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9781784708474

Nie-fiksie / Non-fiction: Health, Beauty & Fitness / Gesondheid & Voorkoms

Nie-fiksie / Non-fiction  -  Health, Beauty & Fitness / Gesondheid & Voorkoms
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An insightful, tender and inspiring memoir that explores the emotional side of a doctor's working life.
'Brilliant, compelling… A hugely life-affirming book' Mail on Sunday

Grief. Anger. Joy. Fear. Distraction. Disgust. Hope.

All emotions we expect to encounter over our lifetime. But what if this was every day? And what if your ability to manage them was the difference between life and death?

For Aoife Abbey, a doctor in intensive care, these experiences are part of the job - from grief when you make a potentially fatal mistake to joy when the ward unexpectedly breaks into song. Seven Signs of Life is Abbey's extraordinary account of what it means to be alive and how it feels to care for a living.
Publication date: 2020-01-30
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Nie-fiksie / Non-fiction: Medicine / Medies

Nie-fiksie / Non-fiction  -  Medicine / Medies
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Grief. Anger. Joy. Fear. Distraction. Disgust. Hope. All emotions we expect to encounter over our lifetime.

But what if this was every day? And what if your ability to manage them was the difference between life and death?

For a doctor in Intensive Care this is part of the job. Fear in the eyes of a terminally ill patient who pleads with you to not let them die. Grief when you make a potentially fatal mistake. Disgust at caring for a convicted rapist. But there are also moments of joy, like the rare bright spots of lucidity for a dementia patient, or when the ward unexpectedly breaks into song.

Dr Aoife Abbey shows us what a doctor sees of humanity as it comes through the revolving door of the hospital and takes us beyond a purely medical perspective. Told through seven emotions, Seven Signs of Life is about what it means to be alive and how it feels to care for a living.
Publication date: 2019-02-28

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