This is Going to Hurt – Adam Kay

Published By: PicadorPages: 280Date Released: 12/09/2017 Welcome to the life of a junior doctor: 97-hour weeks, life and death decisions, a constant tsunami of bodily fluids, and the hospital parking meter earns more than you. Scribbled in secret after endless days, sleepless nights and missed weekends, Adam Kay’s “This is Going to Hurt” provides aContinue reading “This is Going to Hurt – Adam Kay”

How to Treat People – Molly Case

Published by: VikingPages: 280Date released: 18/04/2019Date read: 05/05/2019 As a teenager, Molly Case underwent an operation that saved her life. Nearly a decade later, she finds herself in the operating room again – this time as a trainee nurse. She learns to care for her patients, sharing not only in their pain, but also life-affirmingContinue reading “How to Treat People – Molly Case”

And The Little One Said – Elizabeth Coffey

Pages: 356Date Released: 29/04/2021Date Read: 05/06/2021 Elizabeth Coffey once had seven brothers and sisters, but today only she and one brother are left. Thanks to ‘an insane series of cruel blows’ variously involving illness, accidents, mental health mismanagement and suicide, not one of her pre-mentioned siblings made it past their sixties. And yet through itContinue reading “And The Little One Said – Elizabeth Coffey”

An Extra Pair of Hands – Kate Mosse

Published by: Wellcome CollectionPages: 208Date released: 03/06/2021Date read: 04/06/2021 As our population ages, more and more of us find ourselves caring for parents and loved ones – some 8.8 million people in the UK. An invisible army of carers holding families together. Here, Kate Mosse tells her own personal story of finding herself a carerContinue reading “An Extra Pair of Hands – Kate Mosse”

Dear Life – Dr Rachel Clarke

Published by: Little, BrownPages: 336Date released: 30/01/2020Date read: 03/06/2020 As a specialist in palliative medicine, Dr Rachel Clarke chooses to inhibit a place many people would find too tragic to contemplate. Every day she tries to bring care and comfort to those reaching the end of their lives and to help make dying more bearable.Continue reading “Dear Life – Dr Rachel Clarke”

The Sleeping Beauties – Suzanne O’Sullivan

Published by: PicadorPages: 326Date released: 01/04/2021Date read: 10/04/2021 Suzanne O’Sullivan’s “The Sleeping Beauties” I an exploration of different aspects of psychosomatic disorders, mass hysteria, culture bound syndromes (a set of symptoms that exist only within a particular society), using as its starting point a particular case of more than 400 migrant children in Sweden whoContinue reading “The Sleeping Beauties – Suzanne O’Sullivan”

Peter 2.0: The Human Cyborg – Peter Scott-Morgan

Published by: Michael Joseph/Penguin Random HousePages: 310Date released: 01/04/2021Date read: 02/04/2021 Peter, a brilliant scientist, is told that he will lose everything he loves. His husband. His family. His friends. His ability to travel the world. All will be gone. But Peter will not give up. He vows that this will not be the endContinue reading “Peter 2.0: The Human Cyborg – Peter Scott-Morgan”

The Courage to Care – Christie Watson

Published by: Chatto WindusPages: 272Date released: 17/09/2020Date read: 28/12/2021 Nurses have never been more important. We benefit from their expertise in our hospitals and beyond: in our schools, on our streets, in prisons, hospices and care homes. When we feel most alone, nurses remind us that we are not alone at all. In The CourageContinue reading “The Courage to Care – Christie Watson”

Many Different Kinds of Love – Michael Rosen

Published by: Ebury Press/PenguinPages: 270Date released: 18/03/2021Date read: 22/03/2021 “Will I wake up?” “There’s a 50:50 chance.” Michael Rosen wasn’t feeling well. Soon he was struggling to breathe, and then he was admitted to hospital, suffering from coronavirus as the nation teetered on the edge of a global pandemic. What followed was months on theContinue reading “Many Different Kinds of Love – Michael Rosen”

The Cracks That Let the Light In – Jessica Moxham

Published by: EndeavourPages: 265Date released: 04/03/2021Date read: 20/03/2021 Jessica Moxham thought she was prepared for the experience of motherhood. Armed with advice from friends and family, parenting books and antenatal classes, she felt ready. After giving birth, she found herself facing a different, more uncertain reality. Her son, Ben, was fighting to stay alive. WhenContinue reading “The Cracks That Let the Light In – Jessica Moxham”