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Matthew John - Died Aged 9 Days

by Professor Gordon Stirrat
Poem -the emotional impact of an infant's death from the obstetrician's perspective
Tags: written - poetry - Heads_and_hearts -

I Open My Eyes...

by Sarah Jane Trehane
Prose from the perspective of patient who is in care, severely paralyzed, life-review
Tags: written - prose - does_it_have_to_be_like_this - tetraplegia - neurology - medicine and surgery -

The Patient

by Professor Gordon Stirrat
Poem about a young medical student's horror about the inhumane way a psychiatric patient was treated by the medical profession
Tags: written - poetry - does_it_have_to_be_like_this -

A Note On Haiku

by Acland Hart
Imaginative, insightful view of medical conditions using haiku format
Tags: written - poetry - Out_of_our_heads - depression -

Emmanuel - A Gift, Too Soon

by Professor Gordon Stirrat
Poem written by an obstetrician about the death of a newborn - from the child's perspective
Tags: written - poetry - Out_of_our_heads - obstetrics - rhcn -

Contact

by Rory Paul Brennan
Perceptive poem-holistic insight into the frailties and strengths of the staff/patient dynamic
Tags: written - poetry - Wounded_healer - general practice - comp2 -

Pandora

by Anonymous
A moving metaphoric poem inspired by author's medical father's way of handling auto-immune disorder with a powerful family perspective
Tags: written - poetry - Heads_and_hearts -

Real Symptoms

by Tehmina Bharucha
Tricky consultation, dissatisfied patient with lengthy list of ailments, many medical investigations yet no progress as regards medical diagnoses, question of imagined symptoms
Tags: written - prose - does_it_have_to_be_like_this - general practice - comp2 -

Beast of Burden

by Nicholas Charalambous
a tribute to the stoic accepting and often selfless attitude of the infirm elderly
Tags: written - poetry - Under_the_skin - care of the elderly - comp2 -

Im Abendrot (Eichendorff)

by Robert Weaver
Sensitive musings upon death and the elderly inspired by Strauss and the poet Eichendorff
Tags: written - poetry - Out_of_our_heads - care of the elderly - comp2 -