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How Not to be a Doctor: And Other Essays (Hardback)

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The essential book on how not to be a doctor - and how to be a better one.

Drawn from his popular medical columns over the years, John Launer shares fifty of his best-loved essays, covering topics from essentials skills they don't teach you in medical school to his poignant account of being a patient himself as he received treatment for a life-threatening illness. Taken together, the stories make the case that being a doctor should mean drawing on every aspect of yourself, your interests and your experiences no matter how remote they seem from the medical task at hand.

How Not to Be a Doctor combines humour, candour and the human touch to inform and entertain readers on both ends of the stethoscope.

***PRAISE FOR HOW NOT TO BE A DOCTOR***

'An essential read... It is a gem.' Dr. Fiona Moss, CBE, Dean of the Royal Society of Medicine

'This collection is warm, wise, generous, thoughtful and thought-provoking... imbued with a moving humanity which offers inspiration and reassurance in equal measure.' Dr. Deborah Bowman, MBE, BBC Broadcaster and Professor of Medical Ethics and Law

'Witty and wise. Shows how important it is that doctors are allowed to be human.' Kit Wharton, author of Emergency Admissions: Memoirs of an Ambulance Driver

'An all-round excellent book, which would appeal to a wide range of healthcare professionals and students... a light-hearted way of looking at serious subjects.' BMA Panel of Judges

'I raced through this book, laughing, nodding, highlighting and then read some favourite bits again. Every chapter has a gem of wisdom as well as being so very elegantly written and entertaining.' Jenny Rogers, Co-Author of Coaching for Health

'Bursting with wonder and wisdom, this seductively readable book imparts courage and joy in equal measure.' Dr. Iona Heath, CBE. Former President, Royal College of General Practitioners and author of The Mystery of General Practice

'Gets to the heart and soul of current medical practice. Written by a doctor, but incorporates life experience and wisdom, making it an easy, thought provoking read.' Professor Jane Dacre, President of the Royal College of Physicians

Publisher: Prelude
ISBN: 9780715652145
Number of pages: 304
Dimensions: 198 x 128 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS

'An all-round excellent book, which would appeal to a wide range of healthcare professionals and students... a light-hearted way of looking at serious subjects.'

* BMA Panel of Judges *

'Witty and wise. Shows how important it is that doctors are allowed to be human.'

-- Kit Wharton, author of Emergency Admissions: Memoirs of an Ambulance Driver

'I raced through this book, laughing, nodding, highlighting and then read some favourite bits again. Every chapter has a gem of wisdom as well as being so very elegantly written and entertaining. I shall be recommending it to my fellow coaches as virtually all of it applies to us as much as to clinicians: do we understand the exquisite importance of choosing the right words for our questions? Do we always hear what matters most for this client right now? Do we always act on the principle that kindness is every bit as important as our technical know-how? Maybe not and we need to be reminded.'

-- Jenny Rogers, Co-Author of Coaching for Health

'This collection is warm, wise, generous, thoughtful and thought-provoking... imbued with a moving humanity which offers inspiration and reassurance in equal measure. The reflections and questions posed in these essays are infused with curiosity, rigour and compassion.'

-- Dr. Deborah Bowman, MBE, BBC Broadcaster and Professor of Medical Ethics and Law

'Launer uses his voracious curiosity to sift wisdom from the ordinary events of a doctor's life. Bursting with wonder and wisdom, this seductively readable book imparts courage and joy in equal measure.'

-- Dr. Iona Heath, CBE. Former President, Royal College of General Practitioners and author of The Mystery of General Practice

'Genuine, patient-centred care in a world of evidence, guidelines, policy and directives can seem anything but straightforward: these essays show how it is possible. It should be top of the reading list for senior students and all doctors - and indeed for patients too. An essential read... It is a gem.'

-- Dr. Fiona Moss, CBE, Dean of the Royal Society of Medicine

'Gets to the heart and soul of current medical practice. Written by a doctor, but incorporates life experience and wisdom, making it an easy, thought provoking read. A worthwhile resource for anyone currently in medical practice, or contemplating a career as a doctor.'

-- Professor Jane Dacre, President of the Royal College of Physicians

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Emma b Books

“Short Interesting Reads”

A series of short essays written by the author over many years, some humorous, some serious, all thought provoking.

This is a great book to dip into, with essay titles that are inviting and varied. The essays are... More

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Linda Hepworth

“Eloquent, compassionate and thought-provoking. ”

In this collection of fifty four essays John Launer explores a wide range of topics, and dilemmas, which confront doctors, and their patients, during the practice of medicine. A central theme is that doctors need to... More

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