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A patient with supernatural connections. A man recovering from a terrorist attack. A rural roadside rescue. The aftermath of a violent meth episode. Health - from before our birth, our own choices, and the role society and the health sector plays.
Anna Kent has delivered babies in war zones caring for the most vulnerable women in the world. Returning to the UK, she learned that even at home the right to a safe birth cannot be taken for granted. A gripping story of frontline humanitarian work.
Follow-up to his smash hit ‘This is Going to Hurt’. Kay tells us what's happened since hanging up his scrubs and examines a life bound up with medicine. Battered and bruised from the NHS frontline, he looks back, moves forwards and opens old wounds.
Dutch science journalist Ellen de Visser asks medical professionals to tell her about ‘that one patient’ who changed everything for them. Brimming with intimate stories of connection and our incredible capacity for bravery, strength and humour.
Palliative care doctor Clarke wrote about the NHS response to Covid-19 in real time. Recording intense days in hospices and hospitals with patients and colleagues - faltering, tenacious, and undaunted in the face of a once-in-a-lifetime pandemic.
Memoir of outspoken Wellington GP Carol Shand who has spent her life fighting for change in important medical, social and legal issues: maternity care, access to contraception, abortion law change, and improved response to sexual assault complaints.
50 hard-to-crack medical quandaries from Dr. Lisa Sanders, inspiration for TV series ‘House’. Discover the fascinating cases that nearly stumped even her, and how making the right diagnosis requires expertise, painstaking procedure and a little luck.
NZ paediatrician’s candid, compassionate narrative of real-life cases and practical advice. Topics include the rise of neurological disorders such as autism and ADHD, pre-term baby care, and how drugs, alcohol and technology can affect young minds.
Ware’s life was transformed by caring for those who were dying. Here she shares the most common regrets patients expressed about their lives, and through her own experiences, suggests how we can positively address these issues before it is too late.
A showcase of global emergency care at its best, this collection of deeply personal stories is written by frontline healthcare workers who connect with patients experiencing acute illness and injury, and support communities in times of crisis.
A deeply personal exploration of death, life and neuroscience from neurosurgeon and author of Do No Harm. Henry Marsh. thought he understood illness but was unprepared for a diagnosis of advanced cancer. A book about life and what matters in the end.
Warmly written anecdotes based on real-life stories and everyday dilemmas and challenges from Middlemore Hospital. Dr Galler aims to demystify what doctors do and give more context about how medical decisions affect ourselves and our loved ones.
“I found myself in A&E. I had never felt so ill. But I had to carry on. Because I was the doctor." In a profession where weakness remains a taboo, walk the wards with Cannon as she shows why we need to take better care of those who care for us.
Heartbreaking, sometimes hilarious tales of junior doctor Izzy Lomax-Sawyers' first year at Middlemore Hospital - diagnosis and death; uncertainty and urgent laxatives; sleep deprivation and synthetic drawstring trousers. Also available in paperback.
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