Miscellaneous

Adam  About Genevieve’s boyfriend who died of testicular cancer in 2000. First published in Pulse Magazine, October, 2010, it was subsequently published in Medical Observer in March 2011, and re-published in a US paperback anthology of short stories in September 2012:  Pulse–voices from the heart of medicine: More Voices: a second anthology [Paperback]
http://www.amazon.com/Pulse-voices-heart-medicine-Voices-anthology/dp/1479309605

Adam and Eve  A one act play about the relationship between Genevieve and her boyfriend, Adam, who died of testicular cancer in 2000. (First performed in Buderim (BATS), May 2010 and published by the Australian Script Centre in 2011.)

Brand Names  Using generic vs brand names for pharmaceuticals – a case of good intentions going astray.

Coming to terms with how little we know I know less about more nowadays (First published in Good Practice Magazine, August 2013)

Dealing with Bullies  A tongue-in-cheek look at bullying patients. (First published in MIPS Review Spring Edition, September 2011.)

Elder Flying Unaccompanied  About an amusing encounter at an airport in August 2011.

Home Truths  Family support is very influential when it comes to lifestyle change – just not always in the way one might assume.

Ignorance is Bliss  Reflections on the unexpected positives of having a traumatic brain injury. (Finalist in Creative Doctors Network Doc Art Festival, July 2011, writing category)

I just don’t trust them  Sometimes patients really do value your opinion despite evidence to the contrary.

Medicine Provides the Best Laughter Stand-up routine first performed at the CDN Doc Art Festival, 2011. (Winner of the performance category).

Superheroes A psychic’s triumph over medicine.

Swamp gardening General practice is messy, frustrating, challenging and rewarding.

The Boy Who Cried Wolf  Early childhood scare tactics can work wonders.

The Blond Ghost Tall, blond and naked – an apparition or a stressed out college student?

The Examined Life Conference, Iowa City April 2012  Writing vs wrestling in Iowa

“While I’m here, Doc” Sometimes the most important clues come from offhand remarks. (First published in Going Places magazine, 2011.)

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