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#16 Mario D'Cruz on taking care

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Dr Mario D’Cruz is a medical educator and practitioner, whose work is focused on spinal and mobility impairment. Mario himself was injured in a car accident 20 years ago and lives with quadriplegia. He talks to Sally about the challenges and upsides of the pandemic and about the complicated dynamics of care – as a doctor and as a person living with disability. 


Portrait of Sally Warhaft

Sally Warhaft

Sally Warhaft is a Melbourne broadcaster, anthropologist and writer. She is the host of The Fifth Estate, the Wheeler Centre’s live series focusing on journalism, politics, media, and international relations, and The Leap Year, a Wheeler Centre podcast about Australians' lives in the fog of the Covid-19 pandemic. She is a former editor of the Monthly magazine and the author of the bestselling book Well May We Say: The Speeches that Made Australia.

Sally is a regular host and commentator on ABC radio and has a PhD in anthropology. She did her fieldwork in Mumbai, India, living by the seashore with the local fishing community.

The Leap Year

The Leap Year is a podcast about the stretching, shrinking days of 2020, and the impact COVID-19 has had on Australians’ lives, presented by Sally Warhaft.