but what about the human aspects?

In the body and in the mind


How do you provide medical treatment for a non-medical problem?

© Karen Kasmauski / National Geographic Stock

Fat City


What can stop obesity?

An elderly patient waits in the Emergency Department. © Jason South / Fairfax Sydnication

Last resort


How the rebirth of general medicine will save lives

Illustration by Jeff Fisher.

A Case of Rust


The Melbourne International Flower & Garden Show