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Doctors, Nurses and Midwives -

Related category: Health & Wellbeing
Related booklists: Counselling, Carers and Care Work, Palliative Care, The NHS (National Health Service),

These are some of the books on this subject that we have had in our shop - but there will be many others that we can also order! (Note: this website cannot tell you if we have a book in stock right now or not, and though we do our best to keep information up to date, occasionally prices may have changed.)
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Books are listed in order of year of publication - newest titles are at the top. There are 17 books in this booklist

  • Cover image of book Critical: Stories From the Front Line of Intensive Care Medicine by Matt Morgan
    Critical: Stories From the Front Line of Intensive Care Medicine - by Matt Morgan

    £9.99   paperback   (2020) - ISBN 13: 9781471173066 | ISBN 10: 1471173062

    "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 l ... more

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  • Cover image of book Hard Pushed: A Midwife
    Hard Pushed: A Midwife's Story - by Leah Hazard

    £7.99   paperback   (2020) - ISBN 13: 9781787464216 | ISBN 10: 1787464210

    No sleep for twenty hours. No food for ten. And a ward full of soon-to-be mothers...  Midwives are there for us at some of the most challenging, empowering and defining moments of our lives. From heart-wrenching grief to the pure joy of a ne ... more

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  • Cover image of book Breaking & Mending by Joanna Cannon
    Breaking & Mending - by Joanna Cannon

    £12.99   hardback   (2019) - ISBN 13: 9781788160575 | ISBN 10: 1788160576

    “A few years ago, I found myself in A&E. I had never felt so ill. I was mentally and physically broken. So fractured, I hadn’t eaten properly or slept well, or even changed my expression for months. I sat in a cubicle, behind paper-thin curtains ... more

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  • Cover image of book Also Human: The Inner Lives of Doctors by Caroline Elton
    Also Human: The Inner Lives of Doctors - by Caroline Elton

    £9.99   paperback   (2019) - ISBN 13: 9780099510796 | ISBN 10: 0099510790

    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 stre ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Language of Kindness: A Nurse
    The Language of Kindness: A Nurse's Story - by Christie Watson

    £8.99   paperback   (2018) - ISBN 13: 9781784706883 | ISBN 10: 1784706884

    "It made me cry. It made me think. It made me laugh. It encouraged me to appreciate this most underappreciated of professions more than ever"(Adam Kay, author of This is Going to Hurt) Christie Watson was a nurse for twenty years. Taking us from b ... more

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  • Cover image of book Lampedusa: Gateway to Europe by Pietro Bartolo and Lidia Tilotta
    Lampedusa: Gateway to Europe - by Pietro Bartolo and Lidia Tilotta

    £9.99   paperback   (2018) - ISBN 13: 9780857057303 | ISBN 10: 0857057308

    The moving and essential testimony of an Italian doctor who has worked for twenty-five years on the front line of perhaps the largest mass migration in human history.   It is common to think of the refugee crisis as a recent phenomenon, but Dr ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Language of Kindness: A Nurse
    The Language of Kindness: A Nurse's Story - by Christie Watson

    £14.99   hardback   (2018) - ISBN 13: 9781784741976 | ISBN 10: 1784741973

    THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER *BBC Radio 4 Book of the Week*  An astonishing memoir about nursing and an urgent call for compassion and kindness.   Christie Watson was a nurse for twenty years. Taking us from birth to death and from ... more

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  • Cover image of book This is Going to Hurt: Secret Diaries of a Junior Doctor by Adam Kay
    This is Going to Hurt: Secret Diaries of a Junior Doctor - by Adam Kay

    £8.99   paperback   (2018) - ISBN 13: 9781509858637 | ISBN 10: 1509858636

    "Painfully funny. The pain and the funniness somehow add up to something entirely good, entirely noble and entirely loveable."(Stephen Fry) Sunday Times Humour Book of the Year Winner of the Books Are My Bag Non-Fiction Book of the Year Winner o ... more

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  • Cover image of book Your Life in My Hands by Rachel Clarke
    Your Life in My Hands - by Rachel Clarke

