Critical: Stories from the front line of intensive care medicine (Paperback)
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Critical: Stories from the front line of intensive care medicine (Paperback)

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Paperback 288 Pages / Published: 30/04/2020
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With gripping vividness and heartfelt compassion, Critical explores the daily reality of those working at the frontiers of healthcare. Dr Matt Morgan’s perceptive account of his experiences as an intense care unit doctor is a resounding reminder of the fragility and value of life, filled with moving stories of survival, loss and hope.

Journey into the world of intensive care medicine and the lives of people who have forever been changed by it.

'A very special book filled with stories of survival, hope and loss.' - Adam Kay

There is no room for error in the ICU. Full focus is required at all times.
It can be the difference between life and death.

Through the remarkable stories of his patients, Dr. Matt Morgan guides you through the body and its organs. He explains how various critical conditions arise, and all that goes into treating them - from the science, research and technology, to the tireless efforts of the doctors and nurses. This book gives you powerful insights about intensive care, many of which may prevent you, or those close to you, from ending up there. It will even teach you how to save a life.

Movingly and compassionately, Matt writes about the cases and the people that have stayed with him, both the recoveries and the losses. This book shows the fragility of life, but also the incredible resilience of the human body and spirit.

Sometimes darkness can show you the light.

Publisher: Simon & Schuster Ltd
ISBN: 9781471173066
Number of pages: 288
Dimensions: 198 x 130 x 20 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS

'An illuminating, compassionate insight into the fascinating world of intensive care.' - Leah Hazzard, author of Hard Pushed

'Compassionate and moving... Morgan provides a rich array of stories and characters. Alongside the cases studies, he details the development of the medical practices and technology - from the iron lung to ultrasound - that have helped make such life-saving procedures possible.' - The Observer

'Matt Morgan is an engaging, honest and perceptive doctor who has managed to pack an awful lot into his career. This book promises to offer a real insight into an area of life and death medicine that many of us will have seen dramatised on television.' - Dr Michael Mosley

'Matt Morgan writes beautifully and movingly about the edges of life. Through vivid encounters and pitch-perfect insights, he shines a light on the human experience at the frontiers of healthcare.' - Ganesh Suntharalingam, President, Intensive Care Society

'A very special book filled with stories of survival, hope and loss.' - Adam Kay

'I loved it. So carefully written and obviously as a doctor, I could totally get behind the stories of Gram and the origin of ICU, but the patients...just so touching. I love the exploration of what it means to survive, at what cost and so on. A lovely book.' - Dr Nikki Stamp FRACS, Cardiothoracic and Transplant Surgeon and author of Can You Die of a Broken Heart? A Heart Surgeon's Insight Into What Makes Us Tick

'A gripping realism of life in intensive care that reminds us how fragile is life. Written with humility and insight this is an intriguing glimpse into a world of life-saving decisions. It is life affirming and hugely reassuring.' - Professor Dame Sue Black, author of All That Remains: A Life in Death

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“Highly recommended - no medical knowledge needed.”

A fascinating insight into the people and environment that together make up intensive care.

Dr Matt Morgan explains clearly the processes and procedures that can be involved in a stay in ICU – all illustrated by... More

Hardback edition
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Angela W

“Beautiful!”

The most amazing non fiction book I've ever read. It's perfectly packed with plenty important information. Real eye opener. I can honestly say that if I ever need ICU I would want Dr. Matt Morgan to care for... More

Hardback edition
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“Beautiful insight as a combination of patient stories and medical experience!”

Brilliant stories, intertwined with complex medical ideas and concepts, yet Morgan successfully describes these in a simple, calm way using language beautifully to convey the nature of the ward, patient stories and... More

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