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Irregular time off

by Khadija Sesay
This poem provides an insight into conflicting thoughts and emotions as a patient tries process a diagnosis which will impact on his life at all levels
Tags: written - poetry - does_it_have_to_be_like_this - heart disease - cardiology - medicine and surgery -

Life in the Glasshouse

by Anona McAvoy
Prose about patient on ward connected to machinery, in fear
Tags: written - prose - bone_deep - cancer (pancreatic) - general surgery - medicine and surgery -


by Euridice Mendes
Oh how I would love to live in exhale' poem
Tags: written - poetry - bone_deep - asthma - respiratory - medicine and surgery -

Medical Dilemma

by Rebecca Probert
Drawing, pencil and colour, elderly woman in severe pain, safe level of pain-killers in question
Tags: visual - drawing - bone_deep - temporal neuralgia - neurology - medicine and surgery -

Face Value

by A Cunynghame
Prose about a young medic feeling he had connected with a patient and acquired insight into her situation yet finding her case-notes revealed a very different story
Tags: written - prose - cut_adrift - asthma - respiratory - medicine and surgery -

Lady With Pink Hair

by Anon
Young mother tragically contracting severe neurological condition during clinical treatment and deteriorating rapidly to the size of child.
Tags: written - prose - cut_adrift - neurology - medicine and surgery -

Orofacial Pain

by Tim Collins
The all-consuming and fragmenting impact of chronic and acute facial pain.
Tags: visual - pastel - under_the_skin - chronic pain - neurology - medicine and surgery -

Beyond Appearances

by Ashleigh Van Tonder
Observations from a student's experience of a surgeon establishing clinical boundaries
Tags: written - prose - doctor_watching - cancer (oesophageal) - general surgery - medicine and surgery -


by Nick Bigwood
Prose inspired by a profoundly disabled patient suggesting that her condition and temporary hospitalization rendered her potato-like, a passive recipient of multiple interventions
Tags: written - prose - does_it_have_to_be_like_this - spinal tumour - neurology - medicine and surgery -

U.B.H.T Lost Property

by Robert Colaco
Black and white cartoon, lost identity - gowned patient at hospital desk
Tags: visual - cartoon - does_it_have_to_be_like_this - hospital experience - medicine and surgery -