    £8.99   paperback   (2017) - ISBN 13: 9781786068651 | ISBN 10: 1786068656

    To be a medical novice who makes decisions which - if you get them wrong - might forever alter, or end, a person's life? To toughen up the hard way, through repeated exposure to life-and-death situations, clinging on until your skills, expertise and ... more

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  • Cover image of book Dr James Barry: A Woman Ahead of Her Time by Michael du Preez and Jeremy Dronfield
    Dr James Barry: A Woman Ahead of Her Time - by Michael du Preez and Jeremy Dronfield

    £9.99   paperback   (2017) - ISBN 13: 9781786071194 | ISBN 10: 1786071193

    A Sunday Times Book of the Year As featured on the BBC Radio 2 Book Club  Dr James Barry: Inspector General of Hospitals, army surgeon, duellist, reformer, ladykiller, eccentric. He performed the first successful Caesarean in the British E ... more

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  • Cover image of book A Fortunate Man: The Story of a Country Doctor by John Berger and Jean Mohr
    A Fortunate Man: The Story of a Country Doctor - by John Berger and Jean Mohr

    £9.99   paperback   (2016) - ISBN 13: 9781782115038 | ISBN 10: 178211503x

    In 1966 John Berger spent three months in the Forest of Dean shadowing an English country GP, John Sassall. Sassall is a fortunate man - his work occupies and fulfils him, he lives amongst the patients he treats, the line between his life and his ... more

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    'Curing Queers': Mental Nurses and Their Patients, 1935-74 - by Tommy Dickinson

    £14.99   paperback   (2016) - ISBN 13: 9781784993580 | ISBN 10: 1784993581

    Drawing on a rich array of source materials including previously unseen, fascinating (and often quite moving) oral histories, archival and news media sources, 'Curing Queers' examines the plight of men who were institutionalised in British mental hos ... more

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  • Cover image of book When Breath Becomes Air by Paul Kalanithi
    When Breath Becomes Air - by Paul Kalanithi

    £12.99   hardback   (2016) - ISBN 13: 9781847923677 | ISBN 10: 1847923674

    THE NEW YORK TIMES NUMBER ONE BESTSELLER  At the age of thirty-six, on the verge of completing a decades training as a neurosurgeon, Paul Kalanithi was diagnosed with inoperable lung cancer. One day he was a doctor treating the dying, the ne ... more

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  • Cover image of book At the Coalface: The Memoir of a Pit Nurse by Joan Hart
    At the Coalface: The Memoir of a Pit Nurse - by Joan Hart

    £7.99   paperback   (2015) - ISBN 13: 9780007596164 | ISBN 10: 0007596162

    Joan Hart always knew what she wanted to do with her life. Born in South Yorkshire in 1932, she started her nursing training when she was 16, the youngest age girls could do so at the time. She continued working after she married and her work took he ... more

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  • Cover image of book Transforming Nursing Through Reflective Practice by Edited by Christopher Johns and Dawn Freshwater
    Transforming Nursing Through Reflective Practice - by Edited by Christopher Johns and Dawn Freshwater

    £46.50   paperback   (2005) - ISBN 13: 9781405114578 | ISBN 10: 1405114576

    Reflective practice has been widely adopted as a successful method for developing nursing. The second edition of Transforming Nursing through Reflective Practice provides a wealth of new insights from practitioners actively involved in reflective pra ... more

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  • Cover image of book Journeys into Palliative Care: Roots and Reflections by Edited by Christian Mason
    Journeys into Palliative Care: Roots and Reflections - by Edited by Christian Mason

    £23.99   paperback   (2002) - ISBN 13: 9781843100300 | ISBN 10: 1843100304

    This rich collection of accounts explores the personal and professional experiences of palliative care workers. Contributors from a variety of disciplines associated with care at the end of life - among them social workers, a nurse, a doctor, a couns ... more

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  • Cover image of book Death, Dying and Bereavement by Donna Dickenson et al (editors)
    Death, Dying and Bereavement - by Donna Dickenson et al (editors)

    £29.99   paperback   (2000) - ISBN 13: 9780761968573 | ISBN 10: 0761968571

    By drawing together information, reflection and experience, this authoritative text will broaden understanding of a subject area that western society is accused of denying. This collection combines academic research with professional and personal re ... more

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