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Author Index - Paul Dakin

Paul Dakin is a part-time GP in north London. He is the facilitator of 'Acts 13' and 'Pray Haringey'.

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Caring for Dying People of Different Faiths (Book Review) (triple helix - Easter 2008)

This useful volume is written in a straightforward style intended for healthcare professionals. It aims to address the paradox quoted: 'dying well means living well – that also says that we are all different and yet all the same'. As people come close to death, many will need to focus...

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Religions, Culture & Healthcare - A Practical Handbook for Use in Healthcare Environments (Book Review) (triple helix - spring/summer 2007)

This book aims to present an overview of religious groups to help deliver sensitive care to patients. The first three chapters provide a more theoretical justification as to why this should be necessary in contemporary Britain. The rest of the volume is a well-organised list of stereotypical attitudes and behaviour. ...

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Guilt and Grace (triple helix - autumn 2006)

If I'm honest, there were times when I dreaded attending our university Christian Union.We would gather on Thursday lunchtimes in an old panelled room used for storage, secreted behind heavy wooden doors.With winning smiles we would sing and pray. There was great friendliness, even heartiness, but often I left feeling...

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Caring for Jewish Patients (Book Review) (triple helix - summer 2004)

An Orthodox Jewish man leaned out of a cubicle in casualty, pointed directly at me and bellowed, 'He can examine me!' As a clinical student who happened to be passing through, I felt rather bewildered when the frustrated casualty officer persuaded me to yield to this unexpected demand. The patient...

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The Urban Melting Pot (triple helix - autumn 1998)

The elderly lady in the clinic spoke no English. As a medical student entrusted with describing her symptoms, I was delighted she had brought her granddaughter. 'Don't worry' the teenager said proudly, 'I've come to translate'. I relaxed, confident in the promise of success. 'Where is the pain?' I began....

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