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The aftermath of loss

Catriona McNeil
Med J Aust 2017; 207 (11): 476-477. || doi: 10.5694/mja17.00567

Why had we all chosen specialties that walk hand in hand with the spectre of death — at once fighting and accepting its inevitability?

We’ve all been there — at some function or other, perhaps a glass of wine in one hand and a canapé balanced precariously in the other. Making polite conversation with someone you don’t know. Your partner is on the other side of the room, reminiscing with old school friends, or work colleagues, or the family of the groom.

  • Catriona McNeil1,2

  • 1 Chris O'Brien Lifehouse, Sydney, NSW
  • 2 University of Sydney, Sydney, NSW

Correspondence: catriona.mcneil@lh.org.au

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