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              Dear Life: On Caring for the Elderly: Quarterly Essay 57
                

              Dear Life: On Caring for the Elderly: Quarterly Essay 57 (Paperback, 57th edition)

              By Hitchcock, Karen

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              ISBN 9781863958165
              Published AU 28 Mar 2016
              Publisher Black Inc
              Interest Age General Audience
              Series Quarterly Essay
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              The Medicine: A Doctor's Notes

              The Medicine: A Doctor's Notes (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Hitchcock, Karen

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              What happens when a doctor kills a patient? Are GPs overprescribing antidepressants? Does 'female Viagra' work? What role can psychedelics and cannabis play in treating pain? What is sickness, and how much of it is in our heads? In The Medicine, Dr Karen Hitchcock takes us to the... frontlines of everyday treatment, turning her acute gaze to everything from the flu season to dementia, plastic surgery to the humble sick day. In an overcrowded, underfunded medical system, she explores how more of us can be healthier, and how listening carefully to a patient's experience can be as important as prescribing a pill. These dazzling essays show Hitchcock to be one of the most fearless and illuminating medical thinkers of our time - reasonable, insightful and deeply humane.
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              ISBN 9781760641931
              Published AU 4 Feb 2020
              Publisher Black Inc
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              Dear Life: On Caring for the Elderly: Quarterly Essay 57
               

              Dear Life: On Caring for the Elderly: Quarterly Essay 57 (Trade Paperback / Paperback, 57th edition)

              By Hitchcock, Karen

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              'There are many ways to get sick, many ways to crumble and crash. We are hearts and lungs and kidneys and skin, blood vessels, liver and brain. And we are so much more than this ...' In this essential Quarterly Essay, doctor and writer Karen Hitchcock explores the humane treatmen...t of the elderly and dying through some unforgettable cases. With honesty and deep experience, she looks at end-of-life decisions, acute care of the frail and the demented, big pharma, over-treatment and attitudes to ageing and death among doctors, patients and their families. Hitchcock reveals a creeping ageism, often disguised, which threatens to turn the elderly into a 'burden' - difficult, hopeless, expensive and homogenous. Thanks to health-dollar hysteria, the elderly are the only group of medical patients for whom we are trying to limit treatment, hospital stays, interventions and expense. We are justly seeking ways to determine when medical care may be futile, harmful or against a patient's wishes, but this can easily morph into limitations on care that suit the system rather than the patient. Hitchcock argues that we need to plan for the new future when more of us will be old, with an aim of making that time better, not shorter. And that we must change our institutions to fit the needs of an ageing population.
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              ISBN 9781863957168
              Published AU 13 Mar 2015
              Publisher Black Inc
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              Series Quarterly Essay
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              Little White Slips

              Little White Slips (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Hitchcock, Karen

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              The 13 stories in Hitchcock's debut collection showcase a formidable new talent. One of the most exciting recruits Picador list in years, her writing is deeply personal, strikingly feminine, heart-breakingly beautiful, at times fearless and confronting and frequently hilarious.

              ISBN 9780330424998
              Published AU 1 Sep 2009
              Publisher Pan Macmillan
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              Fat City
                

              Fat City (Paperback, Large type / large print edition)

              By Hitchcock, Karen

              I ask a young 200 - kilo patient what he snacks on. Nothing, he says. I look him in the eye. Nothing? He nods. I ask him about his chronic skin infections, his diabetes. He tears up: I eat hot chips and fried dim sims and drink three bottles of Coke every...

              ISBN 9781458791542
              Released AU 12 Jan 2016
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              Little White Slips
                

              Little White Slips (EPUB ebook)

              By Hitchcock, Karen

              The 13 stories in Hitchcock's debut collection showcase a formidable new talent. One of the most exciting recruits Picador list in years, her writing is deeply personal, strikingly feminine, heart-breakingly beautiful, at times fearless and confronting and frequently hilarious.

