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Doctor You’ll Have to Take Me Word

by Art Nahill. This piece is based on a story a patient related to a colleague. It reminded me that as hospital doctors we see and get to know so little of a patient's life history.

You and I

by Nicola Pereira. At seventeen, my friend suffered a traumatic brain injury in a car accident. The impact shattered our youthful sense of invulnerability and changed the trajectory of her life...

One Hundred and Two

by Art Nahill. This was written for a patient of that exact age whose body was failing although her mind remained sharp. The poem tries to reflect the ambivalence she feels and often expressed about going on.

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Late Love

Glenn Colquhoun talks to Kathryn Ryan on Radio New Zealand about 'Late love,' his recent book about the overlap in his life between poetry and medicine as well as his work as a GP working with young people in Horowhenua.

Extract from “Things That Matter”, by David Galler

Our mystery man was still on a ventilator, I hoped asleep as a result of the sedation we were giving him rather than unconscious due to a massive head injury. What I did know was that he was far too unstable for us to move him to be scanned in order to find out one way or the other.

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Holocaust Memorial Speech (He Korero Maumaharatanga mo te mate Kohuru Kino nui i te wa o te Holocaust) Korero   whakataki Speech introduction Tihei mauri ora!  E nga...

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