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Sheila Cassidy

The Essay, A Letter to My Body Episode 3 of 5

In 1975 Dr Sheila Cassidy was tortured in Chile after she gave medical care to an opponent of the Pinochet regime. She has since made her name both as an expert in palliative care and as a Christian writer. In this essay she explores how her attitude towards her body and her religious faith and work in the hospice movement have been affected by her experiences as a torture victim.
Producer: Charlotte Simpson.

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15 minutes

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Wed 8 Jun 2011 22:45

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