              ISBN 9781742620299
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              Language en
              Released AU 1 Sep 2009
              Publisher Pan Macmillan
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              Dear Life: On Caring for the Elderly
               

              Dear Life: On Caring for the Elderly (Paperback, [Dyslexic Edition])

              By Hitchcock, Karen

              • RRP: $34.99
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              In this short, powerful book, Karen Hitchcock shines a light on ageism in our society. Through some unforgettable case studies, she shows what care for the elderly and dying is really like - both the good and the bad. With honesty and deep experience, she looks at end-of-life dec...isions and over-treatment, frailty and dementia. Dear Life is a moving and controversial argument against the creeping tendency to see the elderly as a ''burden''-difficult, hopeless, expensive and homogenous. While we rightly seek to curb treatment when it is futile, harmful or against a patient's wishes, this can sometimes lead to limits on care that suit the system rather than the person. Doctors may declare a situation hopeless when it may not be so. We must plan for a future when more of us will be old, Hitchcock argues, with the aim of making that time better, not shorter. And we must change our institutions and society to meet the needs of an ageing population. Dear Life is a landmark book by one of Australia's most powerful writers. ''The elderly, the frail are our society. They are our parents and grandparents, our carers and neighbours, and they are every one of us in the not-too-distant future . . . They are not a growing cost to be managed or a burden to be shifted or a horror to be hidden away, but people whose needs require us to change'' - Karen Hitchcock, Dear Life
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              ISBN 9781525226137
              Released AU 16 Jun 2016
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              Dear Life: On Caring for the Elderly
                

              Dear Life: On Caring for the Elderly (Paperback, Large type / large print edition)

              By Hitchcock, Karen

              In this short, powerful book, Karen Hitchcock shines a light on ageism in our society. Through some unforgettable case studies, she shows what care for the elderly and dying is really like - both the good and the...

              ISBN 9781525226069
              Released AU 16 Jun 2016
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              The Medicine: A Doctor's Notes
                

              The Medicine: A Doctor's Notes (Paperback, Large type / large print edition)

              By Hitchcock, Karen

              • RRP: $49.99
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              What happens when a doctor kills a patient? Are GPs overprescribing antidepressants? Does 'female Viagra' work? What role can psychedelics and cannabis play in treating pain? What is sickness, and how much of it is in our heads? In The Medicine, Dr Karen Hitchcock takes us to the... frontlines of everyday treatment, turning her acute gaze to everything from the flu season to dementia, plastic surgery to the humble sick day. In an overcrowded, underfunded medical system, she explores how more of us can be healthier, and how listening carefully to a patient's experience can be as important as prescribing a pill. These dazzling essays show Hitchcock to be one of the most fearless and illuminating medical thinkers of our time - reasonable, insightful and deeply humane.
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              ISBN 9780369333063
              Released AU 4 Feb 2020
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              Short Black 2 Fat City
               

              Short Black 2 Fat City (EPUB ebook)

              By Hitchcock, Karen

              I ask a young 200-kilo patient what he snacks on. "Nothing," he says. I look him in the eye. Nothing? He nods. I ask him about his chronic skin infections, his diabetes. He tears up: "I eat hot chips and fried dim sims and drink three bottles of Coke every afternoon. The truth is... I'm addicted to eating. I'm addicted." He punches his thigh. In Fat City, Karen Hitchcock unpicks the idea of obesity as a disease. In a riveting blend of story and analysis, she explores chemistry, psychology and the impulse to excess to explain the West's growing obesity epidemic. Short Blacks are gems of recent Australian writing - brisk reads that quicken the pulse and stimulate the mind. Karen Hitchcock is the author of the award-winning story collection Little White Slips and a regular contributor to the Monthly. She is also a staff physician in acute and general medicine at the Alfred Hospital, Melbourne.
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              ISBN 9781925203486
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              Language en
              Released AU 23 Sep 2015
              Publisher Schwartz Books Pty. Ltd.
              Interest Age General Audience
              Series Short Black
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