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Breaking & mending / Joanna Cannon.

Breaking & mending / Joanna Cannon.

"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 and I shook with the effort of not crying. I was an inch away from defeat... but I knew I had to carry on. Because I wasn't the patient. I was the doctor." In this powerful memoir, Joanna Cannon tells her story as a junior doctor in visceral, heart-rending snapshots. We walk with her through the wards, facing extraordinary and daunting moments: from attending her first post-mortem, sitting with a patient through their final moments, to learning the power of a well- or badly chosen word. These moments, and the small sustaining acts of kindness and connection that punctuate hospital life, teach her that emotional care and mental health can be just as critical as restoring a heartbeat. In a profession where weakness remains a taboo, this moving, beautifully written book brings to life the vivid, human stories of doctors and patients - and shows us why we need to take better care of those who care for us.

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Date Barcode Shelf Location Collection Volume Ref. Branch Status Due Date Reserve
14 Nov 2019 200372963 B CANN
Adult Non Fiction   Moruya . . On Loan . 10 Mar 2020
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Shelf Location B CANN
Author Cannon, Joanna
Title Breaking & mending / Joanna Cannon.
Cover title Breaking and mending : a junior doctor's stories of compassion & burnout
Publication Details London : Profile Books in association with Wellcome Collection, 2019.
Description 162 pages ; 21 cm.
Series Life lines series 1
Notes "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 and I shook with the effort of not crying. I was an inch away from defeat... but I knew I had to carry on. Because I wasn't the patient. I was the doctor." In this powerful memoir, Joanna Cannon tells her story as a junior doctor in visceral, heart-rending snapshots. We walk with her through the wards, facing extraordinary and daunting moments: from attending her first post-mortem, sitting with a patient through their final moments, to learning the power of a well- or badly chosen word. These moments, and the small sustaining acts of kindness and connection that punctuate hospital life, teach her that emotional care and mental health can be just as critical as restoring a heartbeat. In a profession where weakness remains a taboo, this moving, beautifully written book brings to life the vivid, human stories of doctors and patients - and shows us why we need to take better care of those who care for us.
Subject Cannon, Joanna (Psychiatrist) Career in psychiatry
Cannon, Joanna (Psychiatrist) Mental health
Residents (Medicine) -- Great Britain -- Biography
Women psychiatrists -- Great Britain -- Biography
Emergency medical personnel -- Great Britain -- Biography
Physician and patient -- Great Britain -- Anecdotes
Hospitals -- Great Britain -- Anecdotes
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