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Also human : the inner lives of doctors
Also human : the inner lives of doctors
Elton, Caroline2018
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Doctors are no different from everybody else, but their job is like no other. What does it take to confront death, disease, distress and suffering every day? To carry the "awesome responsibility" of care? To make decisions that can irrevocably change someone's life, or possibly end it? And how do doctors cope with their own questions and fears, when they are expected to have all the answers? Caroline Elton is a psychologist who specialises in helping doctors. For over twenty years she has listened as doctors have unburdened themselves of the pressures of their jobs: the obstetrician whose own fertility treatment failed; the trainee oncologist who found herself unable to treat patients suffering from the disease that killed her father; the brilliant neurosurgeon struggling to progress her career in an environment that was hostile to women. Drawing on extraordinary case studies and decades of work supporting clinicians, Also Human presents a provocative, perceptive and deeply humane examination of the modern medical profession.
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Imprint:
London : William Heinemann, 2018.
Collation:
xxiv, 372 pages ; 22 cm.
Notes:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN:
9781785150913
Dewey class:
610.92
Language:
English
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Sandringham Library ExpressHealth and Wellbeing610.92 ELTIn Deep Storage until mid 2020. (Set: 14 Jul 2019)
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