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Dreams of Being a Mum

by Anonymous
Poem about judgemental G.P. and patient's needs not being met
Tags: written - poetry - under_the_skin - infertility - gynaecology - rhcn -

The Sick Rose

by Charlotte Coffey
Blake's poem used as analogy for fragility of a self-harming patient
Tags: written - poetry - under_the_skin - dermatology/psychiatry - comp2/psychiatry and ethics -

The Ripple Effect

by Anonymous
Poem about the mother of very ill child containing her emotions yet needing support - also 'the web' of individuals affected by illness
Tags: written - poetry - under_the_skin - paediatrics - comp1 -

Isolation

by E Huson
Poem about patient confined to ward missing the seasons change etc.
Tags: written - poetry - under_the_skin - injury - multiple injuries - medicine and surgery -

Skydive

by Francis Blackmore
Poem about waiting for hospital diagnosis -analogy with flying
Tags: written - poetry - under_the_skin -

Homonymous Hemianopia

by Francis Campbell
Humorous poem about a patient who can only see half the toilet seat
Tags: written - poetry - under_the_skin - stroke - neurology - medicine and surgery -

The Twilight Years

by Helen Saxby
Poignant prose about a widow's first day in an old-people's home
Tags: written - prose - under_the_skin - care of the elderly - comp2 -

Turn Around a Second Time

by James Dilley
Poem about a defensive patient being supported by a sensitive doctor
Tags: written - poetry - under_the_skin -

The Die Hard Smoker

by John S Ferguson
Prose about defiant elderly smoker
Tags: written - prose - under_the_skin - cancer (lung) - respiratory - medicine and surgery -

Trapped

by Julia Vasant
Prose from the viewpoint of young girl with her mother in consultation -unable to get word in edgewise
Tags: written - poetry - under_the_skin - depression - psychiatry/paediatrics - psychiatry and ethics/comp1 -