Also Human : The Inner Lives of Doctors-9780099510796

Also Human : The Inner Lives of Doctors

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Doctors are the people we turn to in our darkest moments. We trust them with our lives.

But what does that stress do to a person?What does it take to confront death, disease, distress and suffering every day? To work in a healthcare system stretched to breaking point? To make decisions that will change lives - or possibly end them? 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, for two decades, has specialised in helping doctors: the obstetrician whose own fertility treatment failed; the trainee oncologist struggling to face patients with the disease that killed her father; the brilliant neurosurgeon whose career stalled in an environment hostile to women; and many more. 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.

Published 07/02/2019 (Windmill Books) in United Kingdom
Paperback | 400 pages