Tell me your story: Michelle Johnston at DFTB18

Michelle Johnston is a part-time emergency physician, and full-time observer of life. Having spent many a day as a bit part player in the narrative of her patients lives she took a risk and wrote a book – Dustfall.

Dustfall tells a story of lives laid bare by medical error, of lives ruined and remade amidst the backdrop of the scorched earth of Western Australia. But this talk isn’t about her novel, it is about the importance of stories, the ones we tell and the ones our patients tell us.

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Davis, T. Tell me your story: Michelle Johnston at DFTB18, Don't Forget the Bubbles, 2018. Available at:
Author: Tessa Davis Tessa Davis is a Consultant in Paediatric Emergency Medicine. She is from Glasgow and Sydney, but is currently living in London. @tessardavis | + Tessa Davis | Tessa's DFTB posts

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