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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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

Society

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

In the body and in the mind

article

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

© Karen Kasmauski / National Geographic Stock

Fat City: What can stop obesity?

essay

In the late 1980s I spent a year in the US as an exchange student. The exchange organisation allocated me a local support person named Emily. Emily was white and loud and the fattest person I had ever seen outside a caravan park. She looked different …

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

Last resort

essay

How the rebirth of general medicine will save lives

Illustration by Jeff Fisher.

A Case of Rust

Horticulture

The Melbourne International Flower & Garden Show

‘The Weight of a Human Heart’ by Ryan O’Neill, Black Inc; $27.95

‘The Weight of a Human Heart’ by Ryan O’Neill

arts

The 21 stories in Ryan O’Neill’s new collection are tied together by a preoccupation with language. There are books, magazines, word games, phonetics, grammar lessons, miscommunications, translations on every page. The world exists insofar as it exists …

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