Karen Hitchcock
Karen Hitchcock

Karen Hitchcock is the author of Quarterly Essay 57, Dear Life: On caring for the elderly, the award-winning story collection Little White Slips and a regular contributor to The Monthly. She is also a staff physician in acute and general medicine at the Alfred Hospital, Melbourne.

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Quarterly Essay 57: Dear Life
On caring for the elderly

In this moving and controversial Quarterly Essay, doctor and writer Karen Hitchcock investigates the treatment of the elderly and dying through some unforgettable cases.