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The Kindness of Strangers

by Elinor Kapp
An experienced clinician's personal insight into the medical student experience of final medical examinations - the family tensions around this time and the roles played by academic staff.
Tags: written - prose - Who_am_I? - anxiety - My Family oooh_featured -

The Man in the Corner

by Anonymous
Prose - an account of poignant consultation and the emotional impact upon the student observing
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The Meeting That Made A Difference

by Sanjeevan Sriskandarajah
Home visit to elderly patient without larynx - medical student initially traumatized by the experience
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The Nurse

by Rebecca Coleman
Prose about experience of a child caring for sick parents
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The Patient

by Anna Powell-Chandler
Prose about a home visit, defensive, elderly man breaking down after initial angry outburst and revealing the burden of abuse as a child despite a life full of 'accomplishments'
Tags: written - prose - doctor_watching - diabetes - general practice - comp2 -

The Patient

by Anonymous

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The Truth

by Angeline Lee
The author visits a children's cancer-ward in Malaysia - as a 'fairy' she returns to bring the gift of a 'magic wand' to an enraptured little girl - the child had passed on within a few days - the author speculates about 'the gateway between life and deat
Tags: written - prose - out_of_our_heads - paediatric oncology - comp1 -

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 -

Things were rubbish until Josie came to love me

by Catrin Evans
Dogs for the Disabled:a child with muscular dystrophy.
Tags: written prose - prose - my_family - musculoskeletal - learning disabilities - comp1 -

Things were rubbish until Josie came to love me

by Catrin Evans
Dogs for the Disabled:a child with muscular dystrophy.
Tags: written prose - prose - my_family - musculoskeletal - learning disabilities - comp1 -