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Reflections of a cute geriatrician - from the Older Person Whisperer

Old Person Whisperer explains: I sometimes use comics to help me understand or explore issues related to my work as a geriatrician. There is often debate about the word “Geriatrics”. I have framed my version of this debate using sociological concepts about prestige. Habitus refers to the place you occupy in the hierarchy and field is the context or setting. This comic was written when I was a registrar in 2011 (when the acute elderly medicine ward was opened). In 2015 my trust opened an “Acute Frailty Unit”- the rebranding continues.

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