Dr Frank Brennan is a Sydney physician whose gift is caring for the dying and their families. Frank worked for the Aboriginal Medical Service in Redfern, as a paediatrician in South Africa, and for the Sacred Heart Hospice before specialising in palliative care.

He has worked in Australia and Ireland. He has an interest in all aspects of palliative care including the interface of this discipline with the humanities.

Inspired by his time in Ireland and the story telling tradition there he began to write narratives of encounters with patients and their families that had moved, challenged or humbled him. In addition he has written on pain management, palliative care and human rights.

Pieces by Frank Brennan

A doctor’s notebook
Edition 17: Staying Alive

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